Media Release


RM SECURES ONE-OF-A-KIND FERRARI AND TALBOT-LAGO FOR ITS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MONTEREY SALE

Monterey

• RM Auctions consigns an exceptional 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta and an elegant 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe to its Monterey, California sale, August 17–18
• The exclusive Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta features one-off coachwork by Scaglietti, while the exquisite Talbot-Lago is the sole Jeancart-style Teardrop originally built upon a four-liter T23 chassis
• RM’s flagship Monterey sale features an elite, handpicked selection of 120 blue-chip automobiles

BLENHEIM, Ontario (May 11, 2012) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce two new headline attractions for its highly anticipated Monterey, California sale, August 17–18: a spectacular 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta and a flawless 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe.

On display at the company’s sale in Monaco this week (May 11–12), both automobiles represent the pinnacle of exclusivity and style. The extraordinarily rare 410 S, chassis 0594 CM, is the only example built with a closed body, while the stunning Talbot-Lago, chassis 93064, is the sole Jeancart-style Teardrop originally built upon a four-liter T23 chassis. Carefully handpicked from around the world by RM specialists, these latest multi-million-dollar consignments join a peerless group of 120 blue-chip automobiles slated for the sale, including the previously announced Pebble Beach ‘Best of Show’ winning 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet.

“Our Monterey sale has established a reputation over the years for offering automobiles of exceptional quality and provenance. This year’s sale will again provide a wonderful celebration of automotive styling, honoring the world’s top coachbuilders,” says Rob Myers, Chairman & Founder, RM Auctions. “We are thrilled to be bringing the Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta and the Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe to our Monterey auction stage. They are the epitome of great automotive design and, as such, a natural fit with the famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend.”

Resplendent in ivory with a blue leather interior, the exceptional 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta, chassis 0594 CM, is considered by many as one of the world’s most desirable road-going Ferraris. The second of just four coveted 410 S’s built, this Berlinetta is truly unique with its one-of-a-kind Scaglietti body. 0594 CM was delivered new in the summer of 1955 to French industrialist and Ferrari financier, Michel Paul-Cavallier, who carefully maintained the car for the next nine years. Repainted red in the sixties, the one-off Berlinetta remained in French ownership through 2001, including 36 years of single ownership in Pierre Bardinon’s ‘Mas du Clos’ Collection. In 2001, it was purchased by Dutch Ferrari collector, John Bosch, who returned the car to its original color combination before taking to the road in the famed Mille Miglia retrospective. The upcoming Monterey sale represents 0594 CM’s first appearance in North America and its auction debut, an occasion that is expected to garner significant attention from the world’s most elite collectors (Estimate available upon request).

Over the years, RM Auctions has sold more important and historic Ferraris than any other auction house,” says Max Girardo, RM Specialist and Managing Director, RM Europe. “We are truly honored to have been entrusted with the sale of this immensely valuable Ferrari and look forward to continuing our strong track record for Ferraris in Monterey. Very rarely seen in public, the offering of 0594 CM truly represents a once-in-a-lifetime ownership opportunity. We anticipate strong global interest in its sale.

Equally stunning and particularly elegant, the 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe, chassis 93064, is another wonderful example of a rolling work of art poised for RM’s Monterey auction podium in August. One of only five Jeancart-style cars built, of which just four remain, this beautiful aerodynamic coupe was delivered new in February 1938 to a French resident before being shown at the 1938 Concours d’Elegance de l’Auto. Imported into the United States in the late-1940s, 93064 boasts a well-documented chain of ownership, including a brief stint in Japan in the late-1980s and more recently, in the UK. A former Pebble Beach ‘Elegance in Motion’ award-winner, it was the recipient of a recent, no-expense-spared, body-off frame restoration in France by marque experts, which saw it return to its stunning Lago Blue, the same color as when it was displayed at its first concours event. Today, striking in appearance and wonderful to drive—it has participated in multiple Colorado Grand events—it is an ideal candidate for touring or concours events (Est. $2,500,000–$3,200,000).

Arguably one of the world’s most stunning and chic automobiles, the 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe is a masterpiece of French artistry and Art Deco design. Simply breathtaking, its proportions and gently sweeping curves are wonderfully representative of France’s prewar design themes. Its upcoming sale offers a very exciting ownership opportunity for the successful bidder,” says Peter Wallman, RM Car Specialist.

A tradition spanning more than 25 years, RM’s highly anticipated Monterey, California sale, held during the same weekend as the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, returns to the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, August 17–18. For further information or to discuss consignment opportunities, please contact an RM specialist at +1 519 352 4575 or visit www.rmauctions.com.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

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+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more