RM Auctions Posts Over £5.1 Million at Debut ‘Quintessentially English’ Salon Privé


LONDON.- 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 Privé Luxury Super Car Show and Concours d’Elegance, the new ‘Quintessentially English’ 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 “Le Mans” Style Tourer (pictured right) claimed the top sale of the evening, bringing £470,400, while a 1961 Aston Martin DB4 Vantage Convertible (pictured below), purchased new by famed actor and diplomat Sir Peter Ust