21 of the world’s most iconic and desirable motor cars, dubbed ‘The Poster Car Collection’ will be offered for sale at RM Sotheby’s seventh annual Paris sale in February 2020.
The additional vehicles that include a rare BMW 507, a Bentley R-Type Continental with notable provenance, and one of the first Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing models delivered privately to Europe will arrive at the Place Vauban auction venue ready for the sale, scheduled for 5 February 2020 during the world-renowned Rétromobile show week.
The Poster Car Collection
Praised for their stunning design and appearance on the bedroom walls of car enthusiasts spanning the 1930s through the 1990s, The Poster Car Collection includes a beautifully restored 1958 BMW 507 retaining its original engine.
Signed by its famous designer, legendary design pioneer Albrecht von Goertz, who also penned the 503 model for the German marque, the 507 is one of 252 examples built and comes to Paris expected to bring €1.700.000 to €2.000.000.
Another headline car from the collection is a 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon, previously owned by late British Member of Parliament, Alan Clark, a lifelong car fanatic and one of the most outspoken MPs of his time. The Bentley is stunningly preserved and finished in a highly desirable specification in its original colours (Est. €600.000 – €800.000).
The Poster Car Collection also extends to an early 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, believed to be one of the first models privately delivered to Europe. The car was delivered new to Sweden and saw competition in period, retaining its original engine today (Est. €800,000 – €1,200,000).
Will Smith, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s commented:
“We are delighted to present this phenomenal group of ‘Poster Cars’ at our Paris auction. While the collection is led by the BMW 507, the Bentley R-Type Continental and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, it is also notable that there is something here for any discerning collector of almost any taste and budget. Quite literally, it is the ultimate in ‘Poster Cars’—there’s something here from every decade of 20th Century post-war motoring that tugs on the heartstrings of those who grew up with the cars, often having admired them in visual form on our walls as young enthusiasts. We are sure that each lot will prove popular in Paris.”
The incredible collection also includes:
- 1967 Iso Grifo Series I, one of 43 Grifos built for the U.S. market (Est. €200.000 – €250.000)
- 1981 Ferrari 512 BB with just 820km from new over two owners (Est. €170.000 – €200.000)
- 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS in U.S. specification as an unfinished restoration project (Est. €275.000 – €325.000)
- 1963 Maserati Sebring 3500 GTi Series 1, one of 10 RHD Series 1 example and beautifully restored (Est. €150.000 – €200.000)
- 1973 Mercedes-Benz 600 Six-Door Pullman presented as an exciting restoration project (Est. €150.000 – €200.000)
- 1970 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupé beautifully restored with its original engine (Est. €150.000 – €200.000)
- 1959 Jaguar XK150 S 3.4-Litre Roadster excellently presented with its original engine block and head (Est. €140.000 – €180.000)
- 1988 Ferrari Testarossa reading less than 6,000 miles on the odometer (Est. €60.000 – €80.000)
- 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS retaining its original engine and reading 2,798 miles from new (Est. €80.000 – €100.000)
More information on this sale can found via this link.