An industrial designer by trade, Sam Mann is well known and respected in design, collecting, and automotive circles around the world. A highly successful entrepreneur and inventor—he has in the neighborhood of 80 patents in his name—his professional successes afforded him the opportunity to combine his interests in design and manufacturing with his love for the automobile. His collection today, celebrated as one of the world’s leading car collections, is a labor of love for both Sam and his wife of 45 years, Emily.
Today, with approximately 50 cars in their collection, it is impossible for Sam and Emily to enjoy them all. As such, they have chosen to present the following five vehicles in Monterey, and RM Sotheby’s is extremely honored to offer the following selections from their collection. Each one has been meticulously maintained and cared for, and exhibiting incredible presentation, they reflect the couple’s finely honed eye for aesthetics and design and are certain to be crown jewels in any important automotive collection.
The Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider is coming to auction for the first time ever and presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the greatest pre-war Italian car ever made. Joining the Alfa Romeo will be the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France,’ the Bentley 3-4½-Litre Tourer, the American Underslung 50 HP Roadster, and the Miller Locomobile Junior 8 Special.
With these final cars announced the digital catalogue is now available for you to view online along with the dozens of other beauties available in Monterey. Flip through each page and pick out your favorites ahead of the auction then register to bid so you don’t miss out on any of the action.4