The prized Paul and Chris Andrews Collection will be sold by RM Auctions from 30 April to 2 May, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.
The father and son team of Paul (right) and Chris (left) Andrews (credit – Darin Schnabel © 2014 courtesy RM Auctions).
Lifelong enthusiasts and collectors, the father-son duo Paul and Chris Andrews have built a collection of cars that is unrivalled in terms of its quality, presentation and historical significance. Paul, a successful entrepreneur, and his son Chris, an accomplished artist and businessman, share the passion of preserving automotive history. Together they have built an impressive museum of cars. The collectors thoroughly research every acquisition, nurture relationships with the world’s leading experts in a variety of marques and genres, and commission work from the top craftsmen and restorers in the country. RM Auctions will lift the gavel on the prized and highly respected Paul and Chris Andrews Collection during a single-vendor sale in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 30, 2015 to May 2, 2015.
All the activity surrounding the collection has proven to be quite challenging and time consuming for the Andrews, which is why they have chosen to sell 75 motor cars and a wide assortment of memorabilia. All lots will be offered without reserve, selling to the highest bidder.
“We want to get down to a smaller number of cars – perhaps 15 to 20 – that we very much enjoy driving and that we can use on events with the family. There are a number of events we’d still like to try overseas and here in the United States, and in order to do that, we need to focus on a more manageable collection,” said Chris.
Well-known and admired by the global collector community, the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection boasts of superb group of hot rods to a flawless selection of American classics and some of the finest sports and GT cars in existence. Each vehicle has been expertly maintained by a team of specialists.
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The slideshow below displays 10 cars estimated to sell for the highest prices at the auction.
The last of just seven short-wheelbase Superamerica Cabriolets constructed, this Superamerica was the star of the 1962 Geneva Motor Show. It is expected to sell for $70,00,000 - 85,00,000.
This particular car graced the pages of Road & Track magazine in November 1962 and Cavaillino magazine in May and November 2009.
With its show-car origins, racing exploits and extraordinary presence, it is the connoisseur's choice for a top-shelf open Ferrari.
The 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina is expected to sell from $35,00,000 to $45,00,000.
Interiors of 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina.
Engine of 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico by Pininfarina.
Designed by Duesenberg chief designer J. Herbert Newport with Mae West in mind. But when she declined the car, it was built on a new factory-supercharged SJ chassis for candy-making heiress and horse racing legend, Ethel V. Mars.
The 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Town Car by Bohman & Schwartz is estimated to fetch between $34,00,000 - $45,00,000.
Equipped with its original supercharged engine, chassis, and fabulous coachwork, it is among the most outrageous and ornate of all Duesenbergs, and – like its original owner – a “true one-of-a-kind.”
Estimated price of the 1931 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy is $25,00,000 - $30,00,000.
Interiors of1931 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy.
Engine of 1931 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe by Murphy.
Estimated price of 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich is $24,00,000 - $30,00,000.
Interiors of 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich.
Engine of 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Sedan by Dietrich.
The first Cobra racing car sold to the public and one of just three factory competition examples, it is estimated at $22,00,000 - $26,00,000.
This car competed in numerous races in period, including the Bahamas Trophy Race in 1962 and 1963.
Its third owner, Ron West, purchased the Cobra in 1964 and owned it for over 30 years. He entered several SCCA events with considerable success, winning repeatedly and finishing several times in the top five.
An ideal entrant for vintage racing or rallying, CSX2011 is a race-ready Cobra that may be among the most authentic and correct in existence.
The 1962 Chevrolet Corvette "Gulf Oil" Race Car is estimated to fetch between $20,00,000 - $27,50,000.
Engine of 1962 Chevrolet Corvette "Gulf Oil" Race Car.
Interiors of 1962 Chevrolet Corvette "Gulf Oil" Race Car.
The Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Coupe by LeBaron is estimated to fetch between $16,00,000 - $25,00,000
Interiors of 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Coupe by LeBaron.
Engine of 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Coupe by LeBaron.
The 1938 Packard Eight Cabriolet by Graber is expected to fetch between $14,00,000 - $18,00,000.
Interiors of 1938 Packard Eight Cabriolet by Graber.
Engine of 1938 Packard Eight Cabriolet by Graber.
The 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone is expected to fetch between $14,00,000 - $18,00,000.
Engine of 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone.
Interiors of 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone.
Credit for all photos: Darin Schnabel ©2014; Courtesy of RM Auctions.