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RM Sotheby’s Achieves Best Ever Result in Paris At €32.4m


1987 Ferrari F40 LM s_n 74045

1987 Ferrari F40 LM s_n 74045

 

PARIS, 8 February, 2019

RM Sotheby’s achieved its highest total for the company’s Paris sale to date on Wednesday evening, generating more than €32.4 million at its sixth annual sale during Rétromobile. A packed auction room, enthusiastic bidding, and strong prices were seen across the evening, beginning with a selection of motorsport memorabilia that well-exceeded expectations. The group was highlighted by an Ayrton Senna McLaren Rheos Helmet, which surpassed its pre-sale estimate at a final €162,000. RM Sotheby’s welcomed bidders from no less than 45 countries to the Paris sale, and noted a 25 percent increase in total bidders over 2018.

The 1987 Ferrari F40 LM was the undoubted star lot of the sale and represented a very rare opportunity to acquire one of Maranello’s legendary sports racing cars of the modern era. The car offered is a unique piece of Ferrari history as it not only boasts a significant and successful competition history, but it also played an important development role as a pre-production prototype. As a result, pre-sale interest in the car was very strong and intense bidding in the room and over the phones saw the car achieve €4,842,500 to set a new world record for the model.




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Demonstrating the continued high demand for top-tier supercars, the 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, one of just 30 examples built and no doubt one of the lowest mileage examples in existence at a mere 916km from new, sold for €2,030,000 (est. €1.3/1.8m). The EB110 opened a sustained bidding contest between three bidders on the phone and one in the room, eventually nearly doubling the previous record for the SS model held by RM Sotheby’s (€1,152,500). Additional modern performance highlights include the 2017 Ferrari F12tdf, which saw tremendous interest throughout the exhibition for its stunning Brunito paintwork and tan saddle leather custom interior, translating to a bidding contest on the night, resulting in an above-estimate final price of €1,197,500 (est. €825/950k). A 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, beautifully outfitted from the factory with Liquid Metal Silver finish, Magnesium wheels, and the Weissach package rear spoiler, sold for a final €1,101,875 (est. €950k/1.1m), while the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, showing less than 1,800 km on the odometer, as well as the Classiche-certified 1996 Ferrari F50, were sold immediately following the auction for €2,275,000 and €1,700,000 respectively.

Historic sports and racing cars from the 1950s and 60s also starred at the sale, with a 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder, Porsche’s first dedicated competition car, selling for a final €3,042,500 to become the second highest sale of the night. A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C, the first of just eight long-nose, six-carburettor, alloy body, torque-tube examples and freshly restored in its rare original color scheme, sold for €2,860,000 immediately following the sale, rounding out the auction’s top three.

Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s Europe, said: “We have enjoyed a highly successful night in Paris, achieving the highest sale total since the first auction in 2014. This is a great indication that certain sectors of the market are looking strong for 2019, and it was particularly interesting to see how well cars from the Youngtimer collection sold alongside the established blue-chip collector cars. This was the perfect venue for the presentation of our star car, the F40 LM, with such fantastic French history, and our increased bidder numbers and growing participation from around the world also indicate sustained and new interest in the collector car hobby.”

RM Sotheby’s Paris sale also saw the first offering of cars from the highly anticipated Youngtimer Collection, a single-owner group of more than 140 modern classics from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. Prices were strong across the 25 cars presented at the sale, with numerous new benchmarks achieved for models indicative of changing collector tastes. Kicking off the group, a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 ‘Wide-Body’ incited a long bidding contest at Place Vauban, eventually selling for a final €297,500, doubling its pre-sale low estimate and setting a new world record for the model at auction (est. €150/200k).

The top sale of the Youngtimer group was a 2006 Ferrari Superamerica at €590,000, delivered new to the Kuwaiti royal family and presented in highly desirable six-speed manual transmission specification with the HGTC package (est. €575/650k). Additional stand out lots from within the Collection include a group of low mileage models that well-exceeded expectations, from a 17,000-km 1992 Porsche 928 GTS in eye-catching specification, which smashed its pre-sale estimate, bringing a final €138,000 (est. €70/85k), to a 1994 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 at €207,000 (est. €175/225k), a 1985 Audi Quattro at a final €77,625 (est. €40/50k), and a 1994 Mercedes-Benz E 500 Limited, which sold for €86,250 (est. €40/50k). More than 100 additional cars from the Youngtimer Collection will be presented at RM Sotheby’s upcoming Amelia Island, Fort Lauderdale, and inaugural Essen, Germany, auctions.

RM Sotheby’s Paris Top Ten Sales

1. Lot 126

 1987 Ferrari F40 LM

 €4,842,500

2. Lot 156

 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder

 €3,042,500

3. Lot 155

 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta

 €2,860,000

4. Lot 168

 2018 Bugatti Chiron

 €2,275,000

5. Lot 165

 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport

 €2,030,000

6. Lot 159

 1996 Ferrari F50

 €1,700,000

7. Lot 173

 2017 Ferrari F12tdf

 €1,197,500

8. Lot 180

 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

 €1,101,875

9. Lot 136

 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

 €933,125

10. Lot 179

 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

 €902,187

RM Sotheby’s presence during Rétromobile continues this week with the company’s stand (Hall 1A, M105) featuring several cars available via RM Sotheby’s Private Sales division, as well as a 1931 Aston Martin LM5 with wonderful period competition history – an early highlight for the biannual Villa Erba sale set for 25 May.

 

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Lot

Description

S/N

Estimate (€)

Price

112

1957 Brütsch Mopetta

482/226267

90,000 - 120,000
(NR)

€69.000

113

1957 Liuzzi Lido Runabout Sois Sage II"

FLZCR941F957

40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

wdn

114

1956 Chevrolet Corvette

E56S001947

80,000 - 100,000
(NR)

€103.500

115

1957 Citroën 2CV

392782

15,000 - 20,000
(NR)

€20.700

116

1950 Citroën HY Panelvan

651563

15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

€43.700

117

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé

AR 1900C
01788

250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold
High Bid
€210,000
Post Sale
€230.000

118

1927 Fiat 520 Cabriolet

21121

15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

€23.575

119

1965 Maserati Mistral Coupé

AM109 466

110,000 - 140,000

Not Sold
High Bid €85,000
Post Sale
€100.000

120

1994 Venturi 400 GT Trophy

VK8CHL61192CE
0025

120,000 - 200,000

€132.250

121

1968 Fiat Dino Coupé

135AC0002476

40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

€51.750

122

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 'Wide-Body

WDB1260451A
455326

150,000 - 200,000

€297.500

123

1994 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé

WAPBC57C04D
200039

175,000 - 225,000

€207.000

124

1988 Ferrari 412

75934

60,000 - 80,000

€66.125

125

1966 Maserati Mistral Coupé

AM109/SI 613

425,000 - 475,000

€522.500

126

1987 Ferrari F40 LM

74045

4,500,000 - 5,500,000

€4.842.500

127

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

9113601231

500,000 - 550,000

€511.250

128

1996 Jordan 196 Formula 1

03

170,000 - 190,000

€241.250

129

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Coupé

AR 1900C 01507

330,000 - 360,000

€365.000

130

1939 Citroën Traction 11 B Cabriolet

149701

150,000 - 160,000

Not Sold
High Bid 130,000

131

1983 BMW Alpina B9 3.5

WBADA8108D
7586078

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€60.375

132

1992 Porsche 928 GTS

WP0ZZZ92ZPS
800200

70,000 - 85,000

€138.000

133

1994 BMW 850 CSi

WBSEG9322RCD
00133

140,000 - 180,000

€120.750

134

1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I

SCAZN42A5ECX
09011

60,000 - 70,000

€50.600

135

1987 BMW M6

WBAEE19000
2563146

60,000 - 80,000

€57.500

136

2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta one of 80

181259

925,000 - 1,050,000

€933.125

137

1900 Panhard et Levassor 16 HP Rear Entrance Tonneau

2565

275,000 - 325,000

Not Sold
High Bid €140,000

138

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

AR 613864

310,000 - 340,000

€348.125

139

2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S

SCFAC243M7B
502353

120,000 - 140,000

€132.250

140

1959 Lister-Jaguar Costin

BHL2-59

750,000 - 900,000

Not Sold
High Bid €690,000

141

1964 Porsche 911

300082

600,000 - 800,000

Not Sold
High Bid €540,000

142

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

160738

140,000 - 170,000

€184.000

143

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

CSX 3284

800,000 - 1,000,000

€775.625

144

1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello

115804

190,000 - 260,000

€218.500

145

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL AMG 6.0

WDB1290661F
026113

60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

€44.850

146

2006 Ferrari Superamerica

144001

575,000 - 650,000

€590.000

147

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 c Sedan

186.016.55.
00140

65,000 - 85,000
(NR)

€47.150

148

1973 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale

AR 776142

255,000 - 280,000

€263,750

149

1955 OSCA MT4-2AD 1350

1156

1,100,000 - 1,300,000

Not Sold

150

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé

188.014.65.
00034

410,000 - 450,000

€449.375

151

2003 Ferrari Enzo

138355

1,850,000 - 2,000,000

Not Sold

152

1962 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide

LR/110/L

200,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

153

1983 Aston Martin Tickford Lagonda

LOOL 13178

90,000 - 120,000

€80,500

154

1985 Audi quattro

WBSEG9322RCD
00133

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€77,625

155

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

08311

3,000,000 - 3,300,000

€2,860,000

156

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder

550-0082

3,800,000 - 4,300,000

€3,042,500

157

1953 Jaguar XK 120 SE Roadster

S 674489

100,000 - 130,000

€101,200

158

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0ZZZ98Z4L
000171

650,000 - 750,000

€651,875

159

1996 Ferrari F50

104762

1,700,000 - 1,900,000

€1,700,000

160

1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet

16035

1,300,000 - 1,500,000

Not Sold

161

1995 Ferrari F355 Spider

105091

100,000 - 130,000

€83,375

162

1949 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet

800863

250,000 - 325,000

Not Sold

163

1962 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Coupé

120314

470,000 - 580,000

€500,000

164

1989 Aston Martin Lagonda

SCFDL01SJLTL
13623

100,000 - 120,000

€120,750

165

1994 Bugatti EB 110 SS

ZA9BB02E0RCD
39012

1,300,000 - 1,800,000

€2,030,000

166

2014 Bugatti Veyron

VF9SV25274M
795073

1,575,000 - 1,800,000

Not Sold

167

2012 Bugatti Veyron

VF9SG25243M
795038

1,500,000 - 1,700,000

Not Sold

168

2018 Bugatti Chiron

VF9SP3V33JM
795060

2,360,000 - 2,750,000

€2,275,000

169

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

01406

300,000 - 350,000

€331,250

170

1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II … 3200 CS engine

70241

2,000,000 - 2,200,000

Not Sold

171

2005 Ford GT

1FAFP90S05Y
400666

300,000 - 350,000

Not Sold

172

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III

AM300/3/1394

225,000 - 275,000

€207,000

173

2017 Ferrari F12tdf

222120

825,000 - 950,000

€1,197,500

174

1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo

WBACJ7103B
6579936

200,000 - 240,000

€138,000

175

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Saloon

109.018.12.
002268

70,000 - 90,000

€69,000

176

2015 Morgan Aero SuperSports

SA9EASSATFE
004069

150,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

177

1967 Porsche 911 S Coupé

307873S

170,000 - 240,000

€189,750

178

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II

1983GT

1,200,000 - 1,400,000

Not Sold

179

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W198)

198.042.75.
00547

800,000 - 1,000,000

€902,188

180

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

WP0ZZZ91ZFS
800394

950,000 - 1,100,000

€1,101,875

181

1965 Porsche 911

301389

200,000 - 240,000

Not Sold

182

2018 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG 'Final Edition

WDC4632741X
291804

250,000 - 300,000

€280,625

183

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé

1831GT

600,000 - 700,000

€635,000

184

1994 Mercedes-Benz E 500 Limited

WDB1240361C
160081

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€86,250

185

2011 Ferrari SP30

188026

Not Sold

186

2000 BMW Alpina B12 6.0 Langversion

WAPBC60L00LD
32013

25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

€48,875

187

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0

WDB10702612
001603

50,000 - 70,000

€48,875

188

1952 Connaught A-Type

A-6

240,000 - 320,000

€308,750

189

1981 Ferrari 512 BB

36445

250,000 - 280,000

€269,375

190

1940 Fiat 2800 Berlinetta

000561

200,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

191

1980 Ferrari 512 BB 'Competizione

31159

395,000 - 455,000

Not Sold

192

1994 Mercedes-Benz E 500

WDB1240361C
146785

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

€57,500

 

193

2005 Ferrari Superamerica

143094

325,000 - 355,000

Not Sold

194

1985 BMW Alpina B7 Turbo Coupé

WAP87TC01SB
720048

80,000 - 100,000

€97,750

195

2009 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

ZHWBA37S49LA
03567

200,000 - 250,000

€195,500

196

1959 Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Drophead Coupé

S 837992

100,000 - 130,000

€115,000

197

2002 Lotus Esprit V8

SCCDC08252HA
10379

60,000 - 80,000

€60,375