From RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, Roadster

As it's springtime, Classic Driver has taken a look at RM Auctions’ forthcoming (27 April 2013) Texas sale of the Don Davis Collection and chosen some fine, wind-in-your-hair open motor cars...

 


1989 Porsche 911 Speedster: USD 90,000 - 120,000


 

From RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, Roadster
From RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, RoadsterFrom RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, Roadster

Porsche reprised its famous ‘Speedster’ name for the final G Series version of the 911. This car was an early version, built in 1989 and featuring the famous ‘double hump’ behind the front seats plus more steeply raked, cut-down windscreen.

This black car, with red hide, has covered just 15,767 miles since new.

further details on Lot 150 in the Classic Driver Marketplace >>
 



1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Spider: USD 1,200,000 - 1,400,000



From RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, Roadster
From RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, RoadsterFrom RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, Roadster

Making its debut at the 1969 Frankfurt Motor Show (as a ‘GTS/4’), the convertible version of Ferrari’s mighty 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ - always referred to as a ‘Spider’ - is the stuff of legend.

Only a whisker over 120 ‘Daytona’ Spiders were ever built, all but one bodied at Scaglietti and the vast majority were LHD cars. This one was delivered to the USA on July 17 1974 and shows just 21,077 miles on its odometer. Complete with Ferrari Classiche certification, the immaculate red-with-tan car was acquired by Don Davis around 2008.

further details on Lot 148 in the Classic Driver Marketplace >>
 



1965 Shelby Cobra 289: USD 650,000 - 850,000



From RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, Roadster
From RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, RoadsterFrom RM's Don Davis Collection: Speedster, Spider, Roadster

Who doesn’t know the story of 1959 Le Mans winner Carroll Shelby and the creation of the eponymous company that married a dependable British chassis with simple, barchetta styling and an understressed, but massively powerful American V8?

Original Shelby Cobras, particularly those with the simple, no-frills bodywork and wire wheels you see here, are desirable cars. This Don Davis Collection car is listed in the World Registry of Cobras and GT40s, and comes with its original documentation, including Shelby and dealer invoices.

further details on Lot 112 in the Classic Driver Marketplace >>

 

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You can view all entries in the forthcoming RM Auctions, 27 April 2013 Don Davis Collection sale in the Classic Driver Marketplace

 


Photos: RM Auctions