Not surprisingly, there are some stunning cars in the lineup for RM’s Amelia Island auction next month. Among the rarest is a 1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton by Le Baron, one of only 5 ever produced. This example, designed and built in just 90 days, was the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 in 1941. Formerly owned by Walter P. Chrysler Jr., it’s expected to sell for $1.5m-$2m.
Another car likely to draw a lot of attention from collectors is a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale by Pinin Farina. One of only 4 made, it was originally sold to a member of the Agnelli family, who owned—and still control—Fiat. It’s won numerous awards, including a lst in class at the 1992 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. This time around, it’s expected to fetch $1.3-$1.6m. Other featured lots include a beautifully restored 1965 Vantage powered Aston Martin DB5, one of one 7 produced for which RM didn’t release estimates, a 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Coupe ($1.25m-$1.75m), and a 1913 Hispano-Suiza “King Alfonso XIII” Double Berline by Carrosserie Alin & Lieutard, capable of achieving a remarkable 80mph (est. $750,000-$1m).