The RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2017 sale will be held January 19-20 on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. RM Sotheby’s kicks off its 2017 collector car season with 120 collector cars, including 20 with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 million.
Highlights at RM’s 18th annual Arizona Auction Week sale include a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen; 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina; 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C; 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV; 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton and 1996 Porsche 911 GT2; among others.
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen (Est. $7,400,000 – $8,400,000)
One-off, owner-commissioned 540 K Special Roadster
Built for Rolf Horn of Berlin with rare five-speed transmission
Formerly owned by Alf Johansson and the Lyon Family Collection
Freshly restored Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance award winner
1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico (Est. $3,250,000 – $3,850,000)
Platinum Awards at Cavallino Classic and FCA meets; 99 points at Pebble Beach
One of 17 SWB Pininfarina 400SA Coupe Aerodinamicos built
Formerly of the Greg Garrison and Skeets Dunn collections
Complete with books, tools, luggage, build sheet copies, and extensive documentation
Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C (Est. $2,400,000 – $2,800,000)
Factory long-nose, torque-tube, six-carburetor example
Longtime original ownership by FCA stalwart John Egan
Believed to have 21,000 original miles and four private owners from new
Matching-numbers original engine
Original jack, tools, and books; comprehensive history file
Original U.S.-delivery, factory split-sump/AC example
Original engine and drivetrain; original colors
Best Lamborghini at Concorso Italiano’s Miura 50th Anniversary celebration
Cosmetic restoration by marque specialist Gary Bobileff
Complete with books, tools, and fitted luggage
1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton (Est. $1,400,000 – $1,800,000)
One-off personal car of LeBaron designer Ralph Roberts
Believed to have been the final Imperial dual-windshield phaeton built
Best in Class at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Known history from new; formerly of the Otis Chandler and Milhous collections
Restored in its original color scheme
“The importance of this Chrysler CL Imperial cannot be overstated. It is, by far, one of the most significant Chryslers ever built, and arguably one of the best-looking American Classics,” comments Gord Duff, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s. “Then comes its incredible provenance: not only was it a designer’s personal car, but past ownership by some of the hobby’s top collectors reinforce its importance and value in collector car circles. As a one-off creation, you never know when you may see this Chrysler back on the market. It’s definitely one to watch and deserving of close inspection.”
Additional highlights for RM’s two-evening Arizona sale include: a 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet, presented with coachwork by Letourneur et Marchand (Est. $1,250,000 – $1,500,000); along with a series of modern classics from the 1980s and ’90s. Included in the latter group is a 7,986-original mile, ‘flying mirror’ 1985 Ferrari Testarossa, complete with Ferrari Classiche certification (Est. $130,000 – $160,000); a 1990 Mercedes-Benz Cosworth 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, the first EVO II offered publicly in North America (Est. $225,000 – $275,000); and, a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S, in original Yellow over Black and showing 12,150 original miles (Est. $425,000 – $550,000).
For further information or to view the full list of entries for RM’s upcoming sale at the Arizona Biltmore, visit www.rmsothebys.com or call +1 310 559 4575.