RM Sotheby’s Holds Arizona Auction January 22nd 2021

  • story by David M. Brown
  • posted on 12/2020
  • posted in: Newswire

Two contemporary supercars, a 2003 Ferrari Enzo and a 2019 Ford GT ‘Lightweight,’ a pre-war 1932 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe and six rally classics from The Homologation Collection are among approximately 80 blue-chip collectibles to be offered during the 22nd annual RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction January 22 at the OTTO Car Club in Scottsdale.

Program times will be announced on the company website for the one-day event at the 49,000-square-foot facility, 15550 North 78th Street in the Scottsdale Airpark. The strictly monitored auction is limited to registered bidders and will follow safety procedures in accordance with city and state COVID-19 guidelines.

“We encourage our clients to register for bidding remotely, including online, via telephone or by placing absentees bids, and, as always with our live events, the auction will be livestreamed on our website,” says Gord Duff, global head of Auctions for RM Sotheby’s. The Blenheim, Ontario-based company also holds car sales in Paris, France; Amelia Island, Florida; Palm Beach, Florida; Auburn, Indiana; Hershey, Pennsylvania; London, UK; and Monterey, California.

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The Enzo’s original owner logged several thousand miles during his stewardship and sold the classic in 2006. Now showing just under 12,000 miles from the first two caretakers, it is presented in original Giallo Modena over tan leather interior. The car was featured as the July 2003 cover for Car and Driver.

Another Prancing Stallion is a rare “low roof” 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Coupe, one of just 14 alloy-bodied coupes produced by Felice Mario Boano between 1956 and 1958. Certified by Ferrari Classiche, chassis no. 0613 GT was raced by noted privateer Bob Grossman, including the Speed Week’s famous “All-Ferrari” race, where he finished sixth overall. At the 2004 FCA International Concours d’Elegance in Monterey, the V-12 Ferrari won the Gold Award.

Two pre-war offerings are a CCCA Full Classic 1932 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe by Fisher, retaining its original chassis, engine and coachwork and restored by the well-known Fran Roxas. This is only one of 14 built and four known survivors. And, from 1938 is a rare Gunmetal-over-red SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster, one of 118 3 ½-liter examples produced; it’s accompanied by a JDHT certificate.

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Finally, six cars from the Homologation Collection comprising Group A and B examples for sanctioned sportscar racing and rallying, including a 1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution, all offered without reserve.

Registered bidders may preview cars at the OTTO Car Club a week before the auction by appointment only. To schedule a preview time, please contact Azar Khosrowshahi at azar@rmsothebys.com or 1.310.559.4575.

“Our annual Arizona auction has long been known for offering hard-to-find and highly sought-after cars, and 2021 will continue that tradition but with a new venue and format compared to previous ones,” Duff says.

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For more information, see rmsothebys.com, call 1.519.352.4575 or email, info@rmsothebys.com.