Sunday, 24 August 2014


Unique and incredible cars on offer at Salon Privé
The Salon Privé Sale is just around the corner where more than 50 of the finest classic cars available on the market will be going under the hammer.
Starting at 6pm on Thursday 4th September, iconic supercars, British luxury and incredible pieces of motoring history could be yours. We're also privileged to include in the sale some road going classics from one of Europe's finest collections, The ‘Stradale' Collection.
You can view the full lot list here.
Our team is here to help with any query you may have. Whether it's regarding transportation for a successful acquisition or simply a little more insight into the car's history, we're more than happy to provide assistance in securing the car of your dreams. You can register to bid in person or if you’re not attending Salon Privé you can register to bid online, via phone or by leaving a commission bid with us before the sale here.
Read on for more details of the fabulous cars on offer.
1970 Range Rover - Chassis #001
This important car was built between 24th November and 17th December 1969 before being registered on 2nd January 1970, nearly six months before the official launch date of the Range Rover.
The vehicle retains all its "matching numbers" components; chassis, engine, gearbox, and axles, as well as the original aluminium bonnet, and the original body shell. In 1997 the DVLA reissued #001 with its original registration number 'YVB 151H'.
Having enjoyed a ground up, six year restoration executed to an exceptional and unwavering standard, don’t miss your chance to own a hugely significant motorcar and a piece of motoring history.  
Estimate (£): 100,000 - 140,000
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1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Coupe by Pininfarina
A true one off, this bespoke Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn sporting Coupe by Pininfarina was the world’s most expensive car when built in the early 1950s and is totally unique.
Purchased by the vendor from the original owner's relatives it was treated to a careful and sympathetic restoration. Following the restoration, it was invited to the Warren Concours De Elegance in May 2014, where it was placed first in class and runner up for the entire event. The speedometer shows a believed genuine 5,179 kilometres and this Rolls-Royce would be welcome at the world's most prestigious events
We are delighted to offer this special car for public sale for the very first time in its esteemed history.
Estimate (£): 375,000 - 425,000
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1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk.II Volante
One of just 17 manual cars produced, this beautiful and rare DB6 is a sister car to Prince Charles’ famous Aston Martin.
Finished in Tourmaline Blue with completely original black leather interior, this Mk II Volante has been treasured by its five former keepers and unusually, has a detailed and documented history spanning most of its life. Very few Aston Martin's boast such exceptional provenance, exclusivity and early factory maintenance.
Silverstone Auctions are honoured to be selling such an important piece of Aston Martin history
Estimate (£): 820,000 - 920,000
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1954 Mercedes-Benz 170SD 'Fangio' Service Truck
This wonderful Mercedes truck was acquired by Fangio when he began to market Mercedes-Benz in Argentina. It was used to deliver spare parts, run errands and was even used as a support vehicle at the 1962 Swedish Grand Prix where it joined the official Mercedes-Benz team in its ‘Servicio Repuestos' livery.
The restoration of this Mercedes has been completed to an exemplary standard and it presents in fantastic overall condition. Sympathetically detailed to match the livery and colours which it sported in period, careful attention and consideration has been given, particularly to the interior to ensure the car has not been over-restored.
A charming and unusual collector's Mercedes, the history of this vehicle and its place within the career of the great Fangio and the success of one of the worlds' most revered marques is paramount.
Estimate (£): 60,000 - 85,000
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