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London,24 June, 2011

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, posted over £5.1 million* (over $8.2 million USD) in total sales with a solid 77% sell-through at its debut Salon Privé sale in West London last night.
Held in conjunction with the Salon Priv√© Luxury Super Car Show and Concours d‚ÄôElegance, the new ‚ÄėQuintessentially English‚Äô summer sale presented 57 automobiles and a select range of motorcycles before a packed house.
Headlining the top-sellers list were popular British marques Bentley and Aston Martin, which attracted strong interest and lively bidding in the room, on the phones and over the internet. A 1929 Bentley Speed Six ‚ÄúLe Mans‚ÄĚ Style Tourer claimed the top sale of the evening, bringing ¬£470,400, while a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Convertible,, purchased new by famed actor and diplomat Sir Peter Ustinov, spurred a lively bidding war to realize a final sales price of ¬£431,200 ‚Äď over ¬£110,000 more than its pre- sale high estimate.
Another notable sale was the 1959 Jaguar XK150 3.8S Roadster for ¬£201,600 ‚Äď an impressive result which makes it one of the most valuable XK150‚Äôs ever sold at auction.
‚ÄúWe are very pleased with the results from our debut sale at Salon Priv√©. Strong bidding demonstrated the strength of the market for quality British cars,‚ÄĚ says Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe. ‚ÄúAston Martins in particular have performed exceptionally well in recent months ‚Äď a theme that was again evident at yesterday‚Äôs sale with spirited bidding and strong results achieved across the board.‚ÄĚ
The top five sales of the evening were:
1. 1929 Bentley Speed Six ‚ÄėLe Mans‚Äô Style Tourer ‚Äď ¬£470,400
2. 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Convertible ‚Äď ¬£431,200
3. 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Experiental Sports Tourer ‚Äď ¬£392,000
4. 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback ‚Äď ¬£358,400
5. 1939 Aston Martin 2-Litre ‚ÄėBrooklands‚Äô Speed Model ‚Äď ¬£319,200
Topping the motorcycle sales was a rare 1939 Brough Superior 11.50 V-Twin for £36,960 and a desirable 1960 BSA Gold Star for £21,280.
‚ÄúOn the strength of this fantastic debut sale, RM is already excited to return to Syon Park next year. It‚Äôs great to be an established partner for the Salon Priv√© event which is growing in stature each year,‚ÄĚ Girardo added.
RM Auctions returns to England, 26th October for its annual, well- established Battersea sale at Central London. Next up, the international auction house heads to the United States for its St. John‚Äôs (former Meadow Brook) sale in Plymouth, Michigan, 30th July, closely followed by its highly-anticipated Monterey sale in California, 19th ‚Äď 20th August, held during the famous Pebble Beach Motoring Week.

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Lot Year Make Model Chassis # Estimate in ¬£ Result in ¬£ incl. 12% buyers Premium 101 1966 BSA A50 Star  A5002842 3,500- 4,500  NR 2.240 102 1958 Triumph 3TA  H3112 3,000- 4,000  NR 1.680 103 1958 Triumph T110  016773 5,000- 6,000  NR  2.800 104 1964 Triumph TR6 SS Trophy  DU 8344 5,000- 7,000  NR 3.360 105 1954 Triumph Thunderbird 60239 7,000- 9,000  NR 7.280 106 1960 BSA Gold Star CB327921 14,000-18,000  NR 21.280 107 1939 Brough Superior 11.50 V-Twin M8/2214 35,000- 45,000 36.960 108 1977 Aston Martin V8 Series III Coup√© V8/11569/ RCA 20,000-30,000  NR  21.280 109 1954 MG TF Roadster HBE434439 22,000-28,000 17,500 Not Sold 110 1937 Jaguar SS 2¬Ĺ-Litre Sports Saloon 1083250699 45,000-65,000 NR  28.000 111 1976 Jensen Interceptor Mark III Convertible 2311/1984 38,000-46,000 47.600 112 1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Fixed Head Coup√© 1E33576 40,000-50,000 NR  61.600 113 1924 Rolls-Royce 20 HP Open Tourer GMK 2 60,000-85,000 61.600 114 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage Coup√© DB6/ 2522/R 90,000-120,000 123.200 115 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.8S Fixed Head Coup√© T 825251 DN 55,000-65,000 53.200 116 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Boattail Tourer 100 MS 150,000-170,000 168.000 117 1959 Jaguar XK150 3.8S Roadster T 820063 DN 180,000-240,000 201.600 118 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Coup√© DB6/ 3000/R 65,000-85,000  NR  78.400 119 1933 Lagonda 3- Litre Tourer Z10710 150,000-200,000 ¬£140,000 Not Sold 120 1953 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster S674247 55,000-70,000  NR  58.800 121 1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1¬Ĺ 2+2 Coupe 1E50834BW 25,000-30,000  NR  25.200 122 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Coup√© DB5/ 1493/R 215,000-275,000 NR  263.200 123 1937 Aston Martin 15/98 Roadster J7/ 823/SO 90,000-120,000 ¬£85,000 Not Sold 124 1987 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage Volante X-Pack V8CHL15565 90,000-110,000 100.800 125 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer 8 MC 110,000-140,000 ¬£82,500 Not Sold 126 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Convertible 1068L 250,000- 320,000 431.200 127 1962 Triumph TR4 Roadster CT16110-L 27,000-32,000 33.600 128 1951 Jaguar C-Type Recreation 206196DN 70,000-90,000 67.200 129 1939 Lagonda LG6 Drophead Coup√© 12368 170,000-220,000 ¬£145,000 Not Sold 130 1929 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans' Style Tourer FA 2518 450,000- 570,000 470.400 131 1932 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Coup√© 47RY 380,000-420,000 ¬£360,000 Not Sold 132 1937 Jaguar SS 100 2¬Ĺ Litre Roadster 18116 200,000-230,000 ¬£170,000 Not Sold 133 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series IV Vantage Coup√© DB4/ 982/R 200,000-250,000 274.400 134 1960 AC Aceca Bristol BEX 739 80,000-95,000 86.800 135 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Experimental Sports Tourer 10EX 400,000-800,000 392.000 136 1939 Aston Martin 2-Litre 'Brooklands' Speed Model 727U 320,000-380,000 319.200 137 1937 Bentley 4¬ľ Litre Disappearing Hood Sports Tourer B190LS 120,000-150,000 128.800 138 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Coup√© DB4/245/L 170,000- 220,000  NR  212.800 139 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback BC7E 325,000-425,000 358.400 140 1963 Bentley SIII Continental Coup√© BC98LXA 75,000-95,000 ¬£65,000 Not Sold 141 1960 Jaguar XK150 3.4S Drophead Coup√© S827615DN 48,000- 65,000 44.800 142 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coup√© LSAE89 240,000-280,000 268.800 143 1952 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Drophead Coup√© LML/ 50/397 125,000-175,000 145.600 144 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Coup√© AM300/ 3/1537 95,000-125,000 ¬£90,000 Not Sold 145 1926 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer 9YC 100,000-140,000 ¬£75,000 Not Sold 146 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Coup√© LML/ 50/213 75,000-95,000  NR 72.800 147 1952 Tojeiro MG Barchetta Sports Racer RMS1 95,000-125,000 ¬£92,500 Not Sold 148 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I BN7 Vintage Racing Car HBN7L/ 5629 65,000-95,000  NR 36.400 149 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon LML/ 50/393 125,000- 155,000 ¬£110,000 Not Sold 150 1993 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV Cabriolet SCAZD 02D3NCX 40053 58,000-70,000 ¬£64.400 151 1948 Jaguar Mk IV Saloon 611638 30,000-38,000 39.200 152 1959 Aston Martin DB Mark III Coup√© AM300/ 3/1721 75,000- 95,000  NR  89.600 153 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Long Wheelbase Saloon LCLC17 58,000-70,000 61.600 154 1961 Sunbeam Alpine Harrington Coup√© B 9102730/ OD/HRO 58,000- 70,000 64.960 155 1992 Allard J2X Hardy Replica 6000/J3 45,000-60,000 NR  44.800 156 1974 Jaguar E-Type Series III Convertible IS 1887 38,000-45,000 42.000 157 1997 Aston Martin Vantage Coup√© SCDAM 2S5VBR 70184 55,000-70,000 ¬£47,500 Not Sold