R.M. Sotheby’s is back at Monterey 2021. Industry experts hand-picked there top selections, from marques including Jaguar, Shelby, Lamborghini, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.
This month at it’s Scottsdale Auctions, RM Sotheby’s will offer a 1954 Ferrari 375 America by Vignale, worth between $2.4-$3.4 million. It is one of just 12 models made.
Just 485 Maserati Mexico’s made, powered by Maserati’s racecar-derived V8 engine and offered with a choice of five-speed manual or three-speed automatic transmissions. RM Sotheby’s Scottsdale auction is offering one of the earliest Mexicos made, the 13th built. The pre-sale estimate is $125,000-$175,000.
An unrestored 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S is coming to market from a primarily single-family ownership. It is going up for auction in London on Thursday, October 24th, and expecting to fetch between $1 to $2 million.
While hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of collector cars once again changed hands at the world-renowned 2019 Monterey Car Week auctions, preliminary sale totals were reported by Hagerty Insurance and Larry Edsall of ClassicCars.com on Saturday, August 18th at $245.5 million.
The DB AR1 was a well thought-out machine, with big Brembo brakes featuring racing-style grooved discs, and four-piston calipers and the booster from a V12 Vanquish. There’s a limited-slip differential, and unique multi-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels use a revised offset to give a wider track.
Straight from the garage to the bed of an enclosed transport, classics, exotics, and collectible cars skip the salt for the dry heat of Scottsdale Arizona. Last January, Scottsdale saw over 3000 automobiles cross the auction block in less than a week.
The 1965 Maserati Sebring offered by Bonhams was built in July 1965 and delivered to a customer in Rome. Although the car’s history after the first owner is not well known, its equipment and Azzuro Vincennes color with Senape interior have been verified by the Maserati Classiche program.
The Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina provides a more accessible version, one that bears watching for rising values. At its January 2018 Scottsdale sale, RM Sotheby’s will offer a 2001 example (Lot #266) showing just 9,500 miles, with a pre-sale estimate of $475,000-$525,000.