By Ed Lenahan
The RM Auctions Arizona sale promises to kick off the 2012 auction season in style with the sale of nearly 150 classic and significant automobiles. Held on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa January 19th and 20th, the 13th annual RM Arizona auction features an important selection of Ferraris in addition to a wide array of significant automobiles.
“Following another vibrant year in 2011, we’re thrilled to return to Arizona in January and kick off what is shaping up to be another exciting auction season,” says Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions. “Ferrari is truly one of the world’s leading automotive marques and remains the perennial leaders of the pack when it comes to achieving great prices at auction. We’re excited to present yet another superb offering at our January sale as we continue to build upon our strong track record at the Biltmore.”
Among this gathering of headline Ferraris are a one-off 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica with Scaglietti bodywork, a 1973 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, a 1963 250 GT Lusso, a never-registered 1991 F40, a 1952 342 America, and a 1958 250 GT Berlinetta.
Also on offer at the 2012 RM Arizona auction is the Karl Blade collection. The owner of private motor coach manufacturer Newell, Blade is a well-known collector of American luxury convertible of the ’50s and his collection is offered without reserve. Standouts include a 1953 Packard Caribbean Convertible, a 1947 Chrysler New Yorker Town and Country Convertible, a 1934 Lincoln Model KB Convertible Roadster, and a 1956 Lincoln Premiere Convertible.
Previous Automobiles of Arizona Results – RM Auctions
The 2012 RM Auction Arizona sale will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona January 19th and 20th. Items will be available for preview January 18th from 12pm – 6pm, January 19th from 9am – 6pm and on January 20th from 9sm – 12pm. The auction will begin on January 19th at 7pm, and on January 20th at 12pm. Admission requires the purchase of a catalog, which is available for $120, and includes admission for two people for the two-day event when presented for entry.
For more information, contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit www.rmauctions.com.
RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona Auction 2012 – Preview
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