The 12th annual Automobiles of Arizona features two days of auctions, starting with the ‘The British Are Back’ evening sale on Thursday, January 20th that will showcase a host of great British marques, including Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar and others. A total of 60 lots will be offered during the British-themed evening sale, many without reserve.
The British auction will be followed by another strong collection of automobiles on Friday, January 21, 2011. In total, more than 120 examples are set to cross the block on the second day, headlined by the 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta; 1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton; 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton; 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder; 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series I and 1964 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept Car.
Rob Myers, Chairman and Founder, RM Auctions, comments, “Our 2011 Arizona line-up features one of the most diverse offerings of automobiles we have ever presented at the Biltmore. In total, over 180 vehicles will be offered across two-days, spanning the spectrum of the market. There’s truly something for everyone, from important sports and racing cars through to Detroit muscle, the best of American and European classics and even a series of wild customs and show cars. We look forward to welcoming collectors back to the Biltmore for what promises to be another not-to-be-missed show.”
The Automobiles of Arizona auction will also feature vehicles from the estate of Chicago collector, Bill Jacobs. Well-known in the collector car community, Jacobs was a lifelong enthusiast and dedicated his life to collecting every imaginable variety of collector car. In total, 25 examples from his eclectic collection will be offered in Arizona ‘without reserve’, many as featured highlights during RM’s ‘The British Are Back’ evening sale. Notable entries include a 1959 Costin Jaguar; a 1952 Tojeiro MG Barchetta Sports Racer; a Corvette-powered 1956 Arnolt Bristol Roadster; a 1935 Ford Woody Custom Wagon; and a 1947 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible.
“We are also honored to be presenting a select series of automobiles from the estate of noted collector, Bill Jacobs. Bill was a passionate collector, well-known by the collector car community and a dear personal friend for many years. We look forward to sharing his legacy with other like-minded enthusiasts,” said Myers.
The RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona auction 2011 event will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix on January 21-22. A preview will be held January 20st from 9am to 4pm, followed by the British-themed Thursday night auction, billed ‘The British are Back!’, starting at 6pm. The auction continues on Friday, January 21st at 11am. Admission requires the purchase of an official auction catalog, available for $100. The catalog admits two and must be presented for entry.
For more information, contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit www.rmauctions.com.
Previous Automobiles of Arizona Results – RM Auctions
RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona Auction 2011 – Preview
“The British Are Back” Auction Preview – Thursday, January 20th
RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona Auction 2011 – Preview, Friday, January 21st
1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton Video
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Video
1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton Video
[Source: RM Auctions]