The inaugural RM Auctions Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este auction will be held 21 May, 2011 on the banks of Lake Como at the Spazio Villa Erba in Cernobbio, Italy.
RM Auctions, in partnership with BMW Group Classic and Grandhotel Villa d’Este, is the official auction house of the vaunted Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. RM’s sale at the Villa d’Este will be a biennial event, alternating with the company’s Monaco sale, which is held during the same weekend as the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco and will next return in 2012.
RM Auctions assembled a mere 32 automobiles for the single-day Villa d’Este auction, with 10 automobiles estimated to fetch over €1 million euro. In an auction where all of the entrants are prominent, the sale is headlined by the 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta; 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta; 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Teardrop Coupe; 1965 Ford GT Works Prototype Roadster; 1937 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante; 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A; 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder and 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider.
RM Auctions also presents six extraordinary prototypes from the official collection of Bertone S.p.A that have never been offered for public sale, highlighted by the 1970 Lancia Stratos HF Zero, 1967 Lamborghini Marzal and 1963 Chevrolet Testudo.
“Without doubt, our debut sale at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este features one of the most exciting offerings RM Auctions has ever assembled – and arguably, one of the most significant collector car offerings to be presented in recent auction history,” says Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe.
RM Auctions at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2011 – Auction Information
21 May, 2011 8:00pm – 11:00pm CET
20 May, 2011 10:00am – 6:00pm CET
21 May, 2011 10:00am – 6:00pm CET
Spazio Villa Erba,
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
Cernobbio, Como, 22012, Italy
Admission to the event requires the purchase of an official auction catalogue for €70. The catalogue admits two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry.
For more information, visit www.rmauctions.com or call RM’s London office at +44 20 7851 7070.
RM Auctions at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2011 – Auction Preview
[Source: RM Auctions]