Cars of Dreams collection comes to RM Auctions

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2015-06-26 11:21:57

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Cars of Dreams collection comes to RM Auctions

Cars of Dreams collection comes to RM Auctions

RM Auctions has announced that another collection from a single vendor will be auctioned in 2012.

Following the highly successful sale of the Aalholm collection, RM will present John Staluppi’s ‘Cars of Dreams’ to an eager crowd of collectors on December 1st.

The John Staluppi Cars of Dreams collection is well-known and regarded very highly among classic car enthusiasts. The Cars of Dreams museum presents the stunning motors against a 1950s village background, replete with diners and drive-ins, and coupled with the iconic cars, evokes the romance and excitement of the golden age of the American automobile.

Staluppi has been involved with cars since the 1950s, when at 16 he became a mechanic, and went on to become an expert, and then an entrepreneur. A series of savvy investments in the likes of Honda and Hyundai saw him become extremely successful. He is also known to be a great philanthropist.

His Cars of Dreams collection was amassed over more than a decade. It includes nearly 120 cars spanning many marques and eras, in particular showcasing convertibles and performance cars. 50s and 60s classics through to Detroit muscle and pony cars, street rods, resto-rods, and more, are included. The collection is designed to celebrate the evolution in dream car design, and provoke a nostalgic emotional reaction in classic car fans.

Highlights of the auction include a complete series of Chrysler letter cars, from a 1955 Chrysler 300 to a 1962 Chrysler 300 H. A 1954 Packard Caribbean, a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible, Impalas from 1958, 59 and 60, Oldsmobile 88s and two DeSoto Adventurers are just a few more of the star convertibles on offer.

A restored Ford Good Humor Ice Cream Truck, as well as an assortment of collectibles, petroliana, advertising signs, a Mortier dance organ and a Lionel train set round off the sale.

 

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