Broad Arrow Auctions - Following its successful debut sale during Monterey Car Week, Broad Arrow Auctions will collaborate with Morton Street Partners to preview collector car highlights from its October auction Passion for the Drive: The Cars of Jim Taylor. Four stand-out motor cars from the offering will be on view at Morton Street Partners’ West Village gallery from September 22-28, and an official opening reception set for September 22.
Passion for the Drive: The Cars of Jim Taylor is a single-owner auction to be held October 14-15 in Mr. Taylor’s hometown of Gloversville, NY. Offered almost entirely without reserve, the 120-car group represents one of the finest assemblages of European, British, and American sports and vintage cars from classics to Post-War sports and muscle, through modern supercars. A lifelong enthusiast, many of Mr. Taylor’s cars have been rallied and shown at events around the world. Beyond the cars, the auction will present more than 500 lots of automobilia, including rare original neon signs, posters, period advertising, model cars, and petroliana.
The cars on view include:
1955 Jaguar D-Type
The incomparable highlight of the offering, Mr. Taylor’s D-Type, XKD 515, is considered by marque specialists to be one of the most original examples extant, owed to the fact that it was largely spared from competitive racing when new and instead used primarily as a road car. As the 15th of the 42 examples originally built, this is one of the best, no-excuses Jaguar D-Types on the planet.
1937 Horch 853 Cabriolet
Mr. Taylor’s Horch 853 is without a doubt one of the best unrestored Horch motor cars in existence. As a result of its originality, it was honored with a Preservation Class award at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Properly rebuilt and fully sorted mechanically, the Horch is a delight to drive.
1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
With Mr. Taylor for the last 17 years, this is an ideal example of the 300 SL, one of the most important yet user-friendly, easy-to-love sports cars ever produced. The numbers-matching car is complete with its original factory fitted luggage, hardtop and softtop, Nardi steering wheel, and many other desirable features. The 300 SL remains ready for any number of vintage touring and rally events.
2006 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 'Panamerican 20,000'
One of just two examples built by Ferrari to complete the Ferrari Panamerican 20,000 event, this is the only car in private ownership, having been purchased by Mr. Taylor from the Ferrari factory in 2007. The 599 GTB has been extensively driven and enjoyed since and is almost certainly one of the most historically significant, ex-factory modern Ferraris.
About Broad Arrow Group, a Hagerty Company - Broad Arrow Group, a Hagerty (NYSE: HGTY) company, is an advisor, market maker, and financier for car collectors, with commitment to integrity, trust, and innovation. Broad Arrow Group operates Broad Arrow Auctions, Broad Arrow Capital, and Collectors Garage and is headquartered in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Learn more at broadarrowgroup.com.
About Morton Street Partners - Morton Street Partners is a new curatorial project and advisory merging the worlds of contemporary art and collectible cars. Located at 16 Morton Street at the heart of the West Village, Morton Street Partners occupies the ground floor of a 19th-century carriage house and resides within a 3,000 square-foot loftedwhite cube space with a working garage door that defines the building’s unique façade.
Founded by collectible car experts Tom Hale, Jake Auerbach, and Benjamin Tarlow, Morton Street Partners is committed to generating dynamic programming that recontextualizes automobiles within the worlds of art and design. By educating visitors and clients about the theoretical lineage and definitive craft inherent to automotive design, their hybrid exhibitions continue to situate the automobile within its ascendent fine art and collectible asset context.
As a first-of-its-kind art-world platform, Morton Street Partners collaborates with top curators, bluechip galleries, internationally-renowned artists, and premier automotive manufacturers to generate both on and off-site programming that fosters new conversations on the manifold intersections of art, culture, design, and the automobile. Learn more at www.mortonstreetpartners.com, @mortonstreetpartners
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