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The Sárraga Collection ... RM Sotheby’s Highlights Rare Cars With Portuguese History Ahead of Sale


1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring s_n 9113601463

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring s_n 9113601463

 

LONDON, 27 June 2019

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to reveal more details of rare and exclusive cars to be offered from the Sáragga Collection, presented entirely without reserve nearby the stunning beach location of Comporta, Portugal, on 21 September 2019. Many cars of the 130-strong collection gathered by discerning enthusiast and collector, Mr. Sáragga, are highly collectible individual automobiles that boast lovely Portuguese provenance, sure to resonate strongly with local collectors and beyond.

Among the most significant lots is a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Touring, delivered new to Portuguese Angola and which has remained in mainland Portugal since 1975. The beautifully restored, late third-series example of Porsche’s iconic and highly collectible 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring retains its original engine and gearbox and is just one of five delivered in stunning, special-order Signal Orange (1414) with a black leatherette interior. A Porsche Certificate of Authority notes that this RS was factory-equipped with an electric sunroof, headrests, tinted glass and a Blaupunkt stereo. Boasting racing history in Portugal, participating in the 1979 Rally Portugal Vinho do Porto, wearing race number 24, and, at the 20th anniversary of Estoril in 1992, this RS finished first in Group 4. The car underwent a full restoration in 2012 and has covered fewer than 3,000kms since. Following restoration, the RS featured in the book ‘50 Years of Porsche in Portugal’, highlighting Porsche’s rich history in the country (Est.€450,000 – €550,000).


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One of the many highlights of the pre-war cars offered in the Sáragga Collection is a 1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Chapron, which was delivered new to Lisbon and has remained in Portugal all its life. The rare and authentic Chapron ‘Grand Luxe’ bodywork features unique doors, hood, bumpers, and wings, as well as a luxurious interior that – at the time of specification – could be detailed to the buyer’s express wishes. The Grand Luxe kit increased the price of the car by around 50% compared to a standard body, therefore only around 40 of these were built and fewer than 20 are known to survive. Before joining the Sáragga Collection, the car last changed hands in 1996 following long periods of family ownership (Est. €400,000 – €450,000). 

An extremely rare and highly desirable 1955 WD Denzel 1300 also features in the collection, as one of approximately 65 models constructed and one of roughly 30 known to remain, with just five Portuguese owners from new. This car —chassis number DK32—arrived with the Lisbon-based Denzel importer, Auto Portuguesa, in 1954, before it was entered into a handful of races and rallies. Its competition high point was placing second overall and first in class at the Rallye a San Pedro de Moel in August 1956. The car briefly returned to the Denzel factory in Vienna for modification, with its original body replaced with a later style unit, and the original 1,500cc engine replaced with a 1,300cc Super Sport powertrain, benefitting from a small power increase. The car returned to Portugal to race once more and was fully restored in 2012, presenting a rare opportunity to own an immaculate example of this highly unusual, charismatic and historically significant small-capacity racing sports car (Est. €380,000 – €450,000). 

A 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan by Chapron is a one-off, coachbuilt example, residing in Portugal with 30 years of single ownership prior to joining the Sáragga Collection. Featuring a full glass roof that is unique to this car, the first buyer – an oil magnate – turned to the coachbuilder, Henri Chapron, after Mercedes-Benz turned down his request for a full glass roof. Upon the first owner’s passing, the car was left in his will to the Portuguese gardener of his house in Cannes. The car has been in Portugal since (Est: €300,000 – €450,000). A 1947 HRG Aerodynamic by Fox & Nicholl is documented as having Portuguese competition history with class wins and remains eligible for historic racing and rallying today. Having competed in various Portuguese races and hill climb events in the 1940s and 50s, the car was rediscovered in 1989 and was subsequently fully rebuilt (Est: €180,000 – €250,000). 

One of the first Jaguar E-Type coupes built – largely, by hand – at Jaguar’s Coventry facility, is also offered in the sale. The 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Fixed Head Coupe is also the very first E-Type FHC to be registered in Portugal. Perhaps most importantly, it was built prior to February 1962 and is an early ‘flat floor’ example so coveted by collectors (Est. €140,000 – €160,000). Another unique car offered at auction is a 1953 Bristol 401 Saloon, delivered new to Portugal and remaining there since, this is among the last of the 401s built, itself ranked as one of only 700 ever manufactured (Est. €30,000 – €40,000).

Paul Darvill, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s, said: “The scale of exclusive and rare cars we have available in Portugal is significant. The local provenance is a key feature of a number of lots and this is not restricted to the higher valued cars, so there is something for everyone within the sale. With a high number of accessibly priced cars, the Sáragga Collection is not only open to traditional collectors but also to those wanting to buy some really interesting cars from a well-known collection whilst visiting a stunning beach location.”

The Sáragga Collection calls the small, picturesque town of Alcácer do Sal home, just minutes from the seaside region of Comporta, which has quickly become one of the most fashionable and stylish resorts in Europe. The region offers the perfect setting for a warm weekend away in Portugal this autumn, with a number of luxury hotels and restaurants nearby, and just an hour’s drive from Lisbon International Airport. The Sáragga Collection reflects the discerning and eclectic personal tastes of its owner, with many cars combining broad desirability with strong Portuguese provenance and history. The collection comprises over 130 cars to include pre-war greats, exclusive Porsche models, American classics of all eras, and some rare and diminutive microcar gems. Values within the collection range from as little as €10,000 through to €800,000.


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Lot

Description

Chassis

Estimates

Price

101

1969 Fiat 500 L

110F
2066078

€10,000 - 15,000

 

102

1966 Autobianchi Bianchina 'Eden Roc' Cabriolet

110FB/5
007700

€15,000 - 25,000

 

103

1958 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet

2145301

€20,000 - 30,000

 

104

1962 Trojan 200

311198

€15,000 - 20,000

 

105

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ99Z4S
670310

€40,000 - 50,000

 

106

1955 Ford Thunderbird

P5FH179204

€30,000 - 40,000

 

107

1954 Triumph TR2

TS1642

€20,000 - 30,000

 

108

1973 Mini 1000

XA2S1-N-
90946-S

€5,000 - 10,000

 

109

1936 Austin Seven

241114

€10,000 - 20,000

 

110

1926 Citroën B14 Sedan

174248

€10,000 - 15,000

 

111

1970 Porsche 914/6

9140431931

€60,000 - 80,000

 

112

1967 Fiat Dino Spider

135AS0000813

€60,000 - 80,000

 

113

1912 Ford Model T

113979

€20,000 - 30,000

 

114

1969 MG C GT

GCD1L/4136G

€20,000 - 30,000

 

115

1951 Volkswagen Beetle

1-0252830

€40,000 - 60,000

 

116

1961 Facel Vega F2 Facellia Cabriolet

F2 A102

€40,000 - 60,000

 

117

1911 De Tamble Model G Roadster

e/n 3086

€50,000 - 60,000

 

118

1990 BMW M3 Convertible (E30)

WBSBB05090EB
86163

€60,000 - 90,000

 

119

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ91ZGS
152264

€30,000 - 40,000

 

120

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

2733536

€25,000 - 35,000

 

121

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

LWVH15

€40,000 - 60,000

 

122

1986 Ferrari 328 GTB

65651

€70,000 - 90,000

 

123

1933 Fiat 508 Balilla Coupé

508-033359

€15,000 - 25,000

 

124

1959 Vespa 400

10355

€20,000 - 30,000

 

125

1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S

B24S-1187

€220,000 - 280,000

 

126

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

WP0ZZZ99ZTS
314812

€80,000 - 100,000

 

127

1949 Allard K1

71KLH 886

€60,000 - 80,000

 

128

1988 Ferrari GTS Turbo

77926

€50,000 - 70,000

 

129

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

WP0EB0931JS
070139

€80,000 - 120,000

 

130

1932 Ford Model B

18-90138

€25,000 - 35,000

 

131

1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Coupé

218621

€80,000 - 110,000

 

132

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

877116

€110,000 - 130,000

 

133

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

660509

€80,000 - 100,000

 

134

1934 Mercedes-Benz 170 Cabriolet C

111367

€35,000 - 45,000

 

135

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

113.044.10.
012917

€80,000 - 100,000

 

136

1922 McLaughlin 22-49 Master Six Tourer

CP 5254

€30,000 - 50,000

 

137

1963 Willys Interlagos Coupé

3-3135-0013

€25,000 - 35,000

 

138

1964 Citroën 2CV 4x4 'Sahara

30001

€80,000 - 100,000

 

139

1961 Jaguar E-Type

885083

€140,000 - 160,000

 

140

1920 Rochet Schneider Type 16500

16902

€50,000 - 70,000

 

141

1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon

70587

€20,000 - 30,000

 

142

1947 Peugeot 202 BH Cabriolet

1000445

€20,000 - 25,000

 

143

2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello

129713

€90,000 - 120,000

 

144

2001 BMW Z8

WBAEJ11070AF
78811

€150,000 - 180,000

 

145

1971 Porsche 911 E Coupé

9111200664

€60,000 - 70,000

 

146

1953 Bristol 401 Saloon

1269

€30,000 - 40,000

 

147

1951 Jowett Jupiter Sports

E1 SA 74R

€30,000 - 50,000

 

148

1951 DB Type HBR Cabriolet

768

€70,000 - 90,000

 

149

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III (BJ8)

H-BJ8-L/30880

€40,000 - 60,000

 

150

1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7

9117600506

€60,000 - 80,000

 

151

1967 Maserati Mistral Coupé

AM109A1
 1522

€100,000 - 150,000

 

152

1959 Porsche 356 B Roadster

86875

€120,000 - 160,000

 

153

1934 Bentley 3 Litre

B119 BL

€50,000 - 70,000

 

154

1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP Saloon

GXB5

€25,000 - 35,000

 

155

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

121.040.10.
025764

€100,000 - 120,000

 

156

1926 Derby 9 HP Sports

14470

€20,000 - 30,000

 

157

1933 BSA TW33-10

F6170

€20,000 - 30,000

 

158

1960 Chevrolet Corvette

AB 0087S
104149

€60,000 - 80,000

 

159

1937 Hudson Deluxe Eight Convertible Brougham

e/n 27112

€40,000 - 60,000

 

160

1969 Triumph TR6 Pi

CP25193 L0

€15,000 - 20,000

 

161

1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

SRX 17446

€15,000 - 20,000

 

162

1993 Ferrari 512 TR

97018

€100,000 - 130,000

 

163

1951 Simca 8 Sport Cabriolet

902034

€80,000 - 100,000

 

164

1931 Bentley 8 Litre

YR5094

€700,000 - 800,000

 

165

2003 Ferrari 456M GTA

128773

€60,000 - 80,000

 

166

1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Boattail Speedster

14543

€20,000 - 30,000

 

167

1950 Mercury Eight Sedan

50ABX10141M

€20,000 - 30,000

 

168

1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider

AR10204
00868

€80,000 - 110,000

 

169

2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label

SCBLC32E1YCX
04624

€25,000 - 35,000

 

170

1965 Ford Mustang

5F08T366918

€30,000 - 40,000

 

171

1925 Amilcar CGS

16615

€40,000 - 50,000

 

172

1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

60139

€400,000 - 450,000

 

173

1970 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior

1232554

€25,000 - 35,000

 

174

1972 Alpine-Renault A110 1300

e/n 0262

€60,000 - 80,000

 

175

2008 Aston Martin DB9 LM

SCFAD01A48GA
10621

€70,000 - 90,000

 

176

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0ZZZ99ZBS
780073

€150,000 - 180,000

 

177

1947 HRG Aerodynamic

L/W98

€180,000 - 250,000

 

178

1967 Matra Djet V

10508

€30,000 - 40,000

 

179

1983 Sado 550

31-117 83

€5,000 - 10,000

 

180

1928 Peugeot 172M Berline

195654

€10,000 - 20,000

 

181

1965 Jaguar S-Type

1B 77422DN

€20,000 - 25,000

 

182

1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16 Hurricane Drophead Coupé

C161252

€20,000 - 30,000

 

183

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP0EB0911KS
173612

€130,000 - 180,000

 

184

2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

WP0CB29985S
675336

€40,000 - 50,000

 

185

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan

100.012.12.
000787

€300,000 - 400,000

 

186

1961 Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster

76534

€25,000 - 35,000

 

187

1954 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mk I

A3014190 LRO

€30,000 - 40,000

 

188

1955 WD Denzel 1300

DK32

€380,000 - 450,000

 

189

1969 Porsche 911 T Coupé

119120603

€70,000 - 90,000

 

190

1931 Pierce-Arrow Model B125 Roadster

2025418

€140,000 - 180,000

 

191

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupé

WP0ZZZ96ZMS
471413

€80,000 - 110,000

 

192

1972 Porsche 911 T Coupé

9112500449

€50,000 - 70,000

 

193

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

SCFEKBDL7JGC
217
54

€100,000 - 130,000

 

194

1939 BMW 327 Coupé

73149

€120,000 - 150,000

 

195

1967 Porsche 911 S Coupé

308048S

€150,000 - 180,000

 

196

1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Roadster

A 810868

€80,000 - 100,000

 

197

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

9113601463

€450,000 - 550,000

 

198

1960 Bentley S2 Continental

BC129AR

€130,000 - 160,000

 

199

1966 Porsche 912

353569

€40,000 - 50,000

 

200

1947 Packard Eight Custom Super Clipper Limousine

2150-2736

€30,000 - 40,000

 

201

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

WP0ZZZ96ZNS
490994

€200,000 - 250,000

 

202

1934 Singer Nine Sports Four Seater

61745

€25,000 - 40,000

 

203

1937 Citroën Traction Avant

363636

€15,000 - 20,000

 

204

1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane Six Model K Convertible Coupé

369269

€20,000 - 30,000

 

205

1972 Porsche 911 E Targa

9112210856

€70,000 - 100,000

 

206

1947 Jaguar Mark IV

610845

€40,000 - 50,000

 

207

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Five-Passenger Club Sedan

174550

€30,000 - 50,000

 

208

1957 Bentley S1 Saloon

B285EK

€40,000 - 60,000

 

209

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ99ZWS
330066

€60,000 - 80,000

 

210

1980 Maserati Royale

AM330/49 0184

€20,000 - 30,000

 

211

2007 Fiat Panda Cross 4×4

ZFA1690000
1724076

€5,000 - 10,000

 

212

1971 Lotus 69

7169/28FF

€20,000 - 30,000

 

213

1967 Ford Mustang

7T01T213560

€20,000 - 30,000

 

214

1949 Cadillac 62 Convertible

496252237

€40,000 - 60,000

 

215

2003 Ferrari 360 Spider

131136

€70,000 - 90,000

 

216

1963 Lancia Flaminia

826.134 1074

€120,000 - 170,000

 

217

1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7 Targa

9114310601

€70,000 - 90,000

 

218

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan

186.011.
02098/52

€50,000 - 80,000

 

219

1936 Auburn 654 Six Pheaton Sedan

654 7217 H

€50,000 - 80,000

 

220

1959 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupé

S 836481 BW

€60,000 - 70,000

 

221

1950 Bentley Mark V

B511FU

€20,000 - 30,000

 

222

1952 Alvis TA21 Drophead Coupé

24454

€20,000 - 30,000

 

223

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 d

189.010.10.
003064

€50,000 - 80,000

 

224

1938 Talbot 3-Litre Tourer

8577

€20,000 - 30,000

 

225

1933 Morris Minor Side-Valve Two-Seater

31073

€10,000 - 15,000

 

226

1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

107.044.12.
004335

€20,000 - 30,000

 

227

1925 Hotchkiss AM Tourer

8900

€20,000 - 25,000