Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Results - Salon Privé - Auction - My Favorite Cars

by Mike - 

The results from this RM auction are in red text below:

RM Auctions will be holding a classic car auction in conjunction with Salon Privé - the Luxury Super Car Event & Concours d'Elégance near London on 22nd - 24th June 2011.

The RM theme for this auction is "Quintessentially English", so I think that means British cars only.

Here are my favorites.

1976 Jensen Interceptor Mark III Convertible

£47,600 Sold

Estimate: £38,000-£46,000

330 bhp, 7,212 cc Chrysler V-8 engine, triple twin-choke carburettors, automatic gearbox, independent front suspension with wishbones, coils springs and stabiliser bar, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and Panhard bar, and Dunlop power-assisted hydraulic four-wheel disc brakes.

I am surprised that this is a Left-Hand-Drive car in England! Read more here.

1977 Aston Martin V8 Series III Coupé

£21,280 Sold

Estimate: £20,000-£30,000 - OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

350+ bhp, 5,340 cc DOHC V-8 engine, TorqueFlite three-speed automatic gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, De Dion rear axle with Watt linkage, trailing arms and coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. This Aston must be fast. Read more here.

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coupé

£263,200 Sold

Estimate: £215,000-£275,000 - OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

282 bhp, 3,995 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder engine, triple SU carburettors, ZF five-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with double wishbones, coil springs and telescopic shock absorbers, rear suspension by live hypoid axle mounted on parallel trailing links, transversely located by Watt's linkage, and four-wheel, twin-servo Girling disc brakes. Less than 20,000 miles. Read more here.

1952 Tojeiro MG Barchetta Sports Racer

Not Sold at a high bid of £92,500



1,467 cc OHV MG XPAG engine, two SU carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension by coil springs and wishbones, live rear axle with transverse leaf spring and radius rods, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. One of the first race cars built by John Tojeiro, who designed the AC Ace. This is a rare car. Read more here.

1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Convertible

£42,000 Sold

Estimate: £38,000-£45,000

272 bhp, 5,343 cc V-12 engine with four Zenith-Stromberg carburettors, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and hydraulic four-wheel disc brakes. From the final E-Type production year. This is one of the best looking E-Types I have seen, in pictures. Read more here.

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Convertible

£431,200 Sold, there must have been Peter Ustinov fans bidding.

Estimate: £250,000-£320,000

240 bhp, 3,670 cc DOHC inline six-cylinder Vantage engine, triple SU carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive, independent front suspension with upper and lower control arms, coil springs and anti-roll bar, live rear axle with trailing links, coil springs and Watt linkage, and hydraulic four-wheel disc brakes. An original Left-Hand-Drive Vantage DB4, one of only 70 DB4 Convertibles built.

Purchased new by famed actor and diplomat Sir Peter Ustinov. I loved Peter Ustinov in the Disney movie Blackbeard's Ghost. Read more here.

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