RM Auctions’ Villa Erba sale, held alongside the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Italy’s Lake Como, is always a remarkable event with stunning cars, and the 2013 auction is right in line. A scant 40 cars will be available May 25, with a dozen cars that would be on the catalog cover of most any other sale: a 1953 ex-works Ferrari 340/375 MM, an incredibly rare 1905 Fiat 60hp 5-passenger touring car (all but guaranteed to be the fastest way to Brighton this autumn), a 1929 Bentley 6½-Litre Sedanca de Ville. Oh yeah, and six Bugattis, two Cisitalias, an SS Jag, and a Ferrari from just about every decade of its existence. So, as interested buyers or enthusiastic observers, where do you start? Any of the lots would do, but here are five that caught our eye.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/05/24/villa-erba