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Monterey 2011 Auction Fact Sheet

Monterey, CA (Aug 11, 2011)

Automobile Highlights:

1966 Ferrari 275GTS: Consignment #8593
o Life of the car is documented from day one with a noteorized statement for the owner since 1966
o Current "Classiche" certification signed by Pierro Ferrari
o Comes complete with every manual, book, spare keys and full tool kit
1972 Porsche 911 IMSA RSR Vintage Race Car: Consignment #8531
o Offered Without Reserve
o Raced by Gary Auberlen and his son Bill Auberlen (Rolex GT & DP).
o Best known for its 1984-1990 period under the SP Racing banner

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 LS6 "Pilot Car": Consignment #8510
o Earliest known/documented LS6 of 4,475 RPO LS6 cars ever produced
o Complete documentation includes two build sheets, POP and entire owner history

1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible: Consignment # 8502
o Offered Without Reserve
o Number 92 of 630 ever built
o Fully documented from new with just two registered owners

1967 Chevrolet Corvette "Pickett Race Car": Consignment # 8517
o Restored back to its original 1967-1975 racing livery in 2002
o One of the few mid-year Corvette racers to be successful in competing against the newer race cars of the era in the 1970’s

1937 Mercedes-Benz 230 A Cabriolet: Consignment # 8541
o Fitted with dual spares and fitted luggage
o The Mercedes-Benz 230 is recognized by the Classic Car Club of American as a "Full Classic" and as such is eligible to participate in their CARavans and Grand Classics

Golden Era of American Automobiles – Ultra Rare Collection of 1957-1959 Convertibles
o 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible: VIN 0411937 – Only 300 were ever made.
o 1959 Chrysler Windsor Golden Lion Convertible (Offered without Reserve): VIN M511104933 - While only 961 were produced there are less than twenty left today.
o 1959 Desoto Firesweep Convertible (Offered without Reserve): VIN M412107901 - Only 596 Firesweep convertible were produced in 1959.
o 1959 Desoto Firedome Convertible: VIN M431110592 - Only 299 convertibles were produced in this final year and there may be as few as only 27 remaining.
o 1959 Chrysler New Yorker Convertible (Offered without Reserve): VIN M551105138 - Only 286 convertibles were built for 1959 and it is thought that less than twenty of these cars are left today.
o 1959 Desoto Adventurer Convertible: VIN M491100602 – Only 97 of these automobiles were made
o 1959 Chrysler 300E Convertible: VIN M591100010 – Finished in the rare radiant red only 140 of these automobiles were ever made and it is believed that only 21 of them still exist today.
o 1958 Dodge Coronet Super D-500 Convertible: VIN LD212655 – 984 Custom Royal convertibles were ever produced and only 11 examples are known to exist. This example is one of very few that was equipped with the Super D-500 V8 engine.

Event Details – Sports and Muscle at the Marriott
Sale dates:
August 18, 2011 – Auction Begins at 5:00pm
August 19, 2011 - Auction Begins at 5:00pm
August 20, 2011 - Auction Begins at 5:00pm

Preview dates:
August 17, 2011 10:00am – 5:00pm PT
August 18, 2011 10:00am – 4:00pm PT
August 19, 2011 10:00am – 4:00pm PT
August 20, 2011 10:00am – 4:00pm PT

Location:
Downtown Monterey Marriott Hotel
350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

Admission:
o $100 bidder’s pass admits one to all three nights of auction, drink tickets and an official auction pocket guide.
o For those unable to attend the event in person, absentee and telephone bidding options are available
o Guest passes are available for an additional $50 US, although only bidders are permitted to buy guest passes (this is not for the general public).
o Everyone is welcome to preview the automobiles for free during preview times and in front of the Marriott Hotel during staging and Russo and Steele’s “Rolling Preview”

Monterey Auction Streaming LIVE Online
•The auction will stream live online at www.russoandsteele.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.

Bidders Highlights:
•Registered Bidders Up 30%
•Bidders were from all 50 States and 16 Countries (New Zealand, Norway, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Australia, Sweden, France, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Israel, Switzerland, USA)

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world’s finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its auctions each year attract clients all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, and Monterey, California in August. Additional information please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Quinn
Phone: (602) 252-2697
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