RM Sotheby’s is proud to announce the launch of its Monterey digital catalogue, detailing all 118 of the world’s most sought-after automobiles to be offered at this year’s Monterey sale, 18‑19 August.
Aston Martin is the highlight marque on Friday as six of its competition cars cross the podium, headlined by the first-of-five 1956 Aston Martin DBR1, chassis no. 1, that’s expected to command in excess of $20,000,000. Saturday goes to the tifosi as Ferrari takes centre stage. RM Sotheby’s continues to be the leading auction house for Ferrari with a selection of 29 cars heading to Monterey, including four of the Prancing Horse’s rarest racing and GT models. Throughout both days, Sotheby’s will be in attendance offering a selection of fine watches and jewelry for purchase and at auction.
Top seller at our IWM Duxford auction this week was the decidedly elegant 1929 Bugatti Type 44 Vanvooren Saloon which was bought by a Continental client for £201,250.
No fewer than three TV crews were in attendance to see the 2001 Daimler Majestic 4.0 LWB that had been built to special order for HM The Queen’spersonal usage fetch £43,700.
A 1970 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series II Fixed Head Coupe which had had just one registered keeper from new made £80,500 as did a 1973 Jaguar E-Type Series III V12 Roadster that had been the subject of an older restoration.
Proof that interest remains high in garage and barn finds offered for sale from long-term ownership, the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL had not escaped the ravages of time (or tin worm) but still commanded £57,500. A well preserved, low mileage 1987 Mercedes-Benz 300SL prompted a similar bidding frenzy before selling for £40,357.50.
We are currently in negotiation on a number of post sale deals. If you are quick you could still secure one of the following cars.Those listed below are still open to offers within sensible range of their pre-auction estimates.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like further information on any of the unsold lots