RM Sotheby’s Announces More Incredible Blue-Chip Classics for its Upcoming London Sale


 

LONDON, England, 13th October, 2022

RM Sotheby’s annual London sale promises to be the biggest and best, with 54 lots going under the hammer in the auction’s 16th anniversary year. Adding to the previously announced Gran Turismo Collection, featuring 18 astonishing supercars and rally cars, the sale features a host of additional remarkable and rare cars from across the decades and appealing to a wide variety of collectors. The auction takes place on 5 November, during the London Motor Week, at Marlborough House, St James’s.

A London sale should feature some fine British cars, and few are more stylish or rarer than the 1952 Frazer Nash Mille Miglia to be offered in London. This example is one of just nine built by the historic Frazer Nash car company and is eligible for virtually every event on the calendar, such as the Goodwood Revival, the Mille Miglia, and Le Mans Classic. This example also boasts remarkable history, having been the show car at the Turin Motor Show in 1952 and is being offered from a remarkable 47-year period of ownership. A well-known and well-documented car, this is a car for any lover of versatile 50s sports cars with great provenance (Estimate: £550,000 - £650,000).

Another quintessential British car is the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, one of the cornerstone cars of many collections. The example offered is presented in its beautiful factory correct colours of Goodwood Green over Tan leather, and retains its matching-numbers engine. Having had an exquisite restoration by marque specialists Pugsley & Lewis from 2015 to 2016, this is surely one of the finest DB5s to be found on the market. Having been displayed at the 2022 London Concours, this fine example would be suited for concours events or being driven with enthusiasm (Estimate: £625,000 - £675,000).

Another car always in demand by collectors is the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti, which is still regarded as one of the finest and most versatile grand tourers of its era. The car offered is a UK-supplied car boasting continuous history from new and has been fastidiously maintained. Certified by Ferrari Classiche in 2015 and stunning in Blu Chiaro over Tan leather, it is estimated at £530,000 - £580,000.

Another of the great sports cars that went head-to-head with the Ferrari Daytona in-period was the 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring. The car offered in London is a truly remarkable example, being owned by Josh Sadler, the founder of well-known UK-based marque specialists, Autofarm. This RS 2.7 Touring has been well driven and cared for throughout its life, with Josh fastidiously looking after the car during his ownership and the car previously benefitting from 30 years’ ownership by a former President of Porsche Club France. This well-loved example has been featured in numerous car magazines and represents an amazing opportunity for somebody looking for a great car to be driven and enjoyed (Estimate: £325,000 - £375,000).  

The sale also features an amazing selection of four competition specification Ferraris, representing some of the best track-orientated V8 Ferraris of the past 30 years. On offer is a 1992 Ferrari 348 Challenge, which boasts great history having won the 1995 West European Ferrari 348 Challenge race series, and represents great value with an estimate of £60,000 - £80,000. Also offered is a 1998 Ferrari 355 Challenge, one of just 18 RHD Challenge cars supplied to the UK. This example also raced in the Ferrari Challenge Series from 1999 to 2007 (Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000). Ferrari has a great heritage in bringing its competition-bred cars to the road, and none more than the 2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale (Estimate: £130,000 - £160,000) and the 2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M, with the Scuderia Spyder being built to commemorate Scuderia Ferrari’s 16th world constructors’ title (Estimate: £180,000 - £220,000).

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