Senna car fails to sell at disappointing Silverstone Spring Sale


Silverstone Auctions recorded a sale rate below 40% – with even an ex-Senna F1 car failing to sell – at the 16 May event.

Far from being a peripheral car, Senna’s 1984 Toleman TG-184-2 (pictured here in its all encompassing glory) was the one he guided to a famous second place on the wet streets of Monaco – a skill the Brazilian would soon become synonymous with. Meanwhile, the other Senna car, a 1982 Ralt RT3 sold for £103,000, pre-fee, below its lower estimate of £110,000.

Big-name cars that failed to sell on the day included a Ford RS200, an ex-Le Mans 2010 Aston Martin Vantage GT2 and a 2011 McLaren MP4-12C. Another car, the John Dooley Alfasud Ti featured in C&SC, was also left on the shelf.

Top sale on the day went to the gorgeous Porsche RS; it came in right inside estimate at £204,600.

Other interesting lots included a 1976 Jensen Interceptor III (£47,850), a 1999 left-hand-drive Ferrari 456T (£36,520), a 1958 Jaguar XK150 (£35,200), a 1992 Lotus Carlton (£9,900) and a 2009 Fiat 500 Arbath race car (£15,950).

Meanwhile, in automobilia, Ronnie Peterson’s Team Lotus F1 helmet topped the sale at £8510, but Senna’s 1984 Brazilian GP steering wheel failed to sell.

Managing director at Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: “Indeed, while we didn’t manage to surpass the fantastic 74% sale rate of our last auction at Race Retro, we did secure some good prices for those cars that did sell.”

See the full list of prices here.




hmmm, that's interesting. The thing is that I did even know they had this car for sale in their auction, until now really. Such a car should be advertised everywhere! not enough promo maybe?

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