RM Auctions 'Youngtimer Collection' sale preview

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 ofΒ GermanΒ 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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Comments (24) Join the discussion on the forum

  • richiekuk 23 Jan 2019

    Some extraordinary and some downright ugly

  • Helicopter123 23 Jan 2019

    The original 6 series just looks better with each passing year.


  • howardhughes 23 Jan 2019

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

  • roland82 23 Jan 2019

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

  • CRA1G 23 Jan 2019

    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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