RM Sotheby’s Cliveden House Auction

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By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager

RM Sotheby’s first auction at Cliveden House is fast approaching. On the 12th of June 2024, in the beautiful Berkshire countryside, just a short distance from London, some incredible cars are going to be on offer. Set to be an annual fixture, the Cliveden House Auction perfectly complements RM Sotheby’s London sale in November.

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti

The main event looks to be the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti. This model, one of the most celebrated from Maranello, has a shorter wheelbase than the 250 GT TdF, a lighter chassis, and more aerodynamic bodywork.

Powered by a 3-litre Colombo V-12 engine and fitted with disc brakes all around, this Ferrari was a powerhouse in motorsport. The specific car up for auction is the 34th of just 165 examples built, fully restored by Carrozzeria Autosport in 2009, and comes with Ferrari Classiche certification and documented ownership by marque historian Marcel Massini.

Estimated sale price – £5,000,000 and £6,000,000.

2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitess

The Cliveden House auction isn’t just about classic supercars from the 1960s though. One of the standout modern cars up for grabs is a rare 2014 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. As one of only 92 ever built, this Bugatti made headlines in 2015 when it set the record for the world’s fastest open-top production sports car, reaching a staggering 254.04 mph.

This particular Grand Sport Vitesse has a striking Blue-Black exterior paired with a vibrant Tangerine Leather interior. With 2,500 miles on the clock and a documented service history with HR Owen Bugatti London, it’s in pristine condition.

Estimated sale price – £2,000,000 and £2,500,000.

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina

Another Ferrari available at Sotheby’s Cliveden House auction is the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina. Known as one of Ferrari’s most beautiful high-performance open-top cars from the 1960s, this particular example is number 75 of only 99 ever built. It underwent a body-off restoration by GTO Engineering between 2016 and 2017, costing over £120,000. Powered by a Colombo V-12 engine, this open tourer comes with an extensive history file and Ferrari Classiche certification. Offered after 12 years of ownership, it’s now ready to find a new home.

Estimated sale price – £1,300,000 to £1,600,000.

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Fantuzzi

Equally impressive is the 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Fantuzzi. This car features early coachwork modifications by Fantuzzi in the style of the 330 LMB and was originally delivered to Luciano Pederzani, co-founder of the Tecno Formula 1 team.

It later became part of the collection of radio and TV broadcaster Chris Evans. DK Engineering carried out a comprehensive restoration in 2011, and the car has since been maintained by GTO Engineering. With its rare and unique early coachwork by Fantuzzi, this one-of-a-kind Ferrari offers a truly unique ownership opportunity.

Estimated sale price – £1,100,000 to £1,500,000.

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

Another open-top classic being offered at the Cliveden House auction is the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible. Believed to be the penultimate example of the 123 Aston Martin DB5 Convertibles ever built, this car has had just four owners since new. It is presented in a stunning shade of Platinum with a red Conolly leather interior and a matching red Everflex soft-top. In 2016, it underwent a restoration costing over €80,000 at German workshops.

This DB5 Convertible represents Aston Martin’s flagship tourer in its most desirable high-performance, open-air form.

Estimated sale price – £800,000 to £1,000,000.

Additional highlights

  • 1939 Bentley 4-¼ Litre ‘MX Series’ Sedanca Coupé by Park Ward, offered without reserve (estimate:£80,000 and £140,000)
  • 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Two-Door ‘Faux Cabriolet’ by H.J. Mulliner (estimate: £30,000 to £50,000)
  • 1990 Mini Margrave by Wood & Pickett. The last one built by Wood & Pickett of London (estimate: £40,000 and £50,000)

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