RE: RM Auctions 'Youngtimer Collection' sale preview

RE: RM Auctions 'Youngtimer Collection' sale preview

Wednesday 23rd January

RM Auctions 'Youngtimer Collection' sale preview

Love your 80s and 90s German 'bahnstormers? Right this way...



Even in the rarefied world of auction exotica, there are a few common themes that tend to emerge: unique supercars, iconic racers, delivery mileage curios and so on. RM's February Paris sale, however, is the first we've ever seen with such an exquisite array of German modern classics.

Being RM this is not your average group of 3 Series and C-Classes; instead 'The Youngtimer Collection' features for sale almost every dream car of the era. For those of a PH persuasion - we all know how popular German barges are on here - the catalogue looks like heaven.


Like BMW? Of course. See this Alpina B7 Turbo, the first E24 6 Series conversion undertaken by Buchloe, stunning in blue with cream (and gold graphics), estimated at €80-100,000. It's manual, as well. And that really is just the start: there's a long-wheelbase, 6.0-litre Alpina B12 from an E38 7 Series that's expected to make less than €35,000; a B7 S Turbo of E12 5 Series vintage, matching the 6 Series spec and estimated at €200,000; and a stunning Alpina B12 5.7 (so an original 8 Series) that's likely to make similar money. That's before mentioning the 850 CSI, M6 or another Alpina 5 Series - wow.

More Mercedes-minded? Only the finest in gangster chic has made it here. There's a 1989, widebody 560SEC, a 6.0-litre R129 SL, a 6.3-litre SEL from the 60s and a Final Edition G65 from last year - so that's a 6,075cc average (give or take) capacity between four cars there. Plus a pair of 500Es. And a 450SLC.


That's not even the end of the Youngtimer cars, either, with this amazing Tickford Aston Lagonda (€90-120,000), a 1985 Audi Quattro (€40-50,000), and a Lotus Esprit 25th Anniversary (€60-80,000) also available. What a collection.

So yes, while RM is also selling four Bugattis in Paris, a one-off Ferrari SP30, a Hispano Suiza K6 and a Porsche 550 Spyder, we'll be looking out for the Alpinas and Mercedes. Oh yes, and the manual Vanquish S. Happy daydreaming, and good luck to the fortunate few...













 

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richiekuk

Original Poster:

21 posts

150 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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Some extraordinary and some downright ugly

Helicopter123

5,928 posts

99 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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The original 6 series just looks better with each passing year.

Stunning.

howardhughes

321 posts

147 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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Absolutely beautiful. That 6 series is to die for and that gold Mercedes....oooh yes please!!

roland82

228 posts

158 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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I love an 8 series, maybe one day if they ever reach shed money.

CRA1G

3,334 posts

138 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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roland82 said:
I love an 8 series, maybe one day if they ever reach shed money.
I think they have "been" shed money but now definatly treated as a modern classic.....cloud9

But I might be a little biased....!hehe
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Harry Flashman

13,337 posts

185 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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I love a retro German drug dealer special. I's have the 560 quite happily. My own cokemobile fades into insignificance next to that thing!

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr

JMF894

2,903 posts

98 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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Oh Lordy give me that 6er!

The Leaper

3,331 posts

149 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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One of the best auction lists that I can remember, so difficult to opt for just one of those cars! I think this particular auction appeals to PHers of a certain (older) age!

R.

Titan2

29 posts

39 months

Wednesday 23rd January
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Harry Flashman said:
I love a retro German drug dealer special. I's have the 560 quite happily. My own cokemobile fades into insignificance next to that thing!

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr
That is very nice looking SL.

What is it 5/600?

I think they just have a quiet understated beauty about them.
One day I'd love one especially something like a SL60.

Fastchas

1,600 posts

64 months

Thursday 24th January
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That Aston marks the lowest ebb of their design...

soxboy

3,053 posts

162 months

Thursday 24th January
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Titan2 said:
Harry Flashman said:
I love a retro German drug dealer special. I's have the 560 quite happily. My own cokemobile fades into insignificance next to that thing!

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr
That is very nice looking SL.

What is it 5/600?

I think they just have a quiet understated beauty about them.
One day I'd love one especially something like a SL60.
I know it's dark but I'd say that's a W124 cabrio.

FRA53R

1,029 posts

111 months

Thursday 24th January
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Look at the size of the tyres on that Lagonda! What profile are those?

mhurley

596 posts

76 months

Thursday 24th January
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Fastchas said:
That Aston marks the lowest ebb of their design...
Nah, I'd say the 1990s Virage was worse

Kierkegaard

1,464 posts

41 months

Thursday 24th January
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Titan2 said:
Harry Flashman said:
I love a retro German drug dealer special. I's have the 560 quite happily. My own cokemobile fades into insignificance next to that thing!

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr
That is very nice looking SL.

What is it 5/600?

I think they just have a quiet understated beauty about them.
One day I'd love one especially something like a SL60.
Spot the person that doesn't know his cars..

FredClogs

13,525 posts

104 months

Thursday 24th January
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That E24 is stunning.

pSyCoSiS

2,480 posts

148 months

Thursday 24th January
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My lottery win dream garage right there.

Now i'm off to the toilet.....

Harry_523

142 posts

42 months

Thursday 24th January
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Wedge BMW's with Alpina wheels?

Blacked out wide body mercs with massive V8's?

licklicklicklicklicklicklicklick

konark

431 posts

62 months

Thursday 24th January
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Harry Flashman said:
I love a retro German drug dealer special. I's have the 560 quite happily. My own cokemobile fades into insignificance next to that thing!

Untitled by baconrashers, on Flickr
Why have you parked them outside of a pub?

belleair302

6,109 posts

150 months

Thursday 24th January
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560 SEC for my Miami Vice nights and an E500 for Eurotrips with friends and baggage. The Alpina's look amazing but parts for these are now impossible to find, from Alpina.

Numeric

472 posts

94 months

Thursday 24th January
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Dash - sold the kidney for the M2 - do you really need a liver?

I know the 6 is a car that is just getting better and better - so pretty - but that SEL....

It's as much about the interior - the way the lights on the dashboard show at night and the beauty of the instrument binnacle...

Hang on these are old second cars, surely shed money... :-)