One of the World's Finest Automobile Collections Will be Auctioned
The collector community will descend on Fort Worth, Texas, May 2, as RM Sotheby's lifts the gavel on the prized Paul & Chris Andrews Collection. One of the world's leading private car collections, the sale of the impressive father-son automotive portfolio features 78 vehicles along with a diverse assortment of memorabilia. The group is offered entirely without reserve, with each lot selling to the highest bidder.
Unrivalled in terms of its quality, presentation, and historical significance, the Andrews Collection covers many facets of collecting, from wild hot rods and customs, to flawless American classics and some of the finest sports and racing cars in existence.
"The Andrews Collection is one of the most unique and comprehensive collections we've ever had the privilege of offering," said Ian Kelleher, Specialist, RM Sotheby's. "A fantastic reflection of a father and son's shared passions, the sale has attracted tremendous early interest, which we expect will translate into spirited bidding come auction day."
Headline attractions include:
• A 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pininfarina, the 1962 Geneva and New York Show car, raced by its original owner at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Est.$7,000,000 - $8,500,000);
• The famed 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz, penned with actress Mae West in mind, though ultimately delivered new to candy heiress and horse racing legend, Ethel V. Mars (Est. $3,400,000 - $4,500,000); and,
• A 1962 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra, the first racing-specification Cobra sold to the public, which later spent nearly 40 years in Dallas (Est. $2,200,000 - $2,600,000).
Additional highlights with fascinating provenance include:
• The 2011 Custom Electric Motorcycle, a functional recreation of the Tron: Legacy motorcycle built especially for the Andrews Collection (Est. $25,000 - $40,000);
• A rare 1941 Packard Custom Super Eight One Eighty Sport Brougham, which reportedly appeared in The Godfather (Est. $40,000 - $60,000); and,
• A 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Demonstration Stand, a unique cut-away display used on the 1965 show circuit (Est. $1,000,000 - $1,400,000).
The Andrews Collection also comprises an eclectic array of memorabilia, including pedal cars, rare mechanical musical instruments, and vintage neon signs. Highlights with Texasties include a rare Pig Sandwich Neon Sign, one of four surviving originals produced by Claude Federal Neon in the early 1920s (Est. $15,000 - $20,000).
Full event details and the digital catalogue are available by visiting www.rmauctions.com or by calling +1 519 352 4575.