RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Open Roads, February Sale – A Transatlantic Auction of More Than a Century of Motoring Icons

  • RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Open Roads, February sale, offering 119 lots spanning 104 years with estimates of €1,000 to €1,000,000, conducted in Euros, CHF, and US Dollars
  • Lots offered from both Europe and North America, ranging from a 1917 Packard 2-25 Twin Six Runabout to a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT Coupe. The sale also features seven rare, limited-production Porsche cars, offered from a single-owner Swiss collection
  • The sale opens for bidding today, 19 February, with a staggered closure over 26-28 February
  • Additional information on the Online Only auction, including details of all lots and how to register to bid, is available at rmsothebys.com

LONDON, ENGLAND – February 19, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s Online Only: Open Roads, February sale goes live today, with 119 lots on offer, including a spectacular and eclectic selection of cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia items to suit all budgets. Offering vehicles located in Europe and North America, and with a Swiss collection offered in its domestic currency, the sale offers collectors around the world a broad opportunity to secure fantastic cars in multiple currencies and in a broad range of convenient locations. The auction commences today, 19 February, with lots beginning to close on 26 February and continuing through 27 and 28 February.

210219 1958 De Sanctis Formula Junior (Credit - Diana Varga ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1958 De Sanctis Formula Junior

210219 1963 Foglietti Formula 3 Junior (Credit - Paolo Carlini ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1963 Foglietti Formula 3 Junior

Cars are represented by no less than 42 separate marques and range from an estimated $/CHF/€10,000 through to $/CHF/€1,000,000 and the sale provides a wonderfully diverse roster of cars, catering for all tastes and budgets. Whether a 1988 Alfa Romeo 33 1.5 4×4 Sport Wagon (Est: €10,000-€12,000) is your dream car, or rather a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Est. 975,000-1,100,000 CHF) is within your budget, the Open Roads, February sale offers both of extremes and everything in between. Aside from a large number of road cars suitable for pure recreation, family fun and road rallies of all descriptions, the sale is also notable for an interesting selection of competition cars. Ranging from a 1958 De Sanctis Formula Junior (Est: €45,000-€55,000), and a 1963 Foglietti Formula 3 Junior (Est: €40,000-€50,000), representing fantastic entry points onto historic racing grids around the world, through a 1976 Opel Manta rally car with Paris-Dakar Rally provenance (Est: €40,000-€50,000), and onto stunning 1958 Scarab Reproduction (Est: $160,000-$200,000) and a 1967 Porsche 911 Race Car (Est: $125,000-$150,000), all budgets and racing ambitions are catered for.

210219 1958 Scarab Reproduction (Credit - Karissa Hosek ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1958 Scarab Reproduction

210219 1976 Opel Manta (Credit - Paolo Carlini ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1976 Opel Manta

The oldest car in the sale also has its roots in early motorsport. The 1917 Packard 2-25 Twin Six Runabout is an evocative example of how cars shed weight with lean, sporting bodies in order to make them faster and more competitive. Modified in period, this classic ‘Runabout’ style American icon, will offer huge fun to its new owner (Est: $140,000-$160,000). The newest car to feature in the sale is another American icon, a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT Coupe, the latest incarnation of the breed and the first to feature a mid-mounted 6.2 litre V-8 engine (Est: $110,000-$125,000).

2021 1917 Packard 2-25 Twin Six Runabout (Credit - ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
1917 Packard 2-25 Twin Six Runabout

210219 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT Coupe (Credit - ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2LT Coupe

Unquestionably one of the sale key highlights is the single-owner Swiss collection of rare Porsche cars, which aside from the aforementioned 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, also features a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT (Est. 775,000-825,000 CHF), a 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Est. 390,000-450,000 CHF), a 2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (Est. 400,000-450,000 CHF), a 1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (Est. 775,000-875,000 CHF), a 2017 Porsche 911 R (Est. 330,000-380,000 CHF) and a 2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic (Est. 310,000-350,000 CHF).

210219 The Swiss Porsche Collection (Credit - Remi Dargegen ©2020 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's)
The Swiss Porsche Collection

Further information on the Online Only sale can be found at rmsothebys.com.

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