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RM Sotheby's Villa Erba Sale Coming in May

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On: Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 9:06AM | By: Gary P Garry

RM Sotheby's Villa Erba Sale Coming in May

There are a number of things that everyone should experience at one point or another. To me, travel has always been very important, and I cherish the many experiences that I have had over the years.

Being a car lover, I have logged a lot of miles on the road all around the lower 48 states, but I've done my share of flying as well. However, I have never been able to make the trip to Europe, and it is something that is very much on my bucket list. The ultimate European experience would involve a major automotive event, and I'm always on the lookout for something that is too good to pass up.

If you are of a similar mindset, you may want to consider a trip to Italy during the month of May. We always keep our readers apprised of the major classic and exotic car auctions that are on the schedule, and there is a spectacular RM auction being held at the stunning Villa Erba, in Lake Como, Italy on May 23rd.

The sale has been held every other year since 2011, and it has developed into a highly anticipated event, and why not? Villa Erba is an exclusive destination, a true architectural masterpiece of the eighteenth century. It is a remarkable achievement in and of itself, and as you may imagine, the cars that will be up for bids are going to be of the highest caliber.

At the last Villa Erba event that was held in 2013, sales exceeded €27 million, so you can expect some big numbers to be tossed about this year. One car that will invariably fetch a pretty penny at Villa Erba is a 1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring. This rare and historic specimen is powered by a Tipo 212 V-12, and it participated in the 1956 Mille Miglia.

Clearly, this is not an event for people who are on a tight budget, but those who are in a position to attend will certainly be treated to a first-class experience across-the-board. Plus, collectors will have some truly extraordinary opportunities, because the quality of the offerings will be second to none. The featured lots are pictured below.

A trip to Italy is a dream come true for many of us, but the automotive angle puts this itinerary over the top. To obtain detailed information about RM Sotheby's Villa Erba sales event, visit this page: RM Auction Villa Erba.


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