RM Auctions is holding its award-winning Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este auction off the shores of Lake Como in Italy on May 21, 2011. RM Auctions, founded by Rob Myers in 1976 and headquartered in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, opened its own auction house in 1991 with partners Dan Warrener and Mike Fairbairn, which has now gone world-wide. RM Auctions holds 4 of the 5 all-time records for the highest sale of a motor car sold at auction. In May 2010, it matched its own record (May 2007 – Italy) for the highest single-day auction sales with $45 million at its Monaco auction.
The RM Auction boasts that its auction that will be held in Italy will feature “a limited, hand-picked selection of the world’s finest motor cars.” While the lot continues to grow daily, some of the cars that are currently being featured are the 1955 Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta, the 1938 Talbot-Lago T1550C-SS Teardrop Coupe and the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen. The 375MM Berlinetta is the most desirable Ferrari model and was built to win world sports car championships. It is described as one of only a handful built in the coupe style, the last with the “Mile Miglia” designation and a vehicle that has won many awards, including: First Class at Pebble Beach, FCA Platinum and The Luigi Chinette award at The Quail, and The Cavallino Classic at the Villa d’Este. The Talbot-Lago is featured as one of only 10 of the Goutte d’Eaus of the New York style and was one of only 3 that was fitted for a factory sunroof. Finally, the Mercedes-Benz proclaims a class win at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and was 100-pont mechanically and cosmetically restored by RM auto Restoration. It features factory coachwork with the desirable rear spare configuration and has low mileage.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will be held at Spazio Villa Erba, Largo Luchino Visconti, 4 Cernobbio, Como 22012, Italy. The actual sale will be from 8pm-11pm CET on May 21, 2011. A Gala Reception will precede the sale from 6:30pm-8pm. Preview dates for the sale are May 20 from 10am-6pm CET and May 21 from 10am-6pm CET. To gain entrance to the auction, people must purchase an official auction catalogue for 70 Euro; this allows two to be admitted when the catalogue is presented at the entrance of the auction. To order a catalogue, click here.
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