RM Sotheby’s goes to the outskirts of the East Texas city of Marshall from 22-24 September to offer the Gene Ponder Collection. The collection sits on an immaculate estate comprised of state-of-the-art garages and buildings dotted across perfectly manicured grounds.
- RM Sotheby’s goes to Marshall, Texas, to auction the Gene Ponder Collection through 22-24 September
- Over 140 cars, motorcycles, and boats joined by over 1,200 lots of automobilia
- Offered entirely without reserve
1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Offered entirely without reserve, blue-chip purebreds highlight the collection, which includes a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster finished in the striking color combination of Dark Red over Cognac leather with matching soft and hard tops. Wearing a previous restoration by Paul Russell and Company, this 300 SL retains its numbers-matching engine, gearbox, steering box, front spindles, rear axle, and original hardtop. Fitted with Rudge wheels, factory-type lap belts, Europa Mexico radio, Talbot mirror, and matching luggage, this example was toured regularly by Gene Ponder throughout the United States.
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina
Presented in the stunning color combination of Rosso Rubino over beige leather, this 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina is desirably fitted with a correct-type Ferrari air conditioning system and polished Borrani wire wheels and retains its original body and numbers-matching V-12 engine. Prior to becoming part of the Gene Ponder Collection, this Ferrari was maintained by the same owner for 30 years and would make a great addition to any collection.
1935 MG PB Airline Coupe by Carbodies
One of only fourteen PB Airline Coupes believed to have been built, of which few survive, this 1935 MG PB Airline Coupe by Carbodies is a rare and remarkable MG built to the streamlined design of H.W. Allingham. It is one of 526 PB chassis constructed in total and features the final and most refined iteration of the classic overhead-valve crossflow midget engine. Beautifully restored under prior ownership with a subtle two-tone red exterior over a red interior, this example boasts details such as Borrani wire wheels and an MG “Midge” radiator mascot.
Joining these stunning lots is a number of hand-crafted replicas and tributes to all-but-unobtainable European sports cars seldom seen outside of museums, and automobilia ranging from classic signage, jukeboxes, fuel pumps, neon signs, wall art, and much more. No matter your interest, there is truly something for everyone to discover in the Gene Ponder Collection.
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