Broad range of lots guaranteed at second Pride & Joy sale


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.

To view the full auction catalogue, click here.



They'll be doing well to get that sort of money for the Diablo, it's been asking £55k for an age in the classifieds. (assuming it's the same one, al the details seem to fit)

Great 90s colour (shade, really) scheme though. Reminds of a group test between one of them, an EB110 and an XJ220 that I reread over and over as a kid (until the magazine fell to bits...)

Russell Campbell

Yep, ten years ago I'd have hated it in white but, somehow, now it works well. I suppose the price is down to the low mileage, although that may cause as many problems as it solves. Certainly, I wouldn't want that V12 to go bang!

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