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Another iconic luxury car of a very different era, is the 1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports
Saloon, a classic automobile sought after by collectors of the finest post-war models. The car on offer in
London is an ex-Bentley Drivers Club Concours Best in Class winner which was once owned by ex-Aston
Martin Chairman and successful entrepreneur Victor Gauntlett. Stunning in silver paint, the R-Type achieved
an excellent £826,250.
Rare Porsches also did very well in the London sale, continuing a trend that has been prevalent in the market
for some time. Rounding out the top three places in London was a 1996 Porsche 911 GT2, one of just 161
road-going 993 GT2s with just 18,000 km and with minimal recent use. Offered with copies of the original
order form and detailing options including black leather sports seats, air conditioning, electric windows, and
radio, the car also boasts regular and fastidious maintenance by Porsche main dealers. Its rarity and
desirability were rewarded with a final price of £775,625.
Other sales worthy of note include the incredible 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX ‘Spectre’, one of ten
heavily modified and exceptionally specified Defenders created for the James Bond movie of the same name.
The car represented a very rare opportunity for a collector and is an important piece of cinema history,
smashing its upper estimate at £230,000. Another high point was the 1971 Porsche 911 E delivered new to
Kremer racing driver John Fitzpatrick. Offered for sale for the first time since 1972, this desirable Conda Green
right-hand-drive 911 E was in remarkable original condition and was driven onto the block by none other than
John Fitzpatrick himself. The lucky new owner secured the car for an above-estimate £126,500.
RM Sotheby’s will soon be conducting a landmark Ferrari-only sale – Leggenda e Passione – which will take
place on 9 September in partnership with Ferrari itself. Held on the legendary Fiorano Test Track in Maranello,
the auction celebrates Ferrari’s 70th anniversary year with automotive milestones across seven decades.
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