Stunning BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe Spearheads 6 Automotive Auction Collections

1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe
1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe

Six amazing and eclectic automotive collections will be present at the 17th annual Fort Lauderdale sale, South Florida’s premier collector car auction, set for 29-30 March at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

The Retro Motors Collection

The star of the collection, a 2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato, is the 12th of only 99 examples built and shows less than 2,100 miles from new. It is presented in the iconic Aston Martin Racing Green with Light Tan leather interior. It has been exceptionally maintained and presents as new in all respects (Est. $300,000-$350,000).

2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato
2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato – Courtesy RM Auctions

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A Private Swiss Collection (Offered Entirely Without Reserve)

RM Auctions is also thrilled to present 12 classic American automobiles from a Private Swiss Collection at its Fort Lauderdale sale. Leading the group is a 1953 Hudson Hornet Sedan, formerly owned by Steve McQueen, at one time the world’s highest paid actor, racing driver, motoring enthusiast, and pop culture icon. Accompanied by the actual blue and yellow California license plates it wore during its tenure in McQueen’s collection, the car comes to auction fresh from long-term single ownership. The engine was rebuilt and has been treated to one high-quality repaint to the factory original colour scheme (Est. $100,000-$200,000, offered without reserve).

Hudson Hornet Sedan
1953 Hudson Hornet Sedan, formerly owned by Steve McQueen

The Youngtimer Collection

Additional cars from the much-buzzed-about Youngtimer Collection are set for Fort Lauderdale. The Collection is comprised of more than 140 modern collectables from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s divided across four RM Sotheby’s Group sales in 2019 – Paris, Amelia Island, Fort Lauderdale and the company’s inaugural Essen, Germany sale. Following record-setting success in Paris and Amelia Island, an offering of 19 cars is headed to Fort Lauderdale, led by a 2002 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Series, built in celebration of Bentley’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest active sports car race in endurance racing, after 71 years. Presented in a Silver Pearl finish with leather interior, the Continental R Le Mans is one of only 21 produced in 2002 and shows only 13,000 miles on the odometer (Estimate: $120,000-$140,000).

Bentley Continental R Le Mans Series
2002 Bentley Continental R Le Mans Series

The Richard L. Burdick Collection (Offered Entirely Without Reserve)

Joining the auction party is a Bel Air is a 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible powered by Buick’s ‘Fireball’ inline eight-cylinder engine and featuring a host of options (Est. $65,000-$85,000, offered without reserve).

Buick Roadmaster Convertible
1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible

A Private Texas Collection (Offered Entirely Without Reserve)

A centrepiece in the 11-car Private Texas Collection, the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/435 Coupe comes to Fort Lauderdale restored to a high standard and featuring power brakes, redline tires mounted on aluminium bolt-on wheels and an interior clock and AM/FM radio (Est. $175,000-$225,000, offered without reserve).

Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/435 Coupe
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/435 Coupe

The Belle Meade Collection

Hailing from Belle Meade, Tennessee, this group of 11 cars spans the spectrum of the market, from American muscle and road-going legends to Europe’s finest grand touring automobiles and iconic movie-star shapes like the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12. Highlights include an incredible 1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe, recently restored to like-new condition, finished in its original color over black leather interior and equipped with a host of options (Est. $80,000-$90,000).

1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe
1973 BMW 3.0 CSi Coupe

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