RM Sotheby’s is to hold its 18th annual sale of collector cars in Phoenix, Arizona, USA between the 19th to 20 January 2017. There would appear to be some wonderful classic vehicles being auctioned so if you are a keen classic car enthusiast then you may wish to visit their website for more details and, if there is something that catches your interest, progress the matter further.
Below we highlight just some of the vehicles that are available to bid for: –
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen – there were possibly only 25 Special Roadsters built with this one being commissioned by the original owner in Berlin so it has some unique features. It is an open-topped two-seater grand tourer that, at 17.5 feet in length, is extremely big for such a vehicle. It has an 8 cylinder 5,410 cc engine that produces 115/180 bhp cruising beautifully on the German autobahn at 85 mph. It has an estimate sale price of between $7,400,000 to $8,400,000.
1969 Ferrari 365 GTS by Pininfarina – only 20 of these were manufactured so it is extremely rare and this make and model hardly ever becomes available to buy publicly. It is powered by a V-12 4,390 cc engine that produces 320 bhp. It has only done in the region of 10,235 kilometers. This delightful open-topped sports car has an estimated sale price of between $2,900,000 to $3,500,000.
1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton “Ralph Roberts” by LeBaron – it is thought that this was the last of these cars constructed and was the personal vehicle of Ralph Roberts who was a designer for LeBaron that was a coachbuilder. It has been beautifully restored finished in Moon Glow Blue polychromatic. This particular classic car was at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at which it won Best in Class. It has an 8 cylinder engine producing 135 bhp. This open-topped classic car has an estimated sale price of between $1,400,000 to $1,800,000.
If your interest is in more recently built supercars then how about the following: –
2003 Ferrari Enzo – this high performance car is owned by Tommy Hilfiger who is a designer and he has had it since new. Only 400 of these cars were built and this one has only done 3,620 miles and has been well maintained. It has a V-12 5,998 cc engine producing 651 bhp that powers the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.3 seconds onto a top speed of 218 mph. It has an estimated sale price of between $2,700,000 to $3,000,000.
So, if you fancy a few days break in Arizona and have an interest in classic and/or supercars then you may wish to attend the auction that takes place over both the above dates.
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