This model is rare because domestic vehicle production was terminated
because of the switch to World War II military vehicles production. It
is fully equipped including factory radio, heater, defroster, fog
lights, seat belts, dual exhaust and third row seating. All aspects of
this “Woody” are of high quality including the wood, the paint and
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NEW YORK (29 November 2017) –
in time for the holidays, the exhibition for RM Sotheby’s third
Manhattan sale, entitled ICONS, will open to the public tomorrow, 30
November at Sotheby’s York Avenue headquarters ahead of
the auction on the evening of 6 December.
the cutting edge of automotive design, ICONS presents an expertly
curated roster of 31 iconic automobiles from the world's most admired
marques, from the Classic Era through
today’s most advanced hypercars. Coupled with a selection of automotive
collectibles and art, the auction is highlighted by:
1959Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione which claimed 5th overall at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans (Est. $14/17 million);
·the very first
Jaguar C-Type imported to the United States and raced to victory by Phil Hill (Est. $5.5/7 million);
1952 Chrysler d’Elegance “idea car” with Italian coachwork by Ghia, an influential landmark in transatlantic design(Est. $900k/1.1 million);
1960 Volkswagen Deluxe ‘23-Window’ Microbus, an iconic favorite of young and old (Est. $150/225,000, without reserve);
1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, both the final prototype and first production Daytona (Est. $1.4/1.7 million);
1990 Lamborghini LM002, one of 60 U.S.-delivery examples of the high performance SUV known as the “Rambo Lambo” (Est. $400/500,000);
2000 BMW Z8 originally owned by the late visionary Apple founder, Steve Jobs (Est. $300/$400,000, without reserve);
2014 Ferrari LaFerrari, a 53-mile example of the most advanced street Ferrari ever built (Est. $3.25/3.75 million); and,
2018 Bugatti Chiron (estimate $3.5/4 million), the very first example ordered for the U.S. market (Est. $3.5/4 million).
RM Sotheby’s ICONS sale is part of a weeklong celebration of auctions and events, entitled A Life of Luxury, surrounding the newly established Sotheby's Luxury Division.
Opening on 30 November, the inaugural A Life of Luxury week is
one of the most unique auction events of its kind, offering clients and
enthusiasts an unparalleled experience at the heart of the auction world
and presenting the very best in jewelry,
watches, wine, fashion, and of course—cars. All exhibitions will open
to the public in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries this Thursday, 30
November, with a series of eight auctions beginning on 2 December
offering nearly 2,000 lots.
Sotheby’s is also looking ahead to 2018 in New York, displaying several
featured cars for the company’s first event of the year – Arizona
(18-19 January). The first of these featured
cars is set to lead not only RM Sotheby’s auction in Phoenix, but the
entire Arizona car week – a
1954 Jaguar D-Type raced by the factory team at Le Mans, chassis no. XKD 403 (registration mark OKV 2).
third of just six Works D-Types to come out of Jaguar’s Coventry
factory in 1954, OKV 2 was Jaguar’s designated lead team car for Le Mans
in 1954, piloted by none other than Sir
Stirling Moss and Peter Walker. The car led the race and set a new
speed record of 172.97 mph on the Mulsanne straight before retiring with
brake problems just after midnight. Throughout 1954 OKV 2 went on to
contest Reims, also at the hands of Moss/Walker,
and the Dundrod Tourist Trophy with drivers Peter Whitehead and Ken
Wharton – where it secured Fifth overall. By late November 1954, the car
had been fitted with a 3.4-Litre engine, and was used for testing by
legendary chief factory test driver Norman Dewis.
1955, the D-Type was sold to Jack Broadhead to be raced by Bob Berry –
the privateer team was referred to as “Ecurie Broadhead”. Following a
documented factory rebuild in 1956 after
the car was damaged at Goodwood, Broadhead continued to campaign the
car at numerous events throughout the 1950s, including at Goodwood,
Oulton Park, Aintree, Silverstone and more, at the hands of some of the
most capable drivers of the period; Bob Berry,
Peter Blond, Ron Flockhart, Jack Fairman, Ivor Bueb, and Reg Harris.
All told, OKV 2 was one of the most actively raced D-Types of the 1950s,
driven at one point or another by some of the most hallowed names in
racing, which also include Hawthorn, Sanderson,
Stewart, Titterington, Hamilton, and Beauman. It is this D-Type
that cemented the foundation of Jaguar’s immense success at Le Mans in
the ensuing years. XKD 403 was the team’s workhorse as well as their
testbed for continuous technological development.
The D-Type pushed not only Jaguar, but also their competitors, to the
very limit of racing—it is the veritable cornerstone of Jaguar’s racing
nearly two decades in storage, OKV 2 landed with Lynx in the early
1980s, who restored the car, retaining all of its metal panels. While in
the U.K., the D-Type was taken on
the Jaguar factory cavalcades to Le Mans in both 1996 and 1997, before
it was sold to its first American owner in 1999. The car has since
participated in numerous vintage events, including the Goodwood Revival,
Colorado Grand, California Mille, Copperstate
1000, Monterey Historics, and numerous Jaguar Club of North America
2 has been in its current ownership since 2009 and is offered for
public sale for the very first time at RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale.
Presented with an exhaustively documented and
continuous history from the moment it left the factory, OKV 2 remains
one of the most raced and most original D-Types in existence, retaining
its factory tub, chassis, drivetrain, and suspension. The Jaguar is
expected to bring in excess of $12,000,000 when
it crosses the podium in January.
The D-Type will be on public viewing alongside the previously announced
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Speciale by Boano,offered in
Arizona as part of the A Century of Sports Cars Collection (Est.
$1,250,000 - $1,750,000), throughout the Life of Luxury week exhibition
at Sotheby’s from 30 November – 6 December.
RM Sotheby’s is also delighted to announce a
1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe with a special one-off body by Ghia,
chassis no. 0191 EL for the Arizona sale. The 212 Inter was displayed
at both the 1952 Turin and Paris Motor Shows before it was sold to its
first owner, founder of Editoriale Domus SrL,
Gianni Mazzocchi Bastoni of Milan. The car was sold the following year
to then President of Argentina, Juan Domingo Perón, who retained
ownership for two decades. After passing through a string of South
American, American, and European proprietors, the Pebble
Beach and Cavallino Platinum award-winning Ferrari is now offered out
of nearly two decades of ownership by an esteemed American collector,
wearing a beautifully preserved restoration in its original yellow and
black color combination (Est. $1,600,000 - $2,000,000).
The ICONS digital catalogue as well as event details for both the ICONS (New York) and Arizona sales is available at
ICONIC SUPERCARS AND TIMELESS CLASSICS TRIUMPH AT MULTI-MILLION POUND BOND STREET SALE
The 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Coupé sold for £1,883,333
Bond Street Sale took place in London on Saturday 2 December, and saw
an impressive £8,605,940 realised from the 30 motor car entry. The top
lot of the day was the 80s icon, the 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO Coupé, which achieved £1,883,333. Taking the second spot was the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 4.2-Litre Sports Saloon, originally owned by music legend Sir Paul McCartney. It achieved an incredible £1,345,500, demonstrating the power of provenance, and sold to a telephone bidder.
A second Aston MartinDB5, this time a left-hand drive 1965 Vantage Saloon, was the second most valuable lot of the day, exceeding its pre-sale estimate of £600,000-800,000 when it realised £830,300. The English marque was popular throughout the sale, with the 1962 Aston Martin DB4 ‘Series V’ Vantage Sports Saloon selling for £516,700, the 2004 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato Coupé achieving £359,900 and the 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Series 4 4.7-Litre Sports Saloon at £327,500.
The ever popular 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta proved its continued appeal, selling for £470,000.
A left-hand drive, 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Saloon achieved £830,300
marques triumphed in the packed New Bond Street saleroom, with 8 of the
Top 10 spots occupied by home nation motor cars. The 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre ‘Le Mans Replica’ Tourer realised £561,500 and the elegant 1947 Alvis 4.3-Litre ‘Short Chassis’ Tourer sold for a convincing new world-auction record at £505,500. More modern vehicles were similarly popular, with the mighty c.1986 Ford RS200 Evolution Group B Rally Coupé selling to a bidder in the room for £281,500, exceeding its pre-sale estimate of £180,000-240,000 by some distance.
Celebrity-owned cars soared at the sale, with the ex-Sir Elton John, 1960 Bentley S2 Continental Flying Spur Sports Saloon achieving £180,700, and the ex-Elton John/Alan Sugar Bentley S1 Continental Fastback £366,667. The unique ex-Brian Epstein, Ringo Starr, 1966 Austin Mini Cooper ‘S’ Sports Saloon
will continue its celebrity ownership, as it was purchased in the room
by a thrilled Geri Horner (née Halliwell) of Spice Girls fame and her
husband, Christian Horner for £102,300.
Knight, Group Motoring Chairman and the auctioneer for the sale,
commented: ‘Our exclusive Bond Street Sale is always a fantastic event,
and the atmosphere today was no different. Bidders from around the world
came to admire and purchase some of the most beautiful and important
cars on the market. Once again, Bonhams displayed the broad range of its
sales, with Group B rally cars selling alongside vintage sports cars.
We look forward now to our last sale of the year which takes place on
Wednesday at London Olympia.’
Coys are delighted to present the following Late Entry coming to auction
on Tuesday 5th December at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.
This magnificent matching numbers 8-Litre was first delivered new to
successful businessman Eu Tong Sen in May 1931. The 8-Litre was ordered
with Thrupp and Maberly coachwork, and shipped directly to Singapore.
Tong Sen used it to visit horse races with his girlfriends, which became
such a habit that the Bentley became known as the "Harem Saloon".
The Bentley has more recently enjoyed a comprehensive rebuild and
restoration to produce the stylish and highly capable Tourer you see