RM Auctions is set to continue its strong track record in Florida when it returns to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel for the annual Amelia Island auction, to be held March 12, 2011.
Now in its 13th year, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will showcase over 100 quality motor cars, spanning a century of automotive design, from a series of early Brass Era cars to British and American road and racing cars and European sports cars.
An obvious highlight is the 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Vignale (s/n 0267 EU), which surfaced from a Mid-Western garage last week over 25 years after it was first parked. Considered one of the most original examples in existence, the early production Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Vignale, chassis number 0267 EU, is joined by one of the three 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinettas, chassis number 0224 AT as the latest feature attractions for RM’s March 12 Amelia Island sale. Offered from the same owner, the auction represents the first time each has come to market in over three decades.
“We are honored to have been selected to present these important Ferraris at our upcoming Amelia Island sale by their current long-term owner. Offered for the first time in decades, each boasts a fascinating provenance and we expect their upcoming sale will incite significant interest from the global collector car community,” says RM Car Specialist Gord Duff, who was responsible for securing the cars for the company’s upcoming auction.
The two historic Ferraris lead a roster of no less than five other examples from the Modenese Prancing Horse, including a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS (Est. $650,000 – $800,000); and a Classiche-certified 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Boano Berlinetta, s/n 0673 GT, the second last Boano built (Est. $550,000 – $650,000).
In addition to the headline Ferraris, notable RM Auctions Amelia Island Auction 2011 entries also include:
— 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open Drive Landaulette
— 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe with Murphy Coachwork (J331)
— 1938 Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Leger “Special Sport” Roadster
— 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider
— 1908 Oldsmobile Limited, the earliest known Limited and the only surviving 1908
— Motorama 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Town Car Prototype
“RM’s Amelia Island sale has earned a reputation over the years as a highlight on the annual collector car calendar,” says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions.
“Backed by a strong track record, our 2011 sale is shaping up to be another not-to-be-missed event. With an emphasis on great automotive styling from across the decades, the sale will combine a high-caliber roster of automobiles with the first-class presentation and unparalleled client service for which RM is known.”
In addition to these featured consignments, RM Auctions will also present the collection of Jack and Marilyn Tallman. As respected enthusiasts who have been involved in the hobby for many decades, the Tallmans have assembled an outstanding collection of cars, many of which they’ve owned for over 40 years and have enjoyed and driven in countless events and tours, both at home and overseas. In total, 11 automobiles – spanning over 30 years of design – will be offered ‘without reserve’. Tallman Collection Highlights include: a 1912 Packard 6-48 Runabout, built new for the Packard President and originally used as a promotional car (Est. $300,000 – $400,000); a 1903 Cadillac Model A Rear-Entrance Tonneau, which comes to market for the first time in 40 years, having completed the London to Brighton run on two separate occasions (Est. $75,000 – $100,000); and a handsome, multiple award-winning 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster, originally built as a show car (Est. $350,000 – $450,000).
RM’s Amelia Island sale acts as a prelude to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, returning March 13. Combined, the events make for an ultimate vintage car weekend for automotive enthusiasts.
For more information on RM’s Amelia Island sale and a frequently updated car list, visit www.rmauctions.com or call RM Auctions at +1 519 352 4575. For more information on the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, visit www.ameliaconcours.org or call +1 904 636 0027.
RM Auctions Amelia Island Auction 2011 – Featured Cars
[Source: RM Auctions]