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Silverstone Auctions race to the NEC Classic Motor Show with a great selection of competition motorcycles

Silverstone Auctions race to the NEC Classic Motor Show with a great selection of competition motorcycles

  • 1960 Greeves 24TCS Scottish Trials Bike 250cc
  • 1958 Greeves 20TA Scottish Trials 197cc*
  • 1969 Rizzato-Atala Super Sprint SE
  • 1965 Garelli Sport 50 Monza Special
  • 2000 Jawa-Aprilia 72cc Race Bike
  • 1999 KTM LC4 660 Rallye
  • 1968 Moto Guzzi 175cc Stornello “Fraire”
  • c1968 Cheetah Villiers 250cc Trials
  • c1962 Greeves 24ME 250cc Starmaker Scrambler

Silverstone Auctions will celebrate their tenth year at The NEC Classic Motor Show in just a months’ time.

This is their final auction of 2021 as well as their first car and motorcycle sale at the show! Their Lot list is rapidly growing with some exceptional examples confirmed. The catalogue for the sale will close a week today on Wednesday 20th October so do not miss your chance to submit your classic car or motorcycle.

Confirmed in Silverstone Auctions catalogue is this fabulous, 1999 KTM LC4 660 Rallye. With only 25 of these factory race bikes built in 1999, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a now fully restored rally bike. This ex-Factory KTM LC4 660 Rallye bike was raced in the UAE Desert Challenge for a couple of years by British rider Dave McBride. Guide price: £6,500 – £8,500.

Going under the hammer on Friday 12th November is this Championship-winning 2000 Jawa-Aprilia 72cc Race Bike. This striking bike was in the JRA Phoenix Cup in 2006 with Jonathan Cunningham and has had a bodywork restoration with a recent chassis. This Lightweight racer is ideal for a display bike or parade and is on offer from a private collection. Silverstone Auctions have guided this bike at: £3,000 – £4,000.

Mark Bryan, motorcyclist specialist for Silverstone Auctions, added “We have a superb catalogue confirmed for this auction including the bikes previewed and many more on our website. Don’t miss your chance to sell in our final sale of 2021 and have your motorcycle alongside these great examples”.

Heading to The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale also is this c1962 Greeves 24ME 250cc Starmaker Scrambler. This special bike is one of 89 bikes that were produced to this specification in period. With correct numbers which are checked by the Greeves Riders Association, this example has been restored to a high standard and serviced by Sammy Miller. In good running order, this motorcycle has a history file which contains original Villiers Starmaker Manual. Guide Price: £3,500 – £4,500.

The final motorcycle to be previewed from their exceptional lot list so far is the super rare, 1968 Moto Guzzi 175cc Stornello “Fraire”. This UK-registered bike has been enlarged to 175cc and is now in good running order. Typicall known as the ‘Italian Rickman’, Michele Fraire made his name by turning standard road bikes into winning motocross machines. Guide Price: £1,200 – £2,500.

The catalogue has many standout examples including the c1968 Cheetah Villiers 250cc Trials which was designed by Bob Gallner and Mick Whitlock in the late 60s. Another example is this pretty little 1960 Greeves 24TCS Scottish Trials Bike 250cc which has been restored to a good standard and has correct numbers. There are many more live on their website today such as 1958 Greeves 20TA Scottish Trials 197cc*,1969 Rizzato-Atala Super Sprint SE and 1965 Garelli Sport 50 Monza Special.

There are now just a few days left to submit your motorcycle or classic car into their sale. If you are interested in submitting an entry, the auction house are inviting you to join their growing lot list for the sale. To talk to a member of the team, you can email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com or contact them on 01926 691141.

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2021 AUCTIONS
The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale: 12th – 14th November

ABOUT SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS
Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

We hold the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe’s biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to our sales at the circuit, we also host a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show and Race Retro.

At Silverstone Auctions we take pride in selecting the very best of breed vehicles for our sales which not only attracts buyers from around the world, but has already helped us achieve a number of record-breaking auction prices on behalf of our vendors.

We are committed to providing the best possible service for both buyers and vendors alike, so if you’d like to know more about buying or selling a classic vehicle with Silverstone Auctions, call us today on +44(0)1926 691141.

Fiat announces UK pricing and specification for (500)RED family

Fiat announces UK pricing and specification for (500)RED family

  • (500)RED range unveiled with prices starting from £16,435 on-the-road (OTR)
  • Mild Hybrid (500)RED from £16,435 OTR, all-electric New (500)RED from £22,995 OTR (inclusive of PiCG), and (500X) RED from £24,125 OTR all available as part of partnership with (RED)
  • World first (RED) car partnership, a charity co-founded by U2’s Bono to fight AIDS and COVID-19
  • Fiat, Jeep and RAM will donate $4 million to the cause over the next three years

Fiat UK has announced pricing for its (500)RED family. The range in partnership with (RED) starts from £16,435 OTR and orders open today.

The price announcement comes after the recent unveiling of the (500)RED range which took place at La Pista 500, Europe’s largest hanging garden based at the Lingotto test track in Turin.

The unveil marked the first time a car manufacturer has partnered with (RED), a charity co-founded by U2’s Bono created to fight against AIDS and COVID-19. As part of the partnership Fiat, Jeep and RAM will donate more than $4 million over the next three years to help fight the global pandemics.

The special series is available across the entire 500 family: Mild Hybrid (500)RED, New (500)RED and (500X)RED. Vehicle prices start from £16,435 OTR, £22,995 OTR (inclusive of PiCG) and £24,125 OTR respectively. 

All of the products will adopt the colour red as a hallmark externally on the bodywork, logos, mirror caps and design cues on the alloy wheels.

The theme is continued through the interior on the dashboard fascia, design cues on the floor mats and      exclusive seats made using Seaqual® yarn, derived from plastics recovered from the oceans. The seats carry      the Fiat signature and (500)RED logo on the backrest. Red will not be the only colour in the (RED) special series; the palette of body colours includes other specific shades for each model.

Each car in the (500)RED family comes with a welcome kit, including a hand sanitiser dispenser and a specific key cover for a final touch of customisation. New (500)RED customers will also receive an email signed by Olivier François and Bono, welcoming them to the (RED) community.

(500) Red family
The all-electric New (500)RED includes hallmarks that make it immediately recognisable starting with the 500 logo on the front and the Fiat logo on the tailgate, now red for the first time as a tribute to the partnership. The dedicated badge at the base of the rear window and the 500 logo in the middle of the steering wheel with soft touch upholstery, serve as further reminders of the partnership.

As well as the new and exclusive red exterior paint by (RED), this model also comes in Mineral Grey, Ice White and Onyx Black. Unusually for an interior, the driver’s seat is one colour – red – with the other three passenger seats in black. For those who prefer uniformity of colour, the model is also available with all the seats in black with a contrasting (500)RED logo, or all in red with a black logo. Another unique (RED) touch includes the accelerator pedal in red anodised aluminium, available in combination with black passenger seats and the red driver’s seat.

The New (500)RED comes in two body variants: hatchback and convertible with black soft top, and with two battery options: a 70kW (95hp) e-motor with a range of up to 118 miles (WLTP cycle); the other, 87kW (118hp) with a range of up to 199 miles (WLTP cycle). The New (500)RED is priced from £25,495 OTR before PiCG.

The (500)RED mild hybrid is based on the Dolcevita version and, together with the features shared by the entire (500)RED family, has the (500)RED logo on both door pillars. The (500)RED mild hybrid is available in Electroclash Grey, Bossa Nova White  and Crossover Black , as well as Pasodoble Red. (500)RED mild hybrid is priced from £16,435 OTR.

This version is also embellished with chrome-plated design cues on the front grille, and door handles, while in terms of infotainment, it comes with a 7-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and 15-inch or 16-inch alloy wheels.

Available in a hatchback version with panoramic glass roof or as a convertible with black soft top, it is equipped with a 70hp 1.0-litre mild hybrid engine.

The (500X)RED is based on the Cross version and is available both as a hatchback and in an open-air version with black Dolcevita soft top. The (500)RED logo appears on the front door pillars, to complement the design cues shared across the (RED) special series. As well as Passione Red, the colour palette includes Fashion Grey, Ice White and Cinema Black, all with red design cues. The (500X)RED is priced from £24,125 OTR.

About (RED)  
(RED) was founded in 2006 to bring together companies and people in the fight to end AIDS. Today, (RED) is combating two pandemics, AIDS and COVID-19, and has generated nearly $700 million for the Global Fund. The money has helped more than 220 million people, and the money committed by Fiat, Jeep and Rams will fund more life-saving programs where they are most needed.

Prices in detail

ModelVariant Price Colour variants
 

 

New (500)RED: hatchback

Electric 24kW 93hp£22,995 OTR (inclusive of PiCG) 

Mineral Grey (Metallic) £0.00

Ice White (£450.00)

Onyx Black (£450.00)

 

Electric 42kW 118hp£25,995 OTR (inclusive of PiCG)
New (500)RED : convertibleElectric 42kW 118hp£28,645 OTR (inclusive of PiCG)
Mild Hybrid (500)RED: hatchback1.0 3dr MY21£16,435 OTRElectroclash Grey (metallic paint), £0

 

Bossa Nova White & Pasodoble Red (pastel paint), £350

 

Crossover Black  (metallic paint),£550

Mild Hybrid (500)RED: convertible1.0 2dr MY21£19,085 OTR
(500X)REDRED FireFly Turbo 1.0 120hp£24,125 OTR 

 

Fashion Grey (Metallic) £0

Special pastel paint – £350

 

RED FireFly Turbo 1.3 150hp DCT Auto£26,625 OTR
DOLCEVITA RED FireFly Turbo 1.0 120hp£26,775 OTR
DOLCEVITA RED FireFly Turbo 1.3 150hp DCT£29,275 OTR

 

Ducati Scrambler reveals the new models for 2022 to its fans

Ducati Scrambler reveals the new models for 2022 to its fans

  • New 2022 models of the “Land of Joy” presented in the second episode of the Ducati World Première: Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO and Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard
  • The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO was created to pay homage to the history of the air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, fifty years after it was first introduced on a Ducati
  • The new Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard is a model with a contemporary look, designed for younger fans of the “Land of Joy” and for all those looking for an easy, fun and sporty bike

Ducati Scrambler was the protagonist of the second episode of the Ducati World Première 2022, which saw two new models – 

Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO and Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard, that enrich the “Land of Joy” range for 2022 – presented to enthusiasts from all over the world.

The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO has been created to pay homage to the history of the air-cooled twin-cylinder engine, fifty years after it was first introduced on a Ducati, which was in 1971.



Created by Ducati Scrambler with modern-classic bike lovers and motorcycle history enthusiasts in mind, the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO pays tribute to the history and achievements of the Borgo Panigale motorcycle company. For this bike, the Centro Stile Ducati was inspired by iconic Ducati elements of the 1970s, such as the special “Giallo Ocra” livery, the Ducati logo of the time designed by Giugiaro and the spoked wheels, which are black and integrate perfectly with the tones of the celebratory livery. Further distinctive stylistic details are represented by the circular rear-view mirrors and the brown seat with dedicated stitching.

From a technical point of view, the bike has the characteristics of the Ducati Scrambler 1100 PRO family. It has an iconic and at the same time original design, an agile chassis and a 1,079 cc engine that delivers 86 hp of power at 7,500 rpm and a torque value of 9.2 kgm at 4,750 rpm, characterized by generous torque right from low revs.

The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO comes standard with three Riding Modes, each associated with different Power Modes and various levels of Ducati Traction Control (DTC). Furthermore, thanks to the front headlight with LED light guide, the bike is always visible and recognizable even during the day.

Another new model for 2022 is the Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard: a motorcycle created to experience the city environment by making itself noticed through a combination of style, sportiness and fun.

The name chosen for this latest version immediately evokes the characteristic atmosphere of large cities and is aimed at all those who live the city with energy and enthusiasm. The Centro Stile Ducati has interpreted these concepts through the proposal of a new livery that combines in an unprecedented way colours Star White Silk and Ducati GP ’19 Red in energetic graphics, inspired by the world of street art and metropolitan graffiti.

The Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard is powered by the 803 cc L-twin engine with desmodromic distribution, which delivers 73 hp of power at 8,250 rpm and 6.7 kgm of torque at 5,750 rpm, offering brilliant performance that never becomes intimidating for the rider, guaranteeing great agility in city traffic and fun on itineraries full of curves.

The reference to the Motard world of this version is clear in the choice of elements such as the 17” spoked wheels, the high front mudguard, the flat seat and the side number plates, which are perfectly integrated into the Ducati Scrambler design.

The Urban Motard is also equipped as standard with a headlight with LED DRL, a hallmark of all Ducati Scrambler models, which is combined with the rear light with full LED diffusion technology.

Confirming Ducati’s attention and commitment to active safety for its enthusiasts, the Borgo Panigale motorbike manufacturer has chosen to equip all Ducati and Scrambler Ducati models with Cornering ABS, which guarantees high levels of safety even when braking with the bike at an angle.

The models are also designed for the Ducati Multimedia System (DMS), which enables a smartphone to be connected to the bike via Bluetooth, while the USB socket positioned under the seat is standard.

The new Ducati Scrambler Urban Motard joins the “Land of Joy” 800 range, alongside the Ducati Scrambler Icon, Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark, Ducati Scrambler Nightshift and Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled models. The Ducati Scrambler 1100 Tribute PRO is part of the range of best performing bikes in the Ducati Scrambler family, together with the Ducati Scrambler 1100 Dark PRO and Ducati Scrambler 1100 Sport PRO models.

Both new models of the Ducati Scrambler range will be available at dealerships in the Ducati network from November 2021. All Ducati Scrambler models are also available in a 35-kW version for A2 license holders.

To give fans of the “Land of Joy”, the universe that truly represents self-expression in Ducati, an opportunity to express their attitude to customization in the best way, Ducati Scrambler offers a wide choice in terms of clothing and accessories. The clothing line includes helmets, technical gear and lifestyle products (which can be purchased in dealerships or through the online shop), while the accessories collection includes a range of items, such as seats, tank panels and approved exhausts, all viewable through the online configurator.

The presentation videos of the new Ducati Scrambler models, 1100 Tribute PRO and Urban Motard, and all the original content produced in the “Land of Joy” can be viewed on the Ducati YouTube channel and in the dedicated “Scrambler Media Box” section (link here) on the scramblerducati.com website.

Land Rover UK introduces New Discovery Metropolitan Edition and 23MY updates to Defender

Land Rover UK introduces New Discovery Metropolitan Edition and 23MY updates to Defender

  • Flagship Discovery: New Metropolitan Edition brings a unique combination of design and technology features to the Land Rover Discovery range
  • Versatile interior: Full-sized family SUV offers generous space for up to seven adults with flexible load area and practical seating configurations
  • Efficient power: Straight-six Ingenium petrol and diesel powertrains with advanced 48V MHEV technology provide enhanced performance and efficiency 
  • Advanced air filtration: Cabin Air Purification with PM2.5 air filtration1 monitors air quality inside and filters harmful particulates for improved wellbeing
  • Towing king: Best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity2, with optional Advanced Tow Assist to take the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres
  • Commercial choice: Discovery Commercial available in R-Dynamic specification for the first time, underlining its unique combination of premium quality and utility
  • On sale now: The Land Rover Discovery is priced from £55,100 OTR in the UK with the new Metropolitan Edition available to order now from £73,250 OTR.
  • Successful Defender 90 D200 Hard Top now joined by Defender 90 D250 Hard Top and D250 SE Hard Top derivatives
  • All Defenders now feature full size 11.4” PIVI Pro touchscreen as standard 

Land Rover has strengthened the appeal of the Discovery with the introduction of a new special edition.

The Metropolitan Edition features a suite of technologies to enhance the comfort and convenience provided by Land Rover’s seven-seat family SUV. For 23MY, the Defender family features an enhanced engine line-up and standard and optional equipment.

Sitting at the top of the Discovery line-up, the new Metropolitan Edition provides a host of exterior upgrades and a generous standard specification. It is available with a choice of electrified powertrains, with the efficient RDE2-certified, Euro 6d-Final-compliant D300 Ingenium diesel or the powerful P360 Ingenium petrol both featuring 48V Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) technology.

Alongside the arrival of the Metropolitan Edition, the Discovery Commercial is also now available in purposeful R-Dynamic specification for the first time, enhancing the appeal of Land Rover’s premium utility vehicle.

Finbar McFall, Land Rover Brand Director, said: “The introduction of the Metropolitan Edition brings a new level of premium appeal to the Land Rover Discovery. The special edition model represents the flagship of the line-up and builds on the appeal of the R-Dynamic specification with exterior design enhancements and a suite of convenience-boosting technologies.”

LAND ROVER DISCOVERY

New Metropolitan Edition
The new Metropolitan Edition represents the pinnacle of the Discovery family and builds on the purposeful R-Dynamic HSE specification with Bright Atlas detailing for the grille and Discovery lettering. This is complemented by Hakuba Silver lower bumper inserts, 22-inch Diamond Turned alloy wheels with Gloss Grey detailing, Black Land Rover brake calipers, Privacy Glass and a Sliding Panoramic Roof.

Standard features inside include a Head-up Display and heated steering wheel, wireless phone charging, a front cooler compartment and four-zone climate control. The cabin is enhanced with Titanium Mesh trim detailing.

Elsewhere in the line-up, the R-Dynamic model now features a Gloss Black Contrast Roof as standard. The Discovery remains the most capable and versatile full-sized SUV, with best-in-class 3,500kg towing capacity2 and optional Advanced Tow Assist technology, which takes the stress out of difficult reversing manoeuvres.

The Discovery family is also available with Land Rover’s advanced Cabin Air Purification with PM2.5 air filtration1, which monitors air quality inside and filters out harmful particulates for a healthier interior environment.

New Discovery Commercial R-Dynamic
The Land Rover Discovery Commercial brings premium quality to the utility vehicle market, with an expanded range. It is now available in R-Dynamic specification for the first time.

Powered by the powerful and efficient D300 MHEV engine, the Discovery Commercial combines performance and comfort with versatile load carrying. The R-Dynamic design enhancements give the Discovery Commercial a lower, wider stance, with Gloss Black exterior detailing to the front grille trim and Discovery lettering complemented by smoked rear lights and R-Dynamic badging.

The visual harmony of the rear and choice of 20 to 22-inch alloy wheels elevate the exterior, providing the perfect combination of practicality, all-terrain capability and visual appeal.

Inside, Ebony seats with contrast stitching and piping combine with the Ebony Morzine headlining for a dynamic driving environment, with metal sports pedals, bright steering wheel paddles and Shadow Aluminium Trim completing the R-Dynamic look.

Practicality is paramount for Discovery Commercial, with its versatile load area featuring a flat heavy-duty rubber loadspace floor and fixed partition, two underfloor stowage areas, six load securing loops, high-sided cabin mats and useful hooks for added convenience. The 2,024 litre3 loadspace is illuminated by additional headliner lights and can accommodate a maximum load length of 1,638mm.

LAND ROVER DEFENDER 23MY
The 23MY Defender builds on Defender’s success in the market place with more choice and features.

Defender 90 Hard Top is now additionally available with Land Rover’s efficient Ingenium D250 straight-six diesel engine which is RDE2-certified, Euro 6d-Final-compliant and features 48V Mild-Hybrid technology

Defender 90 D250 Hard Top available in both standard and SE specifications. The SE specification adds significant additional equipment as standard including:

  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL and Front fog lights
  • 20″ Style 5094, 5 spoke, Gloss Sparkle Silver wheels
  • 12-way heated, electric memory front seats with 2-way manual headrests
  • Centre console with armrest
  • Meridian™ Sound System
  • Keyless Entry
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • In addition, a new ‘Resist’ seating material is introduced replacing grained leather (which continues to be available as a no cost option). Resist is animal free and offers a similar grain and feel to Windsor Leather. 

Changes to the Defender core range include the introduction of the larger 11.4” infotainment touch screen. X-Dynamic now features a black contrast roof as standard while customers can enjoy more choice with the additional ‘Lantau Bronze’ metallic exterior colour option. Secure Tracker Pro is now fitted as standard to to P400e, P400, X and V8 derivatives which is Thatcham S5 compliant. All Defenders continue to feature UWB (Ultra Wideband) security technology preventing relay theft. 

Customers purchasing the new Defender V8 now have the option of Ebony or Ebony / Vintage Tan Windsor leather seats. 

Pricing for the Defender Hard Top range starts from £45,675 OTR (90 D200) with 90 D250 standard at £48,390 OTR (£38,117 exc VAT) and 90 D250 SE at £55,830 OTR (£40,380 exc VAT)

AC prepares to pay tribute to the end of the petrol era: Unique AC Ace RS to celebrate the passing of petrol power

AC prepares to pay tribute to the end of the petrol era: Unique AC Ace RS to celebrate the passing of petrol power

A unique continuation model of the much-venerated, lightweight AC Ace sports car dating from 1961

Now totally updated as the AC Ace RS – will be launched shortly by AC Cars, the original manufacturer which remains in production.

AC Cars CEO Alan Lubinsky said there are three reasons why the launch of the AC Ace RS is a cause for genuine celebration:

  • “The original Ace was the archetypal British sports car – fast, light and nimble and a real classic of its generation which was the inspiration for the global classic, the iconic AC Cobra
  • “Our new AC Ace RS model has all those virtues and more besides, brought together in an updated package which retains a traditional feel and driver appeal within a low overall weight to just 1,000kg. The AC Ace RS is similar in detail and identical in appearance to the original 1962 AC Ace.
  • “Central to the exceptional performance of the AC Ace RS is our decision to select a new and lightweight 2.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 350bhp and 440Nm of torque, enough for a sparkling 0 – 62mph time of only 5.8 seconds”.

He added: “There’s another event that we are proud to honour. The new AC Ace RS may well be the last ever new AC model to be powered by a petrol engine. Already, virtually every one of our current model range offers an electric driveline as we at AC lead the sports car industry into greener territory”.

Orders for the AC Ace RS are now being taken for delivery in Summer 2022.

Price: £89,500.