RM Auctions will be back in Arizona with plenty of sports and racing rarities. The world’s largest collector car auction house with 15 years of experience will held its highly anticipated annual Arizona sale at the beautiful Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, scheduled for January 16–17. Company’s well-established sale will now span two days, offering a handpicked selection of approximately 120 blue-chip motor cars.
“After what has been a record-setting and ground-breaking 2013 for RM, we’re already looking forward to continuing the momentum in the new year,” says Ian Kelleher, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “The Arizona auctions have a history of providing a strong barometer for the season ahead, and RM’s 2014 Arizona sale is set to present a premier selection of cars as diverse and important as ever.”
The highlight of the sale will be a trio of rare sports and racing Porsches, led by an ex-Bob Donner and Don Wester 1960 Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder, chassis 718.066. Offered for the first time in nearly 20 years, this RS 61 Spyder is expected to fetch between $2,8 million and $3,2 million.
Another fantastic race car from the German marque, a 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6, chassis 906-116 will be offered on sale. This is one of only three known street legal examples, with notable European track record, including 1st place finishes at both the 1968 Norisring and the 1969 Hockenheim Finale, and it has an estimated value of $1,2 million – 1,6 million.
The superb group of Porsches is completed by an ultra-rare 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster, chassis 83087, which has been freshly restored by marque specialists and features a race-derived four-cam GS motor, estimated at $1,1 million – $1,5 million.