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Low-mileage star cars come to auction

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SILVERSTONE Auctions’ most prestigious sale of the year at Salon Privé on September 4 features a dream line-up of rare cars – and a host of incredible low-mileage models from one unique collection.

The star of the show is an as-new Porsche 911 Supersport, with just 743km on the clock –one of five stunning cars to come from one very meticulous collector.

The owner has had all five since new in Germany and the vehicles have just arrived on UK shores. They will open proceedings at Salon Privé, presenting buyers with a unique opportunity to bid on these ultra-low mileage, left-hand-drive models from Mercedes-Benz, Daimler and Porsche.

First under the hammer is one of the most immaculate examples of the Mercedes-Benz 280SE ever seen. Given the model’s popularity during the 1980s, it is rare to find one with such little use; however, this model registered in 1985 has covered just 5,700km during its lifetime. All registration, service and maintenance work is documented, along with the original order form, and presents an ideal opportunity to own a unique ‘nearly-new’, 30-year-old car.

Like its saloon brethren, this Mercedes-Benz 560SEC was also an ‘80s icon and majored on luxury and style. This particular car was first registered in 1986 and supplied new to Germany where it covered a mere 38,000km. All original factory paperwork and service history verify the car’s excellent condition.

Supplied new in Germany in 1975, this rare manual Mercedes-Benz 280SLC has just 16,500km on the clock. As a result, this car boasts an immaculate red leather interior and unmarked white paintwork. A large history file containing all documentation for its entire 40-year history is included and offered without reserve.

A very different prospect is a 1988 Daimler Double Six Series III. Three highlights are central to the car’s appeal, including an individual specification Nardi steering wheel, a full respray in metallic blue and magnificent chrome wire wheels. This Daimler has travelled just 3,297km since new and the overall condition is impeccable. It’s surely one of the finest examples of the marque ever seen.

The star of this five-car collection is a near factory fresh 1986 Porsche 911 SuperSport with an astonishing 743km on the odometer. It is an impeccably well-maintained and practically brand new classic Porsche – a genuine collectors’ item offered without reserve.

These five examples form part of an exclusive 60-plus consignment of cars to be auctioned at the sale.

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