We thought we would mention just some of the classic cars that went under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions classic car sale that took place here in the UK on Saturday 22nd February 2020. Full details of all the cars that were offered for sale at the above auction can be found on the silverstoneauctions.com website.
A Type 2 right hand drive 1970 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 was sold for £10,000. Its bodywork is painted in Clementine Orange. It came with the original service book and owners manual that no doubt had an impact on the price achieved in a positive way. It has been owned by members of the same family since 1971.
You would have needed a large bank balance to have invested in a 1965 Porsche 911 SWB 2.0 as it sold for £84,375. This is a rare classic sports car which no doubt had some bearing on the achieved sale price. The bodywork is in Signal Red. It had been in the same ownership for about thirty years. It is left hand drive and was said to need a little restoration work. It is believed that its first owner would have paid in the region of $6,500.
A red 1961 MG MGA 1600 Mk 1 Coupe two-seater sports car sold for £15,500. It actually turned up in a barn in 2012. This classic sports car was subject to restoration quite recently at a cost of £10,000. Its 1,588cc engine is capable of producing 79.5 bhp. This delightful looking sports car will no doubt catch the eyes of many a passer-by.
A 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 (BN1) achieved a sale price of £43,000. Its bodywork is in Ice Blue. This is a great looking tight hand drive two-seater classic open topped sports car. It was originally owned by someone in Australia but came over to the UK in 2013.
Now you really would have to have had a large bank balance to have purchased a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 as it was sold for £708,750. This fantastic looking car was said to be in excellent condition and is highly sought after. The bodywork is painted in Silver Birch.
Those of you classic car enthusiasts who love the Jaguar brand would have no doubt taken a liking to a 1965 Jaguar E-Type SI 4.2 OTS that sold for £233,438. Its coachwork is in Sapphire Blue. It was no doubt well maintained and has been upgraded.
Let us hope that the new owners have arrange suitable classic car insurance but, if not, perhaps they may like to get in touch with us and we will do all that we can to help obtain a competitive quotation for such cover.