Silverstone Auctions to Offer 1990s Italian Sports Cars

By Paul Joseph

Silverstone Auctions is set to offer a special collection of 1990s Italian sports cars in its Race Retro Sale in February.

Each of the three cars has been tucked away as part of a large private collection currently owned by one of Europe’s most passionate collectors of classic cars.

The highlight of the collection is one of the finest Ferrari Testarossas available on the market, a 1991 so-called ‘best of breed’ car, estimated at between £130,000 and £150,000, that has covered just 955 miles from new and is in immaculate condition.

Another Ferrari, a 1991 Mondial T, estimated at between £50,000 and £70,000, has covered just 1,180 miles in 24 years. With just one owner from new, the car is offered for sale for the first time.

One of the zaniest cars of the 90s, a 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ that has travelled an incredible 502 miles is also offered. The car, estimated at between £50,000 and £70,000, has also been in the same ownership since new. A rare model, only 998 SZs were produced in a two year period with just 100 officially imported into the UK.

Commenting on the collection, General Manager and classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions, Guy Lees-Milne, said: “This is a very special collection of Italian exotica and each of the cars is in almost brand new condition.

“It’s rare to find one or even two of these cars with such low mileage but to find three is something special indeed.”

Each of the cars will be offered in Silverstone Auctions two-day sale which takes place at Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 21st and 22nd February.

By Paul Joseph