Silverstone Auction is gearing up for their March 27 & 28 event and in this online-only sale many great vehicles are available. “The Race Retro” auction features automobilia and vehicles with considerable prestige and history.
For this gearhead and motorsports aficionado I am particularly intrigued by a few items and if my Powerball numbers ever hit, well, you’d see me bidding on the following:
A Williams Formula 1 consigned “Red 5” FW14 display car that is believed to have authentic FW14 bodywork and original Brembo brakes. It is believed to be the only surviving example of the three that were produced and would look stunning when displayed in your home. It is replete in Nigel Mansell’s 1991 livery.
The racing pedigree of this 1960 FIA Lotus 19 Monte Carlo is second to none. With a documented racing history, this Colin Chapman designed two-seat mid-engine race car was driven by Jim Clark, Stirling Moss, Olivier Gendebien, Tony Maggs, and Innes Ireland.
The Lotus 19, chassis #953, is currently powered by a 2.5-liter Coventry-Climax engine that replaced the original power plant. This well-documented Lotus includes FIA HTP paperwork that will let be included in “Blue Riband” events. The guide price is $472,000 to $527,000 for this Lotus 19.
Rowan Atkinson is selling his 1964 Ford Falcon FIA race car that is both road legal and eligible for all pre-1965 FIA Series in Europe. This prepared race car, roll cage and a single racing seat, is powered by a V8 engine built by Steve Warrior. Atkinson has owned the Falcon since 2006 and has made appearance at the Goodwood Revival Meeting, and the Silverstone Classic. It has a guide price of $76,000 to $90,000.
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A highly rare and quick 2007 Ascari KZ1 is being offered. The English-based Ascari Cars produced the KZ1 sport car from 2005-2010 and this 2007 KZ1 is one-of-five registered for road use. It has 334-actual miles and has never been offered for sale before.
It is powered by a 4.9-liter BMW (S62) V8 engine, that produces 500hp, and is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Performance was superb with 0-60 mph jaunt in 3.7-seconds and a top speed of greater than 200 mph.
Hopefully my ship comes in with the winning Powerball numbers and I can spend some proper coin on these rare and historically significant cars.