It was a very hot weekend at the Silverstone Classic this year, but this didn't phase the thousands in attendance at the world's biggest retro racing event. With over 1,000 race entries and in excess of 10,000 privately owned classics, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
The Silverstone Auction this year boasted a 1972 De Tomaso Pantera, Pre-L. Exported from California to New Zealand, this car had been restored over a number of years and featured on the front page of a New Zealand classic car publication in 2016.
Acid-dipped and resprayed in original grabber blue, it has furnished Campagnolo wheels and original dashboard and instruments. Its Ford 5.8L V8 Cleveland, gearbox and ZF transaxle had been rebuilt. Interestingly, the owner had decided to not re-fit its chrome bumpers, although they were included as spares for the purist.
A great looking vehicle, this Pre-L sold for £82,125 including buyer's premium.