Indeed, it’s the first auction of its type in the show’s history and promises to be one of the highlights of the year for classic car lovers when it takes place as part of the three-day extravaganza from 16th to 18th November at the NEC.
A very early entry is an original 1968 Morris Mini Police Cooper S, estimated at £18,000 to £22,000, one of just eight road-worthy models of its type.
Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “It’s been a year of firsts for Silverstone Auctions. We hosted our first auction away from our spiritual home back in February, we were also heavily involved in the inaugural CarFest weekends and now we are holding the first auction of its type at this prestigious classic car event.”
The season ending Footman James Classic Motor Show and the neighbouring Classic Motorbike Show has become a ‘must-attend’
There are over 1,400 amazing vehicles on display, from modest family saloons all the way through to head-turning supercars. There’s also hundreds of trade stands, shows and automotive services to enjoy as well as the Wheeler Dealer live stage and restoration theatre.
“Our first entry in the sale, the Cooper S police car, bodes well for yet another fantastic auction and there’s still plenty of time for potential vendors to contact one of the team at Silverstone Auctions if they think their car is suitable.
“Also, given the special nature of the weekend which attracts classic car lovers from all over the UK and even further afield, we can be confident of ending the year on a real high. It’s a great way to crown a momentous twelve months for Silverstone Auctions and bring it to a thrilling climax,” added Nick.
Anyone interested in submitting an entry into the auction can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01926 691 141. Meanwhile, for further information about Silverstone Auctions visit www.silverstoneauctions.com