RM Auctions announces the sale of a private, single-owner collection of iconic American hot rods, vintage racers, and one-off custom show cars. This one-day auction event, billed as "Icons of Speed & Style" is set for September 26, 2009, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California.
Approximately 80 vehicles and several lots of period hot rod and "kustom kulture" memorabilia will be offered "without reserve". The eclectic collection represents the owner's enthusiasm for and lifelong love of cars, and its offering will be a once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity for collectors.
"Each of these cars on offer are cultural icons of the roads and race tracks of America because they encompass every aspect of American engineering, racing ingenuity and cutting edge customization", said Ian Kelleher, President and COO of RM Auctions.
Legendary cars such as the famous Dodge "Little Red Wagon" Drag Truck, the dominating Ray Allen LS6 Chevelle Convertible, "Big John" Mazmanian's Corvette gasser, the original "Road Agent" show car by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, as well as famous customs from the Ayala Brothers, Sonny Mazza, the Alexander Brothers, George Barris, Daryl Starbird, and Boyd Coddington will be on offer.
As specialists for estate and private collection sales, RM has attained considerable recognition in the collector car market by providing an unsurpassed level of marketing and cataloging services for such diverse clients as Formula One racing CEO Bernie Ecclestone, Orange County motoring legend Joe McPherson, broadcasting entrepreneur Art Astor, Michigan businessman John McMullen, actor Nicolas Cage and kustom kulture collectors, the Brucker Brothers. The Icons of Speed & Style collection has been extensively photographed in detail for the full-color collector's catalog and is available for $80 U.S. (plus shipping) by calling 519-352-4575 and admits two to the auction. The list and descriptions of the offered cars, in addition to event times, bidding options, and directions can be found www.rmauctions.com.