Art of the Automobile sale set for RM Auctions and Sotheby's


RM Auctions has teamed up with Sotheby's to present its Art of the Automobile event on November 21 in Manhattan, which will "celebrate the motor car and its place in the history of design".

1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Speedster
The 1933 Auburn is the very pinnacle of classic era style

A spectacular 1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Speedster leads the line-up of four outstanding cars in the sale. It is the only surviving twelve-cylinder speedster of three built in custom trim in 1933, and is considered one of the most beautiful American body shapes of the classic era.

Certified "category one" by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, the car retains its original body, engine and chassis. It has previously won awards in the ACD Club national competition and at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

1955 Lincoln Indianapolis
The Lincoln is a fantastic example of the 1950s trend of 'dream cars', a way of attracting public attention while testing flamboyant design ideas

Also featuring is a 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive Study, which provides a superlative example of the 1950s "dream car" trend. Its coachwork designed by Italian firm Boana, this is another unique offering, created for display at the Turin Auto Show.

Following will be a 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible, which is one of just 100 examples built between 1956 and 1958, of which very few survive today.

With the exclusive convertible once holding "remarkable prestige among America's wealthy elite", according to RM Auctions, this is possibly the finest restored example in existence.

Completing the extraordinary listing is another unique motor, the 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Supersonic by Carrozzeria Ghia, which was commissioned by a member of the Vanderbilt family and driven by American Formula 1 driver Harry Schell.

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