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RM Auctions Arizona 2013 – Auction Preview

The RM Auctions Arizona 2013 sale will be held January 18th on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix.

“Our Arizona sale boasts a strong track record for presenting automobiles of exceptional quality and pedigree,” said Shelby Myers, Managing Director, RM California.

“Continuing this theme in 2013, our upcoming sale at the Arizona Biltmore features the finest offering in the event’s 14-year history. With an emphasis on ‘best of category’ examples, the catalogue spans the spectrum of the market, from important and historic sports and racing cars, such as the 250 GT SWB and the Ford GT40, through to elegant coachbuilt automobiles and American muscle.”

More than 80 classic and significant automobiles will cross the auction podium at the 14th annual RM Arizona auction, headlined by a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione, 1965 Ford GT40, 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe, 1930 Duesenberg Model J Tourster and 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet.

In addition to the Competition 250 GT SWB, other notable Ferraris on offer include a Classiche-certified, Platinum award-winning 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, an original, matching-numbers 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS ‘Chairs and Flares’ and a matching-numbers 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe.

Further significant entries at the 2013 RM Auctions Arizona sale include a trio of Shelbys, led by a fully documented 1967 Shelby 427 ‘Semi-Competition’ Cobra, the 1963 Shelby ‘Factory Competition-Specification’ Cobra built for Lance Reventlow and a 1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R.

(RM Auctions Arizona 2013 – View Digital Catalog)

RM Auctions Arizona – Previous Results

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The 2013 RM Auction Arizona sale will be held Friday, January 18th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Items will be available for preview January 17th from 9:00am MST and on January 18th from 9:00am MST. The auction will begin on January 18th at 11:00am MST. An official auction catalogue is available for $120 US and admits two people to the preview. Admission to the auction is open to registered bidders, consignors and qualified media only.

For more information, contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit

RM Auctions Arizona 2013 – Auction Preview

1965 Ford GT40, chassis number P-1034
1965 Ford GT40 – Estimate $2,400,000 – $3,000,000. The first GT40 production road coupe delivered to the UK, chassis P/1034 was initially purchased by James Fielding, chairman of Heenan and Froude, the manufacturers of the dynamometers on which the GT40s were tested. Finished in Pine Green, it was completed with numerous special options including a heated windscreen, reverse lights, fender mirrors, an electric clock, two fuel gauges and mufflers. (photo: Pawel Litwinski)
1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster
1930 Duesenberg Model J Tourster – Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,600,000. Found in Italy in the late 1930s, chassis J-423 is one of just eight original Toursters built by Derham during the classic era and is offered by the Pascucci family, its caretakers for the last 45 years. (photo: Darin Schnabel)
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe – Estimate $1,000,000 – $1,400,000. Chassis 60158, displayed at the Figoni et Falaschi stand at the 1938 Paris Salon and fitted with a MS racing engine; from Estate of John O’Quinn. (photo: Theo Civitello)
1967 Shelby 427 S-C Cobra
1967 Shelby 427 ‘Semi-Competition’ Cobra – Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,700,000. CSX 3045; one of 29 S/C Cobras built; history includes an extensive vintage racing career and ownership by the John Mozart Collection, where it was subjected to a full restoration. (photo: Darin Schnabel)
1962 Shelby Cobra 289
1963 Shelby Cobra 289 – Estimate $750,000 – $950,000. CSX 2032; built to competition specification for Grand Prix driver and Scarab founder Lance Reventlow, son of Woolworth heir Barbara Hutton; equipped with various options; known ownership history from new. (photo: Robb DeCamp)
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350R
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R – Estimate $750,000 – $950,000. Chassis 5R531; one of only 33 production R models; multiple SAAC award winner. (photo: Neil Fraser Photography)
956 Lancia Aurelia B24S America Spider
1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S America Spider – Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000. Chassis B24S-1131 includes the desirable Nardi package. (photo: Pawel Litwinski)
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe – Estimate $450,000 – $550,000. Chassis 194378X419258; matching-numbers and a known ownership history from new; 1988 Bloomington Gold certified and NCRS Top Flight Award winner. (photo: Jaci Clark)
1966 Lamborghini 350 GT
1966 Lamborghini 350 GT – Estimate $345,000 – $425,000. Chassis 0436, offered from expert, long-term ownership of 35 years. (photo: Jamey Price)
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S
1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S – Estimate $700,000 – $850,000. Chassis 3952; upgraded to SV specs; recent restoration by Gary Bobileff. (photo: Erik Fuller)
1966 Citroen DS21 Decapotable
1966 Citroen DS21 Decapotable by by Henri Chapron – Estimate $200,000 – $250,000. One of 136 built in 1965; spent first 24 years in the South of France; fully documented ownership. (photo: Pawel Litwinski)
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe – Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000. Chassis 0343EU; matching-numbers; one of 16 coupes produced; recipient of a Platinum award at Cavallino. (photo: Jeff Creech)
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competition
1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione – Estimate Unavailable. Chassis 1905 GT is the 17th of 74 Competizione-specification SWB examples produced; featuring alloy coachwork designed by Pinin Farina and clothed by Scaglietti and a race-tuned Colombo V-12; 1905 GT combines numerous early and mid-SWB characteristics, including non-sleeved brake cooler ducts under the front bumperettes and unadorned side and hood vents; has been exhibited at Cavallino, the Quail, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, as well participated in numerous vintage racing and touring events, including the Monterey Historics, the Colorado Grand, and the Tour Auto Lissac in France. (photo: Pawel Litwinski)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Cabriolet
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet – Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000. Chassis 188.013.6500077; one of 49 produced; coachwork by Sindelfingen; restoration by specialist Charles Brahms. (photo: Jeff Creech)
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Estimate $700,000 – $850,000. Chassis; three-owner Oklahoma car from new, with original engine; 47,000 actual miles. (photo: Darin Schnabel)
1953 Allard JR Roadster
1953 Allard JR ‘Le Mans’ Roadster – Estimate $350,000 – $450,000. One of seven Allard JRs built and one of two factory entries to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953; clocked at 145.35 mph by Zora Arkus-Duntov down the Mulsanne Straight. (photo: Scott Miller) (See Full Profile).
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB – Estimate $1,200,000 – $1,600,000. Chassis 08697; Classiche-certified, Platinum-winning example. (photo: Pawel Litwinski)
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB-4
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – Estimate $1,400,000 – $1,750,000. Chassis 10195; original, matching numbers; complete with Red Book certification; fresh restoration by Ferrari Classiche in Maranello. (photo: Corey Silvia)

[Source: RM Auctions]