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Salon Privé Auction

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As Salon Privé celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2015 join us for the most premier auto auction of the year.
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2013 Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic 44mm

2013 Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic 44mm

Lot # 101 (Sale Order: 1 of 78)      

2013 Panerai Luminor Marina Automatic 44mm complete with box and paperwork. It boasts a stainless steel case with screw display back and smooth bezel, numbered 337/1500. The dial is a black 'sandwich' type with luminous numerals and date at 3 'o'clock and sub seconds at 9 'o'clock. The strap is a Panerai brown crocodile leather with cream stitch fitted to a Panerai pin buckle. The watch has a Panerai calibre P9000 automatic movement with date function and a three day power reserve. The watch has its original box and paperwork and is presented in awesome condition ready to enjoy!

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Rolex Explorer 2 16570 in 'timewarp' condition

Rolex Explorer 2 16570 in 'timewarp' condition

Lot # 102 (Sale Order: 2 of 78)      

Rolex Explorer 2 16570 in unsued and as such 'timewarp' condition. It has a 40mm Stainless steel case with fixed stainless steel bezel with 24hr markings. The Bracelet is a Rolex Oyster and has screwed links and a short flip-lock clasp. The dial is white with white luminous hour markers and black luminous hands with a red 24 hour hand. The movement is a Rolex cal. 3185 series movement that is automatic with date and 24hr function. This watch is complete with box and paperwork having never been used and as such is in the very finest condition with original stickers all in their original positions. With the new model equivalent costing over £5500.00 and this model now discontinued, this watch is a certain classic investment and in this condition a rare opportunity.

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Omega Constellation 'My Choice' Cindy Crawford 18ct gold and diamond

Omega Constellation 'My Choice' Cindy Crawford 18ct gold and diamond

Lot # 103 (Sale Order: 3 of 78)      

Omega Constellation 'My Choice' Cindy Crawford 18ct gold and diamond. The case is 18ct gold measuring 22mm and has a snap 18ct back with embossed constellation observatory. The bracelet is full 18ct gold and has a deployment clasp. The movement is an Eta quartz battery type, which was recently serviced and is running well. The dial is mother of pearl with diamonds at the hour markers, the bezel has 30 diamonds set in 18ct gold and the new RRP is over £9500.00

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2008 Rolex Submariner 16610LV Green Bezel 50th Anniversary

2008 Rolex Submariner 16610LV Green Bezel 50th Anniversary

Lot # 104 (Sale Order: 4 of 78)      

2008 Rolex Submariner 16610lv Green Bezel 50th Anniversary Complete with Box and Paperwork. The 40mm case is stainless steel featuring a steel rotating Bezel with Green insert. The watch has a black 'Maxi' dial with large luminous batons and luminous hands. The Oyster stainless steel bracelet has a flip/lock clasp all in fantastic condition with little sign of use. The movement is the Rolex 3135 calibre mechanical automatic with date function. This Lot is sold complete with original box and paperwork. The 50th Anniversary came out in 2003 and was replaced in 2010 by the larger ceramic all green Submariner. With such a short production run the Green 16610LV is a rare and desirable watch making it a certain blue chip investment.

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2013 Breitling Chronomat Bi-Metal Chronograph on Pilot bracelet

2013 Breitling Chronomat Bi-Metal Chronograph on Pilot bracelet

Lot # 105 (Sale Order: 5 of 78)      

2013 Breitling Chronomat Bi-Metal Chronograph on Pilot bracelet complete with box and paperwork. This watch boasts a 44mm stainless steel case with rotating rose gold bezel and stainless steel screws around outside edge. The Chronograph pushers and crown are both rose gold in colour and the back is a screw s/s with original engraving from Breitling still with the protective preservative in place. The Bracelet is a Pilot type in steel and gold with links screwed together and a flip/lock clasp signed Breitling still with preservative. The movement is an ETA automatic with chronograph stopwatch and date function. The dial is white with gold sub dials and square hour markers. This is a complete set unused with original box and paperwork usually carrying an RRP of £10,850.00.

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2006 Rolex Datejust Bi-Metal Ladies Box and Paperwork

2006 Rolex Datejust Bi-Metal Ladies Box and Paperwork

Lot # 106 (Sale Order: 6 of 78)      

2006 Rolex Datejust Bi-Metal with original box and paperwork. The case is stainless steel with a serrated 18ct Rose gold bezel and gold crown. The bracelet is the New Jubilee model with solid gold links through the centre surrounded by stainless steel satin links and a modern concealed type clasp denoted only by the visible Rolex crown. The dial is an unusual Mother of Pearl with rose roman numeral hour markers and rose hands. The movement is a Rolex signed automatic with date function. This watch is complete with original box and paperwork and is in exceptionally clean condition.

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1995 Patek Philippe 5015 18ct White Gold Moon Phase and Power Reserve

1995 Patek Philippe 5015 18ct White Gold Moon Phase and Power Reserve

Lot # 107 (Sale Order: 7 of 78)      

1995 Patek Philippe 5015 18ct white gold moon phase and power reserve with Patek archive paperwork. The watch has the officer's case in 18ct white gold with a bead bezel and opening back cover with display back. The movement is calibre 240 PS IRM LV which is a beautifully finished automatic micro-rotor movement with concealed winding work, featuring a power reserve and moon phase function and subsidiary seconds dial at 4 'o'clock. The dial is white porcelain with nine black painted Arabic numbers with sub-dials featuring moon phase and power reserve having black painted hands. It is presented on a black Patek crocodile strap with genuine Patek 18ct white gold pin buckle. This watch is complete with Patek Philippe archive paperwork dated April 2015.

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2005 Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Black Dial

2005 Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Black Dial

Lot # 108 (Sale Order: 8 of 78)      

2005 Rolex Daytona Cosmograph. Black dial complete with original box and paperwork. The case is 40mm stainless steel with fixed bezel with engraved tachymeter. The bracelet is the Oyster type and is in lovely condition finished with polished centre links and satined outers. The movement is the Rolex Calibre mechanical self-wind with chronograph stopwatch. The Daytona is an exceptionally popular watch which has always commanded a high price due to the waiting list to buy one brand new. The RRP in 2014 was £7950.00, and several years ago they would sell several thousand over list price just so someone could get hold of one! With exceptionally low depreciation and a proven investment record, owning one is a must.

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Rolex Explorer 2 'Steve McQueen', Orange hand, Model 1655

Rolex Explorer 2 'Steve McQueen', Orange hand, Model 1655

Lot # 109 (Sale Order: 9 of 78)      

The Explorer II model, 1655, was introduced in 1971. The movement was either the 1570 or the 1575, and essentially this particular model was a GMT with a fixed stainless steel bezel. It featured a distinctive dial with an extra hour hand that was designed specifically for speleologists, or cave explorers, who Rolex claimed, "soon lose all notion of time: morning, afternoon, day, or night". The extra hour hand, or 24 hour, would tell the explorers whether the '4' on the dial was 4:00am or 4:00pm (16:00hrs). This model has also been called the Steve McQueen Rolex. Steve McQueen may have worn a TAG Heuer Monaco wristwatch in the film Le Mans, but in real life he wore a Rolex Explorer II, model 1655 which makes the Explorer II very popular amongst motoring types today. This Rolex Explorer 2 'Steve McQueen', orange hand, model 1655, is complete with box, original paperwork, original receipt and recent service papers. The case is 40mm Stainless steel with a solid case back which all are in the most fantastic original condition. An exceptionally rare opportunity, not to be missed.

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2015 Patek Philippe 5960/1a Annual Calendar Chronograph

2015 Patek Philippe 5960/1a Annual Calendar Chronograph

Lot # 110 (Sale Order: 10 of 78)      

Patek Philippe 5960. This watch was bought new in 2015 and has had use on only a handful of occasions. Simply one of the finest timepieces to buy, it has a complicated triple calendar, automatic, chronograph movement made to a standard that is in a league of its own. Complete with original box, receipt and paperwork from new. There is a waiting list for this complicated model, so this is a rare chance to be able to get one straight away and look after it for your next generation! Technical spec: Mechanical self-winding movement Caliber CH 28-520 IRM QA 24H Annual Calendar Chronograph 60-minute and 12-hour mono counter Day, date and month in apertures Silvery opaline dial with blackened gold applied hour markers Steel bracelet with fold-over clasp Sapphire-crystal case back Water resistant to 30m

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2012 Rolex Sea Dweller 'Deep Sea' stainless steel 116660

2012 Rolex Sea Dweller 'Deep Sea' stainless steel 116660

Lot # 111 (Sale Order: 11 of 78)      

2012 Rolex Sea Dweller 'Deep Sea' stainless steel 116660 complete with box and paperwork. The 44mm case is 904L stainless steel with a helium release valve, a titanium case back and steel rotating bezel with black ceramic insert. The watch has a black dial with luminous hands/batons. The bracelet is the new 'Oyster' type featuring a flip/lock clasp all instantly adjustable in fantastic condition. The movement is the Rolex 3135 calibre mechanical automatic with date function. This watch is capable of depths up to 12,800 feet and this is clear to see by the quality and scale to which the watch has been crafted. As a comparison, the RRP is more than £8000.

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c.2005 Girard Perregaux Platinum Rattrapante chronograph, ref. 9010

c.2005 Girard Perregaux Platinum Rattrapante chronograph, ref. 9010

Lot # 112 (Sale Order: 12 of 78)      

c.2005 Girard Perregaux Platinum Rattrapante chronograph, ref. 9010. The watch is fitted with an automatic movement GP calibre and displays hour, minute, second, chronograph and rattrapante (split seconds). The silver dial has an engine turned centre and black roman numeral hour markers. The watch case is made of Platinum and is in exceptionally fine condition, the back being held by six individual screws and engraved No.3. This timepiece is in all round very good condition with only minimal traces of wear.

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2010 Rolex Yachtmaster Bi-Metal

2010 Rolex Yachtmaster Bi-Metal

Lot # 113 (Sale Order: 13 of 78)      

2010 Rolex Yachtmaster Bi-Metal complete with original box and paperwork. The case is 40mm made from stainless steel with a dual rotating 18ct Gold elapsed time bezel. The bracelet is the oyster link bracelet with centre 18ct gold links and steel outer links leading to a short flip lock clasp again with 18ct Gold through the centre. The dial is a striking blue colour with gold luminous hour markers and luminous hands as well as having a Rolex engraved inner glass ring. This watch comes complete with its original box and paperwork from Rolex and presented in fine condition. In the retail arena this watch would likely carry a price tag north of £8000.00.

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2009 Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

2009 Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600

Lot # 114 (Sale Order: 14 of 78)      

2009 Rolex Sea Dweller 16600 in unused condition complete with box and paperwork. The 40mm case is stainless steel with a helium release valve and steel rotating Bezel with black insert. The watch has a black dial with luminous hands/batons. The bracelet is the 'Oyster' type featuring a flip/lock clasp in excellent condition and still retaining the manufacturers protective preservative. The movement is the Rolex 3135 calibre mechanical automatic with date function. This lot is complete with original box and paperwork, plus original tags, wallet and tool kit including bracelet extension, depth chart, bracelet tool and bezel protector from new. The 16600 is no longer made and has always been the enthusiast and collectors' choice with low numbers available. Already acknowledged as a classic investment, this is a rare opportunity to still buy an unused Sea Dweller.

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2005 IWC. DaVinci Limited Edition No.043/500 Perpetual Calender in Platinum with Box and Paperwork

2005 IWC. DaVinci Limited Edition No.043/500 Perpetual Calender in Platinum with Box and Paperwork

Lot # 115 (Sale Order: 15 of 78)      

2005 IWC. DaVinci limited Edition no.043/500, platinum automatic with perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronogrpah and offered complete with box and paperwork. This is a sophisticated watch. The perpetual calendar will mechanically compensate for long short months and leap years. The watch is made from a large 41mm platinum case with hinged lugs signed by IWC. The dial is silver with Arabic hour markers and 4 sub-dials. The first dial at 3 'o'clock is date function; the second is the month and chronograph hour recorder; the third dial is day indicator and running seconds; and finally, the top dial has minute recorder and a moon phase window. There is a year window at position 7/8. The movement also has a rare and desirable rattrapante (split-seconds) recorder operated by the left hand pusher. The crocodile IWC strap is completed with a IWC deployant clasp. This watch is sold with the original wooden box which has been beautifully made housing the watch and IWC paperwork as well as a capsule for the year window. This is a complex and rare watch with newer equivalents seemingly retailing for more than £38,000.00. This DaVinci is a watch with incredible presence and is what most watch collectors and enthusiasts will aspire to own. Don't wait any longer....

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Richard Burton’s 1970 Omega Constellation Automatic

Richard Burton’s 1970 Omega Constellation Automatic

Lot # 116 (Sale Order: 16 of 78)      

**Sold in aid of the Alzheimer's Society** We have the honour of offering for sale a piece of twentieth century history, an item that witnessed the glamour of 1970's Hollywood and the jet set parties of Europe. Richard Burton, the titan of his age, drank with Sinatra, danced with the Duchess of Windsor and was married to Elizabeth Taylor. Twice. The Burton-Taylor saga became the defining moment of modern celebrity when their 1963 affair scandalised the world. With even the Vatican commenting that their relationship was "erotic vagrancy". This 1970 Omega Constellation, according to the vendor, was given as a gift by Liz to Richard during a stay at their Gstaad home in the autumn of 1970. Their love story had the makings of a Hollywood movie. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were married and divorced twice, and their union was probably the most notorious and dramatic of the 20th century. The provenance is exemplary, a handwritten note (to be supplied with the watch) by Burton's nephew, dated 29th August 2010, includes the following: "I confirm that this watch belonged to Richard Burton. My mother remembers Richard wearing it." Burton was famous for buying gifts for Liz, he outbid Cartier and Aristotle Onassis for a diamond ring, paying the equivalent of £13,000,000 in today's money. He bought umpteen diamonds and pearls, and gifts of Van Goghs and Monets were all made to Liz. After Taylor's death her collection of jewellery, many bought by Burton, was famously sold for a premium inclusive £74,900,000 in December 2011. However the gift giving wasn't entirely one way, Richard Burton's diaries note a number of gifts by Liz to him, a few of which were gold watches. Omega of Zurich confirmed that the watch was bought on 12th September 1970 in Zurich, but for reasons of client confidentiality refused to say by whom. Offered today with the patina of forty-five years the watch measures 39.9mm by 32.9mm and has the Omega case numbers 166.059 168.047 with the watch and bracelet in 18ct gold. The vendor acquired the watch from a gentleman who had acquired it direct from Richard Burton's family. The vendor, a proud Welshman, has generously proposed that any proceeds over the bottom estimate shall be donated to the Alzheimer's Society, a charity close to his heart as his wife has suffered from this debilitating disease for fifteen years. Silverstone Auctions shall match this generosity by donating the buyer's premium.

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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SE - Just 5,700 kms

1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SE - Just 5,700 kms

Lot # 201 (Sale Order: 17 of 78)      

Mercedes-Benz launched its new S-Class in 1979 hopeful of retaining the title of the "World's Best Luxury Car" for the next decade. The W126 range succeeded admirably, achieving critical acclaim worldwide - including Australia, where it won Wheels Magazine's coveted "Car of the Year" award for 1981. The engineers at Stuttgart paid greater attention to aerodynamics (the W126 had a class leading 0.36 Cd) for better economy and pioneered a number of safety systems like ABS and SRS airbags, helping make the new S-Class the first production car able to meet stringent new regulations for surviving an offset frontal collision. The S-Class was commercially successful, and a total of 890,000 were sold worldwide in 13 years of production. The W126 range consisted of the 280SE/SEL six-cylinder models and two V8 variants, the 380SE/SEL and 500SE/SEL. In 280 guise, the W126 was powered by the proven M110 six-cylinder engine with twin overhead camshafts and Bosch fuel injection, a motor capable of delivering ample performance without sacrificing fuel economy. Inside, the W126 range was typically well thought out and equipped with every luxury available at the time, all built to the highest possible standards. Indeed, the superb build quality, combined with the relative lack of electronic gizmos, has probably contributed to the extraordinary number of W126s still in daily use around the world and they are now remarkably good value. Given its popularity, it's very rare to find a very low mileage 280 SE and we are therefore very proud to offer this truly unusual and special car that has only completed a remarkable 5,700km during its lifetime. As one might expect, this car is presented in excellent condition with the ‘new car smell' being one of your first impressions upon sitting in the driver's seat. The extensive history file containing all relevant original registration and order form documents, along with every invoice from new, confirms the feeling that this really is a one off opportunity to purchase this left-hand drive, one owner, very desirable emerging classic. Mechanically very sound, easy to drive and offered here at no reserve, we dare you not to give it a go!

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1975 Mercedes-Benz 280SLC - 16,500 kms

1975 Mercedes-Benz 280SLC - 16,500 kms

Lot # 202 (Sale Order: 18 of 78)      

Forty three years ago, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the C107 SLC at the Paris Motor Show. The launch signalled a shift in thinking at Stuttgart about what made a luxury coupe successful. The C107's extra 360mm in the wheelbase over the R107 allowed for a rear seat bench, whereas the SL offered little more than a shelf. Developed from the R107 SL chassis, which was in turn built with parts carried over from the W114 platform, the long version of the SL emerged as highly popular and remained in production for many years. Sporting a longer wheelbase and sufficient interior room for four, the SLC was a sleek two-door coupe that combined the seating advantages of a four-door sedan with the sportiness of a coupe. Powered by Mercedes own six-cylinder engine, the 280 SLC developed 182 BHP and had a top speed of 125 mph. Supplied new in Germany in 1975, this particular Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC has only had one recorded owner from new and has covered a meagre 16,500 km's since - the car is barely run in! As a result, the gleaming white paintwork is in superb condition overall, and inside the red leather is unmarked, it's all original throughout and everything works as it should. A large history file accompanies this superb example including the original order forms, and a full service history detailed in the supporting documents, gives an insight into the level of care and attention this car has received during its lifetime. As a result, this rare manual version is an extremely well preserved and original car. Supplied with its complete bookpack, spare set of keys and a comprehensive history file, this lovely 40-year-old Coupe is offered here without reserve, and is ready to be driven and enjoyed.

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1988 Daimler Double Six Series III - Just 3,300kms

1988 Daimler Double Six Series III - Just 3,300kms

Lot # 203 (Sale Order: 19 of 78)      

The Chairman of Jaguar at the time "Lofty" England declared that the new V12 luxury saloon was to be baptized the Daimler Double Six, and so it came to pass and a legend was born. The Series III, the final derivative of the Daimler Double Six, arrived in 1979 and like its predecessors benefited from the clean-cut, new body designed by famed Italian design house, Pininfarina. The new design featured more glass, slightly squarer lines around the roof area, and up to date front and rear styling. The Series III soldiered on until the late 1980s, outliving the XJ6, the departure of which was delayed by problems installing the engine in the new XJ40 series. This was the flagship car in the Jaguar/Daimler line and was produced until the very end of 1992. The term "XJ12" is also inaccurate as this referred only to the base-trim model and the vast majority sold were the upscale V12 Sovereign or Double Six models. It would be hard to imagine news footage of the 1980s and early 1990s without a member of the cabinet or the House of Windsor ascending elegantly out of a Double Six. No other car of that period epitomised brisk luxury travel like a Daimler, and in such a truly understated British fashion. This car was not concerned with the pomp and showmanship of a Rolls Royce, it was a Daimler and it meant business. The export market adored it. This exceptional Daimler Double Six Series 3, was built on 15th February 1988 and initially finished in a very diplomatic Dorchester Grey with a Saville Grey leather interior. It was later delivered to its one and only owner through German Jaguar Dealers, K.Luthge Motors at a cost of 82,000 DM on 14/4/1989. The car was presented for its first service with K.Luthge Motors on 16/06/88 showing just 2,390kms as noted in the cars service book. There are further maintenance references in the history file however these are not recorded in the service book. Ever the individual, the owner fitted a Nardi Steering wheel to the car in 1989 and, presumably bored with the original paintwork, commissioned a full respray in Metallic Blue at a cost, in 1996 of 16,283 DM. Three years later the car was fitted with the chrome wire wheels it sits on to this day. This Metallic Blue paintwork has remained in impeccable condition as has the rest of the car and with just 3,297kms on the clock this lovely elegant Daimler appears in a condition that reflects this mileage. Accompanied by a respectable history file along with its original Daimler/Jaguar book pack and spare keys, this Daimler Double Six is certainly the finest that we have seen and surely one of the best examples of this eighties statement still surviving to this day.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC - 38,000 kms

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC - 38,000 kms

Lot # 204 (Sale Order: 20 of 78)      

The Mercedes-Benz '126' range was a series of flagship vehicles produced between 1979 and 1991. Now regarded as the pinnacle of Mercedes build quality, 'S' Class models are now gently gaining respect and recognition in the classic car world, and none more so than the range-topping 560 SEC produced from 1985 until 1991. Regarded as the ultimate luxury coupe of the day, it was one of the most expensive cars in the world at the time and came comprehensively equipped as standard. The standard specification included heated electric seats with memory, a limited slip diff, electric steering, self-levelling suspension and ABS. Bruno Sacco headed the design team for the Mercedes W126 S-Class series and he stated that the coherent line of evolution in Mercedes models is the main reason for the long life of a Mercedes and was proud of the fact that reliability was being achieved even as levels of comfort, safety, and fuel consumption were all being improved at the same time. The SEC body shape was more efficient than the SLC and saloon models, and the length of the car between the centre cross member and rear suspension attachment points was reduced by 3 inches and the car was lowered by 1.2 inches, completing the dramatic look of the SEC Coupe. This left-hand drive, one owner car, originally supplied new to Germany, shows a modest 38,000km on the odometer and is stunningly presented along with a comprehensive history which equates nicely with the condition of the car. All the original factory order paperwork is present, along with all service invoices which certainly are consistent with the cars wonderful condition. Further detailing on the non period BBS wheels is also featured. We are excited to offer this ‘modern classic' without reserve, suggesting that this is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a low mileage, single ownership icon of the 1980s. Truly outstanding.

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1986 Porsche 911 SuperSport - 743kms

1986 Porsche 911 SuperSport - 743kms

Lot # 205 (Sale Order: 21 of 78)      

The 3.2 Carrera is revered as the ultimate development of the original 911 that first appeared in 1963, before being replaced by the more complicated 964.These final cars were the most flexible and usable of Butzi Porsche's original design. The all-alloy flat-6 engine, which had been fuel injected since 1971, received a final stretch to 3,164 cc, giving a torquey 231 hp ~ enough to propel the lithe and slippery coupe to over 150 mph, with 0-60 mph coming up in 5.6 seconds. Cars built from September 1986 onward received the more user-friendly G50 gearbox, but all 3.2 Carreras feature galvanized bodies, which together with Porsche's legendary build quality, ensure that these classics are long-lasting. Ordered via Paul Greier Porsche in Germany on 15.03.84, this one owner Porsche Carrera was highly optioned from new. The car was ordered in Grand Prix White with Can-Can Red leather sports seats, however the car was actually delivered with a driver's comfort seat and passenger sports seat as requested by the owner. The car was also specified with the desirable and costly Turbo Look, Supersport option code (M491) at an additional cost of 27,950 DM. This option code included the wide body styling of the 930 Turbo, and the stiffer suspension along with larger 917-derived brakes from the Turbo model. In all the total bill of sale for the car was 113,536 DM on the 22.04.86. However what's more impressive than the specification of the Carrera, is this car's incredible low mileage of just 743kms (461mls). As can be seen in the history file it was serviced by Paul Greier Porsche on the 15.07.1987 at 382kms. The car was taken back to Paul Grier Porsche for minor maintenance work on the exhaust on the 10/08/1988 with the mileage of the car now showing just 400kms and was once again presented for service with Paul Greier on the 19/07/1990 showing just 422kms. The car continued to be lightly used, as is evidenced by an engine bay service tag signed by K.Bracker showing a recorded mileage of 582kms on 24/9/1992. Over the coming years the car seldom saw the light of day and spent its life at rest until being woken once again to be offered for sale. Recently the car has befitted from a full detailed inspection, service and recommission by well known UK marque specialists Autofarm at a cost of £4,120, ensuring the car is in fine fettle and as close as its possible to be, to its condition when it left the factory back in 1986. A true time warp car presented with a good history file depicting early service records, the original Porsche book pack, its service book (not stamped but correctly completed), along with tools and other paraphernalia relating to the vehicle. Rarely are cars of this exceptional low mileage and condition seen, let alone become available on the open market. Offered without reserve this car is true collectors item not to be missed. Try and find another one!

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1971 Lotus Elan Sprint DHC

1971 Lotus Elan Sprint DHC

Lot # 206 (Sale Order: 22 of 78)      

‘LWR 40K' is perhaps the ultimate iteration of the Lotus Elan Sprint, being the drop head coupe finished in the iconic 'Gold Leaf Team Lotus' Formula One team racing colours of the late 60s and 70s, which together with its 126bhp 'Big Valve' Lotus Ford twin cam engine and superlative handling, has established the car as one of the finest British sports cars of all time. When purchased in 2006 by our vendor, this car had been stored for around ten years, having previously been the former keepers' daily driver for around 15 years. Once home, the car was found to be in completely original condition and had not suffered the ignominy of being customised as so many old British sports cars do before assuming 'classic status'. Upon closer examination, there was also evidence that the engine had been performance tuned, as the engine block and head were painted blue and carried an ID tag from 'Twin Cam Techniques', a well-respected Lotus specialist at the time. Upon purchase, although the car was complete and in original condition, the length of time in storage dictated that a full 'nut and bolt' restoration would be required. Documents supplied with the car confirmed that a genuine galvanised Lotus replacement chassis had been fitted in May 1983 and that this was in remarkably good condition. For prudence, it was surface cleaned and then re-finished with two coats of 'Rust Bullet', an extremely high quality rust prevention surface treatment, developed in the USA and used by the NASA space programme. The gearbox and differential were sent to Paul Matty Sportscars, the respected Lotus specialists, to be checked over. The company rebuilt both units with documentary evidence provided, the prop-shaft was cleaned and rebuilt and they also supplied and fitted new final drive 'rubber doughnuts'. All components of the front and rear suspension were dismantled, thoroughly cleaned and inspected. All bearings and bushes were replaced and new Spax adjustable dampers were fitted, with the fronts also being fitted with special springs and Spyder tubular front wishbones. Both front and rear brake callipers were dismantled, deep cleaned and rebuilt with new seals, discs and pads, as was the inboard parking brake for the rears. The engine was stripped down and found to be in very good condition, with probably only a few miles covered since the previous rebuild. The cylinder bores were honed and new rings fitted to the pistons, the crank was polished and new main and big end bearings fitted, the cylinder head was converted to run on unleaded fuel, new valves fitted and the head face surface ground. A new water pump was fitted, and the carburettors cleaned and rebuilt to a fine condition. The assembly work was carried out by JS Motorsport, well known in classic racing circles for the quality and performance of their competition Lotus Twin Cam engines. JSM then ran the engine on their dyno and obtained a read out of 134bhp. All elements of the electrical system were inspected, and as this is a crucial area on these cars, a completely new wiring loom was fitted along with the replacement of all relays, connectors and fuses. A new alternator and starter motor were also fitted and special attention paid to the insulation of the electrical system. The body preparation and paint on this car is truly impressive thanks in no small part to the work of Option One of Bromsgrove, whose work is generally recognised in Lotus circles to be of unparalleled quality. The existing paint was removed and the shell taken back to its gel coat. Pleasingly, the body was found to be in very good condition with no indication of previous accident damage. After the seven stage prep and paint process in Bromsgrove, the result is a glass-like finish in the most evocative Gold Leaf Team Lotus colours. Although there is not much chrome on an Elan Sprint, what there is provides an important finishing touch so all bright work was professionally restored and re-chromed where possible, or replaced with new items like the door handles and boot lock. Finally, to the interior where the original seat frames were sand blasted and powder coated before being sent to be re-trimmed with all new internal cushioning and finished with "new old stock" genuine Lotus seat covers. The door cards were also re-fabricated with new, correct specification black vinyl facings to match. New carpets were fitted throughout. The original 'Colin Chapman signature' steering wheel was sent away for restoration and rebuilt to a very high standard. All instruments were cleaned, checked and restored to original specification and a burr elm dashboard fitted for that finishing touch. In the event of wet weather, a brand new hood was also made and professionally fitted by the Don Trimming Company, Birmingham.

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda

1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL Pagoda

Lot # 207 (Sale Order: 23 of 78)      

Launched in 1963 to replace the underpowered 190SL and utilising some of the new manufacturing techniques being adopted in the emerging S Class, the Paul Bracq designed 230SL was proudly unveiled to an appreciative audience at the Geneva Motor Show. Remaining in production until 1971 with around 49,000 finding customers, the W113 Class, frequently referred to as the Pagoda, eventually spanned three engine sizes. Mercedes-Benz Chief Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut, who was as competent behind the wheel as most racing drivers, demonstrated the handling capabilities of the 230SL on a tight, short test track near Montreux in 1963, where he put up a best lap that out-performed the Ferrari 250GT. Offered here is a UK supplied, right hand drive, restored Mercedes 230SL finished in Arctic White with red trim. The extensive restoration was conducted by Malin Motor Bodies of Sheffield and included a full re-trim of the interior. At some stage in its life, the 230 engine was replaced with the 6 cylinder 250 engine and this was a common upgrade in period giving the SL a much needed ‘shot in the arm’ in terms of performance. Some of the most recent expenditure includes a comprehensive health check from the SL Shop, closely followed by an invoice of approximately £4000 for rectifying anything that was detrimental to the driving pleasure of this very pretty roadster. It does, of course, come complete with its factory hardtop finished in body colour. The original owners manual is with the car, as is the certificate for its recent MOT. These Pagodas have a timeless ‘chic’ and pride of ownership. In this condition and at this guide, it surely makes investment sense.

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1987 Porsche 911 Supersport Cabriolet

1987 Porsche 911 Supersport Cabriolet

Lot # 208 (Sale Order: 24 of 78)      

The 911 Carrera Supersport was introduced in 1984, initially in coupe form only, and filled a gap in the company's range by providing a 911 Carrera with all the styling cues of the Turbo, but the practicality and predictability of the lower powered Carrera. The new car imitated the extrovert Turbo look externally with a wide body, big spoilers, 16-inch forged alloy rims and low profile tyres, however certain mechanical features of the Turbo including modified suspension and four piston fixed calipers were also incorporated in the Supersport. The Supersport Cabriolet was introduced in 1985, and looked particularly serious with the wide body and Turbo cues, however even though it shared the same engine output and performance figures as the standard Cabriolet, it was offered at the substantially higher price of £38,500 when new, about 25 per cent more expensive than the narrow body version. In October 1986, the earlier 915 gearbox was replaced by the stronger G50 unit which remained until the final model in 1989. In total there are believed to be only 16 right hand drive Cabriolets produced, and this low mileage example, first registered in 1987, is one of them. With only 2 owners from new this fine example is a UK supplied car and has only covered an indicated 20,251miles. The car is supplied with the original owner's handbook, as well as all the old MoT's (including a current one valid until August 2016) which substantiate the mileage. Recently treated to a new Porsche hood and hood bag, this cabriolet is offered in original condition and is beautifully finished in bronze with a brown interior. Despite the fact that his new purchase was running well, our vendor is particularly fastidious and was keen to ensure the car performed as it would have done when new, so earlier this year he commissioned an engine inspection and top end rebuild with the engine and gearbox being removed from the car. The engine was stripped to assess its condition, and the bottom end was found to be sound so it was carefully re-assembled with new piston rings and up-rated head studs. The heads were rebuilt with new valves, seats, guides and springs and reunited with the block and all the relevant gaskets and seals were replaced. The side tin ware was replaced and all other tin ware repainted, the gas readings were reset and the car was put back together and road tested. Invoices from Woodward Motors Ltd, an independent Porsche specialist detailing the work are with the car. With only a reported 16 of these cars being built to this specification, this represents an opportunity to acquire the rarest of variants, an eighties wide bodied cabriolet.

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1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Cabriolet

1966 Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Cabriolet

Lot # 209 (Sale Order: 25 of 78)      

Introduced at the 1965 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Mercedes-Benz W108 series initially consisted of three models, the 250S, 250SE and 300SE. Powered by a 2.5-litre straight six engine, the 250SE benefitted from a Bosch fuel injection system and a power output of 150bhp, whilst married to a 4-speed automatic transmission, giving a top speed of around 118mph. For the discerning customer who leaned towards higher style and a wind in the hair driving experience, the luxurious 250SE Cabriolet was the car of choice. Offered here is an original 1966, right-hand drive, 250SE Cabriolet supplied new to Assa Yazbeck & Sons Ltd of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This well-travelled car also spent some time in South Africa before finding its way to Northern Ireland under the ownership of a Mr John Rogers of County Down and then into the hands of a Mr Rumbles in London prior to being purchased by our vendor in 2009. Upon purchase, he decided this beautiful cabriolet deserved a full restoration, and sent the car to the well-known Mercedes-Benz specialists Colin Ferns Ltd. who spent the next two years going through it, and his professional standards and attention to detail are obvious for all to see. The car was resprayed in Mercedes-Benz Blau 940 and the interior trimmed in a light red leather by Matthew Turton at coach trimmers Strong & Turton Ltd. All brightwork was re-chromed, both inside and out, ensuring the car sparkles and the hood was replaced with a new Mercedes-Benz original part. Bills contained in the history file from Colin Ferns total more than £20,000. Our vendor planned to use the car on continental trips to Italy, and during restoration carried out a number of sensible modifications such as Xenon headlights, four inertia retractable seat belts, electronic ignition and even an iPod jack in the fully working, period Becker radio. Always stored in a Carcoon Veloce inside a garage, this car has patently been well-loved in the hands of our vendor as further receipts from local specialist lay testament. Supplied with a UK V5c, an MoT until 9th June 2016, the owner's handbook and a bespoke dustcover, this car offers the chance to acquire a beautifully restored car with all the hard work having been done. In a market where 280SE 3.5 Cabriolets are now commanding premium prices, this elegant car should not be overlooked.

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