Salon Prive Sale promises some of Europe’s finest classics at auction

Silverstone Auctions will hold The Salon Prive Sale on September 4th in London with a unique collection of classics in what Silverstone is calling “one of Europe’s finest.” The quality, original cars to be showcased and sold are the Stradale Collection, put together by founder and CEO of Eagle (the world’s best-known Jaguar E-Type specialists).

The 'Stradale' Collection midres

The headliner for this collection is the 1971 Ferrari 365GTS/4 Daytona Spyder, one of the rarest of the prancing horses. Worth an estimated £1.75 to £2.25 million ($2.94 to $3.78 million USD), this car is one of only 122 produced. It was originally purchased by casino magnate William F. Harrah and has only 3,955 miles on the odometer.  The car was granted Ferrari Classiche certification in 2009 and is presented in black with red leather interior.

Another Ferrari, the F50, is one of just 349 made and has a price tag of about a million dollars U.S. and could be paired with an F40, its predecessor, which will also be on the block and worth about the same.

An example of the original supercar, and regarded by many as the best, is an exceptionally original but mechanically fresh 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 presented in its original striking yellow.

The number 25 1931 Bentley 4-1/25 Litre Blower will be up for auction as well. This is one of the best-known cars of all time and one of the most storied and talked-about as well. This particular car had a trouble-free run in the 3,000 km Blower Bentley International Rally in 2010.

Also within the British models is probably the most famous convertible Aston Martin of all, a sister car to HRH Prince Charles’s DB6 Mk 2 Volante, the model used by Prince William and Kate at the Royal Wedding. One of only 38 ever produced, and just 17 to feature the preferred manual gearbox, this is estimated at £820,000 – £920,000 ($1.38M – $1.54M USD). A rare blue example of a Lotus Elan Drophead Sprint finishes out the list.

This is definitely a collection to see and, if you have the wherewithal, to bid upon!

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at