Preview: RM Sotheby’s Oct. 23-24 Elkhart Collection Sale

Auburn, IN – RM Sotheby’s will present an exceptional private collection of more than 240 cars, 30 motorcycles, trucks, trailers and select memorabilia and equipment — offered almost entirely without reserve — at its Oct. 23-24 sale in Elkhart, Ind.

The culmination of decades of careful and targeted collecting of some of the finest cars by a single owner, the Elkhart Collection comprises some of the most exceptional marques and models in automotive history — from sporting British and Italian cars to microcars, classics, supercars, modern sports cars, 1950s convertibles and coach-built icons.

Meticulously maintained, the collection showcases a tremendous range of marques, led in representation by Jaguar, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, Fiat, Ford, Ferrari and more. Top-value highlights include an exceptionally rare 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia; a 1969 Lamborghini Miura upgraded to SV specification; and a restored 1964 Aston Martin DB5 upgraded to Vantage specification.

Additional cars on offer range from a London-to-Brighton veteran and still-eligible 1903 Clement 12/16 HP Rear-Entrance Tonneau, to the Classic Era beauty of a genuine factory-supercharged 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged ‘Sportsman’ Cabriolet, and the unmistakable tailfins of a Hampton Green 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz.

The sale catalog includes these top picks:

Photo: RM Sotheby’s

1952 Ferrari 225 S Berlinetta by Vignale

Photo: RM Sotheby’s

1955 Cooper-Jaguar T38 Mk II

Photo: RM Sotheby’s

1993 Jaguar XJ220

Photo: RM Sotheby’s

1967 Alfa Romeo ‘Duetto’ Spider Race Car