1958 Ferrari 250 Testa RossaRM Auctions will hold its 2010 Sports and Classics of Monterey auction on August 12th to 14th at the Portola Hotel and Spa and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California. RM’s 25th annual auction will feature approximately 225 cars, with 20 automobiles estimated to garner over $1 million.

“RM has truly pulled out all the stops for this year’s Monterey sale. From a magnificent series of sports & racing cars, to the best in American classics and European elegance, the line-up is second to none, and has attracted strong early interest from RM’s global clientele to set the scene for an unprecedented sale,” said Ian Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer, RM Auctions.

Headlining the sale is a 1958 Ferrari 250 ‘Pontoon Fender’ Testa Rossa, s/n 0738 TR, which RM bills as the “most important and valuable motor car ever offered” during Monterey’s auction week. Other highlights include a 1949 Delahaye 175 S Roadster; 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe; 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix; 1957 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer and 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton, among others.

In addition to the headline Ferrari 250 TR, RM’s Monterey sale also offers no less than 25 Ferraris, including a 1954 Ferrari 375MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta; 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Berlinetta; 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder; 1957 Ferrari 250 Pinin Farina Spyder Series I and 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III Coupe.

RM’s extended Monterey auction program kicks off on Thursday, August 12th with a dedicated Ford-themed auction. The evening sale will feature a roster of Ford Motor Company automobiles, including 18 concept vehicles and one of the oldest surviving Fords in existence, a 1903 Ford Model A Rear Entrance Tonneau. Proceeds from the sale of the FMC’s selection of concept vehicles will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Children’s Center, an organization in Michigan that addresses the needs and problems of troubled children, youths and families.

Last year, RM Auctions offered 239 cars for sale, with 206 finding new owners, reflecting an 86% sale rate. The total sales volume was $35,522,600 and the average price per car sold was $172,439.

RM’s annual Sports and Classics of Monterey event returns to the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center, August 12th to 14th, 2010. The auction preview will commence August 11th from 9am – 6pm, followed by full-day previews on August 12th through 14th with auction action each evening. Admission to the preview is $40.00 USD per person. The $200 bidder registration admits two to preview and auction, and includes a catalog. An official auction catalog is available for $120, although does not constitute admission to the sale.

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

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RM Auctions Monterey 2010 – Sale Preview

1958 Ferrari 250 TR
1958 Ferrari 250 ‘Pontoon Fender’ Testa Rossa - Estimate Unavailable. Chassis No. 0738 TR is one of the beautiful Scaglietti-designed ‘Pontoon Fender’ Testa Rossas produced from 1957 to 1958 during which only 21 were constructed. For the past 14 years, it has been extensively campaigned in its yellow and green Brazilian racing colors, recording numerous wins and podium finishes at the world’s most prestigious historic racing events.
1949 Delahaye 175 S Roadster
1949 Delahaye 175 S Roadster - Estimate $4,000,000 - $6,000,000. Featuring one-off coachwork by Saoutchik, this wild Delahaye (chassis 815023) was built for the reemerging concours circuit following the war; shown in Paris, Monte Carlo, San Remo, and more recently, Pebble Beach.
1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe
1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe – Estimate $3,500,000 - $5,000,000. With gorgeous Figoni & Falaschi coachwork, this example (chassis 90034) was the 1948 24 Hours of Spa class winner and is the only long wheelbase Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe in existence.
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Open Tourer
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost 'London to Edinburgh' Torpedo – Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,500,000. Originally built for the Maharajah of Patiala and fitted with a rare, special touring body by Mulliner, chassis number 2517 is one of the most sought-after of the Rolls-Royce models.
1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix
1931 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix - Estimate Unavailable. Race-winning factory works Type 51 Grand Prix racing car from new, owned and Grand Prix raced by Jean Pierre Wimille with entries at Vanderbilt Cup (1936) and the ARCA USA Grand Prix (1935 and 1940); only Bugatti Type 51 to race in the U.S. pre-war; chassis No. 51132.
1957 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer
1957 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer – Estimate $2,000,000 - $2,750,000. Chassis XKD 558 boasts a well-documented and successful racing history and ownership record; headlines a select series of Jaguars from the collection of Kathy and the late Jerry Nell.
1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Coupe
1938 Jaguar SS100 3.5 Coupe - Estimate $600,000 - $800,000. Bodied by Graber; chassis number M229E; also from Kathy Nell Collection.
1933 Lincoln KB Custom Dietrich Convertible Sedan
1933 Lincoln KB Custom Dietrich Convertible Sedan - Estimate $350,000 - $400,000.
1933 Packard Twelve Custom Dietrich Coupe
1933 Packard Twelve Custom Dietrich Coupe – Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,400,000.
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Cabriolet
1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Cabriolet - Estimate $1,100,000 - $1,300,000.
1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster - Estimate $500,000 - $575,000.
1938 Delahaye 135MS Sports Cabriolet
1938 Delahaye 135MS Sports Cabriolet - Estimate $1,000,000 - $1,250,000.
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Sedan
1933 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Sedan - Estimate $300,000 - $400,000.
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Riviera Phaeton - Estimate $1,100,000 - $1,400,000. With coachwork by Brunn, this is a rare original-bodied factory supercharged car, first owned by razor pioneer Lt. Col. Jacob Schick.
1939 BMW 328 Roadster
1939 BMW 328 Roadster - Estimate $550,000 - $700,000. Formerly part of Simeone Foundation Museum; one of 462 built.
1954 Ferrari 375MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta
1954 Ferrari 375MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta - Estimate $5,000,000 - $6,000,000. Serial number 0416AM; a matching numbers car, the fifth of only seven examples built.
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Berlinetta
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Berlinetta - Estimate $1,500,000 - $1,800,000. One of only two coupes built, Ferrari Classiche certified; s/n 04252MD.
1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau
1903 Ford Model A Rear Entry Tonneau - Estimate $600,000 - $800,000. Oldest surviving car sold by the Ford Motor Company; five owners since 1903.
1953 Allard J2X Vintage Racing Car
1953 Allard J2X Vintage Racing Car - Estimate $200,000 - $300,000.
1964 Cooper Ford 'King Cobra'
1964 Cooper Ford 'King Cobra' - Estimate $600,000 - $800,000.
1950 Ford Italmeccanica IT160 Coupe
1950 Ford Italmeccanica IT160 Coupe - Estimate $60,000 - $100,000.
1957 Ford Thunderbird Factory Racing Car
1957 Ford Thunderbird Factory Racing Car 'The Battlebird' - Estimate $275,000 - $375,000.
1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster
1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster - Estimate $1,200,000 - $1,500,000. Ex-Shelby team car is one of only six Roadsters built in this USRRC cut-back door specification; fully restored to its Shelby team appearance, CSX 2557 is offered without reserve.
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder
1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder - Estimate $2,500,000 - $3,250,000. Matching-numbers, covered-headlight example; s/n 1489 GT.
1958 Ferrari 250GT Series I Cabriolet
1958 Ferrari 250GT Pinin Farina Series I Cabriolet - Estimate $1,500,000 - $1,800,000. s/n 0979 GT; one of only 36 examples built; Ferrari Classiche certified.
1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III
1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III - Estimate $1,600,000 - $2,200,000. s/n 1323 SA; one of only 12 series III Superamericas built.
1979 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Competition Berlinetta
1979 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Competition Berlinetta - Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000. First of 25 'Silhouette' BB/LMs built; entered at the 24 Hours of Daytona and Le Mans in 1979.
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV - Estimate $800,000 - $900,000. Best in Class at the 2009 Quail Motorsports Gathering.

[Source: RM Auctions]