Several cars familiar to Goodwood regulars, including the ex-Stirling Moss 1959 Cooper Monaco, will be on the block at a new stand-alone competition car sale to be held for the first time ahead of the coming weekend’s Silverstone Classic meeting.
The T49 MkI – amazingly low, lightweight and powered by the Coventry Climax 2.0-litre engine – can count several BRDC 1950s sports car championships Revival podiums among its many historic racing successes.
Successful in period thanks to drivers such as Sir Stirling, more recent drivers have included Frank Sytner, who raced the car at Revival for many years. Current owner Graeme Dodd bought the car in 2005 and went on to win the BRDC Sportscar Championship twice in 2006/7 as well putting the car on the podium at the ’07 Revival.
Silverstone Auctions says the car is ‘one of the most significant historic sports racing cars offered for sale’. Offered fully race ready and with both past and current FIA HTP papers, the estimate is £160,000-£180,000.
The competition car sale, hosted by Silverstone Auctions, is being held at the circuit on Friday 24 July on the opening day of the classic festival and is, they say, a reflection of the booming popularity of historic racing.
Other cars to get our juices flowing? A 1957 Lotus XI Series 1 Le Mans (est: £110-130,000), a 1963 Elva Mk7 (very familiar from Revival) at an estimate of £75-85,000, an ex Nigel Mansell March F3 car (£60-70,000) and, perfect for Members’ Meeting next year, the ex Gordon Spice 1979 Grp 1 Ford Capri (£75-95,000).
Fany a bargain? What about a 1965 Ford Cortina GT MkI historic rally car for an estimated £15,000?
As well as the competition sale, Silverstone Auctions will be holding its supercar sale over the weekend with entries including a 1989 De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S, said to be one of only 17 right-hand drive GT5-Ss out of a total factory production of 187 worldwide.