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Andrews Collection features rare American Classics

RM Sotheby’s Andrews collection will feature an unprecedented selection of pre-war American classics, as well as some high-value exotics, on 2 May.

The collection of 78 cars built up by father-son duo Paul and Chris Andrews is set of go under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s 2 May sale in Fort Worth, Texas. Although the two started out with different automotive tastes, the collection majors on the finest pre-war US classics as well a the beautiful sports and GT cars.

Two Ferrari 400 Superamericas will be going under the hammer, one of which is a SWB cabriolet that was originally raced at the Bonneville Salt Flats. While it is expected to sell for more than $7,000,000, the various US classics that are also on offer are also of supreme quality. Two of the best are the 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz ($3,400,000-$3,600,000), and the 1931 Duesenberg Model J ‘Disappearing Top’ Convertible Coupe by Murphy ($2,500,000-$3,000,000).

Not one, but three 1934 Packard Twelve models are on offer. The first is actually the 1934 New York Auto Show car, a Sport Coupe by LeBaron estimated at $1,600,000-$2,500,000, while the second is a Pebble Beach Best in Class winning Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich – expected to sell for $1,200,000-$1,600,000. The third and final Twelve is the Individual Custom Stationary Coupe by Dietrich, which is thought to be one of the last five survivors.

‘Without doubt, the Andrews Collection is one of the most unique and comprehensive collections we’ve ever had the privilege of offering,’ says Ian Kelleher, Managing Director, RM Sotheby’s West Coast Division. ‘As a group, the collection provides a fantastic illustration of two generations of collectors coming together. It’s rare to see a father-son collection of this magnitude and is certainly a wonderful reflection of Paul and Chris’ shared passions and of time spent together.’

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