‘The Mike Brewer Collection’ up for sale

‘The Mike Brewer Collection’ up for sale

Motoring television presenter Mike Brewer is offering up five cars for auction from his personal collection. All cars will be sold by Silverstone Auctions at the upcoming NEC Classic Motor Show on Saturday 13th November from 1pm.

The catalogue for the final Silverstone Auctions sale of 2021 boasts over 130 classic and collector cars, as well as 96 motorcycles and dozens of automobile items. Included in the catalogue is a collection of five vehicles from automotive television personality Mike Brewer.

First up for sale is a remarkable 1972 Citroen SM 2.7 four-seat coupe. This 2.7 SM was purchased by Mr Brewer in a sorry state a few years ago before going through a full strip-down and restoration. It was later unveiled on stage at the 2018 NEC Classic Motor Show, to rapturous applause. The car has since gone on to win a Concours d’Elegance trophy at the National Citroen event, as well as to feature in a soon-to-be-released episode of ‘The Grand Tour’.

Next up is a stunning 1967 Mini Cooper 1275 S, a car regularly used by John Cooper himself. The vehicle has a fascinating history, having been purchased by American car enthusiast Phil Reed, before shipping it back to California in the 1980s to add to his growing collection. Fast-forward 40 years, and by pure coincidence, Mike was viewing the Phil Reed collection whilst filming for Wheeler Dealer. After recognising the vehicle, a deal was struck, and the car was repatriated to UK shores more than 40 years later.

A striking red, floor-start 1961 Austin Seven Mini 1961 was also snapped up from Phil Reed’s small car collection. After sadly passing away some years earlier, the Phil Reed collection was left to his two sons, but they did not share the same passion for cars as their father and were happy to listen to offers – fortunately for Mike.

A highly collectable and coveted high-performance classic sports saloon, the 1966 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk1 remains in lovely condition. The car was first registered in 1966, finished in Ermine White and Sherwood Green. It later had a full restoration in 1999, undertaken with meticulous care and attention to detail, over a period of eight years with no expense spared.

The final lot to cross the block is a 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider F1. This fabulous example is offered with a fantastic history, finished in Tour De France Blu over a Beige and Blu interior. Regarded as an ‘on-the-button’ example.

Mike Brewer will offer up these vehicles for auction after he deciding his collection needed a reshuffle. Commenting on the cars up for sale, Mike stated,

“I am sad to see these cars go, but it was time for a change; I want to consolidate my collection. Each car has its own unique story, and they all deserve a new home.”

Mike Brewer’s collection will go on sale on Saturday 13th November from 1pm at the NEC Classic Motor Show. To register to bid, log in or create an account via the Silverstone Auctions website. Bidding for this auction is available in person, by telephone, online, or via commission (pre-bid) for all of the classic car, motorcycle and automobilia sales.


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.

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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.

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