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RM Sotheby’s Adds More Zagato Greats to its Villa Erba Auction


Lot 140 - 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder s_n 550A-0121 Est. €3,400,000 - €3,800,000

Lot 140 - 1957 Porsche 550A Spyder s_n 550A-0121 Est. €3,400,000 - €3,800,000

 

LONDON, 1 May, 2019

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce an additional group of rare, Zagato-bodied collector cars set for the auction house’s biennial Villa Erba auction, due to take place on the shores of Lake Como on 25 May. Held during the exclusive Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend, the auction will also feature a fine selection of pre- and post-war European touring and racing cars, iconic 1960s roadsters, and modern hypercars, creating an exceptionally diverse offering for discerning collectors of all types.

Leading the expanded Zagato-bodied offering, a 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta will go under the hammer at Villa Erba, one of just 20 such cars by Zagato and the first in Berlinetta configuration. Likely used by Maserati for testing in 1955, the A6G/2000 raced in numerous prestigious Italian events in period. Chassis no. 2102 was driven in practice by Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson for the 1956 Mille Miglia, subsequently entering the race piloted by Italian driver Arnaldo Bellini with journalist Nicolo Carosio as co-driver. Now offered from 20 years of single-ownership, the Maserati is estimated to bring €3.000.000 - €3.500.000 later this month.



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Additional cars penned by Zagato and set for RM Sotheby’s Villa Erba sale include a unique, removable targa-roof 1966 Ferrari 330 GTC, clothed in a striking, angular Zagato body in 1974 and displayed at the Geneva International Motor Show that year (Est. €425,000 - €475,000). Joining the 330 GTC is a single-owner 1990 Ferrari 348 TB Zagato Elaborazione, the prototype of just 10 examples outfitted with the conversion, which included a new front bumper, enlarged cooling strakes, a triple rear light configuration, a lower roofline with the marque’s traditional “double bubble” arrangement, and a glass engine cover (Est. €180.000 - €220.000). Zagato-bodied Aston Martins are also in abundance at the sale, including the very first 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato, offered with custom touches by Aston Martin’s ‘Q’ division (Est. €650.000 - €700.000), alongside a 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Zagato, one of 14 left-hand-drive examples fitted with a manual transmission and showing a mere 15,500 km from new (Est. €300.000 - €375.000). These entries join the previously announced Fiat 8V Coupé, Fiat-Abarth 750 GT ‘Double Bubble’, Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 3C 2.8, and Aston Martin Vanquish Shooting Brake to complete a lineup of vastly different, yet distinctly Zagato cars for the Villa Erba sale in celebration of the coachbuilder’s 100th anniversary year.  

Looking ahead to the sale, Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Sale Manager, RM Sotheby’s Europe, said: “Our auction at Villa Erba is always a highlight on the collector car calendar, so the nature of entries we have on offer reflects the status of this sale. We are proud to present what can only be regarded as one of the rarest and most diverse groupings of Zagato-bodied cars to be offered in a single sale, all of which boast intriguing histories and distinct designs from throughout the coachbuilder’s century-long history.”

The high caliber of consignments continues with pre- and post-war European greats readied for sale, led by an immaculate 1931 Bugatti Type 50 Roadster, one of two remaining examples with original Jean Bugatti-designed factory coachwork and documented with factory records including the original bill of sale (Est. €1.400.000 - €1.800.000). A pair of Delahayes also feature in the sale; a 1936 Delahaye 135 S Compétition Court with fascinating period race history, including participation in the 1939 24 Hours of Le Mans (Est. €1.000.000 - €1.300.000), and a 1948 Delahaye 135 M Sport Coupé wearing beautiful coachwork by Hebmüller (Est. €250.000 - €350.000).

The shores of Lake Como also present the perfect venue for the offering of three of the most iconic 1960s roadsters. Bringing the ultimate in post-war style is a late-production, Fire Red 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, equipped with factory disc brakes and an alloy engine block, and one of the most original, well-maintained examples offered in recent years (Est €1.400.000 -  €1.600.000); a rare 1965 Aston Martin Short-Chassis Volante, one of the final examples of a mere 37 built and offered from over 25 years of single ownership (Est. €1.300.000 - €1.500.000); and, a beautifully restored 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder in its rare original configuration with Weber Carburettors, a five-speed ZF gearbox, and Borrani wheels (Est. €625.000 - €700.000).

Bringing the sale offering up to date are two modern hypercar legends, led by a seldom-seen 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss, one of just 75 built and inspired by Sir Stirling Moss’ 1955 Mille Miglia victory and offered with less than 8,400 km from new (Est. €1.850.000 - € 2.200.000). The SLR is joined by a virtually as-new 2015 McLaren P1, finished in Supernova Silver with the desirable Stealth Pack (Est. €1.100.000 - €1.300.000).

The official auction of the revered Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, RM Sotheby’s exclusive Villa Erba sale will lift the gavel on a carefully curated roster of more than 50 of the world’s finest automobiles along with a selection of memorabilia and collectibles.

 

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Lot

Description

Chassis #

Estimate (€)

Result

110

1957 Liuzzi Lido Runabout Sois Sage II

 

40,000 ‐ 60,000

 

111

1958 Cadillac Eldorado

58E017174

125,000 ‐ 160,000

 

112

1980 Renault 5 Turbo 1

VF1822000B
0000564

100,000 ‐ 130,000

 

114

2018 Alfa Romeo Mole Costruzione Artigianale 001

ZAR9600000M
090943

150,000 ‐ 200,000

 

115

1965 ASA 1000 GT Coupé

00126

125,000 ‐ 175,000

 

119

1959 Fiat ‐ Abarth 750 GT 'Double Bubble

100 556881

100,000 ‐ 120,000

 

120

2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake

SCFNMCUZXKGJ
54490

650,000 ‐ 850,000

 

121

1966 Lancia Flaminia

826.232.002028

230,000 ‐ 280,000

 

122

1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

SCFCV81Z0HTL
20053

300,000 ‐ 375,000

 

123

1990 Ferrari 348 TB Zagato Elaborazione

83560

180,000 ‐ 220,000

 

124

2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato

SCFEBBGF7CGS
31111

650,000 ‐ 700,000

 

125

1955 Fiat 8V Coupé

106.000076

1,600,000 ‐ 1,800,000

 

126

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

10659

425,000 ‐ 475,000

 

127

1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Berlinetta

2102

3,000,000 ‐ 3,500,000

 

132

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder

AM*101*1333

625,000 ‐ 700,000

 

133

1937 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Pescara Berlina

813897

300,000 ‐ 400,000

 

134

1958 Riva Tritone Via"

62

350,000 ‐ 450,000

 

135

1965 Aston Martin Short Chassis Volante

DBVC/2335/L

1,300,000 ‐ 1,500,000

 

136

1973 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior

AR*776142

225,000 ‐ 265,000

 

137

1931 Bugatti Type 50 Roadster

50123

1,400,000 ‐ 1,800,000

 

138

2009 Mercedes ‐ Benz SLR McLaren (C199)

WDD1999761M
900066

1,850,000 ‐ 2,200,000

 

139

1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Coupé

915.697

650,000 ‐ 750,000

 

140

1957 Porsche 550A Spyder

550A-0121

3,400,000 ‐ 3,800,000

 

141

1957 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

83142

325,000 ‐ 375,000

 

142

2015 McLaren P1

SBM12ABB6FW
000357

1,100,000 ‐ 1,300,000

 

143

1931 Aston Martin 1.5 ‐ Litre International 'LM5

LM5

1,000,000 ‐ 1,400,000

 

144

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Landaulet

655

400,000 ‐ 550,000

 

145

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

AR*613295

250,000 ‐ 300,000

 

146

1936 Delahaye 135 S Compétition Court

46810

1,000,000 ‐ 1,300,000

 

147

1960 Jaguar XK 150 3.8 Roadster

S 832171

290,000 ‐ 340,000

 

148

1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial

0448MD

4,250,000 ‐ 4,750,000

 

149

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

01285

425,000 ‐ 475,000

 

150

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

9113601564

475,000 ‐ 525,000

 

151

1933 Hispano ‐ Suiza T56 Bis Berline

34-16814

390,000 ‐ 450,000

 

152

1933 Horch 750 Offener Tourenwagen

750450

300,000 ‐ 400,000

 

153

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II

3723GT

320,000 ‐ 400,000

 

154

2000 Aston Martin Vantage / Le Mans

SCFDAM2S4XBL
70260

400,000 ‐ 450,000

 

155

2016 Ferrari F12tdf

214162

750,000 ‐ 850,000

 

156

1955 Pegaso Z ‐ 102 Berlinetta Series II

0102-153 167

550,000 ‐ 700,000

 

157

1948 Delahaye 135 M Sport Coupé

800870

250,000 ‐ 350,000

 

158

1963 Mercedes ‐ Benz 300 SL Roadster (W198)

198.042.10.
003135

1,400,000 ‐ 1,600,000

 

159

1970 Maserati Ghibli II

AM115/S 1179

500,000 ‐ 600,000

 

160

2006 Ferrari Superamerica

146053

280,000 ‐ 360,000

 

161

1966 Ferrari 330 GTC

8773

495,000 ‐ 600,000

 

162

1962 Jaguar E ‐ Type

877481

190,000 ‐ 250,000

 

163

1959 Aston Martin DB4

DB4/192 L

450,000 ‐ 500,000

 

164

2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic

WP0ZZZ99ZAS
794134

275,000 ‐ 290,000

 

165

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé

1533GT

420,000 ‐ 540,000

 

166

2008 Mercedes ‐ Benz SLR McLaren (C199)

WDD1994761M
001407

300,000 ‐ 350,000

 

167

1965 Shelby 427 Cobra

CSX 3110

700,000 ‐ 1,100,000

 

168

1930 Cadillac V ‐ 16 Roadster

700697

400,000 ‐ 500,000

 

169

1952 Lancia Aurelia B52

B52-1015

325,000 ‐ 375,000

 

170

1959 Maserati 3500 GTi

AM101 600

180,000 ‐ 220,000

 

171

2004 Maserati Trofeo

04

180,000 ‐ 200,000