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Iconic Race Cars Up for Auction

RM Sotheby’s has released the catalogue for its 13th annual London sale, led by a Ferrari Enzo alongside a host of other cars, including several Aston Martin models, a 1989 Jaguar XJR-11, a 1994 Ferrari 412 T1 Formula One car and a 1985 Lancia Delta S4 rally car.

Joining the 2003 Ferrari Enzo, one of approximately 400 models built, and the 1994 Ferrari 412 T1 Formula One car driven by Jean Alessi and Gerhard Berger, is a lineup of 11 additional Ferraris, ranging from 1961 to 2018. Highlights include a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT by Scaglietti, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I by Pininfarina and a 2018 Ferrari 488 GTB 70th Anniversary. One of just 13 right-hand-drive examples supplied to the UK, the Dino 246 GT has covered just 7,757 miles. Equipped with the distinctive flared wheel arches and Daytona-style seats, a pairing nicknamed the ‘Chairs and Flares’ option, the Dino is a rare example. An Italian-delivery example, the 250 GTE, chassis no. 2947, comes to auction retaining its original engine and benefitting from a recent full restoration including an engine rebuild by GTO Engineering. Rounding out the highlights, the 488 GTB is virtually as-new throughout, having accumulated only delivery mileage, with single ownership from new.

Aston Martin is also well represented at the sale, with 10 lots set to go under the hammer, led by the rare 1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, chassis no. DBVC/3677/R. One of just 140 DB6 Mk I Volantes ever produced, an original, right-hand-drive, London-delivery example is offered by RM Sotheby’s following a no-expense-spared restoration by Aston Martin Works in 2012. Also set for the sale is the immaculate 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupe Villa d’Este, the 19th of 99 examples built and reading only 22 miles on the odometer. The Vanquish has had single ownership from new, with invoices showing that it has been meticulously maintained as it has been serviced regularly by HWM Aston Martin.

You can view the entire catalog for the Oct. 24 auction here.