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Terence E. Adderley Collection Heads to RM Sotheby’s Monterey Sale

Image: Darin Schnabel, courtesy of RM Sotheby's

The lineup for RM Sotheby’s 2022 Monterey Auction has been packed full of noteworthy cars for months now. With just one month left until Monterey Car Week, the auction house has added even more star power. The three-day auction — August 18 to 20 — held at the Monterey Conference Center now includes stunning machines from the Terence E. Adderley Collection.

1935 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe. Image: Darin Schnabel, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Leading this pack of full classics and sports cars is a 1935 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe by Rollston. The spectacular Model J retains its matching-number engine, firewall and most importantly, the unique disappearing-top convertible coupe body. Rollston built just one of these bodies for the Model J.

1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat. Image: Darin Schnabel, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The Duesenberg was purchased by Mr. Adderley in 1967 and has remained in his custodianship since, amounting to an astounding 55 years. Despite the many decades as part of this noteworthy collection, the Model J has rarely been shown in this century — including the lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

A second American classic featured from the Adderley Collection is a 1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat by Weymann. The successor to the iconic Bearcat, Stutz build just 20 examples of the Super Bearcat with either aluminum or fabric bodies. The Adderley Stutz features the lighter fabric-skinned body and is believed to be one of two remaining. It remains in largely original condition and was a part of Dr. Fred Simeone’s collection for many years.

Rounding out this group of rare, open-top classics is a 1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster by Brewster.  Mr. Adderley’s Henley Roadster is one of seven remaining from the original eleven produced. Despite being swapped onto a different chassis early in its life, the Brewster body remains in conserved condition today. Both the Brewster Green paint and black leather interior are believed to be original.

Also headed to auction from the Adderley Collection is a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe and 1956 Porsche 356A 1600 Super Speedster by Reutter. As is a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Sport Sedan by Murphy and the 1927 Miller 91 Supercharged Front Drive “Perfect Circle” race car.

Click here to check out the complete list of cars being offered by RM Sotheby’s in Monterey

1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Henley Roadster. Image: Darin Schnabel, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s