Birds of a feather flock to Arizona
Along with a no-reserve, 11-car private collection, christened ‘A Century of Sports Cars’, which RM Sotheby’s announced in October 2017, there are two other collections in the 129-car sale — another private collection and a trio of cars from the Neil & Patricia DeAtley Collection. While the sports car collection is filled with such decade-spanning icons as a 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso (est. 1.8–2.2m US dollars) and a 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello (est. 350,000–450,000 dollars), the trio from the Neil & Patricia DeAtley Collection is comprised of pre-War American beauties, as is the second private collection — with a few oddities thrown in there as well. Along with Packards, Auburns, Cadillacs, and Lincolns, there’s a Bellatrix Yellow Toyota 2000GT (est. 600,000–700,000 dollars), as well as a handful of vintage neon signs. Outside of the collections, the star of the show would have to be the beautiful Big Cat 1954 Works Jaguar D-type (est. 12–15m dollars) that the company announced in November. For more information, the catalogue for RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction can be found in the Classic Driver Market, while, alternatively, our top 10 cars are listed below.