Coke-bottle creator’s Avanti II Coupé to be sold

| 12 Apr 2012

Raymond Loewy’s own 1972 example of a car he designed, the Avanti II Coupé, is set to stir up a storm at Bonhams Les Grandes Marques à Monaco sale.

He bought the car from the Avanti Motor Corporation, in Indiana, before it was shipped via New York to his home in Paris. It has had only three owners to date.

Loewy, who died in 1986, also designed the shapely Coca-Cola bottle, the Greyhound bus and Air Force One’s insignia.

Valued at €35-50,000 the car is bound to generate interest when it goes on sale on 11 May.

Robert Glover, senior motor car specialist at Bonhams, said: "The number of iconic designs he created is astonishing. We expect interest in this car not only from established car collectors but also from collectors of 20th century design."