RM’s 26 October London sale: early entries revealed
|1972 Alfa Romeo 33/3 TT: £525,000 - 575,000|
RM Auctions’ Battersea sale returns this October for its fifth, consecutive year. In 2010 the event grossed £20 million and early entries - including a trio of significant Alfa Romeos - bode well for 2011.
The most exciting of these is the 1972 33/3 TT – chassis number AR11572/010 – that raced in the 1972 Le Mans 24 Hours in the hands of Nino Vaccarella and Andrea de Adamich. Complete with a freshly rebuilt, 440bhp, 3.0-litre V8, the car carries an estimate of £525,000 - £575,000. Less affluent Alfisti might be tempted by the James Young-bodied 1929 6C 1750 estimated at £100,000-130,000, or the 1939 6C 2500 Cabriolet. The latter is believed to be one of only two examples completed by Touring, and carries an estimate of £180,000-220,000.
|1967 Maserati Mistral 4000 Coupé||1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750: £100,000-130,000|
Naturally enough, no classic car auction is complete without a Ferrari (or ten), and the 1966 275 GTB is a fine example. Chassis 08255 has just 26,400km showing on the dash, and the long-nose, alloy-bodied example is expected to fetch £660,000 - £720,000. Another light alloy car in the sale is the lavishly restored 1965 Iso Grifo A3 C (£350,000 - 400,000), the last-ever A3 C produced.
|1965 Iso Grifo A3 C (alloy-body): £350,000-400,000|
Another British car on offer at Battersea, this time suitable for the street, rather than the track, is a freshly restored 1964 Aston Martin DB5, estimated at £220,000-260,000.
RM's next sale is of course at Monterey, on the 19 and 20 August. You can view all the entries in the Classic Driver car database.
Text: Joe Breeze
Photos: Courtesy of RM Auctions
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