Silverstone Auctions has unveiled the line-up for its highly anticipated Salon Privé sale this weekend.
The auction will offer a selection of 68 hand-picked cars, ranging from historic British motors and modern-day hypercars, to vintage European racers and stars of the small screen.
"The Salon Privé Sale is one of our most exclusive auctions of the year and it’s wonderful to be back," said Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions.
"It’s an opportunity to relax, admire beautiful classic cars and experience a uniquely intimate event. Befitting the occasion, our sale here always features some incredible best of breed classic cars and I’m pleased to say that this year is no different. I can confidently say that this is our highest quality catalogue ever."
Headlining the sale is a 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, one of only 500 examples ever produced. Described as "a sure fire classic of the future", the car is offered is virtually brand-new condition, with a delivery mileage of just 59km on the clock, and is expected to sell for £480,000 -£520,000.
Further sporty Italian rides with low-mileage include a 1982 Ferrari 512 BBi, with just 9,000 miles from new, estimated at £200,000 – £230,000; a 1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello with just 1,977 miles from new, estimated at £180,000 – £220,000; and a 1989 Ferrari 348 TS with just 3,983 miles from new, estimated at £75,000 – £85,000.
Vintage classics range from British style, in the shape of a 1959 Jaguar XK150 3.4 S Drophead Coupe valued at £130,000 – £160,000; to American muscle, with a powerful 1968 Shelby GT500 estimated at £100,000 – £120,000.
Further notable highlights include an award-winning Citroen DS, regarded as possibly the finest example in the world; a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, one of only four sold new in the UK, with just 885 miles on the clock; and a remarkably original 1992 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE with just 1,800 miles on the clock.
The Silverstone Auctions Salon Privé sale takes place at Blenheim Palace on Saturday September 3.