La Collection Petitjean Offered Entirely Without Reserve.
These rare cars owned by racer Marcel Petitjean are offered at an RM Sotheby’s online-only automotive event.
The Petitjean Collection, offered entirely without reserve, is a unique single-owner collection of cars from across the decades consisting of nearly 100 incredibly diverse classics from the 1950s through to the ‘90s.
Curated and lovingly built over the last 50 years by Marcel Petitjean—an ex-competitive racing driver who entered events around Europe during the ‘60s and ‘70s—the Collection offers something for all tastes, featuring luxury automotive marques including Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche, among other exotic brands, through to more affordable classics.
Petitjean, a classic car devotee based in Strasbourg, France, built the collection with the intention of creating a motor museum with a strong emphasis on grouping cars by both marque and by country of origin.
Many of the cars in the collection are rare models from every marque represented, with a large portion of the collection having been under Petitjean’s care for decades and remaining in highly original condition, having never been restored. The cars have been maintained in dry storage at the collection site though not driven in years and will require recommissioning for future road use. Every lot is offered without reserve, making the collection a tantalizing prospect for enthusiasts and prospective buyers.
The Elkhart Collection auction postponed to 23–24 October 2020: Over 240 luxurious cars and wide selection of collectibles offered almost entirely without reserve
Due to current circumstances surrounding the global COVID-19 virus pandemic, RM Sotheby’s has postponed its live auction of The Elkhart Collection to 23–24 October 2020. The private collection sale was originally scheduled to take place on 1–2 May at the collection site in Elkhart, Indiana. The sale will remain a live auction event, held at the collection location.
RM Sotheby’s has already received significant collector interest in the Elkhart Collection and the team looks forward to seeing clients at the auction on the new dates.
Offered almost entirely without reserve, the single-owner collection has tremendous breadth and depth, covering a wide range of time periods, marques, and categories across the collector car market from Brass Era and pre-war Classics through to modern supercars.
Beyond the 240+ cars, the unique automotive collection includes more than 30 motorcycles, a wooden triple-cockpit boat, an assortment of trucks, trailers, and equipment, alongside memorabilia such as children’s pedal cars, neon signs, and a variety of ephemera and collectibles appealing to automotive collectors.