A highlight of the RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 sale is the Paul Andrews Estate Collection including three different Aston Martin DB4GT versions, a Jaguar D-Type, and Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton.
RM Sotheby’s added a third auction day to its Monterey 2021 sales to sell 26 special cars from the Andrews Estate Collection. Highlights include three versions of the Aston Martin DB4GT: 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato, estimate: $11,000,000 – $14,000,000, a 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight, estimate: $4,000,000 – $5,000,000, and a 2018 Aston Martin DB4GT Continuation, estimate 1,200,000 – 1,600,000. Further highlights include a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton, and a 1929 Bentley 4 ½ -Litre Vanden Plas Tourer.
See also: 2021 RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale — Andrews Estate Collection Auction Results for prices achieved on this collection.
RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2021 Classic Car Auction
RM Sotheby’s flagship Monterey classic car auction during the annual Monterey / Pebble Beach motoring week in mid-August will be extended to three days in 2021 with auctions on 12, 13 & 14 August 2021 at the Monterey Conference Center in California, USA. A regular live auction with bidders at the venue in addition to telephone and internet bidding.
The Monterey sale is traditionally the most important car auction of the year. In 2021, RM Sotheby’s earned $148.5 million at Monterey selling 43 cars for over a million dollar and an impressive 90% sell-through rate. RM Sotheby’s earned $30,412,810 from the Shift / Monterey 2020 online-only sale.
RM Sotheby’s three-day Monterey 2016 auction remains the highest-grossing classic car auction ever with $173 million earned and 35 million-dollar cars sold.
Andrews Estate Collection at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale 2021
RM Sotheby’s announced the expansion of the 2021 Monterey Auction with a third night, dedicated to the Paul Andrews Estate Collection. Most of the 26 cars on offer from this impressive collection will be sold without reserve.
Paul Andrews’ passion for the automobile traces back to his youth when he started his company, TTI Inc. in 1971. The first car he searched for was a 1958 Cadillac Seville – the vehicle he swooned over as a teenager. He later traded it for a Corvair to which he spent countless hours working on, before displaying it in his office. These two initial cars sparked his passion and led him to collect prolifically over the course of his lifetime. Notably, a passion he shared with his entire family with like-minded enthusiasts getting to know Paul and his children on the many of the car tours and events they participated in over the last twenty years.
In 2015 RM Sotheby’s held a single-owner auction of approximately 80 cars as Andrews downsized his collection with the goal of getting down to a smaller number of cars that he could enjoy driving with his family. The RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection classic car auction was held on May 2, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas, and generated nearly $ 54 million. A 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet sold for a model record $7,645,000, however, the highlights of the auction were the sensational prices achieved by several 1930s classic American automobiles with Packards, Duesenberg, a Cadillac and a Marmon selling well in excess of pre-auction estimates.
Top Aston Martins at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction 2021
The Andrews Estate Collection features outstanding Aston Martin examples including a 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato, (Estimate: $11,000,000 – $14,000,000). This example boasts an impressive race history as it was successfully raced by Roy Salvadori at the May 1962 BRSCC Brands Hatch event, finishing first in class and second overall. It then went on to attend car club events, race many seasons at Silverstone and Donnington. It is now appreciated as one of the most exceptional sports racers and automotive designs of its era.
One of the most unique and prized Aston Martin examples available and one of only two LHD Lightweight DB4 GTs, the 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight (Estimate: $4,000,000 – $5,000,000) is “on the button” and ready to drive. Anything and everything has been done to keep it driver-ready – allowing it great success at Colorado Grand and Copper State events. This “turn-key example” presents a remarkable combination of continental elegance and power and is surely to be welcomed at any historic motoring event.
Also on offer is a 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Sanction II (Estimate: $3,000,000 – $3,500,000). This car is one of only four Sanction II cars produced in the 1990s.
For a full set, a 2018 Aston Martin DB4GT Continuation, estimate 1,200,000 – 1,600,000, will be available in the Bonhams Quail Lodge sale while the Gooding Pebble Beach auction will feature a further 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT, estimate 3,400,000 – 3,800,000.
Another notable Aston Martin is the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible (Estimate: $1,850,000 – $2,250,000). It is one of just 19 factory original DB5 Convertibles built with left-hand drive steering and was the last constructed by the factory. The original specifications included air conditioning, 5 speed ZF gearbox, Marchal fog lamps, Fiamm air horns and detachable headrests. In addition to the original options, this cosmetic beauty of this example is owed to R.S.Willams as they completed thorough restoration and orderly maintenance, making it the ultimate DB5 Convertible.
Top Cars at the RM Sotheby’s Monterey Andrews Estate Collection Sale 2021
In addition to the Aston Martin lineup, the collection contains numerous stunning examples spanning more than 90 years of automotive history. Two Duesenberg Model Js were sold in the Andrews Collection 2015 Sale but the 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton was one that captured a special place in Andrews’ heart. It’s been said that since the completion of its restoration, there isn’t a more ‘driven’ Duesenberg out there. 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. It was restored by noted craftsman Steve Babinsky for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2009 and was given everything it needed to be the perfect example, both mechanically and cosmetically (Estimate: $2,750,000 – $3,250,000).
Another example of a fantastic driver is the 1929 Bentley 4 ½ -Litre Vanden Plas Tourer. This untouched, original example looks no different than when new, save for the perfectly aging patina. 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 (Estimate: $1,100,000 – $1,300,000). Several top Bentleys will also be on offer at Gooding Pebble Beach 2021.
Additional Highlights from The Paul Andrews Estate Collection:
- 1955 Jaguar D-Type (Estimate: $5,500,000 – $7,000,000)
- 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $1,750,000)
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Estimate: $900,000 – $1,250,000)
- 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe (Estimate: $850,000 – $1,200,000)
- 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,300,000)
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe (Estimate: $650,000 – $750,000)
Monterey Motoring Week 2021
Most of the traditional Monterey Motoring Week events returned in mid-August 2021 after the cancellations in 2020. Top classic car auctioneers with sales during Monterey Week 2021 included Gooding (Pebble Beach), Bonhams (Quail Lodge), RM Sotheby’s, and Mecum.
Monterey 2021 Auction Results:
- Monterey 2021 All Auctions: Auction Results General Overview, Top Ten Results, List of Million-Dollar Cars
- Bonhams: Quail Lodge Sale Results
- Gooding: Pebble Beach Sale Results, McLaren F1
- RM Sotheby’s: Monterey Sale Results, Andrews Estate Collection Sale
- Mecum: Monterey Sale Results
Monterey 2021 Auction Announcements:
- Bonhams: Mercedes-Benz 26/100/180
- Bonhams: Talbot-Lago T26 Décapotable
- Gooding: Ferrari California Spider Competizione
- Gooding: Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Strassenversion
- Gooding: Prewar British Cars
- Gooding: Prewar American Cars
- Gooding: Bugatti Type 35B
- Gooding: Ford GT40 Alan Mann Lightweight
- Gooding: Neil Peart’s Silver Surfers Collection
- Gooding: American Racing Cars
- Gooding: Porsche 934 & 935
- Gooding: McLaren F1
- Gooding: Italian Coachbuilt Cars
- RM Sotheby’s: Porsche 917K
- RM Sotheby’s: Le Mans Racing Cars
- RM Sotheby’s: Andrews Estate Collection (Aston Martin DB4GTs)
- RM Sotheby’s: Top Ferraris
Previous Monterey Week Auction Results