News: FAST FORDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SEPTEMBER SALE

If there’s a marque to get tongues wagging over at MotorMartin Towers then it would have to be the blue oval, particularly from around 1989 onwards. Indeed, the MotorMartin Cougar 2.5 V6 is thoroughly enjoying its new life thrashing around on the highways and byways of West Yorkshire. News then that an incredible selection of fast Fords will be heading to auction at the September Sale, including a very special 2006 Ford GT, a restored 1972 Ford Escort RS1600 an incredibly rare 1986 Ford Sierra Cosworth Wolf RS500 and a 1990 Ford Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4×4 with only 13,310 miles … Continue reading News: FAST FORDS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE SEPTEMBER SALE

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News: 100TH JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ‘FLAT FLOOR’ COUPE GOING TO AUCTION

Friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have confirmed that a rather significant Jaguar E-Type 3.8 ‘Flat Floor’ coupé will be offered for auction at its May Sale on 19th May at Silverstone racing circuit. Best get saving then. Silverstone Auctions have confirmed to MotorMartin that this Jaguar E-Type is particularly special as it is believed to be the 100th E-Type fixed head coupé built due to its chassis number, #860100, and has been given an auction estimate of £80,000 to £100,000 by the auction house. Silverstone Auctions’ classic car specialist, Richard Greenhalgh shared with MotorMartin that, “The Jaguar E-Type is a … Continue reading News: 100TH JAGUAR E-TYPE 3.8 ‘FLAT FLOOR’ COUPE GOING TO AUCTION

News: RARE ASTON MARTIN ONCE OWNED BY SIR ELTON JOHN CBE FOR AUCTION

It’s come to the attention of those hardy souls working on the #MotorMartinClassics desk that a rare Aston Martin formerly owned by one of the biggest music stars on the planet was being offered for sale at the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Classic Car Sale on the 24th and 25th February. Sir Elton’s hand-built 1997 V8 Vantage V550, which he ordered new from the world-famous Aston Martin factory in Newport Pagnell, was expected to fetch up to a quarter of a million pounds at auction. Looking amazing in black with a black leather interior in MotorMartin’s opinion, the car once … Continue reading News: RARE ASTON MARTIN ONCE OWNED BY SIR ELTON JOHN CBE FOR AUCTION

News: ROWAN RETURNS TO SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS WITH ‘DOUBLE ACT’

More auction news has come to light this week with #MotorMartinClassics discovering that a 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema owned by comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson are being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Classic Car Sale on 24th and 25th February. Silverstone Auctions have already shared with MotorMartin how it was only a few months ago when they successfully sold another car owned by Rowan, a limited edition 2015 Land Rover Defender 90 Heritage, for £10,000 above its pre-auction lower estimate. However, all eyes will now be on the comedian’s two modern … Continue reading News: ROWAN RETURNS TO SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS WITH ‘DOUBLE ACT’

News: SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS REVS UP FOR RACE RETRO 2018

Specialist auction house and friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have shared with the all new #MotorMartinClassics desk up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, that they are inviting quality consignments for their first sale of the New Year, taking place at Race Retro on 23rd to 25th February 2018 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. With a limited number of catalogue spaces available, the auction house is seeking the finest, best of breed cars for both a dedicated competition car sale as well as a two-day classic and sports car sale. The 2018 sales, Silverstone Auctions say, will follow record … Continue reading News: SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS REVS UP FOR RACE RETRO 2018

News: 125 OF THE UK’S FINEST CLASSIC CARS LINE UP FOR AUCTION AT THE LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

Right then people, heads up as some quite superb celebrity cars from the world of show business, extraordinary low mileage fast Fords and a rare Lamborghini Diablo supercar are all part of an incredible line-up of 125 classic cars coming up for auction with friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on 11th – 12th November. Silverstone Auctions have shared with MotorMartin that Eric Morecambe’s famous Jensen Interceptor will undoubtedly be the headline act during the two day sale. This is the car in which he had his first heart attack in 1968 and was rescued … Continue reading News: 125 OF THE UK’S FINEST CLASSIC CARS LINE UP FOR AUCTION AT THE LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW

News: ICONIC EIGHTIES FORD SIERRA COSWORTH RS500 IS A POTENTIAL RECORD BREAKER AT NEC CLASSIC CAR SHOW SALE

We love a classic car auction up here on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers, especially one that includes Fast Fords. So when news arrived of an almost perfectly original 1988 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 with just 6,000 miles on the clock, a car that is widely tipped to break auction records when it comes up for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on 11th – 12th November, interest went through the roof. Friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have shared the following information pertaining to this incredibly original and rare automotive gem. Developed specifically to help Ford … Continue reading News: ICONIC EIGHTIES FORD SIERRA COSWORTH RS500 IS A POTENTIAL RECORD BREAKER AT NEC CLASSIC CAR SHOW SALE

News: 59 AMAZING PORSCHES UP FOR AUCTION AT UK’S ONLY PORSCHE SALE

MotorMartin has been informed recently of the following exciting news, especially of interest for those of you with a healthy fascination with that most Germanic of supercar, the Porsche 911, as Porsche fans descended on the iconic Silverstone Circuit on Saturday, 21st October to bid on 59 of the finest Porsches up for auction at the third annual Porsche Sale. Organised by friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, and in collaboration with the world’s biggest car club, Porsche Club GB, the auction featured a wide range of Porsches from an entry-level 2003 Porsche 911 (996) Carrera 2 Tiptronic estimated at £18,000 … Continue reading News: 59 AMAZING PORSCHES UP FOR AUCTION AT UK’S ONLY PORSCHE SALE

News: SUPER RARE PORSCHE IS EARLY ENTRY IN SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS’ PORSCHE SALE

As regular readers will already know, those of us based up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers are big fans of a car auction and classic car auctions even more so. With that in mind it really was no surprise that when Silverstone Auctions came calling with news of their latest sale cars there was near pandemonium up in the office as sale brochures were hastily downloaded and gazed lovingly upon. And when the commotion had calmed down it became clear that this sale was to be even more special than most as a stunning 1992 Porsche 911 (964) … Continue reading News: SUPER RARE PORSCHE IS EARLY ENTRY IN SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS’ PORSCHE SALE

News: LUXURY, CLASSIC MERCEDES-BENZ 300 TO STAR AT SALON PRIVÉ AUCTION

It’s recently come to MotorMartin’s attention that a right-hand drive 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer Cabriolet, once thought to have been the most expensive car in the world, is to be offered at auction at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé Sale on 2nd September at Blenheim Palace. Outstanding. Friends of MotorMartin, Silverstone Auctions, have explained that an example of one of the world’s most exclusive automobiles, the fast and elegant, high-performance luxury car is one of only seven Mercedes built in right-hand drive during 1953 and 1954, and is believed to have been the most expensive car in the world at the … Continue reading News: LUXURY, CLASSIC MERCEDES-BENZ 300 TO STAR AT SALON PRIVÉ AUCTION