Esteemed Guyton Collection Goes Under The Hammer Without Reserve

Guyton Collection
RM Sotheby’s will offer the respected Guyton Collection without reserve - ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

RM Sotheby’s will offer the respected Guyton Collection without reserve 4-5 May in St. Louis, Missouri.

Renowned auctioneers, Sotheby’s are said to be honoured to present the highly praised Guyton Collection, which comprises of a range of collectable cars and automobilia. Entirely without any reserve the esteemed collection will go under the auctioneers gavel 4-5 May at the collection site in St. Louis, Missouri.

The auction will present Mr. Guyton’s 60 Veteran, Brass, and Classic Era automobiles alongside hundreds of pieces of automobilia and collectables.

1927 Bugatti Type 40 Torpedo
1927 Bugatti Type 40 Torpedo – ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Four Decades

Avid collector, enthusiast and respected car club member, Guyton amassed his sought after collection over a period in excess of four decades. Beginning as a hobby, his enthusiasm graduated into a passion and grew progressively throughout his prolific career.

After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Fine & Applied Arts in 1961 with a Bachelor of Architecture, Fred Guyton spent a year in the Peace Corps before his induction into the U.S. Army, where he served as a helicopter pilot. After discharge, Fred moved to St. Louis and began his illustrious career as an architect, which culminated in his co-founding of the world-renowned architectural firm Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. (PGAV), where he continued to work until his passing in 2018.

1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom-III Parallel Door Saloon Coupe
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom-III Parallel Door Saloon Coupe by James Young – ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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During Fred’s 35 years as Chairman of PGAV, he led the development of landmark projects around the globe, including Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Tampa, Anheuser-Busch World Headquarters, and Universal Studios Theme Parks. Mr. Guyton was a proud St. Louisan, active in civic works, and was appointed by a succession of St. Louis Mayors to numerous posts of local importance.

All of Mr. Guyton’s experiences led him to be a true student of history, his passion for which is visible throughout his collection. The motor cars are focused on the era that begins with the dawn of the automobile and culminates in the immediate pre-war period, bringing to light the best of the era’s technological advancements and engineering. Both American and European automobiles were chosen for their importance to automotive history.

A true hobbyist, Mr. Guyton was on the Board of Directors of the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA), Classic Car Club Museum, and the CCCA Spirit of St. Louis Region.

1909 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges
1909 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges in the Style of Barker – ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Fascinating Lot List

Among the fascinating lot list are a 1927 Bugatti Type 40 Torpedo, 1909 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges in the Style of Barker, 1929 Cadillac V-8 Sport Phaeton by Fisher, 1939 Jensen 4½-Litre H-Type Sports Tourer, 1970 Maserati Mexico 4.7 Coupe by Frua, 1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster by Merrimac, 1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III ‘Parallel Door’ Saloon Coupe by James Young and a 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Fixed Cabriolet de Ville by H.J. Mulliner.

1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster by Merrimac
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster by Merrimac – ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Event Details

Complete event details and a list of all items offered in The Guyton Collection will be available at rmsothebys.com in the coming weeks.

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