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Exciting New Format For NEC Classic Auction


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LONDON – Oct 3, 2013: For the very first time, Silverstone Auctions’ will be hosting two classic car and motorbike auctions on the Friday and Saturday of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on the 15th and 16th November respectively.

Saturday’s sale, a highlight of the biggest and most popular classic car extravaganza in the UK, also includes an automobilia and lifestyle auction which will offer a stylish array of watches, leather goods and other luxury items.

The decision to hold two sales at the NEC was prompted by the incredible demand and results achieved at last year’s auction which saw a premium inclusive sales value of 1.32 million, including the unforgettable moment when the PMs old Fiat 500 L sold for more than twice its pre-sale price guide.

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, explained: “It’s incredibly exciting to be hosting two sales at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show for the first time.

“It will mean an even greater choice of collectable classics, race cars and motorbikes to tempt bidders, while for vendors it offers a great opportunity to sell their cherished possession at the UK’s leading classic car event, which last year attracted over 58,000 enthusiasts.”

November’s sale, which promises to be Silverstone Auctions’ biggest ever, is its last one in 2013 in what has been an incredibly busy and successful year, including two at its spiritual base at Silverstone race circuit and return trips to CarFest.

“If there was ever the ideal venue to sell you classic car or bike, then the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show has to be it. Renowned the world over as a mecca for classic car and motorbike enthusiasts, it provides the prefect showcase to an enthusiastic and knowledgeable audience and will bring our 2013 calendar to a spectacular close.

“However, I would urge anyone interested in selling a collectable classic at the NEC, to contact Silverstone Auctions as soon as possible because space is still limited, even though we’re holding two auctions,” added Nick.