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Rare, significant and special BMWs complete the NEC classic live online auction catalogue

The catalogue for Silverstone Auctions final sale of 2020, The NEC Live Online Auction, is now complete. 150 classic and competition cars will be offered for sale over the two days, along with a selection of automobilia items and registration numbers, on 13th and 14th November.

Within the lot list there are a number of notable BMWs. Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions Managing Director commented “We are once again delighted with the catalogue of cars we have consigned for the sale and BMWs are a firm favourite with our audience. I am directly offering a very special trio of BMW M3s, which will be available to buy as a collection or, as individual lots.”

The best of breed group is made up of a 1989 M3 (E30) Group A FIA race car, which is one of only 55 period Motorsport factory Group A race cars and is estimated at £175,000 – £195,000. Nick campaigned the car as early as 1990 and in more recent years from 2013 onwards with great success. The 1987 M3 (E30) FIA tarmac rally car is one of the best of its kind in Europe, built to the highest standards from a genuine M3 with no expense spared. Having competed across Europe, with two international outright wins and fresh FIA HTP papers, it is estimated at £100,000 – £120,000. The Alpine White 1992 M3 (E30) road car completes this trio, with 55,000 miles covered, the car remains in extraordinary condition and is estimated at £55,000 – £65,000. Should the cars be purchased together, the estimate for all three as a collection is £300,000 – £365,000.

The BMWs in this sale do not end there, a 1980 BMW M1 will also cross the block next month. One of just 400 road cars built, the original owner had the car modified by BMW Motorsport to incorporate the look of the wider M1 race car and the car retains this upgrade today. This example looks and drives superbly, is a Concours winning car and is accompanied by its comprehensive history file. Not to be missed in the auction, it is estimated at £385,000 – £435,000.

The last two BMWs to feature in this release, include a rare 2002 BMW Z8 with just 30,000 miles covered. Finished in Sparkling Titanium Silver Metallic these were a low production engineering masterpiece and now highly collectable. With a comprehensive history file, this particular lot is estimated at £160,000 – 180,00. The 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL ‘Batmobile Homage’ has been lovingly restored and built over a ten year period by a BMW enthusiast, with the help of Soper BMW of Lincoln, using a genuine 3.0 CSL as a basis. Superbly presented, it is estimated at £100,000 – £120,000.

All of the cars in the auction will be available to view, by prior appointment, at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire between 29th October – 12th November. This viewing period gives buyers the chance to inspect vehicles of interest prior to the auction day, where bidding will be available online, by phone or commission. To book your appointment to view or to register to bid, contact the Silverstone Auctions team on 01926 691141.

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