Perched atop 400-foot cliffs towering over the Hudson River, Storm King Highway is a little over an hour’s drive from Manhattan or northern New Jersey suburbs. The twisty two-lane was carved into the side of Storm King Mountain a century ago to reduce the traveling time between Cornwall and areas south.
The aptly named “ICONS” sale by RM Sotheby’s in New York on December 6 brought $45.5 million for 27 cars sold, 11 that broke the million-dollar mark, stood high above the rest.
The C-Type is an ideal example of an automotive icon, hence the inclusion of a 1952 version in RM Sotheby’s “Icons” auction scheduled for December 6 in New York. This particular example, chassis XKC 007, is the seventh of 53 cars in the chassis number sequence. The pre-sale estimate is $5.5-$7m.
Debuting at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1952, the d’Elegance went on the auto show circuit in the U.S. Afterward, Chrysler shipped it back to Ghia, which sold it to a relative of a Chrysler executive, who imported the car back to the U.S. Collector James Colee bought the car 1955 and