Top picks at RM Sotheby’s Motor City sale

1957 Buick Century Caballero Estate Wagon might just be the most magnificent estate there was ever been. It's absolutely stunning. This one is freshly restored with sympathetic upgrades like climate control and power brakes. Proceeds go to George W. Bush's veterans charity... Est: $100,000 - $150,000

Love ’em or hate ’em, it’s impossible to be indifferent about American cars.

Personally, I love them. Oh sure, the vast majority are rubbish, but they have a style all their own that European and Japanese cars can’t match. Now, I’ll admit the last forty years or so haven’t been great. In fact many American cars built since 1970 have been downright revolting, slathered in fake chrome, fake wood, vinyl and vulgalour upholstery. But now they have a certain kitsch appeal.

Point is, pretty much every Yank tank made before 1970 looked fabulous. Even fairly prosaic stuff. It’s this era that’s the focus of RM Sotheby’s Motor City sale in Detroit on 25 July.

There’s a few bits of European metal mixed in, but the catalogue is mostly full of glorious, classic-era American iron. Click through the gallery below to see my top picks.

View the full catalogue here

By Only Motors

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