Modern classics at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro sale
You don’t have to look twice at the catalogue for Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car sale to realise that modern classics form a large proportion of the entries. In light of our recent feature on why now is the time to buy modern supercars, our favourite car in the sale is the fabulous low-mileage 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (est. £400,000-450,000) that was once owned by former Formula 1 team principal Gérard Lopez. Fastidiously maintained throughout its life, it’s been fitted with a suspension-raising system that will prove particularly useful in the UK, where the car currently resides.
Fast Fords proved particularly popular for Silverstone Auctions in 2015, and its Race Retro sale includes a 1995 Escort RS Cosworth that’s covered a mere 5,000 miles (est. £50,000-60,000). We also like the brawny Mercedes-Benz 190 E (£140,000-160,000), the delivery mileage Lancia Delta Integrale Martini 5 (£90,000-110,000) and the menacing Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV, estimated to fetch £300,000-340,000.If our selection of modern classics below doesn’t whet your appetite, youcan find the complete catalogue for the Race Retro Classic Car Sale, taking place on 28 February, listed in the Classic Driver Market.