RM Sotheby's announce early Arizona sale line-up
RM Sotheby's has announced details and early consignments for its forthcoming Arizona sale.
The company's 17th annual sale in Phoenix will offer more than 100 hand-picked, blue-chip cars, from pre-war classics to historic racers and modern-day supercars.
The company will seek to build on the success of the 2015 sale, which generated $63.7 million and included the most expensive car ever sold in Arizona auction history.
Amongst the highlights already announced is a 1956 Jaguar D-Type Works ‘Long Nose’, one of six examples built for the works team in the final year of D-type racing history.
Featuring an independent de Dion rear suspension and fuel injection, the car was raced throughout the 1956 season before being sold to the renowned Scottish racing team Ecurie Ecosse.
Having later been restored by marque experts, then shipped to American in the 1990s, the car will now be offered at auction for the first time in a decade and is eligible for many of the world's most prestigious vintage events.
“We’re thrilled to return to the Biltmore following what has been another record-setting year for RM Sotheby’s,” says Ian Kelleher, Managing Director, RM Sotheby’s West Coast Division.
“Arizona represents one of our strongest venues on the auction calendar, and we’re always working to secure the most desirable, fresh-to-market vehicles for this true collector car destination.
"The long-nose D-Type is a perfect example, as it has not changed hands in more than a decade, and offers a number of untapped historic event participation opportunities for its next enthusiast owner.”
Further notable lots already consigned include a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, a rare 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, and a 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera.
The RM Sotheby's Arizona Sale takes place at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on January 28-29, 2016.
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