An uber-rare 2023 BMW 3.0 CSL, one of only 50 built to celebrate the Motorsport division’s 50th anniversary, will be offered at RM Sotheby’s Munich sale on 25 November, carrying an estimate of €800,000 – 1,200,000. Taking inspiration from the 3.0 CSL Hommage R concept that was unveiled in 2015, RM’s example is a French-supplied car and has covered just 33km.
Highlights among the other BMWs due to cross the block include a 635 CSi Group A that won the 1984 Deutsche Produktionswagen-Meisterschaft championship (estimate €320,000 – 420,000); a 1992 M3 Sport Evolution showing 128,566km (estimate €180,000 – 200,000); and a 1981 M1 that is expected to fetch €400,000 – 500,000.
A 19,600-km 2004 Ferrari Enzo heads the catalogue at €3,000,000 – 3,500,000, while a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider with Ferrari Classiche certification (estimate €2,350,000 – 2,650,000), and a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster 'Outlaw' (estimate €1,200,000 – 1,500,000) round off the top three.
A 1963 Mercedes-Benz 230 SL that started life as a factory development car is listed at €260,000 – 340,000. Presented in its original scheme of Orange Metallic over Leder Türkis upholstery with black dashboard panels and a black hardtop, Mercedes’ head of development and research, Professor Fritz Nallinger, ordered and ran the car from new, and it is believed to be the first example to feature an automatic transmission and power steering.
Aguttes’ final sale of the year takes place in Paris on 26 November, where the star attraction is a 1939 Delage D6 3 Litre Le Mans (estimate €800,000 – 1,200,000). Chassis 51821 comes with known provenance from new and has been in single-family ownership since 1979. Built for the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours, it led the race for more than 19 hours in the hands of Louis Gérard and Georges Monneret, eventually coming home second overall, and finishing first in class.
An elegant 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback joins the line-up with a guide of €250,000 – 350,000. One of just 26 left-hand drive examples with coachwork by H J Mulliner, it was originally owned by Carven Haute-Couture in Paris, and has resided with its current custodian since 2000, during which time it has benefited from a no-expense-spared approach to its maintenance carried out at Garage Classics in Geneva.
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