Unique Riley fronts a list of stars at Salon Privé

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A one-off 1949 Riley 105 that was styled by Swiss coachbuilder Walter Koeng will lead a group of rare classics at Salon Privé in London’s Syon Park from 4-6 September.

Bought from Riley as a running chassis in 1948, the Transformable Coupé is Koeng’s interpretation of the ultimate Riley.

It will be shown in The beauty of Streamlining class, one of 11 that are new to the event. The other 10 are:

Celebrating 100 years of Aston Martin
The iconic Porsche 911 at 50 years
50 years of Legendary Lamborghinis
Wind in your Hair
 ‘Little Saloons’: the birth of the Berlinetta
Graceful Pre-war Motoring
Post-war Competition Greats
The art of design: Pininfarina
Sporting Motorcycles from the 1920-’70s
One-offs and Oddball Motorcycles

The new categories bring with them cars such as a 1959 Ferrari 250 California LWB, which will feature under the banner of Wind in your Hair.  One of the first of its type in the US, the Ferrari was recently restored and comes fitted with a race-spec airbox and trumpets.

A 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 2.8 will form part of the The iconic Porsche 911 at 50 years display. It was one of a handful made under Group 4 GT racing rules and won its first outing at the Sebring 12 hours in 1973, with Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood at the wheel.

Applications for the concours are now closed, although ‘exceptional’ new entrants will be considered via http://www.salonprivelondon.com/concours/register.asp.

Tickets for the event can be purchased on the Salon Privé website or by calling 08081 002205.

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