1935 Duesenberg Model SJ to auction without reserve

A 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz is among the highlights of RM Auctions' sale of the Andrews Collection in Texas on May 2.

The lot will be offered without reserve.

Duesenberg RM Auctions
The Duesenberg passed through a string of owners before ending up in the Andrews Collection

It was designed by Duesenberg's head designer for movie star Mae West, although she ultimately declined the car. Socialite and racehorse owner Ethel V Mars (1884-1945) later acquired it.

In the years since it has been used as a taxi in addition to taking pride of place in some of America's most prestigious collections.

The sale will include a wealth of cars from across the 20th century, including a rare 1963 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra and a 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary.

Rob Myers, chairman and founder of RM Auctions, commented: "I've known Paul and Chris [Andrews] for many years and their collection comprises some of the finest and rarest cars the hobby has ever seen - cars of amazing provenance, restoration, preservation and true driving pleasure.

"What is particularly special about their group of motor cars is their extraordinary quality and presentation.

"Paul and Chris have not only built one of the world's leading collections, but have curated it in such a way that ensures each car is on the button and ready for any rally or driving event.

"It is, without question, one of the finest collections we've had the privilege of offering."

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