RM to sell Laidlaw's Le Mans Legends in London

Now in its seventh year, RM’s London auction is one of the largest and finest in Europe. This year’s sale will see the inclusion of no fewer than three 1960s Le Mans entries, all sourced from the highly respected Laidlaw competition car collection...


1965 Porsche 904/6

RM to sell Laidlaw's Le Mans Legends in London

Their popularity as collection centrepieces mean classic Porsches with racing histories are becoming increasingly rare in the market. As a factory car, this 904/6 is more significant still; it not only competed in the 1965 Le Mans race, but also took sixth in the Nürburgring 1000km of the same year. Come auction weekend (7-8 September), we expect authenticity and history will once again prove invaluable when the hammer drops.

1960 Maserati Tipo 61 'Birdcage'

RM to sell Laidlaw's Le Mans Legends in London

Thanks to its rarity, giant-killing competition history and the revolutionary tubular construction which gave it the ‘Birdcage’ nickname, the little Maserati Tipo 61 can consider the likes of D-types and Testa Rossas as its peers. This ex-Scuderia Camoradi car competed in the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours, having placed fifth in the Nürburgring 1000km a month earlier in the talented hands of Masten Gregory and Gino Munaron.

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti

RM to sell Laidlaw's Le Mans Legends in London

Of this trio of Le Mans cars, the ex-Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 275 GTB/C enjoyed the most success at La Sarthe, placing 10th overall in the 1966 race and winning the Mont Ventoux Hillclimb that same year. Opportunities to acquire genuine Le Mans Ferraris come few and far between, so expect some lively bidding in Battersea come September.

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A preliminary list of the lots at RM's sale in Battersea, London can be found at rmauctions.com.


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