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Headline Offerings at RM Auctions Monterey 2012

1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta and the 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe
1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta and the 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe (credit: Simon Clay © 2012 courtesy RM Auctions)

RM Auctions announced more featured offerings for the August 17–18, 2012 Monterey sale, a 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta and a 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe. The 410 S, chassis 0594 CM, is the only example built with a closed body, while the Talbot-Lago, chassis 93064, is the sole Jeancart-style Teardrop originally built upon a four-liter T23 chassis.

The Ferrari and Talbot-Lago join 120 automobiles slated for the 2012 Monterey Auction, including the previously announced Pebble Beach ‘Best of Show’ winning 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann and Rossi Sport Cabriolet.

“Our Monterey sale has established a reputation over the years for offering automobiles of exceptional quality and provenance. This year’s sale will again provide a wonderful celebration of automotive styling, honoring the world’s top coachbuilders,” says Rob Myers, Chairman & Founder, RM Auctions. “We are thrilled to be bringing the Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta and the Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe to our Monterey auction stage. They are the epitome of great automotive design and, as such, a natural fit with the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend.”

Finished in ivory with a blue leather interior, the 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta, chassis 0594 CM, is the second of four 410 S’s built. With its one-of-a-kind Scaglietti body, 0594 CM was delivered new in the summer of 1955 to French industrialist and Ferrari financier, Michel Paul-Cavallier, who maintained the car for the next nine years. Repainted red in the sixties, the Berlinetta remained in French ownership through 2001, including 36 years of single ownership in Pierre Bardinon’s ‘Mas du Clos’ Collection. In 2001, it was purchased by Dutch Ferrari collector, John Bosch, who returned the car to its original color combination before taking to the road in the Mille Miglia retrospective. The 2012 Monterey sale represents 0594 CM’s first appearance in North America and its auction debut. (Estimate available upon request)

“Over the years, RM Auctions has sold more important and historic Ferraris than any other auction house,” says Max Girardo, RM Specialist and Managing Director, RM Europe. “We are truly honored to have been entrusted with the sale of this immensely valuable Ferrari and look forward to continuing our strong track record for Ferraris in Monterey. Very rarely seen in public, the offering of 0594 CM truly represents a once-in-a-lifetime ownership opportunity. We anticipate strong global interest in its sale.”

The 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe, chassis 93064, is one of five Jeancart-style cars built, of which just four remain. This coupe was delivered new in February 1938 to a French resident before being shown at the 1938 Concours d’Elegance de l’Auto. Imported into the United States in the late-1940s, 93064 boasts a well-documented chain of ownership, including a brief stint in Japan in the late-1980s and more recently, in the UK. A former Pebble Beach ‘Elegance in Motion’ award-winner, it was the recipient of a recent, no-expense-spared, body-off frame restoration in France by marque experts, which saw it return to its Lago Blue, the same color as when it was displayed at its first concours event. (Estimate $2,500,000–$3,200,000).

The RM Auctions Monterey sale returns to the Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center, August 17–18, 2012. For more information, contact an RM specialist at +1 519 352 4575 or visit

[Source: RM Auctions]