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Please breathe deeply into the paper bag. RM Sotheby’s is going to auction what they promise is… the most valuable single collection of motor cars ever presented at auction. It’s called the “Pinnacle Portfolio.”

Who is the mystery owner with the nirvana collection? Dunno. But he is ready to revel in the frenzy for his collection.

So the Pinnacle Collection, as previously reported by us excitable elves serving Legendary Car Guy, comprises some of the most iconic European sports and racing cars of the 1950s and 1960s. PLUS some of the most coveted modern super cars.

It’s “the most significant and valuable private automobile collection ever presented at auction,” humbly stated by RM Sothebys. Once you run down the LIST OF LOTS, you’ll be convinced.

The collection includes two Bugatti Veyrons (the first and last coupes made), one of each of the previous Ferrari flagships (288 GTO, F40, F50 and Enzo), a Koenigsegg CCXR, Lamborghini Reventon, Maserati MC12, Saleen S7, Mercedes SLR McLaren, Porsche 959, Jaguar XJ220, and a McLaren F1 converted to road-going LM specification.

History is for sale as well: the supercars are joined by a Ferrari 250 GT California Spider, 250 LM, 275 GTB, an actual factory Daytona Spider and Dino 246 GTS, plus a Mercedes Gullwing, Porsche 356, Toyota 2000GT, and a Lamborghini Miura SV.

Our mission today is to glorify the Maserati MC12 coming to auction as part of this portfolio. Also owned by Fiat, Maserati wanted to outdo the Ferrari Enzo. Maserati had in mind to outdo the Enzo using Enzo parts, but none of the design and little of the inspiration. The bodywork is so Maserati, you don’t think Ferrari.

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Only 50 MC12 were made.

The MC12 comes with a removable hardtop so you could be filled with the sound & fury of the engines centimeters behind your ears.  And it was a champion racer in the FIA’s GT and GT1 World Championship series.

Please share this post with a car aficionado of the highest order.  He or she needs to know about this Thursday and these cars.

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