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Amazing Original Lamborghini Miura Proves Irresistable at RM Sotheby’s 13th Annual London Auction


Lot 176 - 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S s_n 4245 Est.  £800,000 - 1,000,000 - Sold £1,248,125

Lot 176 - 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S s_n 4245 Est. £800,000 - 1,000,000 - Sold £1,248,125

 

LONDON, 25 October, 2019

RM Sotheby’s was proud to host the remarkable sale of a supremely original Lamborghini Miura at its annual London sale last night, with the never-restored supercar exceeding its pre-auction estimate to achieve a remarkable £1.24 million. Many of the cars offered at Olympia, in West Kensington, achieved strong prices with a Lancia Delta S4 Rally and Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series in particular securing worthy results.  A further highlight was the nine-lot Forests Collection that pulled in over £500,000 for a worthy environmental cause. Bidding was strong throughout the sale on the telephone desks, online and from within the packed auction room, with bidders representing no less than 33 countries.

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The 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S—thought to be one of the last remaining examples to be preserved in largely original and unrestored condition—was offered at the London sale without reserve, as a number of bidders vied for the car on the night of the auction. As bidding reached a final £1.24 million, its new owner would take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire the ‘time capsule’ Miura P400 S, which last changed hands in 1974. This incredible car, chassis no. 4245, was sold to its second owner in 1974, remaining with his family until last night’s sale. The car, which had most recently been stored in a German barn, was presented in its highly patinated Giallo Flay yellow paint with Skay Bleu blue interior, still fitted with its original engine (pre-sale estimate £800k/£1m).

A race-proven 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally—one of only four Delta S4s to have won a World Rally Championship event, and immaculately restored to original specification—was a crowd-pleaser in West London, taking centre-spot on the auction stage as bids came in. The Abarth Classiche-certified Lancia would eventually reach the upper end of its estimate, pulling in £764,375. Exceeding its estimate on the night, a stunningly restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I was sold for £404,375 (est. £325/375k), while a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT attracted huge interest to make £432,500. A 1984 Daimler Double Six Long-Wheelbase Saloon, once owned by Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II, went under the hammer without reserve and sold for an exceptional £80,500, exceeding its pre-sale estimate of £50/70k. This year’s London auction also represented an evening of great success for cars offered for charity. The Forests Collection, a charity consignment of eight cars and one Harley-Davidson motorcycle, brought in over £500,000 with proceeds to be donated to the Trillion Trees environmental cause. The grouping of vehicles was led by a 2001 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (£172,500), also including a 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 in Sepia Brown (£115,000) and a 1991 BMW M3 (£57,500), among other lots, representing a real variety on the night. Will Smith, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s London, said
We are delighted to have witnessed a highly successful auction at this year’s new Olympia location in London, proving that the classic car market is still strong for both buyers and sellers, with a strong sell-through ratio at 72 percent. The varied selection of excellent cars on offer in this year’s auction is surely one of the most important contributing factors that made it a triumph, with everything from iconic motorsport greats to timeless performance cars for the road. The Lamborghini Miura sold well thanks to its exclusivity and rarity, and we are proud to have played host to the sale of the car as it changes hands for the first time in over 40 years.”

RM Sotheby’s London sale saw additional offerings from the renowned Youngtimer Collection, a single-owner group of modern classics from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, with previous entries from the collection proving an excellent success at a number of RM Sotheby’s auctions earlier this year. A 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE 6.0 AMG ‘Hammer’ incited a long bidding contest to make £207,000, a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 ‘Wide-Body’ achieved £161,000 and a 1995 Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG pulled in £138,000.



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Lot

Description

S/N

Estimate (£)

Result

110

2016 Harley-Davidson Low Rider S

£10,000 - 15,000

£13,200

111

1991 BMW M3

WBSAK05090AE
42207

£45,000 - 65,000

£57,500

112

2001 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0ZZZ99Z1S
692105

£140,000 - 180,000

£172,500

113

1998 Mini Cooper

SAXXNNAZRWD
155176

£15,000 - 20,000

£20,700

114

2000 Porsche 911 GT3

WP0ZZZ99ZYS
690281

£50,000 - 60,000

£40,250

115

1970 Meyers Manx

1102980174

£35,000 - 45,000

£34,500

116

2013 Land Rover Defender

SALLDWLP8DA
434910

£40,000 - 60,000

£40,250

117

2018 Porsche 911 GT3

WP0ZZZ99ZJS
166703

£130,000 - 160,000

£115,000

118

1994 Mazda RX-7

JM1FD3336R
0301164

£15,000 - 20,000

£12,650

119

1992 Porsche 968 Club Sport

WP0ZZZ96ZPS
815075

£35,000 - 50,000

£47,150

120

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC

WDB1260451A
333156

£20,000 - 30,000

£17,250

121

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Targa

WP0ZZZ93ZKS
010083

£90,000 - 140,000

£74,750

122

1993 Mercedes-Benz E36 AMG

WDB1240921F
249300

£30,000 - 40,000

£25,300

123

1967 Jaguar Mark V

235338

£50,000 - 70,000

Not Sold

124

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL 73 AMG

WDB1290761F
186283

£200,000 - 240,000

Not Sold

125

1961 Porsche 356 B Super 90 Cabriolet

155389

£110,000 - 150,000

£120,750

126

1953 Jaguar XK 120 Drophead Coupé

S 677020

£90,000 - 130,000

£92,000

127

2016 Land Rover Defender

SALLDWBP8GA
484187

£60,000 - 80,000

£63,250

128

1986 Ferrari 412

63533

£65,000 - 75,000

£63,250

129

1997 Mercedes-Benz SL 60 AMG

WDBFA67F8WF
159213

£60,000 - 70,000

Not Sold

130

1984 Daimler Double Six

SADDDRLW3CC
393721

£50,000 - 70,000

£80,500

131

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2 2 Series I

2947GT

£325,000 - 375,000

£404,375

132

2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic

WP0ZZZ99ZAS
794170

£250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

133

1994 Ferrari 412 T1

149

£1,400,000 - 1,800,000

Not Sold

134

1990 Lamborghini LM002

ZA9L00000LLA12188

£180,000 - 230,000

£207,000

135

2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition

WDDRJ7JA5EA
011085

£275,000 - 325,000

£275,000

136

1970 Aston Martin DB6 Mk 2

DB6MK2FI/
4231/R

£250,000 - 300,000

£197,500

137

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

WP0ZZZ99ZWS
398020

£430,000 - 480,000

Not Sold

138

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

50357

£200,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

139

2006 Maserati MC12 GT1

24053

£1,800,000 - 2,300,000

Not Sold

140

1989 Jaguar XJR

590

£1,050,000 - 1,250,000

Not Sold

141

2012 Ferrari 458 GT3

3212

£150,000 - 180,000

£166,750

143

2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge

179912

£95,000 - 120,000

£100,625

145

2007 Ferrari 599 GTB

153690

£85,000 - 110,000

Not Sold

146

2018 Ferrari 488 Challenge

236437

£180,000 - 230,000

Not Sold

149

2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello

129838

£65,000 - 80,000

£69,000

150

1976 Maserati Khamsin

AM120 335

£50,000 - 60,000

£66,125

151

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

WDB2304791F154550

£180,000 - 220,000

£224,250

152

1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally

ZLA038AR
000000202

£725,000 - 800,000

£764,375

153

1999 Aston Martin Vantage / Le Mans

SCFDAM2S0XBL
70256

£250,000 - 300,000

£207,000

154

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo

4290162

£110,000 - 120,000

£94,875

155

1990 Porsche 962 C

962-159

£1,000,000 - 1,500,000

Not Sold

156

1988 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

SCFCV81V3JTR
12579

£250,000 - 300,000

Not Sold

157

1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer

AMG12422423048

£180,000 - 220,000

£207,000

158

1999 Lamborghini Diablo VT

ZA9DE01A0XLA
12198

£150,000 - 175,000

Not Sold

159

1973 Iso Grifo

GL 320407

£180,000 - 220,000

£230,000

160

1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre Drophead Coupé

B112HK

£150,000 - 200,000

£115,000

161

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

07294

£390,000 - 450,000

£432,500

162

1970 Maserati Ghibli II

AM115/S 1179

£400,000 - 500,000

£398,750

163

1968 Aston Martin DB6 Volante

DBVC/3677/R

£550,000 - 650,000

Not Sold High Bid
£
520,000

164

1994 BMW 850 CSi

WBSEG91030CC
00692

£180,000 - 220,000

£184,000

165

1991 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 'Wide-Body

WDB1260451A
585069

£140,000 - 175,000

£161,000

166

2003 Aston Martin DBR9

SCFAE62333K
800088

£180,000 - 240,000

Not Sold High Bid £120,000

167

2000 Arrows A21

A21-03

£100,000 - 140,000

£80,500

168

2000 Arrows A21

A21-05

£100,000 - 140,000

£71,875

169

2003 Ferrari Enzo

135870

           £1,500,000 - 1,800,000

Not Sold High Bid £1,300,000

170

1995 Aston Martin Virage Volante

SCFDAM2C9SBR
60200

£150,000 - 200,000

Not Sold High Bid £120,000

171

1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider

AM101 1129

£450,000 - 600,000

£410,000

172

2018 Ferrari California T 70th Anniversary

231547

£250,000 - 290,000

£286,250

173

2016 Noble M600 CarbonSport

SA9M60L39EF
113017

£170,000 - 220,000

Not Sold

174

2018 Ferrari 488 GTB 70th Anniversary

233691

£260,000 - 310,000

Not Sold

175

1961 Aston Martin DB4

DB4/566/L

£310,000 - 350,000

Not Sold

176

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S

4245

£800,000 - 1,000,000

£1,248,125

177

1974 Maserati Bora 4.7

AM117 223

£120,000 - 140,000

£126,500

178

2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Coupé Villa d'Este

SCFLLCPZ7HGJ
33398

£400,000 - 550,000

Not Sold

179

2000 Bentley Continental T

SCBZU26E8YCH
67203

£65,000 - 75,000

£74,750

180

1988 Porsche 928 S4 Sport

WP0ZZZ92ZJS
841630

£60,000 - 90,000

Not Sold

181

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead Coupé

AM300/3/1522

£310,000 - 350,000

Not Sold

182

1999 Bentley Continental S

SCBZZ22EXXCX
65021

£125,000 - 145,000

£138,000

183

1974 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 Roadster

1S 2822

£120,000 - 140,000

£189,750

184

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III

AM300/3/1653

£120,000 - 150,000

£120,750

185

1977 Porsche 911 2.7 'Safari

9117301316

£60,000 - 80,000

£54,625

186

1972 Porsche 911 2.4 T

9112100026

£70,000 - 90,000

Not Sold

187

1975 BMW 3.3 Li

3090279

£60,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

188

1976 Chevron B36

CH-76-02-WH1

£180,000 - 220,000

£160,000

189

1995 Mercedes-Benz E60 AMG

WDB1240361C
213356

£120,000 - 145,000

£138,000

190

2009 Bentley Brooklands

SCBCC41N89CX
13989

£125,000 - 150,000

£138,000

191

1948 Packard Super Eight

2279-3404

£60,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

192

1998 Bentley Turbo RT

SCBZP25C6WCX
66701

£70,000 - 80,000

£88,550

193

1943 White Motor Company M16 MGMC Half-Track

282663

£80,000 - 120,000

£37,375

194

1968 Ford Mustang

8F02R213548

                 £80,000 -
110,000

£69,000

195

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3 Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ93ZJS
020221

£80,000 - 130,000

£41,400

196

1965 Porsche 356 C 1600 C Coupé

221132

£50,000 - 60,000

£46,000

197

1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

880847

£70,000 - 90,000

£98,900

198

2007 Wiesmann GT

W09GT12017DW
59096

£80,000 - 100,000

£80,500