Race Retro – Post Show Info

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Sir Stirling MossApprox visitors in 2013: 28,935 (28,500 in 2012) Number of exhibitors: 275 Silverstone Auctions generated premium inclusive sales of more than £1.4 million. 64 per cent of the road cars on offer were successfully hammered away, with a further nine competition cars also finding new homes. Among the highlights of the road cars successfully sold were a stunning 1967 Aston Martin DB6 which sold for a premium inclusive £123,750, while an exceptional 1952 Land Rover 80” Series 1 sold for £32,850, more than double its pre-sale estimate. The 1953 Connaught AL10 Historic Grand Prix Car, driven in period by legends such as Roy Salvadori, John Coombs, Kenneth McAlpine, Ron Flockhart and Bill Whitehouse, fetched £196,875. A 1985 Ford Sierra Cosworth Group N rally car, was the subject of a hard fought bidding battle, eventually selling for significantly £39,900. More unusual home-grown lots also finding new homes were a 1995 Austin FX4 London taxi and a 1962 Leyland Routemaster bus, which sold for £20,250. Special guests included: Sir Stirling Moss, Murray Walker, Tiff Needell, Barry Lee, Win Percy, Barrie Whizzo Williams, Bob Dancer, Len Terry, Norman Dewis, Stan Dibben, John Cooper and Ken Sprayson. Murray Walker said: "This is my first time at Race Retro and I'm so impressed, not only with what the show has to offer, but the passion of the enthusiasts attending. I've had a wonderful time meeting some of my dear old friends that I never thought I'd get to see again. In the immortal words of General Douglas McArthur, 'I shall return'."Tags:,