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Ten cars to watch at the Andrews Collection auction

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The RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection auction is slated to take place Saturday, May 2, in Fort Worth, Texas, with a well-curated block of nearly 80 cars set to be sold to the highest bidders. We had the chance to visit the collection earlier this month, and it’s as impressive in person as it is in the catalog. What’s more, the father and son team who put it together -- Paul and Chris Andrews -- are genuine car guys (and genuinely nice, too) who actively use the vehicles they own in cross-country rallies.

“We want to get down to a smaller number of cars -- perhaps 15 to 20 -- that we very much enjoy driving and that we can use on events with the family,” Chris Andrews told RM Sothebys. “There are a number of events we’d still like to try overseas and here in the United States, and in order to do that, we need to focus on a more manageable collection.”

Use it or lose it We tour the incredible Andrews Collection before it hits the auction block

Car Life Use it or lose it: We tour the incredible Andrews Collection before it hits the auction block

We trekked down to Fort Worth, Texas to tour the Andrews Collection before the bulk of it goes under the auctioneer’s hammer, expecting to see cars. And we did, but not until after Paul Andrews ...

The collection is comprised of American and European classics, ranging from the Cadillacs of the 1930s to Italian supercars of the 1980s. The oldest car in the auction will be a 1910 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-SS Demi-Tonneau that has been estimated to bring between $800,000 and $1.1 million; later cars include the likes of a 1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary.

In addition to a great variety of cars, the Andrews collection will also offer plenty of automobilia, including scale models and vintage gasoline pumps, as well as organs (the musical instruments) with estimates in the hundreds of thousands.

We don’t write about organs, so we’ll leave analysis of that part of the sale to the appropriate specialty publications, but we did spot a few classic and not-quite-classic cars that we’ll be keeping an eye on during auction day.

Here are 10 cars to watch from the Andrews Collection auction.

2005 Ford GT Andrews Collection auction

Photo by Darin Schnabel/RM Sotheby's

2005 Ford GT

The 2005 Ford GT may be the newest car in the sale, but this model has seen very impressive appreciation just in the last couple of years -- especially for a car from 10 years ago. The example above has just 800 miles on the odometer, and is finished in Mk V Red color with the “stripe-delete” option.

That itself is rare, as most buyers loved that stripe, but this GT will be watched by collectors because it’s a low-mileage example with a very good investment outlook. (Incidentally, the exceptionally low mileage is one of the reasons Paul Andrews is selling the car -- he may buy a higher-mileage example he can drive guilt-free.)

Even if it sells for the estimated $240,000 to $280,000, it will still only set you back about as much as the upcoming Ford GT may cost. That's hardly a bad deal for a car that's by all accounts an inspiration to drive -- not to mention one that has all the markings of an instant classic.

1953 Aston DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone Andrews Collection auction

Photo by Darin Schnabel/RM Sotheby's

1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone

One of the rarer cars in the auction will undoubtedly be this 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 Drophead Coupe by Bertone. One of two bodied by Bertone in this design, this car was styled by Giovanni Michelotti and features an infusion of Italian design features.

Powered by a 125-hp 2,580cc six-cylinder engine, this car was originally ordered for Charles A. Ward of the Brown & Bigelow calendar company and spent its early years in St Paul, Minn, before moving on to prominent collections later in life. The subject of several articles in car magazines and a frequent visitor (and award winner) of the Pebble Beach Concours, this rare Aston Martin is expected to bring between $1.4 million and $1.8 million on auction day.

1955 Kurtis 500 Swallow by Allied Andrews Collection auction

Photo by Darin Schnabel/RM Sotheby's

1955 Kurtis 500 Swallow by Allied

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