During a single day sale, April 27, in Fort Worth, Texas, RM Auctions is going to offer Don Davis private collection of cars. The offering has a strong emphasis on rare, high quality, low mileage, limited production examples, and all of which have been well maintained by a professional staff. A 64 automobiles from his collection will be offered, including no less than 11 vehicles with pre sale estimates exceeding $500,000 each.
Within the offering is Porsche with no less than 10 examples, led by a menacing 1988 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’, considered by many as the ultimate supercar. An extremely rare find in the United States, the example on offer is presented in its original Graphite Metallic over a complementary Dark Grey Metallic leather interior which is estimated to $500,000–$650,000. Other notable Porsche is 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring, one of a reported 30 with the special-order Code 2525 India Red paint and well equipped who is estimated to $400,000–$500,000. A stunning 1958 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster has starting price of $250,000–$300,000.
Six well documented Corvettes are also offered. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427/425 “Big Tank” Coupe, regarded as the ultimate 1966 Corvette and equipped with a 427/425 V-8, four-speed transmission, heavy-duty brakes, side exhaust, as well as the radio/heater delete option (Estimate: $250,000–$300,000), and 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ‘Fuel-Injected’ Split-Window Coupe (Estimate: $125,000–$150,000). Also on offer is the original Corvette, a restored 1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster one of just 300 built (Estimate: $200,000–$300,000).
Other specimens are 1941 Chrysler Newport Indianapolis 500 Pacemaker by LeBaron, the actual pace car used during the 1941 Indianapolis 500 and originally owned and driven by Walter P. Chrysler Jr. (Estimate: $900,000–$1,200,000); 1954 Chrysler GS-1 Special by Ghia (Estimate: $700,000–$800,000); 1958 Dual-Ghia Convertible, formerly owned by legendary entertainer Hoagy Carmichael (Estimate: $250,000–$450,000); Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytonas, including a Ferrari Classiche certified 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, one of only 121 factory examples built by Scaglietti (Estimate: $1,200,000–$1,400,000); and a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe, one of the 1,273 Berlinettas built from 1968–1973 (Estimate: $350,000–$450,000);
Mercedes represent Mercedes-Benz 300SLs, including a beautifully restored 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, complete with Rudge wheels, belly pans, fitted luggage, a “sport camshaft,” and other highly desirable features (Estimate: $900,000–$1,200,000); along with a pair of 300SL Roadsters from the 1957 and 1961 model years (Estimate: $700,000–$900,000 each).