N.Y.C. auction to feature numerous vintage cars; ’56 Ferrari could sell for $32M

NEW YORK,  RM Sotheby’s auction house is set to sell off several vintage vehicles next week in an event that could bring a windfall in record sales.

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Sportabteilung Gullwing is on display during a press preview before the 'Driven by Disruption' auction at Sotheby's in New York City on Friday. The Dec. 10 auction will include more than 30 vehicles spanning 70 years in automotive innovation. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo
A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Sportabteilung Gullwing is on display during a press preview before the ‘Driven by Disruption’ auction at Sotheby’s in New York City on Friday. The Dec. 10 auction will include more than 30 vehicles spanning 70 years in automotive innovation. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Driven by Disruption auction will be held in New York City on Dec. 10 and will showcase the extremes of motoring history, RM Sotheby’s said.

“Following a momentous debut in 2013, RM Sotheby’s returns to New York City for the second iteration of its watershed Art of the Automobile exhibition and auction,” the auction house says on its website.

“Entitled Driven By Disruption, the December auction will showcase … the molds that were broken by engineers and designers pushing the automotive envelope,” RM Sotheby’s added.

About 30 investment-grade automobiles will be featured at the auction and some of them are expected to fetch millions. One of them, a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, could sell for more than $30 million, which would set a new record.

“Ferrari sports-racing cars of the 1950s are rare in their own right, but one with such heritage and degree of originality is almost unheard of,” RM Sotheby’s said.

A 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato is expected to fetch around $15 million and a1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial about $5 million.

By Doug G. Ware

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