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RM Sotheby’s Selling Ultra-Rare 1939 Alfa Romeo

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Known to car aficionados as the “Alfa 2.9,” an ultra-rare 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Spider is set for the RM Sotheby’s auction block in Monterey, California, on August 19-20. (See also the Jim Click Ford collection that is set for the same auction.) It’s one of just 12 Touring Spiders known to exist, and is part of a greater collection from Sam and Emily Mann, who are including four other cars in the August auction.

Also making their way to the block are a number of other high-end autos. RealClearLife has curated a list of six, including the Alfa Romeo, below. Check the caption for the pre-auction estimates, where available.

Monterey Auction
1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B (Darin Schnabel/Courtesy RM Sotheby’s)
Monterey Auction
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet with ‘rose garden’ paint job – $200,000 to $250,000 (Karissa Hosek/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)
Monterey Auction
1955 Jaguar D-Type – $20 million to $25 million (Patrick Ernzen/Courtesy RM Sotheby’s)
Monterey Auction
1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ – $7 million to $9 million (Darin Shnabel/Courtesy RM Sotheby’s)
Monterey Auction
1962 Ferrari 268 SP – in excess of $15 million (Tim Scott/Courtesy RM Sotheby’s)