Some sensational classics have already been lined up for RM Auctions' Art of the Automobile sale – in association with Sotheby's – that will take place in Manhattan on 21 November with a lot list of just 25 or so cars.
Generating the most early interest in the Boano-styled 1955 Lincoln Indianapolis Exclusive study (main image). The one-off show car was displayed at Turin and is considered to be one of the most attractive and daring Lincolns ever.
There will also be a 1933 Auburn Twelve Custom Speedster thought to be the only 12-cylinder survivor of three built in custom trim that year.
From Europe come a 1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 MkII Supersonic by Ghia (above) and a gorgeous 1954 Pegaso Z-102 coupé by Saoutchik (below).
They are complemented by a sensational 1936 Figoni et Falaschi Talbot Lago T150C cabrio that came within a whisker of a Pebble Beach win a couple of years ago.
Last of the early lots is, like the Lincoln, a combination of Italian styling and US engineering in the form of a 1957 Dual-Ghia convertible. One of about 100 examples built in the 1950s, the model was masterminded by Eugene Casaroll.
Alain Squindo, vice president of RM Auctions, said: "From a design perspective, the latest group of entries is a terrific fit with the sale, each reflecting unique styling and engineering from its respective period. We are honored to bring this group of trend-setting American motor cars to an exceptional venue in Manhattan."
The cars are to go on display from 18-20 November on the 10th floor galleries at Sotheby's, New York. Click here for more on the sale.
Pictures: Michael Furman © 2013 courtesy of RM Auctions