Race Retro Live Auction

The 1960 FIA Lotus 19 Monte Carlo
The 1960 FIA Lotus 19 Monte Carlo

You won’t want to miss the incredibly rare competition cars that have been confirmed for Silverstone Auctions’ online sale this month

Silverstone Auctions’ first sale of 2021 is The Race Retro Live Online Auction, taking place on Saturday 27 March. The lot list is shaping up magnificently, with a number of competition cars – each boasting their own unique history – going under the hammer.

The pale green 1960 FIA Lotus 19 Monte Carlo pictured above was raced by Hill, Gendebien, Maggs and Ireland, with Jim Clark tasting victory by winning in it! This gem was also the last car driven by the late Sir Stirling Moss before he retired as a professional. 

The Lotus 19 was a remarkable car from the fertile mind of Colin Chapman, with a particularly beautiful fibreglass body clothing. Silverstone Auctions will present it with a fresh engine (dyno sheet on file-240bhp) and fresh competition preparation, such as recommissioning competition preparation and development by Andrew Tart. With much recent expenditure, and now superbly presented for competition, this is an important car with an impeccable provenance!

The 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk Racer, which is superbly finished in gleaming Cameo Beige by Full Circle in Marden, is a very rare, late-50s example of the glamorous coupé. The suspension is, unbelievably, adjustable for handling speed incredibly well (camber and casting). 

The Silver Hawk racer sat on the front row grid at Goodwood in 2019, and this beautifully presented classic car is ultra-competitive, simply maintained and admired everywhere! It’s a fabulous opportunity to own one of the world’s most prestigious classic saloon car racers, and Silverstone Auctions welcome any inspection of this amazing Studebaker.

Gary Dunne, Sales Controller for Silverstone Auctions, said: “This is our 10th Race Retro auction and we have both modern and historic competition cars confirmed for the sale. They include the 1960 FIA Lotus 19 Monte Carlo, and it’s a privilege and real honour to offer a car with such provenance.”

Designed by Jonathan Palmer and Peter Sneller of Zeus Motorsport is the state-of-the art 2004 Palmer Jaguar JP1 TS and bespoke Trailer. The open two-seat track-day car is powered by a track-spec Jaguar Racing Cosworth 3.0 litre offering 198mph and 0-100 in 7.6 seconds! The Jaguar was maintained in-house by Harwoods Jaguar under their ownership as well as by PalmerSport. 

Stuart Dyble, Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Jaguar Cars, said: “The Palmer Jaguar JP1 captures perfectly the performance and spirit of a Jaguar.”  

Another exceptional example of the cars going under the hammer in The Race Retro Live Online Sale is the 2017 Morgan ARV6 Championship Winning Race Car. ARV6 was the most powerful racing car that Morgan had ever sold. This car has 10 outright wins from 11 races in the hands of 19-year-old Scot Elliot Patterson. 

It’s the perfect Morgan race car for experienced racers and novices alike, and the gentlemanly spirit of the Morgan Challenge Series has earned a high level of respect among fellow motorsport enthusiasts. Appearing in slightly menacing Matte Black with some amazing futuristic detailing, this ARV6 is undoubtedly the coolest Morgan racer on the planet. Given that only six were built globally, it would take someone brave to say no! 

Competition and classic cars are still being invited for this month’s Silverstone Auctions Race Retro sale. For more information, visit: silverstoneauctions.com

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