The late dealer and racing driver Edgar Richoz from Switzerland was the collector who curated this magnificent assembly of cars, which is poised to be sold by RM Sotheby’s in its Online Only: The European Summer Auction, the bidding for which opens on 14 July and closes one week later on 21 July. The eight road and race cars range from a 1931 Ford Model A (est. 15,000–20,000 euros) to a 1976 Inaltera LM GTP (450,000–550,000 euros). Designed by the legendary French privateer Jean Rondeau, the latter finished fourth overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1977 in the hands of veritable Gallic racing legends Henri Pescarolo, Jean-Pierre Beltoise and Jean Rondeau himself.
While there are other post-War GT classics such as the 1964 Jaguar E-type S1 (80,000–120,000 euros) and 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 (120,000–150,000 euros), it’s the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB that will no doubt be of the most interest to top-tier collectors. One of just 60 alloy-bodied 275s built, it’s got factory fitted electric windows and retains its original interior. Estimated to sell for 1.7–1.9m euros, if we were the lucky bidders, we’d be hard pushed not to respray the elegant Gran Turismo in its original shade of Rosso Rubino. You can find the entire catalogue for the RM Sotheby’s Online Only: The European Summer Auction, taking place from 14–21 July 2020, listed in the Classic Driver Market.
Photos: Rémi Dargegen for RM Sotheby’s © 2020