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Ex-Colin McRae Ford Focus WRC Achieves Another World Record For Silverstone Auctions

Silverstone Auctions’ first collectors’ car sale of 2022 was held last weekend, 5th and 6th March, at RAF Museum London. The two-day sale opened on Saturday with a collection of Automobilia followed by a mix of 50 best of breed classic and competition cars, and the same followed on Sunday.

£5m total sales and three Auction World Records were obtained over the course of the weekend, most notably for the Ex-Colin McRae 2001 Ford Focus WRC, which stole the show smashing its pre-sale estimate to sell for £423,300.

The car, which had gathered a lot of interest before the sale weekend, was freshly built for the Acropolis Rally, Round 7 of the 2001 World Rally Championship, and took Colin McRae and Nicky Grist to a maiden win. With Colin enjoying the lead in his home rally, the Network Q Rally of Great Britain, Y4 FMC was launched into a spectacular series of rolls on SS4 (Rhonda 1) costing him his second World Championship and handing the title to the late Richard Burns. The car was subsequently rebuilt by M-Sport and went onto further rallying success before being retired and returned to its iconic 2001 livery for posterity and will now be enjoyed by a new custodian.

It wasn’t just McRae’s car that proved popular; his 2001 Season Race Suit also went under the hammer and sold for £16,650. Thus proving that everyone loves a car or piece of automobilia with a story to tell.

There were other successes in the Competition Car Collection with further cars selling for above estimate including the 1985 Audi Sport Quattro S1 E2 – Hannu Mikkola-Group B Homage which sold for £292,500 and 1988 Rover Metro 6R4 – International Specification which sold for £196,875.

In the Classic Car Category two further Auction World Records were obtained for Silverstone Auctions in the sale of an ultra-low mileage 1995 Daimler Six (X300) with only one registered keeper and an incredible 1,512 miles from new, which sold for £36,563; and a 1963 Jenson CV8 which sold for £67,500.

The stunning 1985 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary edition raised £260,000 whilst a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Coupé (W111) – one of the most stylish models ever made by Mercedes-Benz – sold for £76,500.

There were also a number of charity lots within the sale that raised a total of £15,414 across two charities.

With so many notable sales over the two-days, all of the results from the car and automobilia auctions are available to view on the Silverstone Auctions website

Silverstone Auctions are now accepting entries for our forthcoming sales; The SuperCar FestSale of Iconic and Classic Cars on 28th & 29th May; and A Sale of Ferraris In Association With The Ferrari Owners Club GB on 4th June.