RM Auctions returns to Battersea Evolution in London on 26 October 2011 with a selection of 80 automobiles for their annual Automobiles of London auction.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011, RM’s flagship UK sale is the highest grossing collector car auction in the UK. The 2010 auction, headlined by the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 James Bond movie car, achieved in excess of £19 million in sales with an 87% sell-through; bidders represented over 30 countries.
“The collector car market is vibrant,” says Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe. “2011 has been a great year to date for RM Auctions globally, including two highly-successful new sales in Europe. The continuing strength of the market, coupled with our great track record in London and an exciting list of early consignments for the Battersea sale sets the stage for another memorable auction,” Girardo adds.
Leading a list of early entries for the RM Auctions Battersea London sale are a trio of Alfa Romeos, headlined by a 1972 Alfa Romeo 33-3 TT, chassis number AR11572/010. Raced extensively by the famed Autodelta team in 1972, this historic sports racing car was a participant at Le Mans in the hands of Nino Vaccarella and Andrea de Adamich, the latter of whom also drove the car in the Targa Florio that same season. Accompanied by extensive documentation and presented in outstanding, highly original condition, it boasts a freshly rebuilt engine and is ready to compete at the world’s most prestigious events. (Estimate: £525,000 – £575,000).
The Automobiles of London 2011 sale will also feature an unusual 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750, chassis number 0412061, featuring an original body by James Young (Estimate: £100,000 – £130,000); and, a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Cabriolet, chassis number 913048, one of only two examples believed to have been completed in this style by Touring (Estimate: £180,000 – £220,000).
Additional Early Consignments for RM Auctions Battersea London 2011
- 1965 Iso Grifo A3 C, chassis number B0232, the last Iso A3 C produced and fitted with a rare all-alloy body (Estimate: £350,000 – £400,000);
- 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio by Gangloff, chassis number 57435 (Estimate: £300,000-£375,000)
- 1958 Lister-Chevrolet Sports Racing Car, chassis number BHL 110, purchased by its current owner in 1969 (Estimate : £475,000 – £575,000);
- 1900 DeDion-Bouton Vis-à-Vis; London-to-Brighton eligible; (Estimate £65,000 – £85,000);
- 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Cimier, chassis number 50012 (Estimate: £270,000 – 320,000); and,
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5; freshly restored (Estimate: £220,000 – £260,000).
For more information, contact RM London at +44 20 7851 7070 or visit www.rmauctions.com.
[Source: RM Auctions; photo credit: Simon Clay © 2011 courtesy RM Auctions]