Aston Martin DB5 tops Silverstone Auction action at Race Retro show

Two-day sale posts nearly $6 million in revenue

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1964 Aston Martin DB5 tops Silverstone sale | Silverstone Auctions photos

Topped by a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for £708,750 ($921,985), Silverstone Auctions reports its recent collector car auction at the Reis Race Retro show at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, England, produced £4.6 million ($5.98 million) in sales.

The two-day sale began with an offering of race cars. Silverstone said 70 percent of those competition cars went to new owners, and for a total of £1.5 million as the British auction house opened its 2020 sales calendar.

Jaguar F-Type SVR GT4 race cars were specially done for InvictusGames Foundation

Among the auction highlights were a pair of Jaguar F-Type SVR GT4 race cars produced for the Invictus Games Foundation selling for £213,750 ($278,060), proceeds benefiting injured military personnel. 

A 2007 Subaru WRC that Colin McRae drove to the World Rally Championship brought £189,000 ($245,863). One of only 49 1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR built for the FIA GT class sold for £101,250 ($131,713).

A 1965 Jaguar E-type Series 1 upgraded by specialist Eagle sold for £233,438 ($303,6701). A 1992 Lancia Hyena Zagato, the 9th of only 20 built, sold for £168,750 ($219,521). A one-off 1967 Ford Mustang GT fastback 347 brought £92,250 ($120,005), and the 1987 Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth (chassis 003) went for £78,750 ($102,443).

The auction scene


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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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