A long and busy auction season will draw to a close on December 10th with RM Sotheby's very exclusive Driven by Disruption sale in New York. Only 31 cars have been consigned but the average lower estimate is close to $3 million! Headlining the sale is this ex-Fangio Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder, which we featured in full detail last month and has a mesmerising pre-sale estimate of $28 - 32 million. Also expected to grab a lot of attention is one of 19 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagatos built. These cars were created by the British manufacturer and Italian coach-builder to challenge Ferrari in the highly competitive GT class. Although faster than the 'standard' DB4 GT, the Zagato-bodied cars only rarely managed to beat the dominant Ferraris. The DB4 GT Zagato nevertheless ranks as one of the most sought after of all Aston Martins and a genuine one has not crossed the auction block for over a decade. The example on offer was originally delivered to Australia and is generally considered one of the finest in existence. Accordingly, it is estimated to sell for $15 - 17, which would make it the most expensive Aston ever sold at auction.
Somewhat more modestly priced is this Bugatti Type 57 C Atalante Coupe. This car features the very last Atalante body built and was famously found in a barn in the mid-2000s, having been stored for over 40 years. We have captured the car in both its barn-find and completely restored conditions. Chassis 57766 is expected to change hands for $2.2 - 2.5 million.
No auction seems complete without a Jaguar E-Type and the Driven by Disruption sale is no exception. To match the quality of the other 30 lots, the E-Type 4.2 Roadster is an absolute stunner, which has been cherished by its three owners and has benefited from a ground-up restoration.

Enjoy the links:

1960 - 1962 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato - Images, Specifications and Information

1937 - 1940 Bugatti Type 57 C Atalante Coupe - Images, Specifications and Information

1964 - 1968 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster - Images, Specifications and Information