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Classic Cars

Silverstone Auctions International Trophy Sale Includes British Rarities

Cars include the 51st E-Type made, an '89 Lister Jaguar and Bentley wide body Mulliner

 
 
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The Jaguar is the 51st E-Type build

Silverstone Auctions will hold its International Trophy Sale on May 17th at the Silverstone racecourse in the UK. The auction includes 60 classic cars mostly from England. Highlights include the 51st Jaguar E-TypeE-Type 3.8Jaguar E-Type 3.8United Kingdom, 1961 > present19 photos
built, a 1989 Lister Jaguar XJSXJ-S V12Jaguar XJ-S V12United Kingdom, 1975 > present1 photo
, 2003 Bentley Continental R MullinerContinental RBentley Continental RUnited Kingdom, 2001 > present1 photo
wide body.

The number 51 Jaguar E-Type was one of the pre-order cars, which had external hood latches, which required a tool to open and a flat floor. These cars were made between July 1961 and February 1962. This car was built in November 1961 and sold in January 1962. It recently had a £14,000 exterior restoration, but the rest of the car, including the interior, is original. It is expected to sell for between £65,000 - £80,000.

The 1989 Lister Jaguar XJS is one of 90 cars built. The standard 5.3-liter V12 was replaced with a 6.0-liter V12, and it got a new cylinder head with larger valves. Power was boosted to 482hp. It also got an upgraded suspension, larger brakes, a body kit, leather Recaro seats and custom Lister wheels. It is expected to sell for between £20,000 - £25,000.

The 2003 Bentley Continental R Mulliner wide body is one of the last cars of its kind built. It received all of the options from the Continental T and R models plus a 420hp and 650lb-ft of torque 6.75-liter turbocharged V8. It also has an upgraded suspension, wider wheels, and wider wheel arches. It is expected to sell for between £55,000 - £65,000.

The most expensive estimated sale in the auction is a 1933 Lancia AsturaAsturaLancia AsturaItaly, 1931 > 19394 series
2 versions
3 photos
Drophead Coupe with a Pinin Farina body. The cars were in production from 1931 to 1939, and this car is one of 750 series 2 models made. Power comes from a 2.6-liter V8 with 72hp. Baron De Gunzburg, a Russian noble, bought the chassis and sent it to Pinin Farina, three years after he founded the PininfarinaPininfarinaPininfarinaItaly, 1930 > present17 models
109 photos
1 video
coachbuilder, for the handmade body. The car was restored in 1972, and it was repainted in 1978. It is estimated to sell for £95,000 - £110,000.

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JaguarJaguar
E-TypeE-Type
E-Type Gen.1E-Type Gen.1
E-Type 3.8E-Type 3.8
Engine
Straight 6
Displacement
231 cu in
Top Speed
150 mph
Transmission
4, Manual
Maximum power
269 hp @ 5500 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
--
annual ownership cost
$ 1.042

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