RM Sotheby’s Sáragga Collection Enjoys Huge Success as Stunning 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tour Tops €10 Million Sale


 

COMPORTA, Portugal, 23 September, 2019

RM Sotheby’s has enjoyed a fantastic, first-ever auction in Portugal where the company offered the incredible, single-owner Sáragga Collection, entirely without reserve on 21 September. A packed venue saw the sale gross €10,191,425, featuring 127 cars representing all budgets and eras of the collector car market. The Sáragga Collection was offered from a location on the owner’s estate, and hundreds of buyers filled the room to secure cars from this unique sale near the stunning beach resort region of Comporta. The room was enthusiastic and highly animated throughout the sale, with many results commanding applause and standing ovations from the audience. A remarkable 52 percent of bidders were new to RM Sotheby’s and no less than 38 countries were represented.

The undoubted star of the show was the 1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer, a magnificent and imposing pre-war touring car and jewel for any collection. A well-documented car with a strong history file detailing a comprehensive restoration, there was highly spirited bidding in the room that saw the car achieve an excellent €680,000. Fine Porsches were a notable feature of the collection, and it was the matching numbers 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring which was the focus of much pre-sale attention. Well documented, restored and resplendent in its original colour of Signal Orange, this blue-chip collector car made an outstanding €602,375.


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The Collection was distinctive for featuring many cars with outstanding Portuguese provenance, drawing local market enthusiasts. In particular, a rare and highly desirable 1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet by Chapron was on offer, a car delivered new to Delahaye’s Lisbon showroom and presented in its original colours, this former concours winner made a final €331,250. The rare 1955 WD Denzel 1300, believed to be one of only 30 in existence, and again boasting Portuguese provenance, brought €314,375. Another notable car to garner significant pre-sale interest was the one-of-a-kind 1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan, featuring a unique custom-made glass roof and coachbuilt by Henri Chapron of Paris. Having resided in Portugal since 1972 and in single ownership for 30 years, the car found a new home for €342,500.

Other collectable Porsches sold from the Collection included the eye-catching 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS, presenting beautifully in sought-after and rare Rubystone Red paintwork. This modern classic made an impressive €241,250, while the RS theme continued with a 2010 911 GT3 RS, which made €174,800. The beautifully restored Porsche 356 B Roadster was another notable lot that did very well on the night, achieving €151,800.

An additional lot which achieved a strong price was the 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible, which made €231,125, while cars worthy of particular note for shattering expectations include the 1972 Alpine-Renault A110 1300, which grossed €195,500, more than doubling its high estimate, alongside the 1925 Amilcar CGS, which doubled its high estimate, bringing €100,050 on the night.

Paul Darvill, Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s, said: “We enjoyed a remarkable afternoon here in Portugal. This was a very large collection of diverse collector cars, and we have conducted a significant sale in a completely new market for RM Sotheby’s. We are truly delighted with the results, as many lots far exceeded pre-sale estimates, and overall the sale performed admirably, delivering a healthy performance across the board. The packed venue was complemented by telephone bids and no less than 22 percent of all bidders putting our online bidding capabilities to good use.”

Maarten ten Holder, Head of Europe, RM Sotheby’s adds: “We are delighted Mr. Sáragga entrusted his remarkable collection to us and it has been a delight to conduct our first ever sale in Portugal alongside our local market colleagues at Sotheby’s. The room was packed and there was standing room only throughout the entire sale. Attendance was beyond our expectations and we had multiple bidders on every lot, with more than half being completely new to RM Sotheby’s, which is an amazing statistic for any auction.”

RM Sotheby’s Sáragga Top Ten Sales

1.  Lot 164  1931 Bentley 8-Litre Tourer                           € 680,000

2.  Lot 197  1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring     € 602,375

3.  Lot 185  1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan                   € 342,500

4.  Lot 172  1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet                      € 331,250

5.  Lot 188  1955 WD Denzel 1300                                  € 314,375

6.  Lot 201  1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS                       € 241,250

7.  Lot 125  1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Convertible           € 231,125

8.  Lot 174  1972 Alpine-Renault A110 1300                    € 195,500

9.  Lot 176  2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS                           € 174,800

10.Lot 144  2001 BMW Z8                                              € 165,600

 


RM Sotheby’s continues its roster of sales with the renowned Taj Ma Garaj Collection, comprising the cars, automobilia, and collectibles of late, well-known collector, Mr. John Dixon. The collection, to be offered in a single-day sale on 28 September onsite in Dayton, Ohio, features more than 30 motor cars alongside 356 lots of memorabilia and collectibles. The final European sale of the year is the long-established London sale taking place at Olympia in West Kensington, on the new date of 24 October, and will feature in excess of 70 fine automobiles.

 

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Lot

Description

Chassis

Estimates

Price

101

1969 Fiat 500 L

110F
2066078

€10,000 - 15,000

€14,950

102

1966 Autobianchi Bianchina 'Eden Roc' Cabriolet

110FB/5
007700

€15,000 - 25,000

€23,000

103

1958 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet

2145301

€20,000 - 30,000

€46,000

104

1962 Trojan 200

311198

€15,000 - 20,000

€21,850

105

2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ99Z4S
670310

€40,000 - 50,000

€63,250

106

1955 Ford Thunderbird

P5FH179204

€30,000 - 40,000

€48,875

107

1954 Triumph TR2

TS1642

€20,000 - 30,000

€29,900

108

1973 Mini 1000

XA2S1-N-
90946-S

€5,000 - 10,000

€4,600

109

1936 Austin Seven

241114

€10,000 - 20,000

€20,700

110

1926 Citroën B14 Sedan

174248

€10,000 - 15,000

€8,050

111

1970 Porsche 914/6

9140431931

€60,000 - 80,000

€69,000

112

1967 Fiat Dino Spider

135AS0000813

€60,000 - 80,000

€103,500

113

1912 Ford Model T

113979

€20,000 - 30,000

€43,700

114

1969 MG C GT

GCD1L/4136G

€20,000 - 30,000

€29,900

115

1951 Volkswagen Beetle

1-0252830

€40,000 - 60,000

€32,200

116

1961 Facel Vega F2 Facellia Cabriolet

F2 A102

€40,000 - 60,000

€70,150

117

1911 De Tamble Model G Roadster

e/n 3086

€50,000 - 60,000

€74,750

118

1990 BMW M3 Convertible (E30)

WBSBB05090EB
86163

€60,000 - 90,000

€64,400

119

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ91ZGS
152264

€30,000 - 40,000

€52,900

120

1973 BMW 2002 Tii

2733536

€25,000 - 35,000

€39,100

121

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

LWVH15

€40,000 - 60,000

€69,000

122

1986 Ferrari 328 GTB

65651

€70,000 - 90,000

€86,825

123

1933 Fiat 508 Balilla Coupé

508-033359

€15,000 - 25,000

€16,675

124

1959 Vespa 400

10355

€20,000 - 30,000

€18,400

125

1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S

B24S-1187

€220,000 - 280,000

€231,125

126

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupé

WP0ZZZ99ZTS
314812

€80,000 - 100,000

€88,550

127

1949 Allard K1

71KLH 886

€60,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

128

1988 Ferrari GTS Turbo

77926

€50,000 - 70,000

€72,450

129

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

WP0EB0931JS
070139

€80,000 - 120,000

€82,800

130

1932 Ford Model B

18-90138

€25,000 - 35,000

€25,300

131

1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Coupé

218621

€80,000 - 110,000

€108,100

132

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

877116

€110,000 - 130,000

€140,300

133

1950 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster

660509

€80,000 - 100,000

€94,300

134

1934 Mercedes-Benz 170 Cabriolet C

111367

€35,000 - 45,000

€46,000

135

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

113.044.10.
012917

€80,000 - 100,000

€140,300

136

1922 McLaughlin 22-49 Master Six Tourer

CP 5254

€30,000 - 50,000

€26,450

137

1963 Willys Interlagos Coupé

3-3135-0013

€25,000 - 35,000

€35,650

138

1964 Citroën 2CV 4x4 'Sahara

30001

€80,000 - 100,000

€71,300

139

1961 Jaguar E-Type

885083

€140,000 - 160,000

€161,000

140

1920 Rochet Schneider Type 16500

16902

€50,000 - 70,000

€27,600

141

1950 Austin A90 Atlantic Sports Saloon

70587

€20,000 - 30,000

€21,850

142

1947 Peugeot 202 BH Cabriolet

1000445

€20,000 - 25,000

€32,200

143

2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello

129713

€90,000 - 120,000

€120,750

144

2001 BMW Z8

WBAEJ11070AF
78811

€150,000 - 180,000

€165,600

145

1971 Porsche 911 E Coupé

9111200664

€60,000 - 70,000

€69,000

146

1953 Bristol 401 Saloon

1269

€30,000 - 40,000

€34,500

147

1951 Jowett Jupiter Sports

E1 SA 74R

€30,000 - 50,000

€28,750

148

1951 DB Type HBR Cabriolet

768

€70,000 - 90,000

€121,900

149

1965 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III (BJ8)

H-BJ8-L/30880

€40,000 - 60,000

€69,000

150

1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7

9117600506

€60,000 - 80,000

€63,250

151

1967 Maserati Mistral Coupé

AM109A1
 1522

€100,000 - 150,000

€103,500

152

1959 Porsche 356 B Roadster

86875

€120,000 - 160,000

€151,800

153

1934 Bentley 3 Litre

B119 BL

€50,000 - 70,000

€63,250

154

1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 HP Saloon

GXB5

€25,000 - 35,000

€36,800

155

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

121.040.10.
025764

€100,000 - 120,000

€143,750

156

1926 Derby 9 HP Sports

14470

€20,000 - 30,000

€40,250

157

1933 BSA TW33-10

F6170

€20,000 - 30,000

€17,250

158

1960 Chevrolet Corvette

AB 0087S
104149

€60,000 - 80,000

€88,550

159

1937 Hudson Deluxe Eight Convertible Brougham

e/n 27112

€40,000 - 60,000

€34,500

160

1969 Triumph TR6 Pi

CP25193 L0

€15,000 - 20,000

€37,950

161

1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

SRX 17446

€15,000 - 20,000

Not Sold

162

1993 Ferrari 512 TR

97018

€100,000 - 130,000

€147,200

163

1951 Simca 8 Sport Cabriolet

902034

€80,000 - 100,000

€69,000

164

1931 Bentley 8 Litre

YR5094

€700,000 - 800,000

€680,000

165

2003 Ferrari 456M GTA

128773

€60,000 - 80,000

€74,750

166

1932 Alvis TJ 12/50 Boattail Speedster

14543

€20,000 - 30,000

€28,750

167

1950 Mercury Eight Sedan

50ABX10141M

€20,000 - 30,000

€12,650

168

1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider

AR10204
00868

€80,000 - 110,000

€80,500

169

2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label

SCBLC32E1YCX
04624

€25,000 - 35,000

€55,200

170

1965 Ford Mustang

5F08T366918

€30,000 - 40,000

€46,000

171

1925 Amilcar CGS

16615

€40,000 - 50,000

€100,050

172

1939 Delahaye 135M Cabriolet

60139

€400,000 - 450,000

€331,250

173

1970 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior

1232554

€25,000 - 35,000

€34,500

174

1972 Alpine-Renault A110 1300

e/n 0262

€60,000 - 80,000

€195,500

175

2008 Aston Martin DB9 LM

SCFAD01A48GA
10621

€70,000 - 90,000

€103,500

176

2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0ZZZ99ZBS
780073

€150,000 - 180,000

€174,800

177

1947 HRG Aerodynamic

L/W98

€180,000 - 250,000

€165,600

178

1967 Matra Djet V

10508

€30,000 - 40,000

€36,800

179

1983 Sado 550

31-117 83

€5,000 - 10,000

€6,900

180

1928 Peugeot 172M Berline

195654

€10,000 - 20,000

€10,925

181

1965 Jaguar S-Type

1B 77422DN

€20,000 - 25,000

€36,800

182

1946 Armstrong Siddeley 16 Hurricane Drophead Coupé

C161252

€20,000 - 30,000

€17,250

183

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP0EB0911KS
173612

€130,000 - 180,000

€140,300

184

2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

WP0CB29985S
675336

€40,000 - 50,000

€69,000

185

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 Sedan

100.012.12.
000787

€300,000 - 400,000

€342,500

186

1961 Messerschmitt KR201 Roadster

76534

€25,000 - 35,000

€29,900

187

1954 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mk I

A3014190 LRO

€30,000 - 40,000

€64,400

188

1955 WD Denzel 1300

DK32

€380,000 - 450,000

€314,375

189

1969 Porsche 911 T Coupé

119120603

€70,000 - 90,000

€79,350

190

1931 Pierce-Arrow Model B125 Roadster

2025418

€140,000 - 180,000

€158,125

191

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupé

WP0ZZZ96ZMS
471413

€80,000 - 110,000

€115,000

192

1972 Porsche 911 T Coupé

9112500449

€50,000 - 70,000

€79,350

193

2017 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

SCFEKBDL7JGC
217
54

€100,000 - 130,000

€138,000

194

1939 BMW 327 Coupé

73149

€120,000 - 150,000

€90,850

195

1967 Porsche 911 S Coupé

308048S

€150,000 - 180,000

€157,550

196

1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Roadster

A 810868

€80,000 - 100,000

€106,375

197

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

9113601463

€450,000 - 550,000

€602,375

198

1960 Bentley S2 Continental

BC129AR

€130,000 - 160,000

€69,000

199

1966 Porsche 912

353569

€40,000 - 50,000

€75,900

200

1947 Packard Eight Custom Super Clipper Limousine

2150-2736

€30,000 - 40,000

€18,400

201

1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

WP0ZZZ96ZNS
490994

€200,000 - 250,000

€241,250

202

1934 Singer Nine Sports Four Seater

61745

€25,000 - 40,000

€23,000

203

1937 Citroën Traction Avant

363636

€15,000 - 20,000

€18,400

204

1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane Six Model K Convertible Coupé

369269

€20,000 - 30,000

€28,750

205

1972 Porsche 911 E Targa

9112210856

€70,000 - 100,000

€75,900

206

1947 Jaguar Mark IV

610845

€40,000 - 50,000

€23,000

207

1929 Packard 640 Custom Eight Five-Passenger Club Sedan

174550

€30,000 - 50,000

€35,650

208

1957 Bentley S1 Saloon

B285EK

€40,000 - 60,000

€39,100

209

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ99ZWS
330066

€60,000 - 80,000

€74,750

210

1980 Maserati Royale

AM330/49 0184

€20,000 - 30,000

€16,100

211

2007 Fiat Panda Cross 4×4

ZFA1690000
1724076

€5,000 - 10,000

€8,050

212

1971 Lotus 69

7169/28FF

€20,000 - 30,000

€55,200

213

1967 Ford Mustang

7T01T213560

€20,000 - 30,000

€25,300

214

1949 Cadillac 62 Convertible

496252237

€40,000 - 60,000

€52,900

215

2003 Ferrari 360 Spider

131136

€70,000 - 90,000

€77,050

216

1963 Lancia Flaminia

826.134 1074

€120,000 - 170,000

€132,250

217

1974 Porsche 911 S 2.7 Targa

9114310601

€70,000 - 90,000

€71,300

218

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan

186.011.
02098/52

€50,000 - 80,000

€34,500

219

1936 Auburn 654 Six Pheaton Sedan

654 7217 H

€50,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

220

1959 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupé

S 836481 BW

€60,000 - 70,000

€55,200

221

1950 Bentley Mark V

B511FU

€20,000 - 30,000

€25,300

222

1952 Alvis TA21 Drophead Coupé

24454

€20,000 - 30,000

€24,150

223

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 d

189.010.10.
003064

€50,000 - 80,000

€46,000

224

1938 Talbot 3-Litre Tourer

8577

€20,000 - 30,000

€27,600

225

1933 Morris Minor Side-Valve Two-Seater

31073

€10,000 - 15,000

€12,650

226

1972 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL

107.044.12.
004335

€20,000 - 30,000

€43,700

227

1925 Hotchkiss AM Tourer

8900

€20,000 - 25,000

€18,400