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These are the best cars available at Silverstone Auctions Live

This Porsche 911SC is just one of the models going up for auction in May.

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The show/auction must go on. Silverstone Auctions Live will go online this year and while the masses under the tent will be missing, there will be plenty of vehicles available online for bidders to spend their money on.

The models on this list are the most interesting models set to cross the block at this year's Silverstone Auctions.

1968 Ford GT40

1968 Ford FT40

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The British-made Ford GT40 was recently named one of the best British cars of all time. The model up for auction at Silverstone is a 1968 Ford GT40 that was created as a homage during 2017 and 2018.

This isn't just a regular replica. It's Terry Drury's model. Drury was a privateer in the 1960s and he designed this model, which his company, now run by his son, made to his specification. The project started as a box of parts including a 320ci Gurney-Weslake Ford V8 and a ZF Le Mans gearbox. It eventually led to a box of original spare parts. Together, an accurate and faithful monocoque GT40 was made.

This model is expected to fetch £325,000 - £375,000 at auction.

1982 Ferrari 512 BBi

A single-owner 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi is also hitting the block. It's one of the 42 cars that was supplied to be sold in the U.K. by Ferrari in 1982. Under 1,000 512 BB models were produced in total.

The Berlinetta Boxer was one of the first Ferraris to feature a mid-mounted flat-12 engine. It's 5.0-liter produces 360 horsepower and is paired with a dual-late clutch.

The right-hand drive model is finished in a Rosso paint job and features a tan leather interior. In 1997, it underwent a restoration, gaining a fresh coat of paint. It features just 20,964 miles on the odometer.

It was eventually replaced in the Ferrari lineup by the Testarossa.

Silverstone Auctions expects the model to go for £175,000 - £220,000.

1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Roadster

The 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 Roadster is a beast. It roars to life thanks to its V12 engine and makes a splash on any highway or byway thanks to its Signal Red body color. The model features tinted windows, chrome wire wheels, and a works hardtop that was recently restored.

It has under 35,000 on its odometer. The car has been treated with Ziebart corrosion protection and detailed with a full Swissvax.

The model This is an immaculate, matching numbers, manual car with a Heritage Certificate.

Auction estimates are listed at £95,000 - £115,000 for the model.

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

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In the '60s, Alfa Romeo had some serious racing chops. Their models were known for being slippery and successful on the track. This left-hand drive 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale is powered by a 1290cc four-cylinder engine that achieves 100 bhp and has a maximum speed of 124 mph.

The model is an early 1960 production that was first a road car then a race car. The Silverstone Auctions listing reads,

"During 2005, it was granted FIA papers (Period E /Class HGTS4) and in 2011, the little Alfa was imported to the UK to join a large private collection where it was campaigned by a prominent historic racer and carefully maintained by the collection's personal mechanic. In 2015, it was fitted with new FIA seats and belts but, as always with any competition car, it is essential that a new owner satisfies himself as to the legality, validity and currency of any racing-related equipment. An MSA/FIA Historic Technical Passport (Racing and Hill-Climb) was issued in 2015 and is valid until the end of 2025."

The car's registration dates back to 1967. It will be sold with that registration as well as the FIA/MSA HTP, Carta di Circolazione, CSAI Passaporto and Log Book (lots of interesting entries), and a Classic Car Taxatie (Dutch valuation) in addition to other documents.

It is estimated to get £55,000 - £65,000 at auction.

1965 Ford Cortina Lotus

A rare 1965 Ford Cortina Lotus is up for auction. It was built in May 1965 and went to an owner in Los Altos, California. The owner's file, which comes with the car, features a number of U.S. registration cars, the original Dealers Service Policy, and hand-written mileage and fuel logs.

The original owner kept the car until the early 80s before eventually making it to New Zealand in 2013. There, it underwent an "eight-stage sympathetic refurbishment over late 2013 and Spring 2014" according to its Silverstone Auctions listing.

In addition to the registrations and service records, the lucky buyer will also get an original Ford Cortina Owner's Manual, a Lotus Cortina Service/Workshop manual, a Brooklands publication containing contemporary road tests, an original factory Price List, a gear lever knob (that may be the original), and an invoice indicating the car had an oil and filter change and a fresh MOT on 16/06/2019.

The model is estimated to sell for £45,000 - £55,000.

1977 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Liter Targa ('78 MY)

From its Petrol Blue Metallic paint job to its targa top and black leatherette/black and white 'pin-stripe' velour interior, the 1977 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Liter Targa is a head-turner.

For the 1978 model year, Porsche offered a new model of the 911, the 911SC. Its "SC" designation stood for "Super Carrera". The car was able to get 180 horsepower from its 3.0-liter aluminum engine, which is paired with a five-speed transmission.

The vehicle's original buyer checked a number of options boxes on the model including impact absorbers, headlamp washers, leather steering wheel, colored windows, a centre console, and electric windows. There's no doubt the make, model, color, and options made it desirable, even for those with far fewer scruples than the general population.

According to the auction house, the car was stolen in the 70s with just 3,000 miles on the odometer. It would continue to be missing for a decade when it suddenly turned up with just over 1,000 more miles added. In mid-March 1987, the car was once again declared the properly of its original owner, after he paid Royal Insurance, WLY 185S a negotiated amount of £11,000. It would remain his property until 2005.

A series of owners and services later, the car now has 23,980 on its odometer.

Auction estimates for the model are £55,000 - £65,000.

1966 Lotus Elan S3 Historic Rally Car

This yellow 1966 Lotus Elan S3 historic rally car just screams fun. Just look at it.

The right-hand drive model features a JS Motorsport-built Lotus twin-cam engine under its hood that yields 152 horsepower. The list of additional equipment includes Koni and TTR shock absorbers /suspension, Monit trip meter, Sabelt 4-point belts, Minilite centre-lock wheels, a headed windshield, heavy-duty clutch, FIA fire extinguisher, hydraulic handbrake, big bore manifold, and an uprated prop/driveshafts.

It isn't just a historical model. The car is ready to are with fresh 10-year FIVA papers.

Silverstone Auctions puts the estimates at £30,000 - £35,000 for this model.

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The Ferrari Omologata comes from a strong family tree filled with performance and Italian beauty. It's a one-off model that takes its DNA from seven decades of Ferrari GT tradition. The model has been crafted by a European client.

It's taken two years to complete the model since the presentation of the initial sketches. It's a model that took its inspiration from a variety of sources: racing heritage, sci-fi, and modern architecture.

A Ferrari 812 Superfast is the underlying package of the car, but the designers kept just the windscreen and headlights from the body. They set forth to create a model with smooth volume and undulating reflections. The car's front end is tapered and faced by a flattened oval grille. At the back, the car takes a more muscular stance, has deeply set taillights, and is finished off with a prominent spoiler.

Ferrari Omologata

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Dressed in a triple layer of Ferrari's Rosso Magma paint and a racing livery the car combines track day prowess with daily drivability.

Inside, the car sports electric blue seats finished in a combination of leather and Jeans Aunde fabric with four-point racing harnesses. The rest of the interior is finished in black.

Unlike modern vehicles, the Omologata does not have a screen in the center of the vehicle, giving the model. a historic tinge. Metal parts on the dashboard and steering wheel are finished with the crackled paint effect associated with the great GT racers of the 1950s and 1960s as well as with Ferrari's engine cam covers. A hammered paint effect so often used in cars such as the 250 LM and 250 GTO finds its way on details such as the inner door handles and on the Ferrari F1 bridge.

The mid-engine car has a 6.5-liter V12 engine, harvested from the 812 Superfast. In that car is generates 789 horsepower and 530 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Ferrari isn't divulging the price of the Omologata.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 is available with a hybrid powertrain.

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The 2021 Ford F-150 will have a maximum tow rating of 14,000 pounds and maximum payload of 3,325 making it stronger than any other light-duty full-size pickup truck. For the 2021 model year, the F-Series introduces its first hybrid powertrain, the 3.5-liter PowerBoost, which gets the most horsepower and torque of any power plant on the roster.

"F-150 is the flagship of Ford's dedication to building the best trucks and represents our commitment to not just meeting customer needs but exceeding them," said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. "With capability and functionality foundational to F-Series, the all-new F-150 not only tows more and hauls more than any other light-duty full-size pickup, it is built to surpass customer expectations with smart innovations that will make them even more productive every day."

2021 Ford F-150 Ford equips every hybrid engine powered F-150 with the Pro Power Onboard generator system. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The PowerBoost engine gives the F-150 2,120 pounds of maximum payload capacity and 12,700 pounds of maximum conventional towing capacity. Those numbers are the most for any hybrid pickup. Hybrids present their own unique set of challenges when it comes to towing because of battery and motor cooling concerns.

The impressive numbers don't stop there. The PowerBoost engine makes 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. Models with the PowerBoost engine also come with the Pro Power Onboard generator that delivers 2.4 kilowatts of standard power and an available 7.2 kilowatts – enough to power 28 refrigerators.

AutomotiveMap has an in-depth look at all the available engines and transmission for the F-150. You can read more about them here.

Currently, no other mainstream automakers offers a hybrid or all-electric truck from the factory. Rivian is working on the R1T, Ford is developing an all-electric F-150, and the battery-powered GMC Hummer EV will debut later this year.

Ford is expected to debut the revised F-150 Raptor soon. It's likely to unseat the F-150 PowerBoost as the most powerful F-150 model in order to keep up with the competition being offered by the new Ram TRX.

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