The Most Valuable Car Collection Ever To Be Auctioned!
RM Sotheby’s auction house is calling the “Pinnacle Portfolio,” a collection of roughly 30 post-World War II cars that Reuters reports could get over $65 million when they’re individually auctioned at this August’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. These all cars are owned by one person. Shelby Myers of RM Sotheby’s sums up the absurdity and anonymity of the collection pretty well: “While many of the world’s most impressive collections were established in the public eye of the car-collecting world, The Pinnacle Portfolio was assembled with a clandestine, surgical precision unlike any other that has come to market. Its almost obsessive focus on perfection, rarity, and the superlative, irrespective of price, makes it the most significant and valuable private collection of motor cars ever presented at auction.”
Only a fraction of the collection has been unveiled thus far, but it’s already dropping jaws: highlights include the first production Bugatti Veyron (just shown at Geneva this year alongside La Finale), the second-to-last road-going McLaren F1 ever built, and the last Ferrari Enzo — number 400, which was a gift to Pope John Paul II from former Ferrari chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo. Many of the cars have barely any miles on the clock.
We are hoping there are more automotive jewels to be unveiled soon.