Omaha, NE—May 9, 2018—Classic Car enthusiasts across the globe will celebrate when Proxibid, the most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, provides live online bidding for “A Sale of Ferraris,” an auction of highly collectable Ferraris in association with the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain, and “The May Sale,” a collection of some of the most sought-after classic cars currently available. Both events will be presented by Silverstone Auctions May 18 and 19 at The Silverstone Circuit Wing in Towcester, Northamptonshire, UK. Bidders from anywhere in the world can take a front row seat at both events by bidding online with Proxibid.
In all, 33 Ferraris and more than 150 lots of automobilia will cross the block during the Ferrari marque dedicated sale on Friday, May 18. Everything from a 1968 Fiat Autobianchi 500 “Shell” Furgoncino to a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona will be available for online bidding in this auction. The May Sale features 65 beautiful vehicles including a 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Costworth Chassis No1 only one ever built and a 1966 Iso Grifo GL 350 – Ex Mike Hailwood MBE, GM, as well as an additional 65 lots of automobilia, sure to make even the most astute collectors swoon.
“Both the Ferrari marque dedicated sale and The May Sale include some of the finest vehicles we have seen come to auction this year,” said Guy Lees-Milne, General Manager for Silverstone Auctions. “With so many rare and unique vehicles up for bid in these auctions, we are proud to offer online bidding via our partnership with Proxibid, ensuring collectors the world over can participate even if they cannot make it to the live events.”
Featured vehicles of interest to the US market crossing the block during the “A Sale of Ferraris” and “The May Sale” include:
- 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda—This left-hand-drive, California-delivered 280SL received an extensive refurbishment in 2015 including a full respray and new interior upholstery. Est: £65,000-£75,000.
- 1972 De Tomaso Pantera—This vehicle was imported to New Zealand from California and has been recently restored. The car was featured on the front cover, and in a multi-page article, in issue 278 of New Zealand Classic Car Magazine in 2016. Est: £60,000-£70,000.
- 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL—Imported from Cyprus and registered in the UK, this immaculate left-hand-drive car has undergone a thorough restoration at Classic & Iconic Cars Ltd. Est: £78,000-£90,000.
- 1989 Ferrari 348TS—One of the first off the production line, this left-hand-drive vehicle has only 3,985 miles. This car is in remarkable condition and is still sitting on its original Bridgestone tires.
- 1981 Ferrari 308GTSi—Offered at No Reserve, this iconic left-hand-drive vehicle is finished in black with black leather interior.
- 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS—This left-hand-drive is the last mainstream hand-built Ferrari developed under Enzo’s leadership and is now highly collectable.
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For more information, to view the online catalogs, or to bid, please visit www.proxibid.com/silverstone.
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