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RM Sotheby’s expands Monterey auction to add esteemed collection

The flagship sale grows to three days to include 26 cars from the Paul Andrews estate


RM Sotheby’s has added a third day to its flagship Monterey, California, auction to accommodate the “incomparable” Paul Andrews Estate Collection, which will be offered Thursday, August 12, almost entirely without reserves.

The sale will continue through August 14 at the Monterey Conference Center during the annual Monterey Car Week celebration of collector vehicles, with multiple car shows, concours, auctions, vintage racing and other events that culminate in the acclaimed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 15.

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A 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight in sparkling red will be auctioned

The Paul Andrews collection comprises 26 vehicles that range from rare sports and GT classics to rugged off-road vehicles, each of them having been driven and enjoyed by Andrews and his family, the auction company says in a news release.

“Paul’s collection consists of cars perfectly suited for driving and rally events with many having logged 1,000s of miles on some of the world’s most fun and exhilarating vintage rallies,” the auction release notes.

A frequently driven 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton

Paul Andrews became familiar to auction goers when in 2015, RM Sotheby’s held a single-owner auction of about 80 of his cars to downsize his collection “to a smaller number of cars that he could enjoy driving with his family.”

“We are honored to have The Paul Andrews Estate Collection join our lineup in Monterey this year,” Rob Myers, chief executive of RM Sotheby’s, said in the news release. “Paul was both a friend to me and to our entire team, he was the genuine article, a true gentleman who was both driven and passionate about everything he was involved in.”  

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The DB4GT Zagato is known for its beauty as well as its performance

Among several fine examples of Aston Martin is the headliner of the group, a stunning 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato that is not only strikingly beautiful but has an impressive racing history; the silver Aston was raced by diving legend Roy Salvadori at the May 1962 BRSCC Brands Hatch event, finishing first in class and second overall, among its many competition outings.

The DB4GT, which RM Sotheby’s notes “is now appreciated as one of the most exceptional sports racers and automotive designs of its era,” has a pre-auction estimated value of $11 million to $14 million.

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The twin-cam straight-6-cylinder engine in the DB4GT Zagato

Another outstanding Aston Martin is a 1959 DB4GT Lightweight, one of only two left-hand-drive examples and which has participated in a number of multi-day rallies, and ready for more.  Pre-auction estimated value is $4 million to $5 million.

Other notable Aston Martins from the Andrews collection that will be at auction include a 1965 DB5 convertible, one of 19 left-hand-drive DB5 convertibles produced, valued at $1.85 million to $2.25 million; a 1961 DB4GT Sanction II, valued at $3 million to $3.5 million; a 1964 DB5 coupe, valued at $900,000 to $1.25 million; and a 1954 DB2/4 drophead coupe, valued at $850,000 to $1,200,000.

The 1965 Aston MArtin DB5 convertible is a rare left-hand-drive model

Pre-war classics are included, such as the impeccably restored 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton that was beloved and well-used by Andrews and his family.

“This best-thriving Duesenberg has been a participant in an impressive three Duesenberg Tours, one Colorado Grand, the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, and is widely regarded as one of the marque’s most-driven examples,” the auction description says. 

The Duesenberg’s value is estimated at $2.75 million to $3.25 million.

1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Vanden Plas Tourer is a well-patinaed original

A fine British classic from the same year is the 1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Vanden Plas Tourer, described in the auction description as a splendidly unrestored survivor.

“This untouched, original example looks no different than when new, save for the perfectly aging patina,” the auction release says. “Keeping its original four-seat tourer coachwork by Vanden Plas, only the interior front seats and leather-edged carpeting have been renewed, leaving the rest untouched. This champion of originality has unbeatable authenticity and a superb provenance.

The estimated value is $1.1 million to $1.3 million.

For more information about the Monterey auction and Paul Andrews collection, visit the RM Sotheby’s website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.


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