1965 Dodge Deora Concept Car

Penned by the California-based Harry Bradley and constructed by the Alexander Brothers of Detroit, the famous Deora was honored with the coveted Ridler Award in 1967. The subject of numerous models, it has since been fully restored to show quality and will be showcased at RM Auctions Icons of Speed & Style event, September 26 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. For further information, please visit http://www.rmauctions.com/CarDetails.cfm?SaleCode=RW09&CarID=r184

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A Century of Italian Sports and GT Design Heads to Arizona at No Reserve
RM Sotheby’s is excited to announce a private collection entitled “A Century of Sports Cars,” which is set to lead early features at our 19th annual Arizona auction this 18–19 January. Highlighting the collection is a 1921 Alfa Romeo G1, chassis no. 6018, one of the earliest known examples of a mere 52—including two prototypes—that were built. This rare G1 has been twice awarded at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, most recently in 2013. The oldest running and driving Alfa Romeo, it has since participated in numerous events, including the 2014 Mille Miglia, and the 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, as well as being displayed at Museo Enzo Ferrari in 2015. The only complete G1 in existence today, the offering of chassis no. 6018 is a rare opportunity to acquire the earliest piece of Alfa Romeo history. Representing a more advanced period in Alfa Romeo design is a 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Speciale with striking one-off coachwork by Boano, chassis no. AR1900C 01846. A masterpiece of Italian design, the 1900C was Boano’s 1955 Torino Motor Show car and, following decades under the care of a handful of Italian owners, would reprise its role on the stand at the 2014 Rétromobile show in Paris and once again in 2015 as part of the invitation-only Preservation Class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Boano Speciale has recently been expertly restored and returned to its original color combination, after which it was again presented at Pebble Beach in 2017, where it won its class. The collection finds its focus mainly in the greatest Italian sports and GT cars of the last century, which of course include those produced by former Alfa Romeo racing driver, Enzo Ferrari. Stand-outs include a gorgeous Blue Sera over Beige example of the final iteration of the 250 GT chassis—a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso, chassis no. 5537 GT. Representing the finest in Ferrari styling and engineering, the Lusso was the recipient of a cosmetic restoration in 2013, which earned it Best in Class at the 2014 Arizona Concours d’Elegance, and it remains ready for its next appearance. Also on offer is one of the finest open 250 GT models, a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II by Pinin Farina, chassis no. 1939 GT. A beauty to behold as well as drive, the 250 GT is the 39th of just 200 second series Pinin Farina Cabriolets built and boasts a well-maintained restoration completed in 2000. Seldom shown under recent ownership, the car is ready for the show field or the open road. View these cars and more at www.rmsothebys.com

RM Sotheby's ICONS: Rudi's Final Roadster
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL captivated the world upon its release and continues to do so at every public offering of the iconic model. This particular example, set for our ICONS sale, is made all the more special thanks to the craftsman who restored it – Rudi Koniczek of Rudi & Company in Victoria, British Columbia. A well-known marque expert with well over one hundred 300 SL restorations to his name, Rudi restored the highly original Roadster to near perfection in its stunning delivery colors. Rudi has since hung up his hat, having passed the business on to his employees. This is the very last 300 SL Roadster to leave his renowned workshop and it is now offered at our ICONS sale, 6 December in New York. It would leave even the most demanding of connoisseurs wanting for nothing. See the 300 SL, now on public view in the 10th floor galleries of Sotheby’s Manhattan headquarters through 6 December. Complete event details are available at www.rmsothebys.com.

Monterey 2017: All the Exceptional Cars Heading to RM Sotheby's Monterey
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Coming to a Screen Near You: Million Dollar Car Hunters
The RM Sotheby’s team is delighted to announce that we have participated in an exciting new, ten-part “fly-on-the-wall” television documentary series, charting a full year in the life of our car specialists, as they travel the globe on a mission to bring the world’s finest collector cars to auction. Produced by Waddell Media and a co-commission by BBC Worldwide and Channel 4 for BBC Worldwide’s global channels, the series provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how we hand select potential auction vehicles, research their histories, and ultimately offer them for sale at some of the most glamourous auction locations across Europe and the United States. Already launched to unanimous praise on BBC Brit in Poland and South Africa, BBC Knowledge in Australia and BBC Canada, the series promises to be a ‘must see’ for anyone who loves classic cars or simply has an interest in how an auction house goes about its fascinating business. Within the UK, the series will air on Channel 4 under the title ‘World’s Most Expensive Cars’, fronted by well-known personality and car expert, Ant Anstead. The Channel 4 series premiere is slated for Sunday, April 30, immediately following the station’s coverage of the Russian Grand Prix. Additional global distribution will be announced in the coming weeks. Enjoy this short glimpse of Million Dollar Car Hunters and keep a lookout for the series, coming to a screen near you!