An English auction house believes the Bavarian classics could fetch nearly $500,000.
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Jay Kay – the lead man of English band Jamiroquai – will have three BMWs from his personal collection go under the hammer in the UK tonight.

The BMWs will be part of an auction of 86 rare and exotic cars held at England’s Silverstone circuit. The event will be held online in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Comprising the three BMWs are a 1972 3.0 CSL E9 (pictured above) – of which only 500 were ever produced in right-hand drive, a 1983 Alpina B9 3.5 E28 – thought to be one of only 18 in its specification, and a 1987 E30 that was specially prepared for rally competition.

Above: Alpina B9

The auctioneer, Silverstone Auctions, estimates the BMW CSL will fetch between £135,000 (AU$252,500) and £155,000 (AU$289,900), with the Alpina B9 and BMW E30 rally car thought to get up to £48,000 (AU$89,800) and £56,000 (AU$104,700) respectively.

Other cars of interest in the lot include a Scaglione designed Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale, a Maserati Merak SS with only 16,000 miles (25,750km), and a Mercedes SLS gullwing.

Above: BMW E30

Silverstone Auctions is known for moving rare and sought-after cars.

Earlier in the year, CarAdvice reported on a Ford Sierra RS500 Cosworth prototype – one of only four ever built – the auction house had listed.

The auction is scheduled for 23 May at 2pm BST (23 May, 11pm AEST). Further information on the lots and online viewing can be found here .