RM Sotheby’s rescheduled sale of the single-owner Elkhart Collection will now go ahead on 23-24 October, with many of the 240 cars being offered without reserve. And what a collection it is, ranging from its oldest vehicle, a 1903 Clément 12/16hp, through to Micro cars, NASCARs, US and European classics, and modern supercars. Top lot is a 1952 Ferrari 225 S which enjoyed a successful competition career in period, taking 2nd in class at the 1952 Mille Miglia and 4th overall at the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix (estimate $2,500,000 – 3,500,000).
The big-ticket entries also include a trio of Jaguar’s limited-run ‘Continuation’ cars; a 717-mile 1963 E-Type Lightweight – the first of seven built – known as ‘Car 0’ and used by Jaguar Classic as their North America press car (estimate $1,750,000 – 2,225,000); a one-of-nine 1957 XKSS with just 51 miles (estimate $1,500,000 – 2,000,000); and a 170-mile 1955 D-Type in ‘short-nose’ specification (estimate $1,000,000 – 1,500,000).
A 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic that was first owned by General Motors designer Henry de Ségur Lauve is listed at $1,750,000 – 2,200,000. Chassis 0041 remained with Lauve until 1991, after which it underwent a restoration and colour change, prior to joining the Elkhart collection along with two Vignale-bodied 8Vs bought from the Swiss enthusiast Erich Traber.
Other rarities include a 1967 Toyota 2000GT, one of 62 left-hand drives built for the US market, which was kept by its original owner, the American racer Otto Linton, for more than 30 years (estimate $700,000 – 800,000); and a 2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale, the sixth of nine cars produced by Zagato to commemorate 100 years of Alfa Romeo road cars, with a design influenced by the TZs of the 1960s (estimate $400,000 – 600,000).
Classic car auction price estimates for: Ferrari | Jaguar | Fiat | Toyota | Alfa Romeo
From: RM Sotheby’s
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