RE: Cobra to star at RM Sotheby's Petersen auction

RE: Cobra to star at RM Sotheby's Petersen auction

Thursday 6th December

Cobra to star at RM Sotheby's Petersen auction

Americana is the theme at this weekend's LA sale, where no fewer than 50 cars are going under the hammer



Southern California is a hotbed of car culture, so it's a fitting location for RM Sotheby's upcoming auction, taking place at the Petersen Automotive Museum this Saturday. More than 50 cars from all over the globe will be going under the hammer and, this being Los Angeles, many hail from the USA. Skim through the lot listings and you'll spot plenty of custom builds powered by big block V8s and even a Batmobile recreation based on a 1959 Lincoln chassis.

Those attending this show might want to bring earplugs because there's certainly no shortage of unsilenced V8 machinery to drool over. We're assuming the 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo NASCAR, for example, will be among the cars to be pushed onto stage, given that it comes complete with its 355 cubic inch (5.8-litres, to the rest of us) Pontiac Racing V8. Don't expect the line-up of hot rods to make any less of a racket, either. Or the Cobra, for that matter.

Yep. It wouldn't be a US show without a highly expensive domestic product, and this 289 from 1964 is expected to fetch north of $850,000 when it reaches the stand. Although not even this American icon is expected to come close to the $2.1-2.5m value of the Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone, which you may remember was honoured in a PH Pic of the Week last month.


Americans have love long had a love affair with the station wagon, although few have probably laid eyes on one as distinctive as the Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake. The 1965 V12 is believed to be a one-off, and the last Vignale-built Ferrari. Its design is certainly different - although with an estimated sale price of over $550,000, it won't be to everyone's taste.

Another car predicted to fetch a similar amount of cash is lot 238, the Toyota 2000GT, which has only been Stateside since 2013. The gorgeous profile of this 1967 coupe would convince many of its estimated half a million dollar value, but the more astute among us will notice that this car comes in original form with full matching numbers, so probably represents a decent investment. Proof it's in such fine shape comes with the fact it was displayed at the Petersen earlier this year in a Japanese car exhibition.


Elsewhere in the Petersen listing you'll find a large selection of more predictable exotica, including a 964 911 Speedster with only 29,515 miles on the clock. We wonder if the timing of the sale for this car has been triggered by the launch of the new 992 911, which takes clear influence from the Speedster's raised tail. This particular car is one of less than 1,000 Speedsters made in 1994, plus it was originally built for Neil Peart, the drummer of Canadian rock back Rush, which might inject more desirability.

Of course, seemingly like all RM auctions, every car in the brochure is worthy of noting. But a few especially interesting standouts include an infinitely pretty Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato, Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato and a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that's up for $1.2m. Happy bidding to anybody attending...







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365daytonafan

Original Poster:

270 posts

121 months

Thursday 6th December
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I would imagine RM would consider the $22m Ferrari 290MM the star of the auction

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ca18/the-peters...

aeropilot

16,560 posts

163 months

Thursday 6th December
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365daytonafan said:
I would imagine RM would consider the $22m Ferrari 290MM the star of the auction

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ca18/the-peters...
Indeed.

Although for me the undoubted star of the auction is the famous Lloyd Bakan Coupe cloud9

Greg the Fish

120 posts

2 months

Thursday 6th December
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That 330 GT Shooting Break............

vomitcryvomit

Even as a Ferrari lover!

The history on the 290 MM is just beautiful to read. Beautiful car too.

unpc

2,046 posts

149 months

Thursday 6th December
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I'll take the Toyota thanks....

PZR

487 posts

121 months

Thursday 6th December
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aeropilot said:
Indeed.

Although for me the undoubted star of the auction is the famous Lloyd Bakan Coupe cloud9
Pretty much perfect, isn't it? cloud9
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FourWheelDrift

75,548 posts

220 months

Thursday 6th December
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Last time I saw this it was green.




aeropilot

16,560 posts

163 months

Thursday 6th December
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PZR said:
aeropilot said:
Indeed.

Although for me the undoubted star of the auction is the famous Lloyd Bakan Coupe cloud9
Pretty much perfect, isn't it? cloud9
My favourite 50's era hot rod........took quite a few of it's details as inspirational cues for my own '32 3W build.


moskvich427

183 posts

111 months

Thursday 6th December
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FourWheelDrift said:
Last time I saw this it was green.



It's in the ad:

"Shortly after, Jay Kay offered the car for sale and was then sold to Danny Baker of Ohio.
Today, the car is presented in bronze metallic, having been repainted in 2017".

Pity - I far prefer the green....

Lord_Howit_Hertz

1,624 posts

153 months

Thursday 6th December
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I just got lost on the RM website and stumbled across the 'Youngtimers Collection' to go through Paris Auction next year......... eekyum WOW.

Plug Life

944 posts

27 months

Thursday 6th December
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moskvich427 said:
Pity - I far prefer the green....
Shouldn't it be black? It looks like a fking hearse.

jet_noise

2,944 posts

118 months

Thursday 6th December
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Plug Life said:
moskvich427 said:
Pity - I far prefer the green....
Shouldn't it be black? It looks like a fking hearse.
And it's not wholly green is it, yellow roof eek

Whatever colour you paint it, it'll still be, as the article understates, "distinctive" & different".
Or as we know it "aaaargh, my eyes!".
With the running away octo-squid nope, nope, nope meme.

Not quite in SsangYong territory but knocking on the door.

donutskidmark

664 posts

89 months

Friday 7th December
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I’m not exactly convinced that the drummer out of Canadian rock group Rush will add much value to any car. No disrespect intended but it ain’t like having John Lennon on the V5.

Pericoloso

36,925 posts

99 months

Friday 7th December
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365daytonafan said:
I would imagine RM would consider the $22m Ferrari 290MM the star of the auction

https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/ca18/the-peters...
I could spend a whole day looking at this ,they'd have to drag me away from it....nerd

thegreenhell

4,869 posts

155 months

Friday 7th December
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Lord_Howit_Hertz said:
I just got lost on the RM website and stumbled across the 'Youngtimers Collection' to go through Paris Auction next year......... eekyum WOW.
Not just Paris. They seem to have split the collection across several auctions. I guess they don't want too many Alpinas, AMGs and Bentleys all in one place on the same day.

Davey S2

11,982 posts

190 months

Friday 7th December
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Never thought I would lust after a Toyota but that 2000GT is lovely.

John-skoe0

16 posts

5 months

Saturday 8th December
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Always loved the GT Toyota, gets my bid in a heartbeat