RM Auctions – world’s largest collector car auction house presents 72 incredible lots at Place Vauban during Retromobile week, 3-4 February. The upcoming auction will lift the hammer on a carefully curated selection of 65 vehicles along with select memorabilia, as well as no less than 10 vehicles with pre-sale estimates exceeding €1 million ($1.13 million).
The undoubted star of the show is a stunning 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C2500 Sport Berlinetta by Touring, which, in addition to being one of the most desirable grand touring cars of the 1930s, also boasts a fascinating wartime history, estimated at €1.9 – €2.4 million ($2.15 – $2.71 million). Other incredible Italian exotics on offer include a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ Berlinetta by Scaglietti, regarded by many as the most stylish GT car ever produced by Ferrari, estimated at €1.6 – €1.9 million ($1.8 – 2.15 million), as well as a single-owner-from-new 1990 Ferrari F40 with less than 1,200 recorded kilometres; an exceptionally low mileage example of one of the most coveted and iconic supercars of the modern era, estimated at €900.000 – €1.3 million ($1 – 1.47 million).
Lamborghini also features strongly in the sale with a trio of very special Countach derivatives on offer, from an extremely early and rare RHD 1977 LP400 ‘Periscopio’, estimated at €1.2 – €1.5 million ($1.36 – $1.7 million), through to one of the final cars produced, a 1989 25th Anniversary edition, estimated at €250.000 – €300.000 ($283.000 – $340.000).
Local French interest will be well-served by the appearance of the 1935 Delahaye 135 S, chassis no. 46094, a pre-war competition great which has resided in France all of its life and is a veteran of no less than three 24 Heures du Mans. This beautiful and historically significant car is estimated at €1.2 – €1.6 million ($1.36 – $1.8 million).
Also boasting a fascinating French provenance is the 1934 Lancia Belna Eclipse. A true rolling work of art, it features coachwork by Pourtout and dramatic Art Deco design by the intriguing and highly talented, Georges Paulin, a dentist who sketched many of the most beautiful French automobiles of the pre-war period and went on to become a hero of the French resistence, estimated at €300.000 – €375.000 ($340.000 – $424.000).