RM bags Alfa racer for annual London bash

| 9 Aug 2011

RM looks set to host another bumper London sale in October after announcing a string of top class consigments, despite the Canadian sale house being preoccupied with its Monterey extravaganza, which kicks off in less than two weeks.Early consignments for the 80-lot annual London sale – now in its fifth year – at the Battersea Evolution centre on 26 October include an ex-Autodelta 1972 Alfa Romeo 33-3 TT that was campaigned at Le Mans at the hands of Nino Vaccarella and Andrea de Adamich – the latter also competing with it in the Targa Florio that same season. Accompanied by extensive documentation and still in highly original condition, it’ll buy whoever’s prepared to stump up the £525-575,000 it’s expected to make, access into some top historic race meets. Also set to cross the block at similar money (£475-575,000) is a 1958 Lister-Chevrolet that’s in been in the same hands since 1969.A ouple of oter Milanese icons are set to star in the sale, too: an unusual, James Young-bodied 1929 6C 1750 (estimate £100-130,000) and a rare – one of two believed bodied by Touring - 1939 6C 2500 Cabriolet (£180-220,000).The pre-war fare extends to a Gangloff-bodied 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Stelvio  (£300-375,000) and a 1935 Avions Voisin C25 Cimier (£270–320,000) - along with a London-to-Brighton eligible 1900 DeDion-Bouton Vis-à-Vis (£65-85,000).

Other early consignment highlights include a couple of ally-bodied 1960s GTs: a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, that boasts just 26,400 kilometres from new (estimate: £660-720,000), and a restored 1965 Iso Grifo A3C (below, £350-400,000) while the sale will also feature a recently restored 1964 Aston Martin DB5 that’s been entered with a market reasonable £220-260,000.See: www.rmauctions.com for more.