Among TIGOSE Members at Salute to Style, historic racing Porsche restorer, Andy Prill added two Porsches to the Le Mans and Racing Sportscars display: the freshly restored and famous Mila Schön RSR in the Italian designer’s livery, and an original RS61 with Sebring racing history; classic car specialist JD Classics (Jaguar Heritage Racing’s partner for Jaguar Cars Ltd), brought a splendid 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV, a 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series III Coupé and a superb 1950 Jaguar XK120 Competition Roadster.
Preferred TIGOSE Partner H&H also displayed two classic racing cars at Salute to Style: a 1936 Type 135 Delahaye Competition Special and a rare 1925 Bentley 3/4.5 Litre light Tourer. Both are up for sale privately with H&H, one of Europe’s largest specialist auctioneers.
Only eighteen Type 135 Delahaye Speciale competition cars were made, taking 1st, 2nd and 4th places at the 1938 Le Mans 24-hours, with podium positions at events as diverse as the Grand Prix de l’A.C.F, Spa 24-hours, RAC Tourist Trophy, Coupe d’Automne, Mont Ventoux hillclimb, Mille Miglia, Paris 12-hours, Grand Prix de Pau, Donington 12-hours, Grand Prix des Frontieres and Cote Lapize.
Created by Monsieur Jacques Capoulade during the 1980s using genuine Delahaye components, the two-seater was campaigned by its previous owner at Montlhery, Nurburgring, Silverstone, Brno and Donington, as well as several Mille Miglia retrospectives.
The Bentley is one of just 39 Bentley 3 Litre Light Tourers made. Originally sporting Freestone & Webb Open Four-Seater coachwork, its present Vanden Plas-style ‘Le Mans’ body was fitted during the 1970s. Rallied throughout Europe and as far afield as the USA and Australasia, it has a wonderful patina.
The International Guild of Specialist Engineers, founded by Michael Scott, is in its first full operating year; Guild Members, as well as Commercial and Preferred Partners, are mutually supportive and enjoy a range of services and benefits; The Guild has British designers Tony Southgate and Peter Stevens as its President and vice-President, respectively. The Jota Group (www.jotagroup.com), Andy Prill (www.maxted-pageandprill.com), H&H (www.classic-auctions.com) and JD Classics (www.jdclassics.co.uk) are among TIGOSE Members and Partners. www.tigose.com