Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Sale

Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Sale

There is now just over a week to go until The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Sale on Saturday 25th September at Stoneleigh Park, Hall 1.

Classic Car Auctions are delighted to be offering this 1979 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk2 after the success Richard had at their sister company’s most recent sale, The Classic at Silverstone.

The exceptional example is prepared and supplied directly from Richard Hammond and his partners at ‘The Smallest Cog’. The car was originally supplied to the UK, but then spent some time in the Isle of Man before forming part of a collection in the Republic of Ireland.

Earlier this year, Richard and his team took the car to The London Classic Car Show before recommissioning. Since, the example has been recommissioned and prepared for this sale and recently appeared at Hampton Court Concours D’Elegance where it received many positive comments. The Ford Escort has been recommissioned to a remarkable standard and is superbly presented in gleaming Midnight Blue – what a serious opportunity for any Rallye Sport collector.

Gary Dunne, CCA’s Sales Manager commented:

“We are absolutely delighted to once again be offering a spectacular car from Richard Hammond. Not only have The Smallest Cog team transformed the car but it will feature as part of the all-important original docuseries airing on discovery+ UK later this year.”

The recommissioning work includes a new interior fitted by the renowned Aldridge Trimmers as well as new front suspension and front/rear brakes – further details can be found on CCA’s condition report. The car is sensibly guided at £35,000 – 40,000.
Classic Car Auctions will start their sale at 11am with viewing days available on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th September as well as on the morning of the sale.

Bidding for the sale can be done in person, online, by phone or via commission (pre-bid). For absentee bidding, please complete the registration process at least 48 hours before the auction day to ensure your registration is processed. Alternatively, if you have any questions, please email the UK Auction House Market Leaders on [email protected] or call 01926 640888.


This article was submitted to be published by Silverstone Auctions as part of their advertising agreement with Today’s Wills and Probate. The views expressed in this article are those of the submitter and not those of Today’s Wills and Probate.

Silverstone Auctions

Silverstone Auctions

Formed in 2011, Silverstone Auctions is a world-class, specialist auction house for the sale of classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles as well as automobilia.

In 2020 we sold £32.3million worth of cars and The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction was our highest grossing sale in the history of the company. Following the success of the company, The Silverstone Auctions group became the UK's market leading classic car auction house in 2020.

We hold the exclusive automotive auction rights for Silverstone Circuit where we host several stand-alone events each year, as well as our annual headline sale as part of the Silverstone Classic, the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. In addition to our sales at Silverstone Circuit, we also host several auctions each year at other major classic car events, including the NEC Classic Motor Show and Race Retro. At present, the events have been unable to go ahead in their typical format, but we have continued to work closely with each of these event partners for online versions.

Over the years we have also been selected by several the UK’s official owners’ clubs to hold marque-dedicated sales, including the highly regarded Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain, Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club and Porsche Club Great Britain.

With years of market expertise and specialist knowledge of the world’s vintage and modern car brands, our team works hard to provide accurate valuations and connect vendors and buyers across our global customer base.

We are committed to providing the best possible service for both buyers and vendors alike, so if you’d like to know more about selling or buying with Silverstone Auctions, then please do get in touch by calling the expert team on 01926 691 141, email: [email protected] or visit their website.


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