PHOENIX – RM Auctions announces two private collections will be joining their “Automobiles of Arizona” auction event, Jan. 16, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. RM’s 10th anniversary auction will include approximately 125 magnificent vintage motor cars, including a selection from the esteemed Dr. Barbara Atwood Collection, and a second important private collection that contains early brass-era cars and luxury classics from the late 1920s and early 1930s.
The Atwood Collection is the result of a lifetime of discerning collecting by the late Dr. Barbara Mae Atwood. Throughout her life Dr. Atwood shared two passions – caring for animals and collecting automobiles. In the latter, she is renowned as the premier female collector of her time. Twenty-four of her most treasured automobiles will join RM’s Arizona auction lineup in January. Each representing some of the finest examples of their time, highlights of the offering include: a one-off 1929 Graham-Paige Model 837 LeBaron Dual-Cowl Phaeton, built for the 1929 New York Auto Show and specially commissioned by Joseph Graham’s daughters; an award-winning 1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat by Weymann, regarded as the final and fastest iteration of the famous Bearcat; a 1937 Lincoln Model K Brunn Cabriolet, ordered and specially customized for Boston socialite and tennis star Eleanora Sears; and a 1933 Marmon Sixteen Convertible Sedan, among the last of the Marmons and reportedly Mrs. Marmon’s personal car.