Rare classics up for sale at Practical Classics Restoration Show

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Silverstone Auctions

More than 80 quirky classics and modern day collectibles are going up for sale at Silverstone Auction's Practical Classics Restoration Show sale next Saturday.

Bona fide classics including a gleaming red 1988 Ferrari Testarossa, a 1959 Jaguar XK150 S and Bond car the BMW Z8 will all go under the hammer at the sale, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham.

Along with a number of well looked after specimens, a number of restoration projects and dilapidated barn finds in need of significant work will also be up for grabs.

Set to make around £80,000 to £90,000, the 1988 Testarossa offered for sale has covered a mere 27,000 miles and is in very good condition. The 2001 BMW Z8 on offer is predicted to raise a similar figure with an estimate of between £75,000 and £95,000, with its retro styling adding credence to its status as a modern classic.

The 1959 XK150 also up for sale is expected to be a little more affordable, however, weighing in with an estimate of £52,000 to £60,000. With just minor exterior finishing needed to restore this Jag to its former glory, this machine offers a good chance for the buyer to boost the value of this beautiful Brit.

Talking about the sale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale said: "We are delighted to be returning to the show and to have attracted such high interest in another of our sales. The sale provides a valuable opportunity for collectors to purchase a fantastic selection of restoration projects as well as cars in finer condition."

Silverstone Auctions is letting potential buyers register to bid on cars online through several websites. Bidding can also be made over the phone or by leaving a commission bid with the auction house prior to the sale.

Practical Classics Restoration Show auction

Practical Classics Restoration Show auction