The RM Auctions Monterey 2013 auction will be held August 16th and 17th at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California. RM’s 28th annual flagship two-day Monterey sale will feature 120 vehicles, with 25 cars estimated to sell in excess of $1 million and five estimated to bring more than $4 million.
Headline consignments at the 2013 RM Auctions Monterey sale include the 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina; 1955 Jaguar D-Type; one-owner 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider; semi-works Team Camoradi 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage; 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT; 1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spider; bespoke 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster; Pebble Beach Best of Show-winning 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Torpedo Roadster; 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider; 1958 Lister-Jaguar Knobbly Prototype and the 1931 Duesenberg Model SJ Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe by Murphy; among others.
RM Auctions will also present a series of eight Ferraris from the Estate of the late William H. Tilley, a Beverly Hills-based collector and Ferrari aficionado. All offered without reserve, the group is highlighted by a Ferrari Classiche-certified 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Series I by Pinin Farina, chassis 0418MD. One of 22 examples built, it competed in the Mille Miglia before being sold by the factory and remained competitive throughout the following decades both in North American and European events. The Tilley Collection, which spans more than 55 years of Ferrari production, also features a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4, a 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS, a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa, a 1990 Ferrari F40, a 2002 Ferrari 360 Spider F1 and a 2010 Ferrari California.
Porsches are also featured at this year’s RM Monterey sale, with 12 on offer such as the 1977 Porsche 934.5; 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring; 1976 Porsche 935 IMSA; 1985 Porsche 959 ‘Vorserie’, 1986 Porsche 962 and a selection of 356 and 911 models. (See RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Digital Catalog)
Shelby Myers, Managing Director, RM Auctions, California, said, “A longstanding tradition on the global collector calendar, our annual Monterey sale has such an international status that it consistently attracts the finest cars available to the market. Our upcoming 2013 auction will certainly be no exception, as we have strategically limited the number of cars on offer, handpicking a roster of only the highest quality blue-chip collectible automobiles.”
In 2012, RM Auctions offered 119 automobiles for sale, with 106 finding a new owner, reflecting a 89.1% sell-through rate. Total sales volume was $95,739,150, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $903,200. Top sale went to the 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf / Mirage Lightweight Racing Car at $11,000,000, followed by the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder at $8,580,000 and the 1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta at $8,250,000. (See 2012 RM Auctions Monterey – Auction Report)
The RM Auctions Sports and Classics of Monterey event returns to the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center, August 16-17, 2013. The auction preview will be held August 14th through 17th, with the auction taking place the evening of Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th. Bidder registration is $300 and includes an official auction catalogue, and admission for two to the preview and auction. Admission to the preview requires the purchase of a guest pass for $50.
For more information, contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit www.rmauctions.com.
RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Auction Preview
[Source: RM Auctions]