Thursday, July 1, 2021

Monterey Car Week

The 1970 Porsche 917K consigned with RM Sotheby’s has a presale estimate of $16m to $18m. This Porsche ran as high as third in the 1970 24 Hours of Le Mans before crashing in the rain-soaked event. Film of the car during the race was used in the 1971 McQueen movie “Le Mans.” A similar 917 that never raced but also featured in the movie sold for $14m in 2017.
A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta “Tour de France” by Scaglietti, chassis no. 1031 GT. A two-time competitor in the Tour de France, the Ferrari achieved fourth overall in that event in 1958 and was sixth at the Monza Lottery in 1959. Estimated $5.75m to $6.5m.
Ferrari 512 BB/LM, chassis no. 35527, was raced by the N.A.R.T. team in the 1981 Le Mans 24. It ran third overall, and at the fastest pace achieved by any BB/LM at the circuit, before retiring. Estimated $3m to $3.5m.
A 1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan with coach work by Murphy. RM Sotheby previously sold the car in 2015 for $1.925 million, then the highest price for a Cadillac V-16 at auction. This Cadillac won Best in Class at Pebble Beach in 1997. The car is expected to sell for $1.5 million to $1.8 million.
This 1956 Maserati A6G/54 is a true barn find. It is one of dozens of cars to emerge from the collection of Roger Baillon, a businessman, in France six years ago. 60 A6G/54 were built, each with a 150-horsepower six-cylinder engine. This car is one of four coupes from the coach builder Carrozzeria Frua. Gooding & Company estimates that the car will sell for $2.5 million to $3.25 million.