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RM Auctions to offer the Aalholm Collection

RM Auctions is to auction the Aalholm Collection during a single-day sale, 12 August 2012 in Denmark. Featuring more than 175 motor cars, formerly part of the renowned Aalholm Automobil Museum, all lots will be presented without reserve, presenting a unique range of ownership opportunities.

Representing nearly a century of automobile manufacturing supplemented by some fascinating lots, including a Wright Brothers Replica Plane, a 1890s Danish Royal Train Carriage and a rare, highly-prized toy train set, the single-day sale of the Aalholm Automobil Museum is generating unprecedented interest from around the world. At one time, a significant and well-known attraction on the southern Danish island of Lolland, the Aalholm Automobil Museum, which had delighted visitors with its diverse and rare collection of cars from 1964 until 2007, is now available to be purchased in a once-in-a-lifetime, no reserve auction.

1899 De Dion-Bouton Tricycle €45.000-€60.000

The collection is notable for a number of very early brass-era veteran cars from the late-1800s and early-1900s, with several of the cars eligible for the world-famous London to Brighton veteran car run in England. The sale features an exceptional roster of pre-1905 vehicles, including a very early 1896 Léon Bollée Voiturette, a 1899 De Dion-Bouton Tricycle, a 1900 De Dion-Bouton Four-Seat Vis-à-Vis and a 1900 Decauville Roadster. Also on offer, a 1902 Lacroix de Laville La Nef Tricycle, a 1902 Rambler Model C Runabout, a 1902 Holsman High-Wheel Runabout, along with a Renault 10CV Limousine and a Ford Model A Runabout dating back to 1903, and a 1904 Delahaye Surrey-Top Tourer.

Among a long list of highlights, other notable entries for the sale include:

• a 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Tourer, the first car in the collection;
• a much admired 1938 Bugatti 57C Stelvio Drophead Coupe by Gangloff;
• a rare 1931 Bugatti Type 40A Tourer;
• a remarkably original, right-hand drive 1928 Mercedes-Benz Nürnburg Limousine;
• a 1932 Hispano-Suiza HS26 Cabriolet-Victoria;
• a very rare surviving 1938 Maybach Zeppelin DS8 Roadster;
• a 1947 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet; and
• an unrestored 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/E.

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