Monterey Momentum: RM Sotheby’s Auction Preview

1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM. Photo: Robin Adams ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Blenheim, Ontario, CANADA — In addition to the Le Mans Gulf Porsche 917K previously announced for RM Sotheby’s Aug. 12-14 Monterey auction, the company has revealed new consignments that include some of the most historically significant road and race cars from both the pre- and post-war decades. Watch the 917K startup video.

Other endurance racing veterans include a 1983 Porsche 956 Group C that’s one of nine prepared by the Porsche factory for privateer racing in the World Endurance Championship and Le Mans; driven by David Hobbs, Derek Warwick, Dieter Quester, and John Fitzpatrick. It scored podium place finishes at Imola, Mosport, Silverstone, and an outright victory at the Brands Hatch 1,000km, as well as securing 1st place at Road America Can-Am and contesting Le Mans.

Also offered is a 1981 Ferrari 512 BB/LM campaigned by Luigi Chinetti’s N.A.R.T. team for the 1981 Le Mans 24 Hours; driven by John Morton, Alain Cudini, and Philippe Gurdjian. It ran 3rd overall before retiring, at the fastest pace achieved by any BB/LM at Le Mans.

Among other sale highlights are two Golden Era V12 Ferraris, one of which has competition history and is among the favorites detailed below.

The company also recently expanded its Monterey dates, adding a Thursday night sale dedicated to the Paul Andrews Estate Collection — boasting outstanding Aston Martin examples, including a 1961 DB4GT by Zagato with winning competition history.

RM Sotheby’s is also offering the pre-war race cars of vintage motorsports champion Peter Giddings, who passed away in January 2019.

And naturally, with the Pebble Beach Concours at the center of Monterey Car Week activities, RM Sotheby’s is offering a selection of award-winning pre-war Grand Tourers, including Bugattis, Duesenbergs and Cadillacs.

Spend some time perusing the entire docket that includes these VM favorites:

Photo: Remi Dargegen ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

1977 Porsche 935 K3

Photo: ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

1961 Ewing “Dean Van Lines Special” Indianapolis Roadster

Photo: Courtney Frisk ©2021 Courtesy of RM Auctions

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’

Photo: William Walker ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Works