Eclectic Collection to Benefit ‘Trillion Trees’ Charity at RM Sotheby’s

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While some may feel that automobiles and the environment are strange bedfellows, The Forests Collection aims to bridge that gap by making Trillion Trees their sole benefactor. The Forest Collection consists of nine cars—one of which is this 2001 Porsche 911 GT3 RS recently featured— with an expected sales amount of more than $450,000—enough for an additional 300,000 mature trees—when the cars cross the RM Sotheby's auction block at their London show on October 24. 

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LONDON (27 September 2019) – RM Sotheby’s is proud to present a diverse group of modern and future classics dubbed ‘The Forests Collection’ at its annual London sale, with all proceeds going to the Trillion Trees initiative, a charitable partnership whose mission is to connect funders with forest conservation ventures, and inspire the world to protect and restore one trillion trees by 2050. The Trillion Trees initiative combines the efforts of the World Wide Fund for Nature, BirdLife International, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, three of the world’s largest conservation organisations with a presence in over 100 countries. The Forests Collection, generously donated by single benefactor, will be presented on 24 October at Olympia in West Kensington, a new venue for the RM Sotheby’s London auction. A stunning Porsche 911 GT3 and a classic Meyers Manx dune buggy join two icons of British design, a Mini Cooper and a Land Rover Defender, in addition to a sought-after BMW E30 M3 as highlights of the charity collection.

It is hoped that the generous charitable gesture of the owner will raise in excess of £480,000 when the cars go under the hammer in London, allowing the restoration of over 400 hectares of forests across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda which will result in an estimated 300,000 mature trees. RM Sotheby’s is delighted to be supporting Trillion Trees and its mission to secure a sustainable future for forthcoming generations, and as such, every single pound of the winning bid will be pledged to the cause, including the seller’s premium. The Forests Collection represents the latest consignments for the London sale, which will offer in excess of 80 fine collector cars.

The Forests Collection is headlined by a stunning 2018 Porsche 911 GT3, a sensational homage to Porsche’s competition heritage, with the example on offer presented in Paint-to-Sample Sepia Brown, a colour made famous on 911s of the 1970s. Delivered to its first and only owner in April 2018, this 991.2-generation GT3 boasts a number of desirable options, including a manual gearbox, Alcantara upholstered lightweight bucket seats, Clubsport package, and black 20-inch GT3 centre-lock wheels. Since leaving the Porsche factory in Stuttgart last year, the GT3 has covered just under 1,500km and is presented for sale in ‘as new’ condition (Estimate: £130,000-£160,000). Completing a trio of lovely 911s to be offered from the collection is a 996-generation 2000 Porsche 911 GT3 finished in silver and with only 70,000km covered from new (Estimate: £50,000-£60,000) and an amazing 2001 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Race car, built to N-GT specification, presented as the perfect track day tool (Estimate: £140,000-£180,000).

For further information on RM Sotheby’s London sale, please visit rmsothebys.com. Interested bidders are invited to call RM Sotheby’s London office at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 to speak with a car specialist.

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All photos by Tom Gidden ©2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby'

About RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s is the world's largest collector car auction house by total sales. With 40 years of proven results in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from auctions and private sales to estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM Sotheby’s is currently responsible for six of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction. In February 2015, RM formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s, uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. For further information, visit rmsothebys.com.

About Trillion Trees

Trillion Trees is a collaboration between three of the world’s largest conservation organisations: Birdlife International, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and WWF. It is founded on a vision of a world where tree cover is expanding not shrinking. By working together, we are leveraging our large networks and decades of experience towards a common goal. To close the gap between aspirational commitments and the reality on the ground, our dedicated team develops ideas into opportunities and connects them to funders. These ventures will protect and restore forests for the benefit of people, wildlife and a stable climate. Visit www.trilliontrees.org

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