Silverstone Auctions sets inaugural Ferrari sale

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Silverstone plans to offer cars such as this 1989 328 GTS at its Ferrari sale | Silverstone Auctions photos

Silverstone Auctions’ 2018 sales calendar includes the company’s first Ferrari Sale, which is scheduled for May 18 at the historic Silverstone racing circuit. The company’s annual May Sale takes place the following day at the same venue.

The all-Ferrari auction is being held in collaboration with the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain.

The scene at a Silverstone sale

Founded in England in 2011, Silverstone Auctions offered more than 600 collector vehicles at auction in 2017 and posted sales of more than £24million ($32.5 million).

“The Ferrari Sale is a brand-new auction for our 2018 calendar and one that we’re certain will be very well-received by both vendors and collectors alike,” Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions managing director, is quoted in a news release.

“We’re very proud to be collaborating with the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain, one of the most expert and respected international car clubs in the world. We’ll be looking to source the very finest and collectible Ferraris to offer at this special, inaugural event.”

Silverstone’s 2018 calendar includes nine auctions:

February 23 — Competition cars, Race Retro International Historic Motorsports Show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
February 24-25 — Race Retro Classic Car Sale, Warwickshire
May 18 — Ferrari Sale, Silverstone
May 19 — May Sale, Silverstone
July 19 — Competition cars, Silverstone
July 21-22 — Silverstone Classic
September 29 — Porsche Sale, Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire
September 30 — September Sale, Warwickshire
November 10-11 — Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show Sale, NEC, Birmingham

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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 ClassicCars.com, 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.

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