BLENHEIM, Ontario – RM Sotheby’s announced the expansion of the 2021 Monterey Auction with a third night, dedicated to the incomparable Paul Andrews Estate Collection. Offered almost entirely without reserve, the impressive collection will kick-off the flagship auction on Thursday, August 12.
Paul Andrews’ passion for the automobile traces back to his youth when he started his company, TTI Inc. in 1971. The first car he searched for was a 1958 Cadillac Seville – the vehicle he swooned over as a teenager. He later traded it for a Corvair to which he spent countless hours working on, before displaying it in his office. These two initial cars sparked his passion and led him to collect prolifically over the course of his lifetime. Notably, a passion he shared with his entire family with likeminded enthusiasts getting to know Paul and his children on the many of the car tours and events they participated in over the last twenty years.
In 2015 RM Sotheby’s had the distinct honor of executing a single owner auction of approximately 80 cars as he downsized his collection with the goal of getting down to a smaller number of cars that he could enjoy driving with his family. Paul’s collection consists of cars perfectly suited for driving and rally events with many having logged 1000s of miles on some of the world’s most fun and exhilarating vintage rallies.
The collection boasts outstanding Aston Martin examples with one of the headliners of the collection being the spectacular 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato. This example boasts an impressive race history as it was successfully raced by Roy Salvadori at the May 1962 BRSCC Brands Hatch event, finishing first in class and second overall. It then went on to attend car club events, race many seasons at Silverstone and Donnington. It is now appreciated as one of the most exceptional sports racers and automotive designs of its era.
One of the most unique and prized Aston Martin examples available and one of only two LHD Lightweight DB4 GTs, the 1959 Aston Martin DB4GT Lightweight is “on the button” and ready to drive. Anything and everything has been done to keep it driver ready – allowing it great success at Colorado Grand and Copper State events. This “turn-key example” presents a remarkable combination of continental elegance and power and is surely to be welcomed at any historic motoring event.
Another notable Aston Martin is the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible. It is one of just 19 factory original DB5 Convertibles built with left hand drive steering and was the last constructed by the factory. The original specifications included air conditioning, 5 speed ZF gearbox, Marchal fog lamps, Fiamm air horns and detachable headrests. In addition to the original options, this cosmetic beauty of this example is owed to R.S.Willams as they completed thorough restoration and orderly maintenance, making it the ultimate DB5 Convertible.
In addition to the Aston Martin lineup, the collection contains numerous stunning examples spanning more than 90 years of automotive history. One of the oldest cars in the collection, the 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton was one that captured a special place in his heart. It’s been said that since the completion of its restoration, there isn’t a more ‘driven’ Duesenberg out there, and they are in fact, not wrong. This best-thriving Duesenberg has been a participant in an impressive three Duesenberg Tours, one Colorado Grand, the Pebble Beach Motoring Classic, and is widely regarded as one of the marque’s most driven examples. It was restored by noted craftsman Steve Babinsky for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2009 and was given everything it needed to be the perfect example, both mechanically and cosmetically. Another example of a fantastic driver is the 1929 Bentley 4 ½ -Litre Vanden Plas Tourer. This untouched, original example looks no different than when new, save for the perfectly aging patina. Keeping its original four-seat tourer coachwork by Vanden Plas, only the interior front seats and leather-edged carpeting have been renewed, leaving the rest untouched.
Additional Highlights from The Paul Andrews Estate Collection:
- 1955 Jaguar D-Type
- 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Sanction II
- 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso
- 1964 Aston Martin DB5
- 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe
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