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The Most Valuable Car Ever Sold at Auction … RM Sotheby’s Sells 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $48.4 Million


Lot 247 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO  s_n 3413GT - Sold  $48.4mio

Lot 247 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO s_n 3413GT - Sold $48.4mio

 

MONTEREY, California, 27 August 2018

RM Sotheby’s celebrated an historic weekend in Monterey (24-25 August) with a new record for the most valuable car ever sold at auction, selling a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $48,405,000. The 250 GTO championed RM Sotheby’s most historic Monterey offering to date, which resulted in an overall total of $157,931,940 – one of the company’s all-time top performances, the highest grossing auction of Monterey Car Week, and a near 19 percent increase over 2017 results at the same venue.

RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction drew considerable international interest in the months leading up to the event, welcoming bidders from 37 countries and seeing 83 percent of all cars offered find new homes. The collector car world flocked to Monterey to witness the momentous lineup in person, with more than 90 percent of bidders present at the preview and in the packed room, despite remote bidding options.

 





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The thrilling two-day sale was led by the remarkable 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis no. 3413 GT, long considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of the collector car world and offered from two decades in the collection of noted businessman, Ferrari enthusiast, and vintage racing driver Dr. Gregory Whitten, which sold for $48,405,000, becoming the most valuable car ever sold at auction. This exceeds the previous record by more than $10 million. There were cheers and applause when five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell stepped out of the car after driving it across the auction block in front of an overflowing salesroom, followed by gasps as auctioneer Maarten ten Holder opened the bidding at the unprecedented level of $35 million. Three collectors bidding via telephone competed for the car, sometimes moving in million-dollar increments before it sold for a final $48,405,000 after nearly ten minutes.

“The appearance of any one of the Ferrari 250 GTO, Aston Martin DP215, Ford GT40, or McLaren F1 and Ferrari 275 P on the Private Sales stand would be a major event, but to have them all together at Monterey this weekend was nothing short of historic,” said Kenneth Ahn, President, RM Sotheby’s, following the auction. “We are deeply appreciative of our clients who have entrusted RM Sotheby’s to offer some of the most significant motor cars to ever come to market, and equally grateful to our clients, enthusiasts, and media who traveled from all over the world to attend our sale. There was an unprecedented value of cars offered on the Monterey Peninsula this year, and it was very encouraging to see the level of strong demand across a broad range of great cars – a sign of strength that is very positive for our clients as well as the larger collector automobile market.”

Additional stand-out moments were found throughout the two-day sale, including when the one-off 1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype roared onto RM Sotheby’s stage and achieved a final $21,455,000 (est. $18m/22m) following a high-energy bidding contest, becoming one of the most valuable British motor cars sold at auction. The pinnacle achievement for Aston Martin’s racing program and the last competition car built during the David Brown era, DP215 contested Le Mans in 1963 with Phil Hill and Lucien Bianchi behind the wheel, where it became the first automobile to break the 300 kph barrier at the event. RM Sotheby’s also took the opportunity to announce that the company will be partnering with Aston Martin in 2019, presenting an additional Thursday night auction during next year’s Monterey weekend, dedicated specifically to Aston Martin. As the official auction partner of Aston Martin, RM Sotheby’s will celebrate the marque’s 1959 win at Le Mans with an offering of the finest road-going and track-ready cars from its illustrious history.

From great American Classics through historic racers and the rarest of modern supercars, landmark prices were achieved across the 150 cars presented at RM Sotheby’s Monterey sale. The 1966 Ford GT40 Mk II, chassis no. P/1016, part of the iconic trio of GT40s that swept first, second, and third overall at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, reached $9,795,000 on Friday evening. The 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder, a hugely important car in Porsche’s American racing history, soared to high estimate on Saturday to sell for $4,900,000, and a unique 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Zagato racer fetched $4,515,000, a new record for the model at auction. Modern super cars showed continued strength with a U.S.-spec 1990 Ferrari F40 selling for an above-estimate $1,710,000, and the one-of-25 1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR smashing the previous record for the model at $4,515,000. RM Sotheby’s was also proud to partner with Mercedes-AMG in Monterey to offer a never-raced 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3 ‘Laureus’. The chrome finished GT3 exceeded expectations, selling for a final $885,000, with proceeds to benefit the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2018 – Top 10 Sales

 

  1. Lot 247

 

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (CHASSIS NO. 3413)

$48,405,000

 

  1. Lot 141

 

1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype (CHASSIS NO. DP215)

$21,455,000

 

  1. Lot 124

 

1966 Ford GT40 Mk II (CHASSIS NO. P/1016)

$9,795,000

 

  1. Lot 230

 

1957 Porsche 550A Spyder (CHASSIS NO. 550A-0116)

$4,900,000

 

  1. Lot 234

 

1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta (CHASSIS NO. 2124)

$4,515,000

 

  1. Lot 241

 

1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR (SERIAL NO. 09/25)

$4,515,000

 

  1. Lot 131

 

1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria (VEHICLE NO. 1108-65)

$3,745,000

 

  1. Lot 137

 

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (CHASSIS NO. ZFF76ZFA8E0206449)

$3,305,000

 

  1. Lot 134

 

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (CHASSIS NO. 4920)

$2,177,500

 

  1. Lot 242

 

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (CHASSIS NO. 198.042.10.003116)

$1,930,000

The RM Sotheby’s Group continues its calendar this week with Auburn Fall, a Labor Day weekend tradition featuring more than 750 collector cars at the Auburn Auction Park (30 August – 2 September), as well as the company’s 12th annual London sale, set for 5 September at Battersea Evolution and featuring the 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT driven by legendary actor Peter Sellers in the 1963 film, “The Wrong Arm of the Law”. RM Sotheby’s also looked ahead to its Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction while in Monterey, where Porsche unveiled a fantastic new car, the Classic Series Project Gold, to be offered at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta on 27 October. The car is the singular, one-of-one and final 993 Turbo that will ever be built. An air-cooled Turbo, 20 years after series production ended.

 

 

 

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Lot

Year Make Model

Chassis #

Estimate

Result

101

1987 Porsche 944 S

WP0AA0944HN
452281

$30,000 - $40,000

$22,400

102

1961 Volkswagen Deluxe '23-Window'

761891

$140,000 - $160,000

$100,800

103

1959 Alfa Romeo 2000 Spider

AR10204 00512

$175,000 - $225,000

$207,200

104

1978 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 'Molded Fliptail' Coupe

V8/11901/LCAV

$300,000 - $350,000

Not Sold

105

1962 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

121.042.10.
024855

$200,000 - $250,000

$179,200

106

1991 Lamborghini Diablo

ZA9DU07P7MLA
12300

$175,000 - $200,000

$140,000

107

1949 Fiat-Patriarca 750 Berlinetta Sport

156073

$200,000 - $250,000

Not Sold

108

1960 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Drophead Coupe

S 838668 DN

$150,000 - $200,000

$173,600

109

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

76424

$130,000 - $160,000

$140,000

110

2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

145732

$375,000 - $425,000

$340,000

111

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton

CL 1313

$250,000 - $300,000

Not Sold

112

1966 Porsche 911

302301

$225,000 - $275,000

$246,400

113

1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Saloon

LLCA4

$225,000 - $275,000

Not Sold

114

1953 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

187.012.35.
03759

$140,000 - $180,000

$156,800

115

1953 Allard J2-X "Little Red"

J2X 3142

$275,000 - $375,000

$280,000

116

1968 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

11853

$250,000 - $300,000

$246,400

117

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra

CSX 2095

$850,000 - $950,000

Not Sold

118

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0CA29864L
001060

$700,000 - $900,000

$940,000

119

1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton style of LeBaron

902489

$450,000 - $550,000

$445,000

120

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina'

19579

$180,000 - $220,000

$184,800

121

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

CSX 3102

$1,200,000 - $1,500,000

$995,000

122

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

84100

$375,000 - $475,000

$434,000

123

2003 Aston Martin DB AR1 Zagato

SCFAE623X3K
800072

$280,000 - $350,000

$280,000

124

1966 Ford GT40

P/1016

$9,000,000 - $12,000,000

$9,795,000

125

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP0CB2967RS
465399

$250,000 - $300,000

$243,600

126

1994 Lamborghini Diablo SE30

ZA9DU27G0RLA
12089

 $525,000 - $725,000

Not Sold

127

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

08460

$300,000 - $400,000

$401,000

128

1958 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback Sports Saloon

BC4LDJ

$800,000 - $1,000,000

$912,500

129

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Volante

DB5C/1924/R

$1,900,000 - $2,500,000

Not Sold

130

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.10.
002623

$1,300,000 - $1,500,000

$1,297,500

131

1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria

 

$4,500,000 - $6,000,000

$3,745,000

132

1961 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II

2587GT

$1,650,000 - $1,900,000

$1,792,500

133

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

16961

$725,000 - $775,000

$775,000

134

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

4920

$2,200,000 - $2,400,000

$2,177,500

135

1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

2231

$225,000 - $275,000

$224,000

136

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

B24S 1156

$950,000 - $1,250,000

Not Sold

137

2014 Ferrari LaFerrari

206449

$3,000,000 - $4,000,000

$3,305,000

138

1965 Aston Martin DB5

 DB5/2202/L

$700,000 - $900,000

$731,000

139

1968 Porsche 908 Works 'Short-Tail' Coupe

908-010

$2,300,000 - $2,800,000

Not Sold

140

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

1E 12474

$225,000 - $275,000

$240,800

141

1963 Aston Martin DP215 Grand Touring Competition Prototype

DP215

$18,000,000 - $22,000,000

$21,455,000

142

1934 Delage D8 Roadster

 40112

$250,000 - $325,000

$224,000

143

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Fixed Head Coupe

 170MY

$1,400,000 - $1,800,000

Not Sold

144

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

198.040.54.
00080

$1,400,000 - $1,600,000

$1,380,000

145

2014 McLaren P1

SBM12ABB3EW
000024

$1,700,000 - $2,000,000

$1,820,000

146

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

WP0AE2A92BS
778175

$440,000 - $480,000

$445,000

147

1927 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A S Roadster

1175

$1,500,000 - $2,000,000

Not Sold

148

1948 Tucker 48

1046

 $1,800,000 - $2,100,000

$1,820,000

149

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe

1245GT

$575,000 - $700,000

$643,000

150

2005 Ford GT

1FAFP90S85Y
400754

$300,000 - $350,000

$324,000

151

1953 Ferrari 250 MM Berlinetta

0344MM

$7,500,000 - $9,000,000

Not Sold

152

1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Foursome Coupe

 B342NZ

$400,000 - $500,000

$434,000

153

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

52559

$375,000 - $475,000

$357,000

154

2016 Porsche 911 R

WP0AF2A95GS
195331

$325,000 - $375,000

$379,000

155

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Saloon

LLCC2

$225,000 - $275,000

Not Sold

156

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II

AM/300/1114

$350,000 - $450,000

$318,500

157

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta 'Lusso'

4393GT

$1,750,000 - $2,000,000

$1,710,000

158

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato

SCFLMCPZ0JGJ
33942

$600,000 - $800,000

$841,000

159

1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S Series II

1121252

$500,000 - $600,000

$516,500

160

1952 Delahaye 235 Coupe by Saoutchik

818039

$600,000 - $800,000

$577,000

161

1961 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

DB4/664/L

$550,000 - $650,000

$527,500

162

1965 Shelby GT350 R

SFM 5R096

$700,000 - $800,000

$720,000

163

1954 Ferrari 375 America Vignale Coupe

 0327AL

$3,500,000 - $5,000,000

Not Sold

164

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton

812 32418 H

$225,000 - $275,000

$357,000

165

1925 Bentley 3-Litre Speed Model Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas

AP311

$450,000 - $550,000

Not Sold

166

1961 Cooper-Climax T54 "Kimberly Cooper Spl."

11S01

$500,000 - $600,000

$280,000

167

1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Sedanca Coupe

 LSFE99

$350,000 - $500,000

$280,000

168

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

876227

$175,000 - $225,000

$196,000

169

1953 Chevrolet Corvette

E53F001245

$275,000 - $325,000

$184,800

170

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

 876875

$180,000 - $220,000

$212,800

171

1934 Lagonda 16/80 Special Six S-Type T7 Tourer

S10886

$75,000 - $85,000

$44,800

172

1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sedan

186.011.
00578/52

$60,000 - $80,000

$58,800

173

1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 'Le Mans'

BN2-L/231767

$80,000 - $100,000

$123,200

174

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL 'Pagoda'

113.044.12.
018350

$90,000 - $110,000

$100,800

175

1959 Lancia Appia Coupe

812.01 2371

$50,000 - $70,000

$47,040

201

1966 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk III BJ8

H-BJ8-L/35928

$100,000 - $130,000

$95,200

202

1995 Porsche 928 GTS

WP0AA2920SS
820099

$125,000 - $150,000

$140,000

203

1903 Cadillac Model A Delivery Wagon

1019

$140,000 - $180,000

$123,200

204

2000 Lotus Esprit V8

SCCDC0821YHA
10128

$50,000 - $75,000

$112,000

205

1965 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible

194675S
121086

$75,000 - $100,000

$81,200

206

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet

111.027.12.
002151

$275,000 - $350,000

$280,000

207

2017 Ferrari California T 70th Anniversary

227523

$300,000 - $350,000

$346,000

208

1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

12521

$250,000 - $300,000

$229,600

209

1995 Ferrari F512 M

100254

$325,000 - $375,000

$401,000

210

2000 Acura NSX-T

JH4NA2160YT
800002

$110,000 - $130,000

$128,800

211

2012 Lexus LFA

JTHHX8BH7C
1000476

$375,000 - $450,000

$434,000

212

1939 Cadillac Series 75 Convertible Coupe

3291095

$180,000 - $260,000

$173,600

213

1929 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Tourer Recreation

RC2209

$550,000 - $750,000

Not Sold

214

2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

175960

$575,000 - $650,000

$555,000

215

1959 Bentley S2 Continental Drophead Coupe

BC54LAR

$225,000 - $275,000

$173,600

216

1965 Shelby GT350

SFM 5S053

$350,000 - $450,000

$379,000

217

1988 Lamborghini LM002

ZA9LU45A9JLA
12120

$350,000 - $450,000

Not Sold

218

1968 Ferrari Dino 206 GT

00160

$550,000 - $750,000

$577,000

219

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT3 'Laureus'

GT3 190-17 050

$400,000 - $600,000

$885,000

220

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II

2007GT

$1,300,000 - $1,600,000

$1,325,000

221

1970 Lola T-153 'Sonoco Special'

SL 153/6

$500,000 - $700,000

Not Sold

222

1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible

 D5007718

$400,000 - $500,000

$417,500

223

1989 RUF CTR 'Yellow Bird'

W09BT034XKPR
06010

$1,000,000 - $1,200,000

$1,022,500

224

2003 BMW Alpina V8 Roadster

 WBAEJ13413AH
62209

$275,000 - $350,000

$401,000

225

1998 RUF Turbo R Limited

W09BD0360WPR
06036

$700,000 - $900,000

$912,500

226

1990 Ferrari F40

87041

$1,400,000 - $1,600,000

$1,710,000

227

1962 Maserati 5000 GT Allemano

 AM103 040

$900,000 - $1,250,000

$885,000

228

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Coupe

 0807GT

$750,000 - $900,000

$940,000

229

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

 1E 13853

$200,000 - $250,000

$302,000

230

1957 Porsche 550A Spyder

550A-0116

$4,600,000 - $5,000,000

$4,900,000

231

1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe

 BC54LAF

$1,200,000 - $1,600,000

$1,655,000

232

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Spider Competizione

15965

$2,300,000 - $3,500,000

Not Sold

233

1959 Bentley S1 Continental 'Flying Spur' Sports Saloon

BC24FM

$275,000 - $375,000

$296,500

234

1956 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta Zagato

2124

$4,250,000 - $5,250,000

$4,515,000

235

1989 Ferrari Testarossa

 79683

$130,000 - $160,000

$128,800

236

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre FHC

 885010

$500,000 - $700,000

$720,000

237

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

198.040.55.
00800

$1,450,000 - $1,650,000

$1,435,000

238

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale

 829AR0 001527

$600,000 - $675,000

Not Sold

239

1984 Ferrari 288 GTO

55237

$2,750,000 - $3,250,000

Not Sold

240

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 S Speedster

83930

$350,000 - $400,000

$368,000

241

1998 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR

 WDB2973971Y
000020

$4,250,000 - $5,250,000

$4,515,000

242

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.10.
003116

$1,650,000 - $2,000,000

$1,930,000

243

1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante

SCFCV81C7HTL
15556

$400,000 - $425,000

$456,000

244

1932 Ford "404 Jr." Roadster by Berardini Bros.

18-34926

$400,000 - $600,000

$324,000

245

1955 Chrysler ST Special

N558968

$600,000 - $800,000

$527,500

246

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

16447

$575,000 - $650,000

$566,000

247

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

3413GT

$45,000,000 - $60,000,000

$48,405,000

248

1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

121.040.85.
01197

$175,000 - $200,000

$257,600

249

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo

9309700477

$100,000 - $125,000

$151,200

250

1938 SS 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster

39048

$575,000 - $775,000

$747,500

251

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Alloy Berlinetta Competizione

2163GT

$9,500,000 - $12,500,000

Not Sold

252

1988 Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV

ZA9CA05A2JLA
12218

$300,000 - $375,000

Not Sold

253

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport

915.831

$550,000 - $750,000

Not Sold

254

1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast Series II

8459SF

$1,750,000 - $2,000,000

Not Sold

255

1972 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9 Coupe

AM115/49 2462

$300,000 - $350,000

$274,400

256

1912 Pierce-Arrow Model 48-SS Seven-Passenger Touring

9491

$475,000 - $575,000

$472,500

257

1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II

7883GT

$325,000 - $425,000

$280,000

258

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RSH 2.7

9113601382

$1,300,000 - $1,600,000

$1,380,000

259

1961 Plymouth Asimmetrica Roadster

1102224086

$400,000 - $600,000

$335,000

260

1939 Lagonda V-12 Drophead Coupe

14062

$325,000 - $400,000

$307,500

261

1956 Porsche 356 A European Coupe

55425

$200,000 - $250,000

$156,800

262

1932 Lincoln KB Dual-Windshield Phaeton in the style of Brunn

KB 1367

$250,000 - $300,000

$274,400

263

1990 Porsche RUF 'CTR' Carrera

WP0AB2961LS
451416

$450,000 - $550,000

$368,000

264

1977 Lotus Esprit Series I

77020134H

$80,000 - $100,000

$106,400

265

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Big Tank' Coupe

30837S115727

$160,000 - $200,000

$187,600

266

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

AR101.20 00338

$120,000 - $150,000

$142,800

267

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Coupe

111.026.12.
001401

$125,000 - $150,000

$112,000

268

1968 Mercedes-Benz 250 SL 'Pagoda'

113.043.10.
004496

$125,000 - $150,000

$126,000

269

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Allegerita

AR1493/E 04159

$350,000 - $450,000

$350,000

270

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427/425 Coupe

194376S108199

$130,000 - $175,000

$120,400

271

1972 Nissan Fairlady 240ZG

HS30-1000111

$60,000 - $80,000

$53,200

272

1966 Volkswagen Deluxe '21-Window' Microbus

246040754 -

$90,000 - $130,000

$179,200

273

1998 Dodge Viper GTS-R

 1B3ER69E9WV
401072

$80,000 - $100,000

$86,800

274

1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2

BN2-L/233015

$90,000 - $120,000

$100,800

275

1974 Porsche 914 2.0

4742906575

$45,000 - $65,000

$61,600