RM to sell 'collector's collection' of classics at no reserve


More than 60 sought-after cars from the Don Davis Collection will go under the hammer at RM on 27 April in Fort Worth, Texas.

A 1967 Ferrari 330GTS is set to be the top result and carries a guide price $1.2-1.5million.

One of just 99 built, the matching-number example was restored in the mid-2000s and took Best of Show at Concorso Italiano in 2011.

Following close behind in terms of value is another of Maranello’s creations in the form of a 1973 Ferrari 365GTs/4 Daytona Spider.

Valued at  $1.2-1.4million, just 121 were built and this one has been authenticated by Ferrari Classiche, has its original documentation and comes with air conditioning, a Becker Mexico radio and Borrani wire wheels.

Other Ferraris set to cross the block include a 1971365 GTB/4 Daytona ($350-450,000), a two-owner, 10,000-mile 1991 Testarossa ($80-100,000) and a 1988 328GTSi ($50-70,000).

While models from the Prancing Horse are the dominant force, there’s a host of other classics from Europe to choose from, with a 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort'($500-650,000) proving particularly enticing.

A rare supercar in the US, the 959 is known as one of the most advanced models of its time thanks to twin-stage turbocharging, four-wheel drive and adaptive dampers.

The car up for grabs has around 11,000 miles on the clock and has been certified by Stuttgart.

Meanwhile, a 1973 911 Carrera RS Touring, with a 210bhp air-cooled flat-six, serves up an entirely different flavour of classic from the German manufacturer.

Certified and restored in 2012, it should make $400-500k.

A 1967 Toyota 2000GT gives a fabulous representation of a Japanese sports car and carries a guide price of $650-850,000.

Only 351 examples of Toyota’s E-type rival were built and this one is said to be among the best remaining, with 62,000 miles on the clock and having being fastidiously restored.

A huge number of American cars will be on offer at the sale, such as a 1941 Chrysler Newport, which was the pace car at that year’s Indianapolis 500 and is up for grabs for $900,000-1.2million.

It will be joined by US-built classics covering manufacturers from Chevrolet and Chrysler to DeSoto, Dual-Ghia and Ford.

The full lot list is available to view on RM’s website.

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