RM to auction Type 35 and MC12 without reserve
Half of RM Sotheby's 60 car sale will go up for auction without reserve – highlights also include a BMW 507 Roadster with just two owners from new
Renowned collector car auction house RM Sotheby’s is offering a 2005 Maserati MC12 and 1925 Bugatti Type 35 for sale without reserve during its Paris sale in February next year.
Over 60 classic cars will go under the hammer during RM Sotheby’s fifth annual sale during the world-famous Rétromobile show week, and half of the entries are already confirmed to be for sale without reserve.
One of the anticipated stars of the show is a long-term owned 1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix, which is expected to fetch between €950,000 and €1,050,000. This car, chassis number 4394, was delivered new to French nobleman Georges Cholmondeley 'Lord Rocksavage'. The lot is described as displaying ‘lovely original patina and is offered in excellent condition complete with original chassis, body, gearbox, axles, and differential’.
Also listed without reserve is a 2005 Maserati MC12, one of only 50 built. The Ferrari Enzo counterpart has covered only 12,500km and comes with a lower estimate of €2,000,000.
A 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II is also expected to sell for over seven figures. Of note, it has only had two owners since new – the first, remarkably, keeping hold of the BMW until 2004 – and has been maintained by the same BMW-trained mechanic from new. It carries a €1,600,000 to €1,800,000 estimate.
RM Sotheby's European auction manager Augustin Sabatié-Garat said: ‘Early auction highlights cover all segments of the collector car market, from pre-war racers through to the most advanced supercars of today.
‘We’re equally excited that we’re able to bring so many of these cars to auction for the very first time, whether it is for their original or long-term owners. In today’s buyer’s market, it is the truly special examples like the 507 and the 400 GT that stand out.’
The sale takes place on 7 February, 2018, at Place Vauban, Paris, France.
Classic Cars for Sale
Jensen Interceptor MKI (OOK – ’68) - Tens of thousands spent in 2016/2017 - Re-trimmed interior - New 17″ Wheels and tyres all round - New adjustable Spax shock absorbers - Up-rated cooling system - Up-rated alternator - High torque starter motor - Reconditioned carburettor - New exhaust system - Headlamp Upgrade - Various re-wiring - 3,000 Mile/3 Month warranty*
Jensen Interceptor MKIII (JFT – ’74) - Tens of thousands spent in 2015/2016 - New 17″ Wheels and tyres - Up-rated aluminium brakes - Up-rated cooling system - Up-rated alternator - New adjustable shock absorbers - New rear leaf springs - Engine rebuild, unleaded conversion - Refurbished carburettor - New rear wheel bearings - High torque starter motor - Electric sun
Jensen Interceptor MKIII (URD – ’74) - Full repaint in June 2017 by Cropredy - Mechanical overhaul in June 2017 by Cropredy - Replaced bushes, ball joints and bearings - Fully reconditioned steering rack - Upgraded new starter motor - Up-rated cooling system – high capacity new fans - Up-rated new alternator - Electronic Edelbrock carburettor - Aluminium inlet manifold
This stunning Plymouth Sport Fury has a 440 block that has been transformed into a 505 CID Wedge. The 505 Wedge has been bored to 4.350 and stroked to 4.250 with an 11:1 compression ratio. Coupled to this engine is a smooth Chrysler four speed manual transmission that connects to the 8 ¾ rear end with factory 3:73 gears. The interior in this beast is as gorgeous as the outside. The dashboard is b