The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show looms ever closer and the first lots to be included in the Silverstone Auctions final sale of the year have been revealed.
Classic Motor Show
The Birmingham NEC will play classic host once again, as a diverse mix of marques gather to witness the annual showcase of around 300 classic vehicles that span well over a century.
One of the included attractions of this now spectacular event, held in association with Discovery, is the Silverstone Auction that never fails to provide thrills and spills across the two day sale.
As ever the first cars have now broken cover, with a rare 1960 Maserati 3500GT, a specially restored 1977 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.0, and a timeless 1934 3.5-litre Derby Bentley ‘Bologna’ spearheading an all star line-up.
1960 Maserati 3500GT
Estimated at £165,000 to £185,000, the rare 1960 Maserati 3500GT is finished in Grigio and Rosso with a Red leather interior piped in Grey. Powered by the bulletproof 3.5 litre inline six-cylinder and one of only 40 right-hand-drive examples produced, the Italian powerhouse is sure to attract some heavy bidding.
1934 3.5-litre Derby Bentley ‘Bologna’
Another head-turning classic to go under the mighty gavel is a 1934 3.5-litre Derby Bentley ‘Bologna’, built exclusively by respected coachbuilder Ian Pitney of Pitney Restorations.
Various distinguished companies were keen to give this opulent classic the finest of clothing, including Park Ward, Barker, Vanden Plas, Thrupp & Maberly, Gurney Nutting, H.J. Mulliner, Hooper, James Young and Arthur Mulliner.
Often awarded the tagline ‘The Silent Sports Car’, most of these illustrious cars were finished by the iconic Park Ward, with others being given more sporting aspirations influenced by the ‘Bentley Boys’.
Estimate at £140,000 – £160,000, this amazing ‘Bologna Special’ is one of THE post-vintage tourers and not to be confused with any replica or re-creation.
1977 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.0
German engineering is often given the high-five and this fully restored 1977 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.0 is testament to that. Estimated at £135,000 to £155,000, the car was the subject of a full restoration by Porsche Centre Glasgow, one of only four official Porsche Classic Centres in the UK.
Dressed in Silver with Martini decals and teamed with a dark brown leather interior with beige pinstripe inserts. Under Porsche Centre’s ownership more than £120,000 was spent on parts and labour to create one of the most attractive cars in the country.
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