Historic Motorsport International show will see a wealth of notable historic racers go under the hammer.

The forthcoming Historic Motorsport International at London’s ExCel will see auctioneer Coys attempt to sell what it describes as “20 prized lots” comprising “sought-after” Aston Martins, Ferraris and Jaguars, plus a number of notable historic competition cars.

Former Ferrari F1 and sports car driver Jacky Ickx will open the show, while topping the auction bill is a 1968 Pininfarina designed Ferrari 330 GTC. This example boasts just 28,287 miles on the clock and is expected to sell for more than £500,000.

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Other road cars expected to prove popular on the day include a rare right-hand-drive Mercedes-Benz 190SL from 1959 (estimate £120,00 to £150,000), a low mileage 1995 Porsche 993 Turbo (estimate £95,000 to £115,000), a 1966 Jaguar E-type Series 1 (estimate £90,000 to £120,000) and a 2007 Aston Martin DB9 with delivery mileage (estimate £50,000 to £70,000).

According to Coys, some of the competition cars won’t require such deep pockets, although in the world of historic racing ‘wealth’ is a relative term. That said, an original 1965 Lotus Elan S1 roadster with all the right paperwork, plus some racing history, is expected to sell for around £70,000 while a TVR Grantura Mk III of a similar vintage is likely to be a slightly more affordable way to go racing in 2017.

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At the ‘budget’ and of the scale, Coys will also be selling a number of V8 muscle cars, including a pair of Chevrolet Holden ‘Supercars’ (estimate £25,000 to £29,000) and a 573bhp Ford Mustang GT (estimate £25,000 to £35,000) – a supercharged monster that has collected several class wins in circuit, sprint and hillclimb events.

Commenting on the sale, Chris Routledge, CEO of Coys, said: “For this high octane auction at Historic Motorsport International we have lined up a selection of sporting and competition cars ready to be raced in the upcoming season.

“We’ve long had a deep association with historic motorsport since the earliest days of the Coys Historic Festival at Silverstone and to be a founding partner of Historic Motorsport International in our capital city is a very exciting opportunity.”

Source: Historic Motorsport International

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