RM Sotheby’s Scottsdale 2018 Preview
Always kicking off the collector car auction season on a strong note, RM Sotheby’s returns to the vibrant grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 18–19 January, for its 19th annual Arizona sale.
RM Sotheby’s 2018 Arizona sale is set to continue the company’s strong track record in Phoenix, presenting more than 100 blue-chip automobiles from the world’s most iconic marques. Hand-selected by RM Sotheby’s international team of specialists, the catalog will span the spectrum of the market, from pre-war classics and contemporary supercars through important sports and racing cars.
Highlights include this 1954 Jaguar D-Type Works (Estimate: $12,000,000–$15,000,000), which was the principle team car driven by Stirling Moss and Peter Walker at the 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans and served as the factory development car for the 1955 season. A veritable cornerstone of Jaguar’s racing history, the car is extensively documented, including Le Mans entry forms, factory time sheets, and test reports, as well as FIA papers.
Also headlining the auction, and offered from an esteemed private collection with only four owners since new, this 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra ‘Semi-Competition’ (Estimate: $2,000,000–$2,400,000) is one of the finest, most original examples. A matching-numbers car, the Cobra has benefitted from a sympathetic restoration by renowned Cobra expert Mike McCluskey. This is an excellent opportunity to own one of the world’s best Cobras.
In addition to the Jaguar and Cobra on offer in Arizona, the sale is highlighted by a number of other fine sports and grand touring automobiles, including the oldest extant Alfa Romeo in the world, a 1921 Alfa Romeo G1 (Estimate: Available Upon Request). Offered without reserve from ‘A Century of Sports Cars Collection,’ it features a restoration completed in 2014 and was shown twice at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Another impressive offering is a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (Estimate: $950,000–$1,050,000). It is one of just 554 produced for 1957 and is offered with Baisch fitted luggage.
Among the other Ferraris on offer in Arizona, highlights include a Ferrari Classiche-certified 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina (Estimate: $1,800,000–$2,200,000), one of only 99 built, and an award-winning 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti (Estimate: $1,800,000–$2,200,000). Offered without reserve, it is the 275th of 350 examples built and features restoration documentation as well as a history report by Marcel Massini.
View all the stunning motor cars headed to Arizona this 18–19 January by visiting our website. Register online today to bid in person, by phone, via the Internet, or by absentee bid through an RM Sotheby’s representative.
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