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Jaguar XJ220 leads massive 94-car classic auction at NEC show

Published 11 November 2015

A Jaguar XJ220 looks set to be one of the highlights of this year’s auction at the NEC classic motor show this weekend. The car, which is one of 94 for sale, could fetch £350,000 when it goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ sale on Saturday, 14 November.

Chassis no. 220693 was hand built by TWR Jaguar in Oxford in 1991 before being exported to Brunei by special order of the Royal Family. The car remained as part of the world renowned, royal car collection until September 2002 when it returned to the UK.

The car has covered 5782 miles and is supported by MoT certificates dating back to 2002. In August 2015 it had £20,000 worth of expert work completed XJ220 specialists Don Law Racing of Staffordshire.

As well as the fast Jag, there are also a selection of celebrity-owned cars on offer. There’s a 1966 Lotus Elan S2 formerly owned by actor and comedian Peter Seller (estimate £50,000). While a 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 once owned by boxer Henry Cooper is offered at no reserve.

1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series I

This 'factory fresh' 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series I is for sale at no reserve.

A wealth of rare, low mileage and single ownership cars will also be going under the hammer. A left-hand drive 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia, estimated at between £180,000 and £220,000, has covered just over 400km from new and is presented in exemplary condition throughout. Supplied with its original handbooks, tool kit and car cover, it was first registered on 31 October, 2009, in Switzerland. Finished in Grigio Medio 791, the car is offered for public sale for the first time in its life.

For fast Ford fans, there is a 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo Series I, offered at no reserve. This example of Ford UK history has covered 5568 miles from new in the hands of one registered keeper. It has never been restored or modified and is preserved ‘factory fresh’ condition.

Speaking ahead of the sale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said, ‘This may well prove to be one of our biggest and best auctions of the year.’

For more information on the sale, visit the Silverstone Auctions' website.

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