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2017 21 July

137 classic race and road cars listed for auction at Silverstone Classic

By George Woodward 21/07/2017

Silverstone Auctions will present 137 of the most desirable classic and race cars at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the Silverstone Classic, which takes place at Silverstone Race Circuit on 28th-30th July.

The race car sale takes place before the festival on Thursday, 27th July, with road cars going under the hammer over the two days of the Silverstone Classic weekend on 29th – 30th July.

World class examples of modern and classic Porsches are always popular at Silverstone Auctions and this year’s Silverstone Classic is no exception with a wide range of truly stunning examples on offer. A 1975 Ice Green Porsche 911 2.7 MFI, one of only 21 UK right-hand drive versions left, catches the eye with an estimate of £190,000 - £230,000.

Introduced in 1974 and made until 1977, the 911 2.7MFI was manufactured in similar numbers to its earlier sibling - the 2.7 Carrera RS. Weighing just 1075 kilograms and equipped with the 210bhp, 2687cc Type 911/83 air cooled flat 6 engine, incorporating Bosch mechanical fuel injection - hence "MFI"- it was the pinnacle of the performance derivatives of the G-Series chassis.

Its performance was excellent, quicker in fact than any 911 produced before or after it for the next decade. 0-60mph took just 5 seconds and the car would continue to accelerate up to over 150mph. Still finished in its original colour combination of Ice Green with black half leather, and with its original engine and gearbox, this matching numbers, UK example is fresh from a complete restoration and repaint.

“We have an astonishing catalogue of cars for the Silverstone Classic,” says Nick Whale, Managing Director, Silverstone Auctions. “The quality and range of the cars on offer in conjunction with such an amazing classic motor sport festival combine to make this a very special occasion for classic car lovers.”

In addition to cars, there is also a wide range of collectable watches and automotive memorabilia on offer, including an impressive collection of trophies, books, posters and prints from Porsche racing legend John Fitzpatrick.

Viewings of lots take place on Thursday, 27th July from 13:30 until 18:30, Friday 28th July from 09:00 until 18:00, Saturday and Sunday, 29th and 30th July 09:00 until 14:00. The race car auction takes place on Thursday 27th July starting at 18:30, while the sports and classic cars auctions start at 14:00 on both Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July.

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