by Gauk
Mon, Nov 18, 2019 11:35 PM

Fine British classics up for auction on the 9th and 10th November at Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, as Silverstone Auctions gears up for NEC show.

Some Brilliant British Classics up for auction including;

  • Matching numbers 1965 Aston Martin DB5 in excellent condition
  • Lovingly restored Sereis 1 Land Rover
  • Beautifully restored Sunbeam Tiger
  • Delivery mileage Rover Mini 30

The highlight of the auction has to be the stunning Aston Martin DB5, one of the finest examples around and it's to be offered alongside more classic British motors from Land Rover with the fabulous Series 1, the iconic E-Type, a beautiful Sunbeam, a wonderful original low mileage Mk2 Jaguar 2.4 and one last gem, a delivery mileage Rover Mini 30 from 1989.

The DB5 will always be synonymous with James Bond in his iconic silver Aston packed to the brim with guns and gadgets. Now this one has no guns or ejector seat, but what it is is a gorgeous, iconic Aston Martin DB5, finished in California Sage with a Biscuit leather interior. This UK supplied right-hand drive car started a fully documented body-off, nut and bolt restoration in 2008 by marque specialists Goldsmith and Young that was finished in 2011. This car in particular has come from a professially stoed and maintaned privae collection that takes only the very best. In it's lifetime it has traveled only 2,000 miles and having been improved during this period. Silverstone have stated this os one of he finest examples they have ever offered for sale. It is extimated to at £600,000 to £700,000.

From luxury to purpose, now we have a 1949 Land Rover Series 1 with lights behind the grille, the version every Land Rover enthusiast seeks and this one has been restored to a very high standard. Finished in the original deep Bronze Green, the engine has been bored to 2 litres and a new canvas. This brilliant off-roader in fabulous condition is one for the astute buyer. It's estimated at  £38,000 to £44,000 

Our next gem is an immaculate right hand drive 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1, beautifully restored in 2017 and fitted with a Mulberry leather interior, finished off in a striking Gunmetal grey. The painstaking restoration is documented in full, with supporting invoices, logbook, a history folder, period documents, and a full photographic record. A popular, stylish British sportswear, this could be a great opportunity to own an example in brilliant condition. Estimated at £50,000 to £60,000, it definitely looks the part.  

And finally we have two Jaguars. A pair up there with some of Englands most beautiful designs, the E-Type and the Mk2. This E-Type is a 1962 Series 1 3.8 Roadster, with an estimated value of around £90,000 to £110,000. It’s had three owners, the current for the last 32 years and in 1992 it had a ground-up, nut and bolt restoration alongside mechanical and electrical upgrades that has become the norm with these cars. Fitted with a piped black and red interior and finished in the original colour of Carmen Red, the restoration is fully documented with a photographic record.

An original, unrestored 1960 Jaguar Mk2 2.4 automatic is our final car. One of those iconic shapes and one that’s not see the need for full-on restoration, but yet still is admired wherever it’s displayed. At the 2017 Practical Classics Classic Car Restoration Show It was a finalist in the Lancaster Pride Of Ownership display and has been centre stage of the JEC display at other events. The car has had four owners and in 1973 had 49,815 miles, it now has 53,000, having covered just 4,000 miles in the last 46 years. It also has its original registration number, buff logbook and MOTs. It is has an estimation of £15,000 to £18,000.

Silverstone Auctions’ Auction Manager, Harry Whale, commented: “These are some of the great British classics we are offering at our sale next weekend. The Aston Martin is absolutely stunning, one of the very best.”

“The Mk2 Jaguars have been selling well and this is one of two we have on offer, the Sunbeam looks superb, the colour scheme really does suit it and with the delivery mileage Mini we have a superb variety of high quality cars with great stories to suit all budgets.”

The sale will also feature 100 lots each day of automobilia including watches, tool kits, wall art, luggage sets, signed prints, registration numbers and includes a Jaguar E-type steering wheel at an estimated £300 to £400, a chrome Bentley mascot paperweight at £100 to £120 and an Aston Martin themed illuminated wall sign at £300 to £400.

The Silverstone Auctions sale takes place on the 9th and 10th November at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show, NEC, Birmingham. Every day the automobilia and lifestyle auctions start at 11am and the car auction at 2pm. (Remembrance Sunday 10th November, the automobilia auction will begin at 11.05am)

published by Gauk