On June 23rd RM Auctions is staging a staggering sale of classic British motorcars during the Salon Privé, an English garden party-style car show and luxury goods fair at Syon Park, the sprawling London estate of the Duke of Northumberland. There will also be a Concours d’Elegance highlighting categories including the Ferrari 250 Competizione and motorcycles from the Steve McQueen era. Dubbed the “Quintessentially English” sale, the auction features a range of desirable examples from famed UK marques made during the last century, with estimates ranging from about £50,000 – £500,000. We were especially taken with some of the hand-finished details on the cars, pictured here.
Among the avarice-inducing vehicles on offer are a number of Bentleys including a 1929 Speed Six ‘Le Mans’ Style Tourer and a 1955 R-Type Continental Fastback; several Jaguars including a 1960 XK150 3.8S Fixed Head Coupé and a 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1½ 2+2 Coupé; a plethora of Aston Martins including a 1937 15/98 Roadster, a 1962 DB4 Series IV Vantage Coupé, a 1964 DB5 Coupé, and a 1977 V8 Series III Coupé.; and a few examples of lesser-known models including a 1952 Tojeiro MG Barchetta Sports Racer, a 1961 Sunbeam Alpine Harrington Coupé, a 1960 AC Aceca Bristol, and a 1976 Jensen Interceptor Mark III Convertible.
Jared Paul Stern is the editor of DRIVEN.
All images courtesy of RM Auctions.