Historic Lotus 19 Headlines the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Classic Sale with Live Online Bidding on Proxibid

Omaha, NE—January 28, 2020—Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, will be the exclusive provider of live online bidding when Silverstone Auctions kicks 2020 into high gear with its Race Retro Classic Sale. The auction, featuring a vast selection of automobilia and rare collector cars, will take place Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 at Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK. Bidders unable to travel to the live event can log on from anywhere using any device to participate online in this auction. Prebidding is already available at www.proxibid.com/silverstone.

Headlining this year’s Race Retro Classic Sale is a historic Lotus 19 raced by some of the greatest British racing drivers of our time—Moss, Hill, Ireland, and Clark. Jim Clark won Oulton Park in 1964 in this car. As the last car driven by Sir Stirling Moss as a professional racer, this vehicle bares his signature. This is the first time in 57 years this 1960 Lotus 19 Monte Carlo, Chassis 953, has been available for sale on the open market, making this one of the most exciting vehicles up for bid in the Race Retro Classic Sale.

Other featured vehicles up for bid in the Race Retro Classic Sale include:

  • 1992 Lancia Hyena Zagato: Number nine of only 24 produced, this left-hand-drive vehicle has only two registered owners and 9,500 km from new.
  • 1991 BMW Z1: This left-hand-drive vehicle has three registered owners and is 11,200 miles from new. Finished in Urgrun Green Metallic with Lemon Nubuck leather and Biscuit cloth, this car sports new tires, rear-axle rebush, and more.
  • 1987 Ford Sierra Cosworth “Group A” Rally Car: This car has been dry stored for 15 years prior to receiving a full restoration, and still maintains its original T5 gearbox with an all-new close-ration, Quaife cluster and quick shift. Noted as one of the most competitive “Group A” rally cars available, this vehicle was an outright win in the March 2018 “Legends” Class of the Rally Isla Mallorca.

“This year’s Race Retro Classic Sale brings together some of the rarest of most desirable collector cars available for sale on the open market, like the 1960 Lotus 19 Monte Carlo,” said Guy Lees-Milne, General Manager of Silverstone Auctions. “We know collectors from across the globe have interest in these vehicles, which is why we are proud to partner with Proxibid to provide a secure online platform for buyers no matter where they might be located.”

Online bidders can rest assured their transactions are secure when they bid on Proxibid. Proxibid offers the industry’s most comprehensive risk management system, designed specifically to manage high dollar transactions like the collector cars and automobilia available in the Race Retro Classic Sale. Proxibid’s robust online bidding platform is powered by enterprise-class technology and infrastructure trusted by the world’s largest auction companies, and boasts a 99.9+ percent uptime, making it the safest place to buy highly valued items.

For more information, to view auction catalogs, or to bid, please visit www.proxibid.com/silverstone.

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