Holy muscle car mania, Batman! RM Auctions is set to auction off over 80 vehicles at the Classic Muscle and Modern Performance auction on June 19, 2010 at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Most of these cars set to be auctioned are the property of one family that has been collecting these vehicles over many years. Why they are getting rid of them we don’t know and we don’t care. Featured lots include a 1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible, a 1965 Chevrolet Fuel-Injected Corvette, a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible, and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Coupe. All of these fine automobiles will be auctioned off at no reserve.

"RM is delighted to have been chosen to present this outstanding group of cars at auction. Rarely do we get to see such an unparalleled group of cars offered for sale and from a buyer’s perspective - the quality, rarity and outstanding level of maintenance and documentation are nearly unmatched - bidders will be able to buy with confidence in every respect." says Ian Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer of RM Auctions.

If you don’t live in the San Diego area, don’t worry, RM Auctions will be taking written bids (submitted one week prior), telephone bids (registration required), and internet bids (registration required). Anyone will get a chance to make their automotive dreams come true at this auction, but do us a favor and leave the Camaro for us.

Follow the jump for the press release.

Press Release

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, will drop the hammer on an outstanding private collection of high-powered muscle cars in June as part of a single-day sale in San Diego, California.

Scheduled for June 19, 2010, and billed Classic Muscle & Modern Performance, the sale will present over 80 magnificent examples from a prominent Southern California collector, all to be offered without reserve. From GTOs to Corvettes, Chevelles and Mustangs, the offering spans a variety of iconic Detroit muscle and represents the owner’s lifelong passion for high-performance vehicles.

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In addition, the sale will also feature a diverse range of low-mileage, as-new late model BMW’s and Mercedes-Benz automobiles from the same collection, including AMG and M-powered machines.

"RM is delighted to have been chosen to present this outstanding group of cars at auction. Rarely do we get to see such an unparalleled group of cars offered for sale and from a buyer’s perspective - the quality, rarity and outstanding level of maintenance and documentation are nearly unmatched - bidders will be able to buy with confidence in every respect." says Ian Kelleher, President and Chief Operating Officer of RM Auctions.

"When building the collection the owner’s goal was to assemble the ’best of the very best’ and this is certainly true of the offering, with each example fully documented and maintained to the highest possible standards. In addition, the selection of cars on offer features many rare color combinations, and many examples have undergone professional, concours-quality restorations, making for a range of exclusive, not-to-be-missed ownership opportunities for muscle car enthusiasts," he adds.

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Headlining the line-up is a super-rare, tire-shredding 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88, fully documented with low mileage. Powered by a 430-horsepower 454-cubic inch engine, the L88 is one of 18 different Corvettes slated for the auction block during the event. Another star attraction for the sale is an all-powerful, superbly restored 1970 Chevelle LS6 Convertible, considered one of the most desirable of the genre. Equipped with a massive, pavement-scorching 450-horsepower 454-cubic inch V8, one of the most legendary engines in muscle car history, the Chevelle LS6 is one of only 18 in existence and believed to be the only LS6 Convertible with the attractive red / black color combination. It is one of five Chevelles from the collection consigned to the June sale.

The auction line-up also reflects the owner’s enthusiasm for GTOs - a lifelong passion that can be traced back to his childhood growing up in Detroit and a superb 1965 Tiger Gold Pontiac GTO driven by his parents during his youth. On offer at the June sale are some 20 pristine examples, headlined by an unmistakable 1969 Pontiac GTO "The Judge", restored by marque specialist Scott Tiemann of Supercar Specialties.

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Other notable highlights include: a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, one of just 498 examples produced that year, and two 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28s.

RM’s upcoming San Diego sale continues the company’s strong presence in California which has included a string of highly successful private collection sales in recent years.

"Over the last several years we have worked actively in serving and representing Southern California collectors at auction," adds Kelleher. "Our upcoming Classic Muscle & Modern Performance event not only builds on RM’s reputation as the specialists for the auction of private and estate collections, but also as the preeminent and preferred auction house serving California in all areas of the collector car market. No other auction company serves Southern California’s car collector community as extensively and regularly as RM Auctions does."

In addition to the San Diego sale in June, RM Auctions will host its annual Sports & Classics of Monterey event in California, August 13 - 14, 2010. Now in its 25th year, RM’s Monterey event was the first and original auction held during the now famous Monterey Classic Car Week.

Full details on RM’s upcoming Classic Muscle and Modern Performance event, including feature cars, will be posted online at www.rmauctions.com

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5 comments:

  (683) posted on 02.20.2011

really can’t grasp why the modern American cars don’t looks all like this bunch of beauties.

  (402) posted on 02.20.2011

The general public does not know about this kind of government car auctions which makes it a perfect source for you to buy the car or home of your dreams

  (666) posted on 04.15.2010

I’m a huge fan of Mustang Boss 429. This model is amazing and cool! I heard its one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars to date.

  (1023) posted on 04.12.2010

Not only chip foose also the westcost customs, skunk2 and other tuner company are going to join the auction once they hear the news.

  (1333) posted on 04.11.2010

I wonder what will chip foose do when he hear this news. I bet he will get one and custom it and auction it again with to those Muscle car enthusiast.

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