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Little Classics News: 8 September 2015

Salon Privé Hosts £5 million Classic and Modern Sale

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante

Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé sale, held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace on 4 September, saw numerous special and desirable classics push the total sales value to £5 million.

The star of the sale was an original 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Volante (top). The car, one of 29 built, was sold for £900,000, £75,000 over its lower estimate. Finished in original California Sage Green paintwork with natural tan hide interior, the UK-supplied example was sold with full inspection from Aston Martin specialists as well as a full service and remedial works being carried out.

1986 Porsche 911 SuperSport

Proving that classic Porsche prices are continuing to rise, a 1986 911 SuperSport (above), which was offered with a mere 743kms on the clock at ‘no reserve’ achieved £163,125.

Ferrari models were equally in demand, with a 1989 328 GTS (below) achieving £137,250. The car, which had covered just 1600 miles since new, was once held in Mohammed Al-Fayed’s car collection.

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

A true modern classic certainly caught the attention of the bidders, with the one-of-three UK RHD 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV (below), finished in gleaming Blue Scuro paintwork, going for £185,000* - £45,000 over its lower estimate.

Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, says: “The Salon Privé Sale is one of our headline sales of the year. It has been a true pleasure to return to this superb event. The auction’s atmosphere was electric – with telephone and online bidders competing with buyers in the Garden Room marquee at Blenheim Palace. The prices achieved were testament to the quality and significance of the cars presented.”

1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV

Consignments are now being invited into The Porsche Sale, with interest placed on high-end classic and modern Porsches. The sale is held in conjunction with Porsche Club GB and takes place on Sunday 25 October.



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