The Keno Brothers New York City 2015 auction will be held November 18-19 at Skylight Clarkson Sq in Soho, New York City. The debut Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions event, named Rolling Sculpture, will take place during the heart of the New York art auction season.
Headline offerings at the Keno Brothers Manhattan 2015 sale include the NART 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ that finished fifth overall at Le Mans, a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S and a 1934 Duesenberg SJ Continental Touring Berline by Rollston.
This 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona on offer, serial number 12467, was modified from a standard road car for North American Racing Team (NART) and entered in the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. This era is still considered the golden age of road racing, due to the colossal battle between Ferrari and Porsche, and their 5-liter World Sports Car (WSC) Championship machines. Driven by Americans Bob Grossman and Luigi Chinetti Jr., 12467 finished in fifth position overall, behind only the larger and more powerful WSC machines. It came in eight laps ahead of the GT cars that it would be classified against in the future.
In 1972, 12467 would go on to place within the top 5 spots in the 2.5-liter plus category at the 6 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. It is eligible for historic racing events around the world. The pre-sale auction estimate for the car is $4,900,000 to $5,900,000.
“The N.A.R.T. Daytona is an example of our vision to carefully curate and celebrate, when possible, automobiles with unique origins, or notable achievements in history,” said Co-CEO and Founder, Leigh Keno. “We strive to offer at auction noteworthy cars which have contributed to the fine automotive tradition. Importantly, each lot will be thoroughly vetted and researched by top specialists in respective Marques and will be elegantly presented and accompanied with videos so that their unique attributes can be fully appreciated by our clients and the public at large.”
The 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S is an original example of a super car that has left a mark on automotive design. As the only vehicle in the collection to be owned by the Keno Brothers, it will be the first lot to be offered within the auction (Est. $800,000 – $1,600,000).
The 1934 Duesenberg SJ Continental Touring Berline (Est. $950,000 – $1,100,000) is still fitted with its original engine and long distance sports-touring Berline body by Rollston. This particular Duesenberg (SJ514/2543), one of 36 supercharged by the factory, remains in restored condition and includes a roof rack and travel trunk.
The Keno Brothers New York City 2015 auction will also feature a pair of Aston Martin vehicles – the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 and 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage. This 1965 DB5/1990/L, with its sage exterior and tan interior, holds engine number 400/1099, and was produced and designed by Carrozzeria Touring (Est. $950,000 – $1,600,000). The 1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage, chassis DB6/2634/L, has a silver exterior and black interior, is in full running condition with a documented service history (Est: $600,000 – $725,000).
Additional highlights at the Keno Brothers New York City 2015 include:
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Keno Brothers New York City 2015 – Auction Details
Rolling Sculpture 2015 NYC, Wednesday to Thursday, November 18-19m 2015
Wednesday, November 18: Preview 9am to 9pm / Symposium 4pm to 6pm
Thursday, November 19: Preview 9am to 5pm
Auction of Selected Automobilia from the collection of Werner Pfister begins at 3pm
Auction of Automobiles begins at 5pm sharp