As the auction companies are totaling up the numbers from Arizona Auction Week, they also are preparing for the next major stop on the 2020 collector car auction calendar, Retromobile, in Paris the first week of February.
In addition to an array of more traditional collector vehicles, RM Sotheby’s seventh annual Paris sale will include 11 “modern classics” from the Youngtimer Collection. “Youthquake 2.0” is what the auction company is calling what it also terms as the “return of the Youngtimers.”
More than a year ago, RM Sotheby’s announced the consignment of more than 150 modern classics from a single collection to be sold at five of its auctions in 2019. Another 11 are on the Paris 2020 docket, including:
— A 1 of 57 1993 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 coupes, and with less than 9,000 kilometers on its 412-horsepower engine, which is linked to a 6-speed Getrag transmission. RM Sotheby’s expects the car to bring €300,000 to €350,000 ($333,600 to $390,000) at the auction.
— A 2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette, which RM Sotheby’s says “offers an old-school supercar driving experience with space-age aesthetics.” This example was the factory demonstrator and features several “desirable” options. The pre-auction estimate is €200,000 to €250,000 ($222,400 to $280,000).
Others from the collection include a 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 70 AMG upgraded to 7.0 specification (which means 500 horsepower), a 1989 Mercedes 560 SEL AMG “Hammer,” a 2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S, a 1997 Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner, and a 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo.
The Youngtimer cars will be among nearly 80 on the docket for the sale February 5 at Place Vauban. The complete auction docket is available for viewing at the RM Sotheby’s website.