RM Sotheby’s next auction takes place in Milan later this month. Over 400 cars will be offered without reserve alongside motorcycles, boats and memorabilia galore. Take some time to scan through the online catalog because it really is a treasure trove for any automotive fan. The variety is astonishing. The four wheeled options range from Fiat Panda (lot 889) to Ferrari 360 CS (lot 872) to Bugatti EB110 (lot 588).
Photo Credit: RM Sotheby's. Bugatti EB110.
My personal favourite has to be the 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evolution IMSA ‘Ufficiale’. It’s pictured in a tidy workshop in its original livery with 4x fog lights protruding purposefully from the front bumper. I remember using a similarly liveried Alfa in an early edition of Gran Turismo to great success and the idea of arriving at a local track day with the bright red IMSA machine is the stuff of dreams.
More realistically, there are two pairs of Cannondale bicycles on offer that could come in handy at my next triathlon. Each pair includes a road and time trial bike and carries an estimate of 250-500 Euros. If the disc wheels pictured are included in the sale the estimates seem extremely good value. Lots 173 and 184 for all you cycling fans.
UPDATE. Since originally publishing this article I've been made aware that this auction is the result of an asset seizure by the Italian government. All the lots originate from a singular collection belonging to a rather dodgy businessman. There really is no reserve price on anything. Amazing.
Photo Credit: RM Sotheby's. Cannonade Road and TT machines.