Silverstone claims four records at Race Retro auction

1991 Ferrari Testarossa brings $313,170 | Silverstone Auctions photos
1991 Ferrari Testarossa brings $313,170 | Silverstone Auctions photos

Silverstone Auctions opened its 2015 calendar with a 78 percent sell-through, total sales of some $5.6 million and a claimed four world auction record prices at its Race Retro sale last weekend at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry, England.

Silverstone claimed record prices for a 1991 Ferrari Testarossa, sold for $313,170 with a matching five-piece set of luggage, and for a 1999 Ferrari 456M which brought $182,682. The 456M was a one-owner car with only 400 miles on its odometer.

1999 Ferrari 456M with 400 miles on do
1999 Ferrari 456M with 400 miles on do

The other record prices claimed by Silverstone at the sale were $177,463 for a 1973 Porsche 911 2.4S with a Targa top and $33,927 for a 1965 Triumph “Truxton” Bonneville motorcycle.

Other sales of note, Silverstone Auctions said, included:

  • A 500-mile 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ that sold for $131,358;
  • A 1955 Volkswagen Type 2 Samba Microbus, the first of its kind imported into the UK, for $104,543;
  • A 2010 Aston Martin Vantage GT2 (Chassis No. 007) that raced in six rounds of the GT Open series and won the Brands Hatch Pro-Am that went for $163,544;

Silverstone’s next sale is March 28 at the Restoration Show at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham.

A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.