Silverstone Auctions returned to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, with one of their most high profile classic car auctions in the UK. Once again more than 100 classic cars, modern sports cars, historic motorbikes, luxury watches and automobilia went under the hammer over two days on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November.
2017’s sale was a phenomenal success. Silverstone Auctions broke several world records, with 67 per cent of the vehicles on offer successfully sold, with a total sales value of £3.6million.
With cameras fixed firmly on the auction rostrum, Silverstone Auctions saw a 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 became the second example this year to break into six figures at Silverstone Auctions fetching £112,500. Another auction record fell when a 1996 Ford Escort Cosworth Lux, again with an incredibly low odometer reading of just 837 miles, sold for £91,125.
Wheeler Dealers television stars Mike Brewer and Ant Anstead took over the podium at the start of the two-day sale and raised £50,000 for their charity lots during a raucous auction of their #ClassicRumble entries.
The pair presented Mike’s 1989 Ford Escort XR3i and Ant’s Dowsett Classic Cars Unique Sports Racer – a replica of a period Alfa Romeo Grand Prix car – at the finalé of their year-long battle to build and restore their cars to raise the most money for charity.
The result was a dead heat with both cars selling for £22,500 each. But in a last minute bid for glory, Mike Brewer grabbed the auctioneer’s microphone to announce a further £5,000 donation of his own to ‘win’ the day.
All proceeds from the #ClassicRumble sale went to the Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation, represented by Mike Brewer, and Harrison's Fund, which was nominated by Ant Anstead.
Sell your car at the auction
The sale is certainly one of the highlights of the year for Silverstone Auctions and there is always huge demand to sell at the auction.
Early consignments are encouraged to take advantage of Silverstone Auctions’ marketing expertise, putting your car in front of international buyers and car collectors.
If you’d like to sell your car at the sale, in front of thousands of show visitors and potential buyers from around the world, contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)192 669 1141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, however please note that the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Sale is now over and therefore consignments wont be officially taken until next year for the show.
For more information on Silverstone Auctions’ 2017 Classic Motor Show Sale please visit www.silverstoneauctions.com/nec-classic-motor-show-sale-2017