The 1964 Ferrari 250LM is moved from Sotheby’s lobby to the 10th floor galleries in the middle of the night.

NEW YORK - The galleries here at Sotheby’s that just days ago were filled with Picassos and Warhols were transformed over the weekend by the installation of rare and exotic motorcars in our 10th floor galleries. Never before in the history of Sotheby’s has such a spectacular group of automobiles been offered for sale.


Handlers install fitted luggage into the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing.

Thanks to the brilliance of Ian Kelleher of RM Auctions who designed the exhibition, each car will be presented so that its styling and special attributes can be truly appreciated, placing each car within its historical context. These masterworks are displayed as true works of art with individualized treatments including custom-made platforms, historic imagery and film. The magnificent 1964 Ferrari 250LM, which was moved overnight from its place in the lobby to the 10th floor gallery, will be beautifully illuminated in its own light box, surrounded by images showing its illustrious racing history.


Installing the Delahaye Type 135 Competition Court Teardrop Coupé.

The exhibition is now open to the public through Wednesday from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and viewing will also be possible on the day of the sale, November 21st, from 10:00AM until 2:00PM. The sale will begin at 2:00PM that day, and the excitement and anticipation has already begun.   

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