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30 Vehicles, all from one owner, are headed to auction with no reserve

A private collector is offering a wide variety of models for sale.

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The Silverstone Classic celebrates its 30-year anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the company is selling a collection of 30 vehicles, all from one private collector. All will be offered with no reserve.

The collection, entitled The SA-30 Collection, will be part of The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction on the July 31 and August 1.

"Following on from our last and very successful first live online auction in May, we are very excited and honored to have been entrusted to sell 30 cars from a significant private European collector, of which we are highlighting here," said Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director.

1958 AC Ace Bristol This Ace Bristol has undergone a complete rebuild.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

"The list of cars is truly exceptional, all with amazing histories and the mileage of some them is quite staggering. I would urge anyone who is thinking of adding to their collection or looking to purchase their next dream car to look at the cars being offered."

Among the vehicles being offered is a 1958 AC Ace Bristol. The model is fresh off a complete rebuild, which took a year to complete. It now sports a Gunmetal Grey metallic paint job and has a black leather interior.

The Ace Bristol will be joined by a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo II as part of the Saturday portion of the auction. This model is one of 500 ever built. In addition to a fully-adjustable rear spoiler, the car features full leather sports seats, air conditioning, and electric windows. The car has just 25,056 on the odometer.

A 2008 Ferrari F430 GTC EVO is also being auctioned. It's one of just 14 of the models ever built and was raced by the late Allan Simonsen and its owner Pierre Ehret. When it was new, the car came with a long list of extras, which pushed the price tag over 465,000 EU.

2008 Ferrari F430 GTC EVO This Ferrari raced at Sebring 12 Hours.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

The car ran at Sebring 12 Hours where it was run and prepared by Tafel Racing. They went on to finish 4th in class and continued to finish the ALMS season finishing in the top 10 eight times.

After just one season, the car was sold and its next owner raced it in the Pirelli World Challenge Series. In 2019, the car was returned to its Sebring livery by Bob Houghton and then run for a private track day.

The exceptionally low mileage 1988 Ferrari Testarossa being auctioned has 2,240 miles on it. The car's original owner took delivery a year after placing the order and only used the car during the summer months. From 1995 to 2009, the car was place in storage. It was sold in 2009, then again in 2012.

1988 Ferrari Testarossa This low-mileage Ferrari Testarossa sat inn storage during the last half of the 1990s and well into the 2000s.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

A full list of cars included in The SA-30 Collection is as follows, with full details, images and descriptions on the Silverstone Auctions website

  • 1954 Bentley R-Type Saloon
  • 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
  • 1958 AC Ace Bristol
  • 1975 Porsche 911 2.7 MFI RSR
  • 1959 Lotus Seven
  • 1984 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo
  • 1960 Austin Mini Seven
  • 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS QV
  • 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint
  • 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS
  • 1961 Bentley S2 Saloon
  • 1988 Ferrari Testarossa
  • 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC
  • 1992 Jaguar XJ220
  • 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster
  • 1992 Mercedes-Benz 190 2.5-16 Evolution II
  • 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite Mk II
  • 1994 Porsche 911 (964) Carrera RS
  • 1964 Austin Mini Cooper 'Downton'
  • 1995 Porsche 911 (993) Carrera 2
  • 1967 Jaguar S-Type 3.8
  • 2006 Alfa Brera V6
  • 1969 Land Rover Series IIA
  • 2008 Ferrari F430 GTC EVO
  • 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda
  • 2009 Porsche 997 GT3 Clubsport
  • 1970 Rover 3.5 Coupe
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • 1971 Triumph TR6 PI (CP)
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster

All the cars being offered are being kept in a single secure storage facility to allow for one on one viewings. Appointments to view the vehicles can be booked starting July 15.

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The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo brings an adventurous spirit to the table.

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Imagine a Porsche 911 with a long, wagon-like back end and you end up with something like the Porsche Panamera. Make the 911 a Taycan, Porsche's fully-electric sports sedan, give it a wagon-like back end and increased ground clearance, and you have the 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.

Porsche says that the new model "draws on the strengths of its sport sedan sibling" giving buyers an idea of what to expect - a performance-focused driving style, sure-footedness, and a refined interior. The increased ground clearance via a standard air suspension and added cargo capacity make the Taycan Cross Turismo more adventure-ready.

The fresh body style give rear seat occupants 0.35 inches more legroom and 3.62 inches more headroom. With the rear seats folded, there's 42.8 cubic feet of cargo space, about 10 cubic feet less than what's in the 2021 Porsche Macan. With the seats erect, the differential is in the Macan's favor by just under two cubic feet (15.7 vs. 17.6). The Taycan Cross Turismo has 2.9 cubic feet of cargo space in the front, something the Macan doesn't have (because that's where its engine is).

2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

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Roof rails are standard. A roof transport system and rear-mounted bike rack are available via Telequipment. The Off Road Design Package adds additional body cladding and raises the ride height an additional 10 millimeters (0.39 inches).

The boutique automaker will launch the model in four grades: Taycan 4 Cross Turismo, Taycan 4S Cross Turismo, Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo, and Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo. All models will features dual-motor all-wheel drive, a two-speed rear transmission, Porsche Adaptive Suspension Management in conjunction with air suspension, Performance Battery Plus and its 800-volt battery architecture, adaptive aerodynamics, a panoramic glass roof.

The Taycan Cross Turismo will come standard with a Gravel drive model, meant for driving situations that need more traction than most. But, in no way should the car be considered anything more than dirt-path ready. The car is quipped with more cladding than the traditional Taycan in order to prevent paint chips and body damage.

Porsche says that Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo can accelerate from a stop to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds while the Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo can make the sprint to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. The Taycan 4S Cross Turismo and Taycan 4 Cross Turismo can get to 60 mph in 3.9 and 4.8 seconds respectively.

Three years of free Electrify America charging is also included with every model.

Buyers will be able to order theres in a number of color ways, interior schemes, and Cross Turismo specific items such as the Off Road Design Package and 20-inch Off Road Design or 21-inch Cross Turismo Design wheels. There are 21,000 total combinations based solely on variant, wheel choice, exterior color, and interior selection.

Porsche's PCM infotainment and navigation system are standard. Wireless Apple CarPlay, Function on Demand, Plug and Charge capabilities, Apple Music, over-the-air updates for three years. Bose and Burmester audio systems and 14-way power-adjustable seats with massage functionality are available.

Adaptive cruise control, park assist, a head-up display, and lane keep assist will also be available.

The Taycan Cross Turismo models start at $90,900, not including the $1,350 destination charge. The Taycan Cross Turismo is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships in summer 2021. EPA range figures will be announced closer to market launch.

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This colorful 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera MFI Safari is up for auction later this month.

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When it's in a competition, it's a winning streak of pink, yellow, and silver. This 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera MFI Safari Rally Car is headed to auction with the model set to cross the block during the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Live Online Auction this spring.

The Tuthill Porsche 911 started its life in January 1975 as a relatively rare Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 MFI Coupe. The models were only produced from 1974 to 1976 and were mechanically identical to the 1973 Carrera RS.

It was converted to a rally car in the early 1990s and campaigned extensively by legendary Irish driver, Billy Coleman. Coleman is Ireland's most successful motorsport rally driver—in 20 years of racing he has claimed 29 victories.

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera MFI Safari Modifications to the Porsche have made it ready for off-roading competitions.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera MFI Safari

In 1998, the car was hired for The RAC Historic rally by Silverstone Auctions Managing Director, Nick Whale. Recognizing its power and prowess, Whale purchased the car and continued to race it, wining the 1999 Safety Devices Rally Challenge outright. It also won the British Historic Rally Championship held in 2000 over eight rounds, four tarmac and four gravel events.

The car was sold in May 2002 and rallied by new owners for the next decade. It would then be converted by Tuthills into a full house East African Safari spec rally car.

"We are thrilled to offer a car with such outstanding history and one that I have previously owned and won in, for our first sale of 2021," said Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director. "The 1975 Porsche 911 Carrera MFI Safari Rally Car really is a credit and privilege to offer in our tenth year as the official auction partner for Race Retro!"

The interior of the 911 is rally-ready.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

The car has competed in and finished four East African Safari events. In 2017, the car took the top spot on the podium, winning it outright, with driver Ryan Champion behind the wheel.

This Porsche 911 was even selected by Porsche Club GB as one of 30 specially invited cars to attend as well as participating in Porsches 50th Birthday celebrations at Brands Hatch circuit in 2018.

The car comes with MSA papers and an FIA HTP.

The Tuthills modifications are valued at £40,000. Newly built cars today are around £300,000 plus VAT.

The car features a lifted body style.Photo courtesy of Silverstone Auctions

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