Sunday 18 February 2018

Celebrity classics take centre stage at Race Retro Classic Car Sale

1969 Dodge Charger previously owned by Bruce Willis

70 cars spanning almost eight decades, including a host of celebrity classics, will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Classic Car Sale on Saturday 24th February.

A number of classics owned by world-famous celebrities will be vying for attention when they go under the hammer at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

They include a 1969 Dodge Charger previously owned by global movie star Bruce Willis as a gift from his first wife Demi Moore and now owned by Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay. It is being offered for sale publicly for the first time in the UK and is estimated at between £50,000 and £60,000.

The world of music is also represented by Sir Elton John CBE. The rare, hand-built 1997 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V550 was ordered new by one of the biggest music stars on the planet. It has fewer than 10,000 miles on the clock is expected to sell for between £190,000 and £240,000.

1997 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V550 first owned by Sir Elton John CBE 

Meanwhile, one of the UK’s best loved comedians and actors, Rowan Atkinson CBE, returns to Silverstone Auctions with a 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema, both being offered at no reserve.

Nick Whale, managing director at Silverstone Auctions, said: 
“We’ve left no stone unturned in our pursuit of interesting, rare and best-of-breed examples for our Race Retro Classic Car Sale.”
The oldest lot being offered is a 1933 Alvis Speed 20 Sports Tourer estimated at £60,000 to £70,000, while one of the youngest lots is a 2010 Aston Martin DBS CoupĂ© which is expected to sell for £80,000 to £90,000.

Other supercars on offer include a 2010 Porsche 911 (997) GT2 RS, one of just 500 built worldwide, estimated at £320,000 to £360,000, a very rare 2004 Honda NSX (facelift) estimated at £70,000 to £80,000, and a 2010 Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS GEN II showing just 11,200 miles, estimated at £150,000 to £170,000.

2010 Porsche 911 (997) GT2 RS, one of just 500 built worldwide

Also being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions are nine rare and classic motorbikes, two owned by Jay Kay, while the main auction will be preceded by a sale of automobilia and watches.

Silverstone Auctions is also holding its Competition Car Sale the day before on Friday 23rd February with a sale of 30 race and rally cars. Highlights include a 1990 BTCC winning Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, a 1993 Subaru Legacy RS Group rally car driven by ex-World Champions Richard Burns and Ari Vatanen and a 1999 Ford Focus driven by the legendary, ex-World Champion, Colin McRae.

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