RM Sotheby’s is excited to announce a private collection entitled “A Century of Sports Cars,” which is set to lead early features at our 19th annual Arizona auction this 18–19 January. With the highest overall sales, sell-through rate, and number of cars sold above low estimate during Arizona Car Week in 2017, RM Sotheby’s intends to continue our strong track record in the New Year, having secured exciting early entries within the A Century of Sports Cars Collection. We are the auction house of choice for important private collections, and with our recent success of the Ferrari Performance Collection in Monterey, we are thrilled to be entrusted with another collection that represents high points in Italian sports and GT design. RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale will once again kick off the collector car auction season on a high note, presenting approximately 160 blue-chip automobiles spanning the spectrum of the market, from pre-war classics through modern supercars. For further information or to view a frequently updated list of entries for our upcoming Arizona sale, please visit www.rmsothebys.com.
1921 Alfa Romeo G1 Chassis no. 6018 Estimate available upon request Offered Without Reserve Highlighting the collection is a 1921 Alfa Romeo G1, chassis no. 6018, one of the earliest known examples of a mere 52—including two prototypes—that were built. This rare G1 has been twice awarded at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, most recently in 2013. The oldest running and driving Alfa Romeo, it has since participated in numerous events, including the 2014 Mille Miglia, and the 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, as well as being displayed at Museo Enzo Ferrari in 2015. The only complete G1 in existence today, the offering of chassis no. 6018 is a rare opportunity to acquire the earliest piece of Alfa Romeo history (Estimate available upon request). [one-half-first] 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Speciale by Boano Chassis no. AR1900C 01846 Estimate: $1,250,000 - $1,750,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half-first] [one-half] 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Spider Chassis no. 915.515 Estimate: $900,000 - $1,100,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half] Representing a more advanced period in Alfa Romeo design is a 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Speciale with striking one-off coachwork by Boano, chassis no. AR1900C 01846. A masterpiece of Italian design, the 1900C was Boano’s 1955 Torino Motor Show car and, following decades under the care of a handful of Italian owners, would reprise its role on the stand at the 2014 Rétromobile show in Paris and once again in 2015 as part of the invitation-only Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Boano Speciale has recently been expertly restored and returned to its original color combination, after which it was again presented at Pebble Beach in 2017, where it won its class (Est. $1,250,000–$1,750,000). 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti Chassis no. 5537 GT Estimate: $1,800,000 - $2,200,000 Offered Without Reserve The collection finds its focus mainly in the greatest Italian sports and GT cars of the last century, which of course include those produced by former Alfa Romeo racing driver, Enzo Ferrari. Stand-outs include a gorgeous Blue Sera over Beige example of the final iteration of the 250 GT chassis—a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso, chassis no. 5537 GT. Representing the finest in Ferrari styling and engineering, the Lusso was the recipient of a cosmetic restoration in 2013, which earned it Best in Class at the 2014 Arizona Concours d’Elegance, and it remains ready for its next appearance (Est. $1,800,000–$2,200,000). [one-half-first] 1975 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Chassis no. 18635 Estimate: $450,000 - $550,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half-first] [one-half] 1969 Ferrari Dino 206 GT by Scaglietti Chassis no. 00378 Estimate: $625,000 - $825,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half] 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pininfarina Chassis no. 1939 GT Estimate: $1,400,000 - $1,800,000 Offered Without Reserve Also on offer is one of the finest open 250 GT models, a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina, chassis no. 1939 GT. A beauty to behold as well as drive, the 250 GT is the 39th of just 200 second series Pinin Farina Cabriolets built and boasts a well-maintained restoration completed in 2000. Seldom shown under recent ownership, the car is ready for the show field or the open road (Est. $1,400,000–$1,800,000). [one-half-first] 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello Chassis no. ZFFBV55AX20127464 Estimate: $350,000 - $450,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half-first] [one-half] 2005 Ford GT Chassis no. 1FAFP90S35Y401939 Estimate: $275,000 - $325,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half] [one-half-first] 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Chassis no. 04970 Estimate: $500,000 - $700,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half-first] [one-half] 2015 Ferrari California T Chassis no. ZFF77XJA0F0207881 Estimate: $160,000 - $200,000 Offered Without Reserve [/one-half] [clearfix]