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.
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BMW Z3 2.8 Automatic Convertible wide body This super Z3 is registered 01/08/1997 It has covered 110,000 miles since new It has just had a full service and many new parts fitted Very rare 2800cc and automatic Finished in stunning silver coachwork BMW 16" Alloy wheels Black electric hood. Black seats with beige trim Electric seats Electric windows ASC Please call us for more information
Spectacular condition Meticulously maintained and sympathetically restored Original European delivery example Shown at the 2017 Greenwich Concours d’Elegance Rare and desirable 280SE Cabriolet One of only 1,390 built Numbers matching engine and automatic gearbox Stunning factory correct color combination First production year 280SE Cabriolet Well-furnished and highly
Land Rover Defender 90 TDCI 2007 Automatic This superb Defender has only covered 49000 miles from new. ( Registered 18/09/2007 ) Superb black bodywork Colour coded arches KBX Hi Force grills KBX Front grills Galvanised steering guard Two sets of wheels included, Road and off road Clear indicator lenses Clear front lights Front spot lamps LED fog and reverse lamps Rear light guards Re
Incredible restored condition Just released from over 40 years of single collector ownership Rare and desirable MG TC Roadster One of approximately 2,000 brought to the U.S. Numbers matching XPAG engine! New side curtains, convertible top and top boot Stunning color combination Options include: Painted Wire Wheels Fog Light Badge Bar Excellent documentation include