RM Auctions during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Cernobbio on Lake Como, Italy, on the 25th of May, will enable exclusive evening sale of handpicked selection of approximately 40 luxury automobiles. The auction includes among others a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe, a historically significant 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM ‘Nuvolari’ Spider, a delectable 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Coupe and a 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer with royal connections. In 2011, the inaugural auction resulted in more than €23 million in total sales and a 75% sell-through rate.
Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe, says, “It will be wonderful to be back at Lake Como and supporting the Concorso d’Eleganza with what promises to be a truly spectacular selection of cars. The Concorso prides itself on being the pinnacle of taste and exclusivity and that is obviously the same ethos underpinning how RM conducts this auction and the cars offered within it.”
Ferrari collectors will be very interested in 1962 Ferrari 400 SWB Superamerica Coupe, chassis 3559SA. With Pininfarina coachwork, 3559SA is one of only 36 examples produced in 1962. In its original Blue Sera Italver paintwork, it features all the most desirable specifications, including covered headlamps and four wheel disc brakes, and it benefits from extensive, recent exterior and mechanical upgrades and full Ferrari Classiche certification. The 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe is estimate at $2.7 million.
A 1947 Cisitalia 202 MM ‘Nuvolari’ Spider with fantastic period race history will also be there. Chassis 002S MM is generally regarded as the factory prototype and boasts several unique details that set it apart from the other 25 cars originally produced. Extensively campaigned in period by Mr. Dusio, founder of Cisitalia, 002S MM went on to compete in the 1947 Mille Miglia as one of four factory entered cars, where it was driven to 4th overall by Minetti and Facetti. The legendary Tazio Nuvolari finished the same race in 2nd place overall in a sister car, and it is for this reason that the model is commonly referred to as the ‘Nuvolari Spider’. This model is estimate at $600,000.
Bugatti will be presented with fabulous 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Coupe, frequently referred to as the ‘companion’ model to the legendary T41 Royale. Often described as one of the most elegant, imposing, and luxurious of all Bugattis, only 450 T46 examples were built between 1929 and 1933. Chassis 46208 is famously designed by Jean Bugatti. This stunning yellow and black car will cost you $1.5 million.
The 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer is one of the most stately and refined cars of the pre war period, with its silky-smooth 50 horsepower engine and four-speed gearbox. Chassis 820R, a handsome open tourer with coachwork by Barker, and it is one of the 1929 motor show cars. Driven in Kenya as the official transport for the then Princess Elizabeth, during her state visit to the country in 1952. Its unusual yellow bodywork, which contrasts with the green leather interior, most recently 820R was displayed at the Windsor Castle Concours of Elegance in the UK as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Estimate value is $550,000.