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Little Classic News: 31 August 2014

Rare Classic Cars Head to Salon Privé Auction

Rare Classic Cars Head to Salon Privé Auction

Wednesday 3rd September sees the rather splendid Syon House in London play host to the three day classic car spectacular, Salon Privé. The second day (Thursday 4th September) however, is less about looking and more about buying, as Silverstone Auctions offer an outstanding array of classics for sale.

Although there is a drool-inducing arrangement of well-known classic cars for sale, we are quite taken by a few unusual rarities we’ve spotted amongst them…

1967 Fiat Dino Spider by Pininfarina

1967 Fiat Dino Spider by Pininfarina

The Fiat Dino was introduced at the Turin Motor Show in 1966 and later became the much loved Ferrari Dino. This rare 60s sports car, powered by a two litre V6, has become as collectable as it is pretty.

Estimate: £60,000 – £75,000

1954 Mercedes-Benz 170SD 'Fangio' Service Truck

1954 Mercedes-Benz 170SD 'Fangio' Service Truck

We do love classic commercial vehicles and this is a very special one. Found wrecked in the corner of Juan Manuel Fangio’s Mercedes dealership, this old workhorse, which had loyally served Fagio and his business in the early days was treated to a complete restoration.

Estimate: £60,000 – £85,000

1958 Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Two-Door Sports Saloon

1958 Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Two-Door Sports Saloon

In our opinion, this is one of the best shapes ever to carry the Bentley name. The S1 Continental was the last of the Bentleys to gain its power from the long-lived six-cylinder designed by Rolls-Royce. Many were then wrapped in a striking body. This particular classic is one of the rarest iterations (one of 95) built by Park Ward.

Estimate £150,000 - £200,000

1951 Jowett Jupiter Special by Coachcraft

1951 Jowett Jupiter Special by Coachcraft

Jowett made its name in the automotive world with its record breaking class win at the 1950 Le Mans, repeating success in both 51 and 52.This Jupiter Special by Coachcraft, being a Goodwood winner in 1954, has a list of previous owners including adventurers, engineers and even John Surtees OBE.

Estimate £28,000 - £32,000

1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Coupe by Pininfarina

1951 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Coupe by Pininfarina

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. Put simply, if you own this classic, you can rock up at any event and be pretty sure of winning the admiration of everyone in attendance.

Estimate £375,000 - £425,000

1962 Facel Vega II

1962 Facel Vega II

You would be forgiven for not recognising this luxury French four-seater sports car, as Facel was only producing cars from 1954 to 1964. This particular classic was delivered in London in 1962 in the extra rare right-hand-drive.

Estimate £250,000 - £300,000

1963 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide

1963 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide

Aston Martin has always been a rare and much loved brand of the classic car world – and this one is a just a little bit special. Reviving the previously purchased Lagonda brand, the luxurious Rapide four-door saloon brought speed and style to the family-man.

Estimate £100,000 - £125,000



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