Beloved British racing legend’s car collection for sale

Barrie Whizzo Williams Collection for sale at Silverstone Classic

The collection of the late Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams is to be auctioned at the Silverstone Classic sale at the end of July. Barrie was adored throughout the motorsport community. A character whose driving was as exuberant as his personality.

This excellent and very personal collection includes his 1964 Mini Cooper 1071S. Whizzo ordered this car from his hospital bed after an accident.

In spite of the six-month waiting list, he received it just three weeks later. He and co-driver John Griffiths went on to win the International Welsh Rally with the car, as a private entry. It turned out to be the first international win for a Cooper S.

Barrie Whizzo Williams Collection for sale at Silverstone Classic

After a couple of years and two seasons of use, Barrie moved the Mini on, only to buy it back later in life and restore it to 1964 Welsh Rally Spec. He’d use it as a daily driver, frequenting lunch at the BRDC in it.

One of, if not the coolest Mini in the world, will be hitting the block at the Silverstone Classic and is estimated to make between £60,000 and £80,000.

Barrie Whizzo Williams Collection for sale at Silverstone Classic

Joining the Mini will be Whizzo’s 1972 Lancia Fulvia HF Series II. A near-immaculate example, it’s recently undergone an extensive restoration and comes with documentation to back it up. It could be yours for between £30,000 and £35,000.

The last two lots are very personal to Barrie. The first is his Fastakart – a ‘50s racing kart of his father’s design – that’s being sold with a box trailer. The second is Barrie’s own paddock bike, a 2007 Gilerta Stalker.

Barrie Whizzo Williams Collection for sale at Silverstone Classic

“Barrie was an exceptional racer who touched the lives of many people with his larger than life character,” said Guy Lees-Milne, general manager, Silverstone Auctions

“We are honoured to be auctioning this history-making and very special car at our Silverstone Classic sale.”