LEGENDARY LOTUS CORTINA 'GROUP 5' WORKS CAR RACES TO AUCTION
Friday, 23 November 2018
SW1 NUMBER PLATES COULD FETCH NEARLY A QUARTER OF A MILLION POUND
Place: The Lindley Hall, Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW
Date: 04 Dec 2018
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
RM SOTHEBY’S SET TO START 2019 IN STYLE WITH KEY ENTRIES
ON THEIR WAY TO ARIZONA AND PARIS AUCTIONS
ON THEIR WAY TO ARIZONA AND PARIS AUCTIONS
- A desirable assortment of collector cars set for RM Sotheby’s January and February auctions in Arizona and Paris
- Headline lots include Ferrari 288 GTO, 330 GTS, Lexus LFA, Shelby 427 Cobra and Lister-Jaguar Costin – in addition to exclusive private collections featuring stunning sets of British and American cars
- Detailed listing information and additional lots for both auctions can be viewed at rmsothebys.com
RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce several key auction entries that will get 2019 off to a bumper start. The Arizona and Paris auctions – scheduled for 17-18 January and 6 February respectively – will feature a varied selection of exotic and rare collector cars, ranging from a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO and 2012 Lexus LFA, to a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS and single-owner private collections set for the American sale, through to a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, 1959 Lister-Jaguar Costin and motorsport memorabilia set for the French capital that extends to a helmet once worn by Ayrton Senna.
The Ferrari 288 GTO is regarded as one of the most iconic and exciting supercars of the 1980s. The example coming to Arizona shows less than 3,000 miles, is equipped with air-conditioning, power windows, contrasting orange seat inserts, and is offered at auction for the first time fresh from service (Est. $3,200,000 - $3,600,000). Also set for the Arizona auction, the Lexus LFA is a 4.8-litre, V-10-powered sports coupe made on a limited run of 500 models from the Japanese manufacturer. This example shows a mere 70 miles and is one of just 50 cars equipped with the competition-focused Nürburgring package (Est. $850,000 - $1,100,000). Additional early highlights for RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale are led by a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, chassis no. 10773. Offered from the famed Skip Barber Collection, following many years of driving and concours enjoyment, this superb, Classiche-certified 330 GTS features a matching numbers powertrain and would be a fantastic purchase for the enthusiast who enjoys both driving and show venues (Est. $2,200,000 - $2,500,000).
Beyond the sports and supercars on offer in Phoenix, two important and very different private collections will cross the block, nearly entirely without reserve. The first is a continuation of The Calumet Collection, comprising 11 British motor cars. The collection features eight Rolls-Royce models, covering almost every era of the celebrated luxury manufacturer, with cars for sale ranging from a1923 Silver Ghost Salamanca through to a 2012 Phantom EWB ‘Year of the Dragon’. The group is headlined by a 1967 Rolls-Royce Phantom V State Landaulet by Mulliner Park Ward, one of just five examples produced. Originally commissioned by the Government of Romania and subsequently delivered to a private owner in Pennsylvania, nearly every available option was specified, including a combination cocktail bar and entertainment cabinet and fluorescent overhead lighting for nighttime parades (Est. $1,000,000 - $1,500,000).
Another significant collection sure to draw interest at the Arizona auction comprises an additional 10 automobiles from The Richard L. Burdick Collection of Texas. Boasting an assortment of pre- and post-war Americana, the group is led by a genuine 1930 Cadillac V-16 Sports Phaeton. An early example and one of no more than 18 survivors bearing Sports Phaeton coachwork, this is one of the most highly desirable classics in today’s market (Est. $750,000 - $900,000, offered without reserve).
For Paris, key consignments to date include a 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra, imported into the UK in 1973 after being sold new to California. The car spent nearly two decades on display at the Midland Motor Museum and its time in the U.K. is very well documented. The Cobra retains many of its original features, including corresponding body numbers found on the door and boot hinges. Its current displayed mileage of 28,000 is also believed to be correct and original. With Shelby Cobras being highly prized on both sides of the Atlantic, this incredible car is expected to achieve €800,000 to €1 million. An ex-Works Lister-Jaguar Costin known to have competed at The 24 Hours of Le Mans, Goodwood, British Empire Trophy, Crystal Palace Whit-Monday and British GP at Aintree races in 1959 is another hugely desirable car to come to market with RM Sotheby’s. The Lister-Jaguars were truly giant-killers, using a chassis developed by the small, privately-owned Lister sports car company, paired with Jaguar’s immense six-cylinder engine. These cars continue to dominate the historic racing scene and the sleek Costin-bodied example on offer is estimated at €900,000 to €1.1 million.
Rare collectables will complement the motor cars in Paris, including a Rheos helmet, worn by Ayrton Senna in the 1990 F1 season in which he drove the McLaren MP4-5b. The helmet shows signs of wear after being used by Senna in the season that he and McLaren won both drivers’ and constructors’ championship titles and includes the original green liner and radio. This is surely the ultimate collector’s item for any motorsport fan (Est. €80,000 - €120,000).
Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions at RM Sotheby’s, said: “We’re proud to have this diverse selection of headline cars for sale in both our Arizona and Paris auctions. These cars will no doubt attract interest from all corners of the collector car market, not just in Europe and America, but the world over. There really is something for everyone over the course of our January and February auctions, from Italian supercars to notable British luxury cars, historic racers, and sought-after pre-war American classics in outstanding condition.”
The Arizona auction is set for the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, on 17-18 January. In France, the Paris auction is held once again at the spectacular Place Vauban on 6 February. For further information on RM Sotheby’s 2019 auction calendar, please visit . Interested consignors and bidders are invited to call the RM Sotheby’s offices in Ontario (+1 519 352 4575) or in London (+44 (0) 20 7851 7070) to speak with a car specialist.
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BMW 507 OWNED BY THE CAR’S DESIGNER VON GOERTZ STARS AT BONHAMS BOND STREET SALE
The BMW 507 owned by the designer of the legendary model, Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz, is to be offered at Bonhams annual Bond Street Sale on 1 December. The 1958 Series II example is one of only 252 built and is expected to achieve between £2,100,000 and £2,200,000.
The model is recognised as one of the most elegant cars ever created and was BMW’s answer to the legendary 300SL created by its rival marque, Mercedes-Benz. The 507 was a model driven by some of the biggest stars and important leaders of the time, including Elvis Presley, John Surtees, Ursula Andress, Prince Rainier of Monaco and the Aga Khan.
This example was bought by Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz, a German designer living in New York who had designed everything from furniture to fountain pens – but never a car. The 507 was his first automotive design and was met with great acclaim. It was bought by von Goertz in 1971 and he owned it for more than a decade. It was extensively restored in 1990 and is in excellent condition.
The sale on 1 December is set to be one of Bonhams best yet, with highlights including:
- The ex-David Coulthard/David Brabham, Le Mans 24-Hour race, GT class-winning 1993 Jaguar XJ220C Competition coupé (£2,200,000-2,800,000)
- The 1959 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ 3.8-Litre Sports-Racing Two-Seater (£2,200,000-2,800,000)
- The ex-Martin Brundle, V12-engined, 1985 Jaguar XJR6 Group C Racing Coupé (£2,200,000-2,800,000)
- 1966 Aston Martin DB6 4.2-Litre Short Chassis Volante (£1,400,000-1,600,000)
- 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II Coupe (£1,300,000-1,400,000)
NEW SALES, VENUES AND THEMES FOR SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS IN 2019
Silverstone Auctions has unveiled a host of exciting developments to its 2019 calendar including sales with new themes, new locations and new partnerships.
In total the auction house will host sales on six weekends across the year, kicking off with its first ever sale at Autosport International at the NEC in January. Following its well-established sale at Race Retro in February, a new sale of British marques is being introduced in May at a brand new venue, the magnificent Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. The sale will be held in conjunction with the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, giving it another new dimension which is sure to attract buyers and sellers alike.
“2018 has been another great year for Silverstone Auctions and we’re incredibly excited to be able to introduce a number of new sales, venues and partners for 2019,” explains Nick Whale, Managing Director, Silverstone Auctions. “As always, we’ll only be selecting the very best of breed cars to appear in our sales and we’re sure that these exciting developments will help us attract some of the very best classics available.”
In July, Silverstone Auctions returns to its spiritual home in Northamptonshire for its flagship sale at the world famous Silverstone Classic.
Following its successful debut as an auction venue this year, Silverstone Auctions will return to the Dallas Burston Polo Club in September for another exciting new event. The supercar weekend will see a dedicated sale of Ferraris take place in association with the Ferrari Owners’ Club GB on Saturday 21st September, with a dedicated Porsche sale in association with Porsche Club GB taking place the following day.
The auction house will then conclude 2019 with its return to the NEC Classic Motor Show in November.
“We’re delighted to be hosting auctions at some of the UK’s most high profile classic car events and prestigious venues,” adds Nick. “However, we will have limited spaces available at every one of these sales so anyone looking to submit an entry should contact us as soon as possible to secure a spot.”
For more information about entering a classic or any of Silverstone Auctions’ sales in 2019, visit www.silverstoneauctions.com.
Silverstone Auctions 2019 Sale Calendar
Autosport International Sale
12th January 2019
Race Retro Classic Car Sale
23rd and 24th February 2019
Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
A Sale of British Marques
11th May 2019
Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire
The Silverstone Classic Sale
27th and 28th July 2019
Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
A Sale of Ferraris
21st September 2019
Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire
The Porsche Sale
22nd September 2019
Dallas Burston Polo Club, Warwickshire
NEC Classic Motor Show Sale
9th and 10th November 2019
EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS CRACKERS SET TO SPARKLE AT CCA SALE
An original condition 1972 Citroen SM is estimated at £25,000 to £30,000
A superb condition 1990 BMW E30 M3
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Thursday, 15 November 2018
BEST OF BRITISH CRAFTSMANSHIP ON OFFER FOR CCA’S DECEMBER SALE
Top Left:1968 Triumph TR5 Top Right: 1974 Triumph TR6 OD Above: 1969 Jensen Interceptor MkI
1967 Triumph TR4A (Overdrive)
1980 Rolls-Royce Wraith II
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
RM SOTHEBY’S CHRONICLES THE EVOLUTION OF THE SUPERCAR AT
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM AUCTION
PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM AUCTION
- RM Sotheby’s adds a thrilling lineup of supercars through the ages to Los Angeles sale
- Set at the renowned Petersen Automotive Museum on 8 December, auction features more than 70 eclectic motor cars
- Updated list of entries and further information for the sale available at rmsothebys.com
RM Sotheby’s has assembled a lineup of automobiles spanning four decades of supercar evolution for the company’s first sale at the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on 8 December. From the original supercar to some of the most technologically advanced hypercars of today, there is something for every enthusiast of high-performance, low-production models.
The selection of supercars begins with an exciting example of the final iteration of what is dubbed the “original supercar,” the Lamborghini Miura. An unmistakable shape, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV on offer, chassis no. 4912, is the only Miura SV originally delivered in striking Bleu Medio over Pelle Bleu interior and is one of just five single-sump SVs sold new to the United States equipped with optional air conditioning. Producing a total of 385 horsepower, the SV can sprint from 0–60 mph in 5.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph. An excellent driver’s Miura boasting a superb concours restoration, it is sure to attract attention wherever it goes (Est. $2,100,000 - $2,500,000).
“Nothing thrills an enthusiast quite like the supercar they worshipped as a youth,” says Alexander Weaver, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s. “Technological advancements and a drive to be the best have been at the forefront of supercar battles since the birth of the word, and we’ve assembled a lineup of cars that captures some of the most radical and important achievements in supercar development across more than forty years– sure to speak to collectors of all ages. Interest in high-performance supercars has been consistent throughout our calendar sales, and we’re delighted to bring another fresh-to-market group to the Petersen Museum.”
Further down the road in supercar lineage comes the first true battle of the brands between the diametrically opposed 1989 Ferrari F40 and the 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort. While the F40 was all about the engine and a stripped down, spartan driving experience, the 959 was one of the most technologically innovative cars ever built, with numerous pioneering advancements. The F40 on offer was delivered new to Stefano Casiraghi, Italian socialite, successful racer, and second husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Well cared for throughout its life, the F40 is fitted with desirable Plexiglas windows and shows just 4,000 km from new (Est. $1,200,000 - $1,600,000). The 959 set for the Los Angeles sale is an early Komfort model and one of very few that have been federalized and registered for street use in California. Highly original and professionally maintained, the Porsche is offered from single ownership for the last decade (Est. $950,000 - $1,100,000).
By the mid-2000s, the world saw the last of the analogue supercars with the Porsche Carrera GT and the Ford GT. Offering motorsport-inspired thrills, the2005 Porsche Carrera GT coming to RM Sotheby’s Los Angeles sale is exceptionally and uniquely well-optioned. The original owner specified the car be finished in Basalt Black Metallic over Terracotta leather, with the wheels painted to match the exterior, and a luggage set trimmed in matching leather. Boasting comprehensive service, just two owners, and 8,800 miles from new, the Carrera GT is as close as one can get to a race car for the road (Est. $700,000 - $900,000). Proving close competition to the Carrera GT in the period, the four-option 2006 Ford GT coming to California is presented in virtually as-new condition, with a mere six original miles on the odometer. One of just 69 cars finished in Speed Yellow with the full stripe for 2006, this is a truly exceptional example in the rarest production colour (Est. $300,000 - $350,000, offered without reserve).
Finally, the evolution of the supercar comes to the hybrid powertrain realm of today. The 918 Spyder boasts three separate powertrains, which combined produce a monumental 887 horsepower, propelling the car from 0-62 mph in just over two seconds, with a top speed of over 200 mph. The 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder presented by RM is offered in as-new condition, with just 279 miles on the clock. The car is fitted with the highly desirable and slightly more radical Weissach lightweight package, which also includes a factory applied Matte Black wrap and Martini livery (Est. $1,500,000 - $1,700,000). Built to compete with the 918 Spyder, McLaren’s P1 is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V-8 mated to an electric motor, producing a monstrous 903 brake horsepower and powering the car to a top speed of 217 mph. The 2015 McLaren P1 on offer is presented from single ownership and has covered less than 350 miles. Brilliantly optioned with a host of McLaren Special Operations features, the P1 is ready to enjoy (Est. $1,300,000 - $1,700,000).
The supercars join the previously announced Ferrari 290 MM in a selection of no less than 70 eclectic, highly desirable vehicles set for the Petersen Museum sale, representing a cross-section of significant eras and categories in collector car history. For further information on RM Sotheby’s Petersen Automotive Museum Auction, to view an updated list of entries, or to register to bid, please visit rmsothebys.com. Interested bidders are invited to call +1 310 559 4575 to speak with an RM Sotheby’s car specialist. The complete digital catalogue is set to be released next week.
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Steve McQueen's 1945 Willys Jeep MB