RM SOTHEBY’S “A PASSION FOR ELEGANCE THE BEST IN ROLLS-ROYCE AND BENTLEY MOTOR CARS”
TO BE OFFERED IN LIECHTENSTEIN IN JUNE 2021
- RM Sotheby’s announces a significant single-owner collection sale of 25 pre- and post-war Rolls Royce and Bentley motor cars
- The sale is set to take place in Liechtenstein in June as a limited-attendance, live sale
- Offered almost entirely without reserve, the well-known collection represents one man’s passion for the greatest in British luxury automobile manufacturing
- The sale is headlined by the famous 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Town Car by Brewster, the most expensive automobile in the world at the time it was manufactured
LONDON, England (15 April 2021) – RM Sotheby’s is delighted to present a single-owner collection of fine Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars, to be sold almost entirely without reserve in Liechtenstein during the month of June. The collection features 25 cars spanning 88 years of manufacturing from the golden era of the two most famous British manufacturers of luxury cars.
The Collection has been 30 years in the making, resulting in a wonderfully curated selection of cars that reside in a beautiful purpose-built facility and which have been the subject of a dedicated book. The auction will take place in that facility and will, subject to all relevant restrictions, be conducted as a live sale with limited attendance. All the cars are offered in exceptional condition and are ‘on the button’, and thus present a wonderful opportunity for any enthusiast of fine British luxury automobiles.
The Collection’s owner states:
“The collection is complete. In the case of Rolls-Royce, every single relevant period has at least one representative. The collection of Bentleys shows the development of the marque from the time it was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1931 up to the present day. Similar to an art exhibition, where objects are displayed in relation to each other, the cars can be grouped in accordance with various aspects which is, without doubt, one of the strong points of this collection.”
The undoubted star of the collection is the 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Town Car by Brewster, a one-off design and the first and only of the three special town cars built that still retain their original coachwork. Created for American millionaire, Matthew Dick of Washington D.C., the car is a truly one-off, bespoke automobile which cost an astonishing $31,000 in 1933, making it the most expensive car in the world, built that year. With only five owners from new, this remarkably original car is a rare opportunity. For many, the post-war highlight of the collection is an exceptional 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Cabriolet by Park Ward, one of the most stylish British open grand touring cars ever made.
Fri 18 June
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM – PREVIEW
Sat 19 June
10:00 AM 5:00 – PREVIEW
5:00 PM – AUCTION
*Additional information available at rmsothebys.com