Though it lacks any really big-ticket items, there’s plenty of interest in Silverstone Auctions’ May sale, coming up on the 20th.
As usual, it’s a high-quality selection of dream cars and everyman heros (there’s a lot of Fast Fords), with estimates in the ‘affluent’ bracket.
Here’s our top picks.
1965 Ford Mustang 289 A-Code – Completely original, low mileage, unmodified, unrestored example of a well-optioned ‘Stang. Which makes it a very rare thing. Est: £32,000 – £36,000
1974 Ford Escort RS2000 – Early example of Ford’s iconic everyman sports saloon in fantastic original condition. Value will only go up. Est: £30,000 – £35,000
1979 Ferrari 308 GTB – Desirable dry-sump, carburettor model with uprated 300bhp engine. Mechanically rebuilt but body is original. With a few choice suspension/brake mods it could worry modern Ferraris. Est: £60,000 – £70,000
1984 Ford Capri 2.8i Turbo Technics – Turbo Technics offered a range of conversions for Ford’s 2.8 Cologne V6 engine, ranging from 200-280bhp. This Capri was converted when new; it shows 28k miles and is in excellent, unmolested condition. Est: £14,000 – £18,000
1987 Ferrari Testarossa Koenig Competition Evo II – Mad machine from lunatic tuner Koenig, feature wide-arch bodykit, massive spoiler and engine tuned to 800bhp – without turbos! Only 21 built. Insane thing. Est: £115,000 – £130,000
1988 Ford Sierra Sapphire RS Cosworth – Not as desirable as the 3-door Cossie, but arguably the better car. This original, low-mileage example might be the best one in existence. Est: £24,000 – £28,000
1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary – Much-maligned last-of-line edition. Not the best looking Countach, but the most powerful, fastest and easiest to drive. This one is in superb condition. Est: £250,000 – £300,000
1991 Lamborghini Diablo – Very early example sold new in Monaco. In original condition and well looked after. Bit of a pig to drive, but looking quite pretty with no spoilers. Est: £90,000 – £110,000
1994 Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 V-Spec II – Completely standard, late R32 in desirable spec. Repainted and properly serviced since coming to the UK. Est: £18,000 – £22,000
1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi – The ultimate Scooby, complete with bigger 2.2 engine making 280bhp (officially, actually more like 350bhp) and wide-arch body. Only 400 built. This is a very rare UK car showing 2.5k miles; owned by boxer Prince Naseem Hamed. Est: £60,000 – £70,000
1999 Hummer H1 Station Wagon – Civilianised version of the ultimate military vehicle, with 6.5TD V8 and self-inflating tyres. Ridiculous and far too big for the UK, but you just would, wouldn’t you? Est: £30,000 – £40,000
2005 Honda NSX – One of the ‘last 12’ examples sold in the UK and finished in unique colour combo. Original and properly maintained. Est: £80,000 – £100,000
2012 Audi A1 quattro – Pre-S1 pecial edition featured 252bhp 2.0 engine, unique bodykit and deeply gorgeous wheels. Sounds like the old quattro Group B car as well. This low-mileage example is one of only 19 UK cars. Est: £30,000 – £35,000
2015 Bowler EXR S – Thinly-veiled Dakar racer with 550bhp supercharged Jaguar V8, enough for 0-62mph in 4.2s. Nearly luxurious interior, but don’t be fooled – it’s basically an incredibly fast rally car. This is chassis #1. Est: £95,000 – £115,000