Silverstone Auctions’ charitable Pride & Joy sale will make a return for next week’s CarFest North at Cholmondeley Castle on 8-9 September.
Classics will feature highly, in particular a rare pair of Minis that we have already mentioned, but the sale will include everthing from a Lamborghini Diablo to a Triumph Stag and a VW beach buggy.
It was a Jaguar XJ-S (above) that caught our eye, though. Outwardly nothing special, this car has been re-engineered by KWE, where it had its brakes, suspension, engine and electrics upgraded to modern standards (much like the cars featured in James Page’s article in this month’s C&SC). It is expected to sell for £8-11,000.
If, however, you think the XJ-S is best left well alone a 5.3-litre manual pre-HE shown above (estimated at £5-7000) from ’78 throws up a cheaper, unfettled, option.
There are plenty of smaller British cars to choose from, too, including a lovely 1961 Triumph TR4 (£24-28,000), a clean-looking 1970 MG Midget shown above(£3500-5500), and a Tahiti Blue 1977 Triumph Stag (£6-8000).
Meanwhile, chalk-and-cheese performance can be found in two ’66 cars a Jaguar E-type fhc (£24-28,000) and an imposing V8 Ford Mustang Notchback (£14-16,000).
If speed is your main motivation, though, it’s hard to see past a 202mph Lamborghini Diablo (below and main pic). It has covered only 12,500 miles and is yours for an estimated £53-60,000.
Likely to get as many looks as the Lambo for a lot less outlay is this 1984 VW buggy (below), which is up for £3-5000.
Silverstone Auctions will hope to add to the money raised for Children in Need at its CarFest South sale, by donating all its commission from the sale.
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