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For us, summer is all about classic cars. And increasingly a key part of the summer classic calender is the Silverstone Classic, which is being held next weekend. In a further bit of added value to what is always a mouthwatering event, Silverstone Auctions are hosting a really interesting classic car auction on Saturday 27th July.
So as the 911 celebrates being 50 years old, classic Porsche’s that will be at auction will include a rare 1969 911T, a highly collectable 1974 Carrera 2.7 Targa, and a 911E 2.4 Targa. Also catching the eye and creating waves around the world are the ex-Enid Blyton owned Noddy Car, estimated at between £20,000 to £25,000, and the last ever Mini to leave Longbridge.
In a nicely symmetrical coincidence, Aston Martin is of course celebrating its centenary. Reflecting this key lots include a ‘best-of-breed’ 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon and a 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Mk I, once owned by Des O’Connor!
But, even if it weren’t for the road cars on sale and to drool over, we highly recommend the Silverstone Classic itself- it’s a superb way to see,hear and smell really proper cars from the glories of Motorsport from decades past.
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