An unrestored 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S which has been in single-family ownership since 1974 is set to cross the block at RM Sotheby’s London sale on 24 October, offered without reserve. The car retains its original Giallo Fly paintwork and Sky Blue interior and was in regular use until 2015, when it was placed into storage with just 30,000km on the clock following the death of its owner (estimate £800,000 – 1,000,000).
The sale also features a Lancia Delta S4 that claimed the first victory for the model on its maiden outing at the 1985 Lombard RAC Rally in the hands of the legendary Henri Toivonen. Chassis 202’s Works career was over by the end of 1986 following the demise of Group B, after which the car appeared at a number of low-key events over the intervening years prior to being returned to its original specification (estimate £725,000 – 800,000).
A trio of competition cars from the Autobau collection have been consigned, headed by a Maserati MC12 GT1 which achieved a class pole at the 2007 ALMS Petit Le Mans (estimate £1,800,000 – 2,300,000); a Ferrari 412 T1 driven by Gerhard Berger to 2nd place in the 1994 Italian Grand Prix (estimate £1,400,000 – 1,800,000); and the ex-Trust Racing Team 1990 Porsche 962 C – a two-time Le Mans participant – which received a $300,000 restoration at renowned specialist Canepa Design in 2009 (estimate £1,000,000 – 1,500,000).
Having already auctioned some 130 cars from the Yountimer Collection, RM Sotheby’s will bring an additional 18 lots from the collection to its London sale. Notable highlights include a 1975 BMW 3.3 Li – the flagship of the E3 range – with less than 1,000km use since it emerged from an exacting restoration in 2014 (estimate £60,000 – 80,000); and a 77,500-km 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE 6.0 AMG ‘Hammer’, one of only 12 coupes built (estimate £180,000 – 220,000).
Classic Car Auctions’ 5 October sale sees a brace of Valencia Orange 2011 BMW 1Ms among the 115 entries. Both cars are part of the UK’s right-hand drive allocation of 450 units, the three-owner 49,300-mile example has an estimate of £30,000 – 35,000, while the single-family owned car with just 90 miles on the clock which has been stored virtually since new is listed at £60,000 – 70,000.
Equalling striking is the 1974 Ford Capri RS3100 in Modena Green with gold accents which carries a guide of £50,000 – 60,000. The car was restored in the 1990s by the RS Owners Club’s RS3100 Registrar, Phil Boote, and is described as ‘show-quality’ having been well-cared-for since its refurb.
Low-mileage machinery on offer includes a one-owner 1993 Volkswagen Golf GTi Sportline Cabriolet with 26,000 miles on the clock (estimate £20,000 – 25,000); a 29,000-mile 1983 Ford Escort RS1600i that had been dry stored for 26 years (estimate £20,000 – 24,000); and a right-hand drive 1994 Ferrari 348 Spider showing 18,700 miles (estimate £50,000 – 55,000).
Star attraction at H&H’s Imperial War Museum sale on 16 October is a time-warp 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GT with a scant 10,000 miles covered during its 45 year life. Chassis 07420 has remained in the vendor’s family for 41 years, during which time it has been fastidiously maintained and presents today in an unrestored well-preserved state (estimate £225,000 – 275,000).
Also consigned is a one owner 32,000-mile 1991 Audi Quattro 20V with a full Audi service history at £65,000 – 75,000; a right-hand drive 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal with 43,100 miles from new (estimate £58,000 – 62,000); and a 1979 Vauxhall Chevette HSR in tarmac rally-spec which has been owned by the vendor since 1986 (estimate £60,000 – 70,000).
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