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Top 5 project cars on offer at Silverstone’s Restoration Show sale

Almost a quarter of the 70 cars on offer at Silverstone’s 28 March Restoration Show sale are projects in need of lots of TLC. Here are our top five favourites:

  1. 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7

This Big Healey has only had three owners from new, the last one since 1966. Looking highly original and offered with an original hardtop, it’s been garaged for the past 44 years. The engine runs and some recommissioning work has been done to mechanical ancillaries, but there’s plenty of work left to do to bring this car up to scratch. It’s estimated at £12,000-£16,000.

  1. 1958 Jaguar XK150 SE coupe

An original right-hand drive XK150 SE, this car has wire wheels, an uprated engine, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive and a limited slip diff. A Jaguar Heritage Certificate confirms the engine, which runs, is original, and the interior is said to be in surprisingly good condition. It’s not cheap though, with an expected price of £30,000-£35,000.

  1. 1969 Jensen Interceptor SII

An original UK right-hand drive car with a 6,300cc Chrysler engine, this project car is described as 90% complete. The chassis has been restored and the engine turns. There is no reserve on this car, to give an idea of what it should be worth when finished there’s another S2 in the Silverstone sale in need of minor bodywork estimated at £20,000-£24,000.

  1. 1960 MG A

A left-hand drive model that’s spent some time in California, this MG A will need a new front wing and complete interior. All taxes have been paid on the car and it’s on sale at no reserve.

  1. 1969 Porsche 912

Another ex-American left-hooker, this 912 is being offered as a virtually complete project. Details about it are sparse and it’s being sold with no reserve. 

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