London to host vintage car auction

A pair of stunning vintage cars that might each fetch in excess £2 million are to join more than 75 old automobiles in an auction in London this autumn, it has been announced.

Due to take place in Battersea Park, the sale will include one of only three remaining luxurious 1938 Special Roadsters from German company Horch.

The Horch is expected to go under the hammer for between £1.5 million and £2 million and will be joined by a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta, one of fewer than 33 ever made, which could go for as much as £2.75 million.

The sale on October 29, being organised by RM Auctions in association with Sotheby's, is the second of its kind and will also feature a 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atlantis, which was formerly owned by John W Strauss.

He was the grandson of Isidor Strauss who built up the famous Macy's store and the car remained in John Strauss's New York garage for 45 years from 1962 before being restored and could fetch as much as £660,000.

Other cars in the auction include:

:: A 1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo, whose owners have included Formula 1 star Jean Alesi

:: A sporty 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS

:: A 1924 Bentley 3.8 litre

:: An Alfa Romeo 6C.

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