Silverstone sets 80-vehicle docket for Race Retro auction

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Only a dozen of these V8-powered 1956 BMW 502 cars were prepared for racing | Silverstone Auctions photos

Silverstone Auctions has an 80-vehicle docket of classics, competition and supercars for its annual sale at the Race Retro show this weekend. The auction is scheduled for February 23 at Stareton Haill in Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, England.

One of only 34 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 models with right-hand drive is on the docket

Also on the docket for Silverstone’s eighth annual sale at Race Retro are three vintage motorbikes and more than 120 lots of automobilia and watches.

1996 Ford Escort Cosworth

Headline vehicles include a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7, one of only 34 produced with right-hand drive; a 1988 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera “Club Sport,” one of only 53 with right-hand drive; and a restored 1958 Porsche 365 A Speedster.

Competition cars include one of 12 1956 BMW 502 V8 racers, a 1972 Ford Escort Mk 1 RS1600 that competed in several marathon rallies, and a 1970 March 307 F3.

A 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT and a 2018 Audi R8 Sport Performance Parts edition lead the supercar listings.

Also on the docket are several “modern classics,” including a 1996 Ford Escort Cosworth Lux said to be in “time-capsule condition” and driven only 838 miles since new, and a trio of Lotus Carltons.

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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 books. In addition to being Editorial Director at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times, writes a weekly automotive feature for The Detroit News and is an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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