For those of you out there in Woody Boater Land who just can’t seem to find that perfect gift for your better half, we may just have what you are looking for… But it means that the Holiday Shopping Season will have to be extended to January 18th, 2013.
Dave Bortner from Freedom Boat Service has arranged to present this rare 1937 Gar Wood 25′ Triple Cockpit Runabout for sale at the 2013 RM Arizona Auction in January. Just think – This could be the “Ultimate Holiday Gift” for that special person in your life. Here’s the Press Release we just received from the folks at RM Auctions. (Gar Wood Photos by Wayne Davis / RM Auctions) Click on any of the photos in today’s story to enlarge them.
BLENHEIM, Ontario (December 6, 2012) – RM Auctions kicks off the 2013 auction season, January 18 with its annual sale at the prestigious Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix.
Although the RM sale is best known for offering a magnificent roster of investment-quality automobiles, January’s sale will also cater to boating enthusiasts, lifting the gavel on rare and hugely valuable 1937 Gar Wood 25’ Triple Cockpit Runabout.
Widely considered the best engineered, best built and most beautiful boats ever produced, Gar Woods remain among the most sought after classic boats in existence and the example on offer is certainly no exception. Extraordinarily rare, it is one of just nine 25’ runabouts built in 1937 and one of only three equipped with the largest engine option, the Scripps V-12. Only one other 1937 25’ runabout is known to exist, elevating this example’s importance in collector circles.
Luxuriously appointed and capable of comfortably seating eight to ten passengers in its three cockpits, this example has been impeccably restored from stem to stern, including the Scripps V-12 engine and features the correct, original pattern and color leather upholstery. An important piece of boating history and design, it is estimated to fetch $250,000 – $325,000 when it goes under the gavel in January.
For further information on RM’s upcoming Arizona sale, visit rmauctions.com or call +1 519 352 4575. For those interested in participating in the auction but unable to attend in person, RM offers a wealth of remote bidding options, including absentee, Internet and telephone bidding, and the sale will stream live online at rmauctions.com to provide real-time coverage of the event. – RM Auctions
It’s exciting to see classic wooden boats once again being offered for sale at a premier collector car auction. The lineup of classic cars featured at the 2013 RM Arizona sale is very impressive. Here’s just a few…
So if you are looking for a classic woody grocery getter for the cabin, RM has them too… Here’s a very nice 1947 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon with straight 8 power. (Photos by Aaron Summerfield ©2012 Courtesy of RM Auctions)
Or if you are looking for a classic Italian sports car to travel to the cabin in style, how about this stunning 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S ‘SV Specification’. (Photo by Erik Fuller ©2012 Courtesy of RM Auctions)
I once had the privilege of driving a Miura S at a track day and it was outstanding!
Also up for auction in Arizona is this beautiful 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. (Photos by Corey Silvia ©2012 Courtesy of RM Auctions)
Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October 1966, the 275 GTB/4 (or 4-cam) was a substantially updated car; built by Scaglietti, it featured new bodywork and was the first Ferrari to not be offered with wire wheels. Power came from a substantially reworked Colombo V12. The 275 GTB/4 could hit 165 mph with its 300 hp V12.
If you prefer to arrive at the lake in a British classic and look debonaire, here’s a very cool 1964 Aston Martin DB5. (Photo Credit Mike Kippen ©2012 Courtesy of RM Auctions)
The iconic Aston Martin DB5 luxury grand tourer was produced by Aston Martin and designed by the Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera. Released in 1963, it was an evolution of the final series of DB4. The DB series was named honouring David Brown (the head of Aston Martin from 1947–1972). The DB5 is famous for being the first and most recognised cinematic James Bond car, first appearing in Goldfinger (1964).
Thanks to Amy at RM Auctions for assisting us with todays story, for providing the information on the 1937 Gar Wood 25′ and also for sharing some of their beautiful classic car images from the upcoming Arizona auction.
For more information on the 2013 RM Arizona auction and to view the entire list of lots scheduled for auction in January you can Click Here.