New York – Christopher Sanger, Head of Christie’s New York Motor Cars Department, and Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom, Founders and Co-Chairs of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, jointly announce the continuation of their partnership in 2006.
The first-ever auction of motor cars at the renowned Greenwich Concours d’Elegance, organized by Christie’s, was held in June 2005. This year Christie’s returns again, and the auction, set to take place on June 4, is to be held at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, located on a peninsula at the head of Greenwich Harbor.
Christopher Sanger, Head of Christie’s New York Motor Cars Department, says, “After the success of our first auction at the Greenwich Concours in 2005, we are delighted to be back at this prestigious and well-established event. Unquestionably one of the top Concours in the country, we are extremely grateful to Bruce and Genia Wennerstrom for making a second auction possible in 2006. We look forward to further developing our already successful collaboration.”
“We are enthusiastic about partnering with Christie’s International Motor Cars because the entire Christie’s team shares our own passion and appreciation for exceptional automobiles,” stated the Wennerstroms.
Initial consignments for the sale include a single-owner group of important Packards, featuring a 1930 734 Speedster-Roadster (estimate: $400,000-600,000); a 1931 845 Derham bodied Convertible Coupe (estimate: $200,000-300,000); and a 1934 Super Eight 1104 Seven Passenger Phaeton (estimate:$90,000-110,000). Other confirmed highlights include a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing (estimate: $250,000-300,000) and a 1939 Chevrolet Woody Wagon (estimate: $55,000-70,000).
Consignments for the sale are currently being accepted through mid-April. The public view of the cars begins Friday, June 2, with the auction taking place on Sunday afternoon, June 4.
Exceptional Motor Cars at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
June 4, 2006 at 12 noon
Greenwich Concours d’Elegance
Roger Sherman Baldwin Park
June 2 – June 4
Christie’s is the longest continuous name in the collectors’ car market, having held auctions devoted solely to motor cars since 1972. Christie’s remains the choice of the individual who wishes to sell a unique and rare motor car or collection. Uniquely placed in the market, Christie’s International Motor Cars concentrates on quality rather than quantity. The Department consists of eight specialists based in London, Brussels, New York, Texas and California, devoted to a wide network of sale sites that stretch from Monterey to Paris and include regular auctions in London, Paris, Le Mans, Monterey and Connecticut.
Additional information about the Greenwich Concours is available at 203-618-0460 or www.greenwichconcours.com