Imagine that, overnight, owning high end collector cars, like Porsche 911 or Ferrari Scuderia, goes from a pipe dream to an affordable reality.
When the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, the British Sterling tumbled to a 31-year low. As the U.S. Dollar stretches further across the pond, large and highly valued purchases like high end collector cars become a lucrative opportunity for Americans.
Beginning Thursday, July 28, the Silverstone Classic Race and Classic Car Auctions go live online on Proxibid. Presented by the world-class specialist auction house, Silverstone Auctions, the event features several incredible vehicles in left-hand drive, including the aforementioned Porsche 911 and Ferrari Scuderia. In addition, several ex-race cars, pre-production vehicles, and low mile collector pieces will be among the featured lots.
US-based buyers can participate online with Proxibid, where bidding is already available by visiting the catalog. Whether an experienced collector, or just getting started, this auction is primed with beautiful automobiles in left-hand drive, including:
- 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia: Originally supplied to Germany in 2009, this vehicle today has just 28,000 km (17,600 mi). While the car is in outstanding condition, the vehicle will undergo service just prior to the auction and a fresh MoT by renowned Ferrari Specialists, Terry Keys.
- 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible: This vehicle is in “barn find” condition. A similar ’49 Roadmaster Convertible was featured in the film Rain Man, making this a seriously cool restoration project.
- 2002 Ferrari 456M GTA: This left-hand drive Ferrari was the fastest production four-seater in the world at the time of its debut. This well-presented example shows just 23,000 mi from new and has recently had major service, including brakes and belts.
- 1990 Ferrari 348TB: The vehicle offered is just one of 60 pre-production cars that were released to Ferrari dealers. With just 1,553 miles, this is an exceptional example with all the power and grace to fit with any collection.
- 2005 Ford GT: Accelerating from 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds, Ford GT40s won four consecutive overall victories at Le Mans. With only 10,080 miles and Roush upgrades, this fully original example packs all the power expected of a Ford GT, making it a highly sought after collectible.
- 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 Speciale by ATL: This simple, yet sporty vehicle has Alfa Romeo’s classic four-cylinder 1900 twin-camshaft engine derived from the 6C – a superb compact engine with plenty of kick. This is a truly unmissable opportunity to own an affordable work of art.
- 1992 Porsche 911 (964) RS Clubsport: Experts often rate the 964 RS as the greatest 911 chassis ever, and this vehicle has been intelligently developed to feel equally at home on the road and circuit. This example has gradually evolved into one of the ultimate 911s money can buy today.
- 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTR: This amazing one owner, 109 kilometers from new, survivor is only one of only two cars delivered to Japan from new (the other example having been used for racing). The car was brought into the country in 1981 by Porsche importer ‘Garage Italya’, and is surely the best available example of Porsche’s ultimate and rare incarnation of the 924.
- 2007 Ford Fusion NASCAR: Owned and driven by the legendary Robby Gordon, this car is a very exciting and rare vehicle, and a first for Silverstone Auctions. Fitted with a small block engine that has been professionally built by Menards Racing Development, the vehicle retained expensive and crucial parts that make it an exciting proposition for any race fan.