It feels as though it’s always dark outside and it’s hard to acclimatise to working life again, right? January is an unforgiving time, so sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands. We thought we’d lend a helping hand and give you some daydream ammunition. Where better to daydream than at an RM Sotheby’s auction?
1955 Jaguar D-Type – €5,900,000 - €6,400,000
Car envy really doesn’t get much stronger than this. This beauty is a solid piece of motoring history being just the seventh customer D-Type produced before being delivered new to four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell. Along with Stillwell, this Jag was owned by 1970 Le Mans winner Richard Attwood. Ex-owners aside, the combination of the streamlined curves and forest green paintwork make this an icon of design.
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – €800,000 - €1,200,000
It’s rare to find a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing in this type of condition, never mind one that retains its matching-numbers chassis, engine and body. Amongst the earliest Gullwings delivered to private customers, this was the first of its kind to be delivered to Sweden. The example remains largely the same, though the original Tissu Blue leather interior has been exchanged for a resplendent red leather kit which we rather like…
1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II – €1,750,000 - €2,250,000
The world is full of great-looking motors, but it has to be something special to be the cover star of Roundel magazine. This 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II has been the cover star not only once but twice. Having been owned for 28 years by one of America’s best-known BMW collectors, this example is in prime condition. You only need to look as far as the blemish-free coachwork and sumptuous blue leather interior to see the evidence.
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