For most living during the pre-war years, owning an automobile was still a luxury in itself. The wealthy upper echelon, however, enjoyed a very different type of automobile. Completely bespoke, coachbuilt masterpieces were reserved for the ultra-wealthy and commissioned the finest craftsmen in the world to shape long, flowing body shapes around tremendously powerful engines and improved chassis technology to transport their passengers across longer distances in shorter time than ever before. Meticulously crafted wood work, brightly polished metal ornamentation and plush seat trimmings ensured their passengers traveled in unparalleled comfort and style.
The late Mr. Fred Guyton had an eye for these stylish and elegant coachbuilt wonders, all of which are offered from his carefully curated collection at RM Sotheby’s Guyton Collection auction between the 4-5 of May.