Silverstone auction with youth sports icons | Car engine and sports

At the end of May, Silverstone will auction off youngsters from Aston Martin to Renault. Four-, six-, and 10-cylinder classics are offered.

As part of the Supercar Fest at Sywell Aerodrome, which is taking place for the third time this year this past weekend in May, British auction house Silverstone Auctions will auction 86 sports cars of different contracts and various vehicles such as traffic lights, watches and wheel rims. The auction at Northampton Airport, which is open to bidding by phone and online, starts at 11am UK time, which is 12pm on the Continent. We chose the most interesting guys among 86 cars. Including tokens with four, six and ten cylinders.

Aston Martin DB7

It’s an Aston Martin, has 14 stamps in the service manual, has traveled 66,984 miles (107,174 km) and the technical check, valid until March 2023, shows no defects. So why not bid on one of the 2449 DB7s? The coupe won’t be too expensive: the Aston Martin is said to cost between £18,000 and £22,000 (21,060 to €25,740).

The DB7 was the first Aston Martin since the DB6 to return to a six-cylinder engine and bear the initials of longtime company owner David Brown. The technical basis came from the Jaguar XJS, but the chassis was new. With 340 horsepower from a supercharged six-cylinder engine, the coupe accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in six seconds and, if necessary, reaches 250 km / h. With the successor to DBS, Ian Callum created a timeless coupe. This example is painted in Mendip blue and has been in the hands of a collector for ten years.

Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster

Classic red, with double white stripes and side tubes: the Dodge Viper was the macho among sports cars of the ’90s. A type of cobra from modern times. It is manually shifted and powered by an eight-liter V10 engine. Lamborghini, then owned by Chrysler, cut the truck’s previous engine for performance: a 406-hp, aluminum engine with thrust control. It takes 5.2 seconds from zero to 100 km / h and a top speed of 266 km / h.

Particularly interesting for continental Europeans: Silverstone is auctioned off a left-hand drive. The 1995 first production model was imported from the USA to the UK in 2020 and has a mileage of 31,500 miles (50,400 km). The auction house estimates the price of the Viper at 36,000 to 42,000 pounds, which equates to 42,120 to 49,140 euros.

Porsche 911 GT3 (996)

Longtime collectors have discovered the 996 GT3: the naturally aspirated engine with a rugged Mezger block and its role as a highly sporty model along with the 911 Turbo speaks volumes for the first-generation 911 with water-cooled engines. So it is not cheap when a version with a manageable mileage appears on the market in an unusual color. Silverstone is auctioning an orange and red right-hand drive with 34,000 mph. The estimated price is 70,000 to 90,000 pounds, which is equivalent to 81,900 to 105,300 euros. The example shown is used and recently maintained for £8,000 (€9,360).

Renault Sport Clio V6

Crazy idea: put a V6 engine from a sedan centered across the front seats of a small car. That’s exactly what Renault did, showing the Clio V6 at the 1998 Paris Motor Show and entering the market in 2001. It also had a predecessor, the equally cheerful and unusual R5 Turbo. Production of the mid-engine small car was also organized unconventionally: Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) assembled the cars in Uddevalla, Sweden from parts, while the engine came from France.

The Clio V6 of the first series will be auctioned off – there was already a face-lift version. In the past 19 years, right-hand drive has reached 45,237 miles (72,379 km). The car, which was said to cost £32,000 to £40,000 (€37,440 to €46,800), comes with workshop bills for £9,000 (€10,530).

Subaru Impreza McRae Series

Blue with golden wheels, that’s what a street version of a ’90s Subaru rally should look like – like the Impreza Series McRae. Number 173 of a special limited series of 200 pieces in honor of Colin McRae’s first world title has been owned by the seller for eight years and has 102,565 miles on the clock. This corresponds to 192,904 kilometers.

The engine was overhauled in 2020, the list of new parts is long. The chassis, chassis and interior have also been overhauled and improved since 2014. The Road Rally Champion is painted mica blue. The color was also part of the special series, as were the Recaro seats, stickers and the number pad on the center console. The four-door all-wheel drive with a turbo-boxer is said to cost from £20 to £25,000, which equates to €23,400-€29,250.

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An interesting mix of young athletes who will be auctioned off at Silverstone on May 28 during the Supercar Fest in Sewell, England. In addition to ’90s icons, the Clio V6 and 911 GT3, older classic cars are of course also part of the auction.

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