1956 Allard Palm Beach Mk.2
  • Once in a lifetime low mileage Jensen Interceptor and Jaguar MKII
  • Super rare 1956 Allard Earls Court Motor Show Car
  • 1 of only 2 Railton F29s being offered, the Claremont.

Silverstone Auctions to bring super rare, original, elegant and sophisticated cars to the British Marques May sale at Heythrop Park on the 11th May.

It is extremely rare to be able to find real British classics with genuine low mileage and when we talk low mileage we are looking at two cars with under 10,000 miles, a 1975 Jensen Interceptor III and a 1962 Jaguar MKII 3.8 manual with Overdrive.

Continuing the British theme will be the 1956 Earls Court show car from Allard, one of six cars and a 1989 Railton F29 which is 1 of only 2.

A 1975 Jensen Interceptor MKIII with just over 9,000 miles and only three owners, is set to get bidders waving their paddles. This car looks likely to be your best possible opportunity of securing a low mileage, low ownership and never restored Jensen Interceptor. Supplied new in April 1975 in old English white with a red leather interior, this car has had just 3 owners and the current vendor had the car gifted to him by his father. The car has always been dry stored, never required any major work and has recently been lightly recommissioned by a highly regarded marque specialist. In time warp condition, this car represents a unique opportunity to own an Interceptor with all its original factory finishes intact, which include the fluted bonnet, burr walnut facias and Radiomobile. The Interceptor comes with its original toolkit, a substantial history folder with original documents, handbook, wealth of invoices and MOTs corroborating the indicated mileage. If you are a Jensen enthusiast or someone who collects the “Holy Grail” of classic cars then this has to be a must, estimated at £60,000 to £70,000.

For all Jaguar enthusiasts the MKII 3.8 is a real classic, but what makes this 1962 car even more so, is the fact it has just 8,725 miles on the clock and comes in manual with overdrive. The car has substantial history having started out in 1962 and used as a “Sunday car” before the owner passed away leaving his wife to care for the car. In the 1980s a lucky neighbour seized the opportunity to acquire the car before selling it on in the 1990s to the current vendor who had bought it for his father. Beautifully presented in opalescent bronze with cream leather interior which is gently patinated and siting on chrome wire wheels, this cars has been in storage for a fair proportion of its time. Beautifully preserved, with the doors shutting with a satisfying click and maintained by marque specialists, it is accompanied by all the original documents, handbooks, toolkit plus the article of the car as featured in Classic Cars. This really is a remarkable car and a wonderful opportunity to acquire a classic Jaguar in such condition with this low mileage at an estimated £45,000 to £55,000.

The 1956 Earls Court Motor Show saw Allard debut to the world, the prototype MKII Palm Beach, to much acclaim. But the show failed to generate enough orders and just six of these cars were produced, making it a super rare car to own. This prototype went on to become the Allard demonstrator before eventually going into storage in 1976 by Peter Hemsworth. The car was subsequently purchased by Alan and Lloyd Allard, son and grandson of Sydney Allard, who set about restoring the car. Lovingly restored to breath taking standards and presented in Carmine red with a cream and red leather interior, the car was displayed at the 2014 NEC Classic Car Show and subsequently featured in a seven page article including a road test in the January 2015 issue of Octane magazine. This is an important Allard, offered with a fascinating history file, restored by the descendants of Sydney Allard and some of the original factory engineers, offering a rare opportunity to own a unique piece of Allard history estimated at £75,000 to £95,000.

For something really unique, extremely limited and ultra exclusive, the 1989 Railton F29 Claremont, the brainchild of William Towns, designer of the DBS V8 and Wedge Lagonda. One of only two cars produced and based on the running gear of the Jaguar V12 XJS, this is a super sleek, aluminium bodied car produced by the newly formed Railton Motor Company. Priced at £105,000 new in 1991 this Claremont remained in the possession of William Towns until after his death in 1993. The current vendor has owned the car since 2006 forming part of a significant private collection and covered just 13,700 miles since 1989. It has been lovingly maintained and is accompanied by an interesting history file containing, road test reports, magazine articles and sale brochures. The Railton F29 Claremont is a unique opportunity to acquire an ultra exclusive reminder of William Towns legendary vision estimated at £60,000 to £70,000

Arwel Richards, Auction Manager for the Heythrop sale commented “The British Marques sale has some really significant cars being offered, with very interesting history of the British car industry.”

“We are delighted to be offering these four cars amongst our lots on the 11th May at Heythrop, which will undoubtably generate a lot of interest.”

“With a Classic Car sale the day before, with some equally rare and exotic cars, we are looking forward to a great weekend of sales.”

Silverstone Auctions are still accepting cars for the auction and can be contacted on 01926 691141 or email and would be happy to talk with you and help you through the process of consigning your car.




  • DB5 as featured on Royal Mail “British Auto Legends” stamp collection
  • Rare 1950 DB2 Washboard offered for sale
  • Both cars presented in stunning condition

Silverstone Auctions are delighted to announce two stunning Aston Martins, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 and a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Washboard to headline the British Marques May sale at Heythrop Park on the 11th May.

Both cars are in stunning condition and have been restored to the highest of standards.

The Aston Martin DB5 will always be associated with the James Bond films and is probably one of the most famous models produced. This particular 1965 car comes with its own special moment in history as it was the car featured by the Royal Mail on a special edition of stamps produced to celebrate “the best in British car manufacturing”.

Finished in the iconic Silver Birch, this car is in the most incredible condition with the original red Connolly hide seats and factory headrests. The car has undergone an impressive restoration by marque experts and had a full engine rebuild by Aston Engineering in 2013.

This is a right hand drive car with a five speed manual gearbox with standard disc brakes and chrome wire wheels. It comes with an impressive history file.

This DB5 was once owned by Chris Evans former Radio 2 breakfast show presenter who is a passionate classic car collector and famed for having one of the ultimate classic car collections. The car is now presented for auction by the current owner estimated at £675,000 to £750,000.

The DB2 Aston Martins were famous for competing at Le Mans in 1949 before they became available as a road going version.

This particular 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Washboard offered for sale is 1 of just 49 cars produced with the three part grille before it was replaced on later cars by a one piece grille on costs grounds. The slatted vent behind each of front wheel gave rise to the “Washboard” nickname and the creation of The Washboard Register for this type of car.

Delivered new to Australia in December 1950, the car underwent an exquisite four year restoration to factory specification by Woodham Mortimer. It comes with numbers matching Aston’s factory data sheet and still in its original Almond Green over Dark Green paint.

In 2015 the car took third place in the Post War Sports Cars class at the world’s most prestigious Concours, Pebble Beach.

Estimated at £475,000 to £550,00 this is an important car and possibly the best DB2 in the world.

1950 Aston Martin DB2 Washboard
1950 Aston Martin DB2 Washboard
1965 Aston Martin DB5
1965 Aston Martin DB5
1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Conversion


1960 AC Aceca
  • A fabulously restored 1960 AC Aceca to star in Saturday sale
  • Rare Ferrari Daytona Spyder Conversion in Friday sale
  • Jaguar XK120 once owned by Squadron Leader Desmond de Villiers

Silverstone Auctions will be holding their two day May sale at Heythrop Park on the 10th and 11th May, supported by the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club, with fine cars and memorabilia being offered for sale.

Saturday’s Classic Car sale will offer 50 cars including a 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder and a 1998 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Targa G50 being offered. Sunday will be the British Marques sale and currently consigned is a superb 1960 AC Aceca and a 1954 Jaguar XK120 DHC.

The 1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder Conversion is an absolutely breathtaking car. It was originally supplied by Maranello Concessionaires in March 1972 and has travelled just 8,700 miles. The car was professionally converted in 1978 to Spyder form by Richard Straman Coachworks in California. Presented in Blue Dino Metallizzato paint colour, this car has been meticulously maintained as is estimated at £500,000 to £575,000.

Also offered is this rather fine looking 1988 Porsche 911, one of the very last 930 Turbos with the G50 5 speed manual gearbox. This is a very desirable car with 71,725 miles, a substantial service record and also included in the sale is the Targa removal roof panel. This car is in remarkable condition and is a collectable classic estimated at £75,000 to £85,000.

Sunday’s sale of British marques is supported by the Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club so naturally there will be a few Jaguars on offer amongst other classic British marques.

One of the star lots is this fabulous 1960 AC Aceca which has been consigned to the sale. This is one of the very best, having undergone restoration by the previous owner with the intention of making it the best in the world. Now offered for sale by the current owner of seven years and for the first time on the open market, this sleek fastback comes with a comprehensive history file on its restoration. According to the AC Aceca register this car was originally ordered in Mist Green, one of only six ever finished in that colour with the original six cylinder AC unit. This car has had so much love to make and keep it in the condition it is presented in, it seems to tick all the boxes and is available for £110,000 to £130,000.

One of several Jaguars include in the sale is this superb example of the XK120, a UK supplied car in right hand drive presented in British Racing Green and in excellent condition with a Jaguar Heritage Certificate. This car was first registered in January 1954 and supplied new to Squadron Leader Desmond de Villiers of Hertford. ‘Dizzy’ de Villiers AFC was the Chief Test Pilot at the De Havilland Aircraft Company.

The car has undergone a nut and bolt restoration with the engine being fully rebuilt along with the axle and gearbox over a 30 year period using specialist restorers. The car underwent further work in 2008 with supporting documents including updates to improve driveability and reliability. A very desirable car to own and on offer for £75,000 to £85,000.

Arwel Richards, Auction Manager for the Heythrop sale commented “Set within the historic grounds of the Grade II listed Heythrop Park, the auction will showcase gleaming examples of automotive excellence akin to a Concours d’Elegance with best of breed examples of all marques over our two day sale in the heart of the Cotswolds.”

“We have responded to this new enthusiast led market by tailoring our catalogue to meet the highest of expectations by offering cars of the best quality at estimates that reflect their rarity and condition.”

“Many of the cars we have on offer have caught the eye of many a concours judge, with one car gaining a third place at Pebble Beach in 2015, arguably the most exacting of all concours competitions.”

“Our team of specialists are negotiating some superb motorcars which will add to the catalogue in the coming weeks. There are still some spaces left, however, for vendors to include their cars among the exclusive line up and take part in one of the headline sales of the year.”

1954 Jaguar XK120 DHC
1988 Porsche 911(930) Turbo Targa G50
1975 Jensen Interceptor III
1962 Jaguar Mk2 3.8 Manual OD
1989 Railton F29 Claremont


2019 Forthcoming Auctions

10th May The Heythrop Classic Car Sale – Heythrop Park
11th May A Sale of British Marques – Heythrop Park
27th & 28th July The Silverstone Classic Sale – Silverstone
21st September A Sale Of Ferraris – Dallas Burston Polo Club
22nd September The Porsche Sale – Dallas Burston Polo Club
9th & 10th November NEC Classic Motor Show Sale – NEC Birmingham


About Silverstone Auctions
Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automotive memorabilia.

We hold the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone circuit and host sales as stand-alone events as well as an integrated element of some of Europe’s biggest motorsport events such as the Silverstone Classic Festival.

In addition to our sales at the circuit, we also host a number of auctions each year at other major classic car events including the NEC Classic Motor Show and Race Retro.

At Silverstone Auctions we take pride in selecting the very best of breed vehicles for our sales which not only attracts buyers from around the world, but has already helped us achieve a number of record-breaking auction prices on behalf of our vendors.

We are committed to providing the best possible service for both buyers and vendors alike, so if you’d like to know more about buying or selling a classic vehicle with Silverstone Auctions, call us today on +44(0)1926 691141.

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