Keno Brothers launch new car auction house with Rolling Sculpture sale



2015-10-29 17:09:10

Acclaimed auctioneers and experts Leigh and Leslie Keno are set to launch their new classic car auction house in style.

The identical twins, best known for their appearances as experts on the PBS show Antiques Roadshow, will bring their passion expertise to their new venture, Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions.

The company's inaugural sale next month, entitled Rolling Sculpture, will offer a collection of hand-picked collector cars featuring impeccable provenance.

"Our inaugural sale will offer a unique selection of 45 of the most highly coveted vehicles from around the world," said Leslie Keno. "Whether a race car, purposefully built to go extremely fast or a touring car, designed with fanciful curves and sensual lines, each offering has a distinct story to tell."

Amongst the sale's leading highlights is a historic and important Ferrari N.A.R.T. Daytona with a history in the world's most famous race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

This Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, chassis 12467, was modified from a standard road car for N.A.R.T. (North American Racing Team) and entered into the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans race, where it finished an impressive fifth overall.

The following year it was driven to top five finishes in other iconic events including the 6 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. Eligible for some of the world's most prestigious vintage racing events, the car will be offered with an estimate of $4.9-$5.9 million.  

"The N.A.R.T. Daytona is an example of our vision to carefully curate and celebrate, when possible, automobiles with unique origins, or notable achievements in history," said Co-CEO and Founder, Leigh Keno.

"We strive to offer at auction noteworthy cars which have contributed to the fine automotive tradition. Importantly, each lot will be thoroughly vetted and researched by top specialists in respective Marques and will be elegantly presented and accompanied with videos so that their unique attributes can be fully appreciated by our clients and the public at large."

The Rolling Sculpture auction takes place in Soho, New York on November 18-19.

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