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Rarities aplenty in RM Sotheby’s Tegernsee debut

RM Sotheby’s inaugural Tegernsee sale on 27 July is part of the inaugural Concours of Elegance Germany at Gut Kaltenbrunn at the head of Lake Tegernsee (26-27 July) and is packed with delectable lots. 

Headlining the pre-event publicity is a one-of-20 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport 110 Ans Bugatti. The criminally underused 8-litre, quad-turbocharged W-16 – capable of a sub-2.4-second sprint to 100 km/h from standing – shows only 1461km covered in its single ownership from new. Chassis VF9SP3V32LM795246 is estimated at €3.3-3.8m.

Other highlights include a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder by Wendler, which, at €3.5-4,2m is valued slightly higher than the Bugatti. One of just 90 550 Spyders it is a matching numbers car and has period racing history, but sadly has seen no action at all since restoration by Wendler and Porsche in the early 1990s.

Also ticking all the boxes fpr Octane is the 1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé by Carrosserie Jean Barou (€1.4-1.6m). It has been in a private collection since 1999 and will be familiar to many from Peter Larsen and Ben Erickson’s masterwork Talbot-Lago Grand Sport: The Car From Paris.

You’ll be expected to shell out €1-1.3m for the 1934 Aston Martin Ulster that came 15th overall in at Le Mans in1935. One of just 31 Ulsters and fully restored by Ecurie Bertelli in 2007 and 2008, this car is your entry ticket to just about every event.

Finally, there’s something of a holy grail for Youngtimer fans with a one-of-75 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition, estimated at €3.2-3.8m. Described as ‘barely driven’ it is in as new-condition, and has just 45km on the clock. That needs fixing.

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