Following a highly successful weekend in Monaco, RM Auctions is looking ahead to its next major event - the highly anticipated Dingman Collection sale on June 9-10 in Hampton, NH.
Michael Dingman, a former Ford Motor Company director and prominent collector, carefully gathered this remarkable series of automobiles - and one of the world's most impressive automotive sign collections. In total, the upcoming sale features nearly 50 vehicles and more than 1,000 signs - all offered without reserve.
For Ford enthusiasts, the collection comprises a superb assortment from Ford's flathead era, with highly desirable V8 Fords and Mercurys, as well as V12-powered Lincolns.
Also on offer are a number of spectacular woodies, along with the centerpiece of the collection, the 1936 Ford Custom Cabriolet
with coachwork by the German firm Gläser, winner of its class at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2011.
For those with a penchant for more recent automotive performance, the catalog features a select series of modern supercars, including the first 2005 Ford GT
, chassis number 2, which was given to Mr. Dingman as a token of Ford's appreciation for his tenure on the company's board. This special car is offered along with a pair of Porsches, including a 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo America Roadster
and a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
, both custom built by leading Porsche racing specialists to full Turbo specification and heavily modified with extraordinary performance equipment.
In addition to the automobiles, the sale will also lift the gavel on more than 1,000 rare and desirable neon, tin, and porcelain signs, each of which has either been masterfully preserved to maintain its remarkable originality and inimitable patina or submitted to experts for restoration - to ensure that quality and appearance matches the original finish as closely as possible.
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