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RM Sotheby’s highly anticipated London sale kicks off at 5:40pm, featuring a wide variety of captivating collector cars ranging from Rod Stewart’s Lamborghini Miura to a collection of microcars.
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- View all of today’s auction lots in our classifieds
Lot 165 has much sought-after film provenance. This 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT had a starring role in The Wrong Arm of the Law, featuring Peter Sellers as lead actor, who is also believed to have owned this DB4GT for a time.
On the silver screen, this car was seen running away through Uxbridge Moor from a chasing Wolseley 6/90 police car. During filming the car’s engine block broke beyond repair, a replacement block being fitted in 1963. Other than that it’s almost entirely original, hence a hefty £3,000,000-£3,400,000 sales estimate.
Lot 175 is a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S by Bertone once owned rock and roll superstar Rod Stewart. Simply by existing, a Miura is already exceptional in itself – but this one has a genuine claim at being one of the best remaining examples.
After a painstaking €400,000 restoration at Lamborghini’s Polo Storico facility, chassis no. 4863 scooped first in class and Most Iconic Car at last weekend’s Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance. It might be painted in Bianco over Nero rather than the iconic Verde Miura, Giallo or Arancio colours (green, yellow or orange to most of us), but it’s still a remarkable example of Lamborghini’s most famous supercar.
Stewart’s former Miura is expected to sell for between £1,200,000-£1,400,000.
Lot 191 once belonged to two-time Formula 1 world champion Jim Clark. The Scotsman was gifted a 1962 Lotus Elite Super 95 in lieu of payment by Lotus founder and team principal Colin Chapman, and Clark used the car extensively during his two years of ownership.
It’s a rare example in itself without the Clark connection, as one of only three Elites fitted in-period with a Hobbs ‘Mechamatic’ gearbox. It underwent a full restoration five years ago following its participation in the 2013 Goodwood Revival, which paid tribute to Clark. RM Sotheby’s is expecting Clark’s Elite to sell for £150,000-£200,000.
Photos courtesy of RM Sotheby’s and Tim Scott/Fluid Images