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Lot 253 - 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet PF Series I s_n  0913GT Est. $6,000,000 - 7,000,000

Lot 253 - 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet PF Series I s_n 0913GT Est. $6,000,000 - 7,000,000

 

LONDON, 13 January 2020

RM Sotheby’s seventh annual Paris sale, is set for 5 February and returning to its highly popular Place Vauban location. Hosted during the world-famous Rétromobile week, final entries for the sale are led by a spectacular and historic Jaguar D-Type, the seventh customer model produced. Also newly announced for the auction in the French capital are a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, one of just nine made, an iconic Ferrari 365 GTS/4-A Daytona Spider with, remarkably, less than 28,000km from new, and a stunning matching-numbers Porsche 904 GTS. These highly desirable cars will go under the hammer in Paris alongside the 75 exciting cars and selection of memorabilia already announced.


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The 1955 Jaguar D-Type, one of the most desirable sports racing cars of all time, is chassis number XKD 520, which boasts period competition history and still presents in highly original condition. This particular car is the seventh D-Type ever produced for private customers. Delivered new to four-time Australian Drivers’ Champion Bib Stillwell in Melbourne in January 1956,the car was used extensively by Stillwell on local circuits and was briefly prepared for a run at a land-speed record before returning to sports car class competition, winning the Bathurst Road Racing Championship in 1956. The car changed hands during the ‘50s and ‘60s, undergoing sympathetic restoration and upgrades along the way – including the installation of a factory-supplied, 3.8-litre engine for prolonged competition use – before being bought by Australian marque expert Chris Keith-Lucas in 1977. The D-Type’s current owner acquired the car in 2014 and now makes this fabulous and rare car available to the most discerning international collectors in Paris (Est. €5.900.000 – €6.400.000).



Another exclusive car for sale in Paris is a 2015 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, one of just nine examples ever built and rarely appearing at auction. This car has covered only 450km from new, having been retained by two owners including a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, and is sold virtually as-new throughout. Perhaps the most outlandish automobile ever produced from a company built on the reputation of wild designs, the Veneno caused a fanfare when it was unveiled with its striking looks and a design so centric on carbon fibre construction. Set to be a future classic and undoubtedly one of Lamborghini’s most desirable models ever built, the Veneno Roadster would be the centerpiece of any collection of 21st-century hypercars (Est. €4.500.000 – €5.500.000).



The 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4-A Daytona Spider by Scaglietti is not only rare but the model also has to be one of the most iconic sports cars of the 1970s. The Ferrari Classiche certified car on offer is one of only 19 original left-hand drive European-specification models and was previously owned and restored by Ferrari collector Luigi Calvasina and has covered less than 28,000 from new (Est. €2.400.000 – €2.600.000). Making up a compelling four-strong selection of final catalogue entries is a fully matching-numbers 1964 Porsche 904 GTS, a stunning two-seat dual-purpose sports car retaining its original engine and gearbox. A fantastic example of the first Porsche to wear a lightweight fibre-glass bodyshell, chassis no. 904-061 landed with noted French driver Raymond Touroul in 1969, who raced the car in a handful of events in period, including the Tour de France and the Coupes de Vitesse at Montlhéry. In the 2000s, under the ownership of collector Alain Salat, the 904 was fitted with a period-correct Type 906 Carrera 6 engine to preserve the original powerplant, which has since been restored to its former glory and is offered alongside the car in Paris. Offered from 12 years of single-ownership, the 904 is presented with its FIA Historic Technical Passport, a significant history file, and showing just 24,000 km – which are believed to be original. Surely one of the most original 904 examples RM Sotheby’s has had the privilege of offering, the car is ready for vintage events with its Type 906 engine, or to be returned to factory original specification (Est. €1.600.000 – €1.800.000).

The line-up of cars we have for sale in Paris is extremely significant, further strengthening the annual auction’s position as one of the foremost European sales. We are truly excited to bring this diverse representation of automotive history to market, with each and every consignment coming with its own story,” said Augustin Sabatié-Garat, European Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s. “The Jaguar D-Type comes with a fascinating history, while the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is incredible in its own right. In addition to the Daytona Spider and Porsche 904 also newly added, these complement a fine showing of cars already consigned to this year’s Paris catalogue.”

Cars already announced to go under the hammer in Paris include the single-owner Dayez Collection, a grouping of three rare Delahaye models including Cabriolet, Coach and Roadster versions of the 135 model, plus a lot made up solely of hard-to-find Delahaye spare parts. Additional single-owner groups on offer include the Poster Car Collection, comprised of 21 desirable cars and named for the iconic designs of each vehicle, including an immaculate BMW 507, Bentley R-Type Continental and one of the first Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing models privately delivered to Europe; along with 11 modern classics from the Youngtimer Collection.

 

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Lot

Description

s/n

Estimates (€)

Result

120

1993 Land Rover Defender

SALLDHMF8KA928461

€8,000 - 10,000

 

121

1949 Delahaye 135 Coach

801432

€50,000 - 60,000

 

122

1946 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet

800308

€350,000 - 450,000

 

123

1939 Delahaye 135 Roadster

47420

€500,000 - 800,000

 

124

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda”

113.044.12.012358

€60,000 - 80,000

 

125

1998 Bentley Azure

SCBZK15C2WCH61653

€60,000 - 80,000

 

126

1952 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupé

679471

€70,000 - 90,000

 

127

1991 Honda NSX

JHMNA12600T001037

€50,000 - 60,000

 

128

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

198.040.4500034

€800,000 - 1,200,000

 

129

1992 Jaguar XJ220

SAJJEAEX8AX220873

€300,000 - 350,000

 

130

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

06290

€275,000 - 325,000

 

131

1967 Iso Grifo

GL 640068

€200,000 - 250,000

 

132

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

75456

€60,000 - 80,000

 

133

1971 Maserati Ghibli II

AM115/49 2110

€130,000 - 170,000

 

134

1959 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4 Roadster

T 820028 DN

€140,000 - 180,000

 

135

1981 Ferrari 512 BB

35409

€170,000 - 200,000

 

136

1963 Maserati Sebring

AM101 01559

€150,000 - 200,000

 

137

1937 Jaguar 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster

39011

€350,000 - 400,000

 

138

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

79746

€80,000 - 100,000

 

139

1959 Facel Vega Excellence

EX1-B052

€120,000 - 160,000

 

140

1970 Maserati Ghibli II

AM115/49 1570

€150,000 - 200,000

 

141

1973 Mercedes-Benz 600 Six-Door Pullman

100.016.12.002274

€150,000 - 200,000

 

142

1953 Bentley R Type

BC15B

€700,000 - 800,000

 

143

1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

70134

€1,750,000 - 2,250,000

 

144

1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

12841

€450,000 - 550,000

 

145

1966 Abarth 695 SS

110F 1060634

€50,000 - 60,000

 

146

1964 Porsche 904 GTS

904-061

€1,600,000 - 1,800,000

 

147

1952 Porsche 356 'Split-Window' Cabriolet

10436

€600,000 - 700,000

 

148

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 'Red Pig' Replica

109.018.12.002140

€150,000 - 200,000

 

149

1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo

WBACJ710XB6579934

€130,000 - 150,000

 

150

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.75.00594

€800,000 - 900,000

 

151

2000 BMW Z8

WBAEJ110X0AF77846

€200,000 - 250,000

 

152

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé

1533GT

€390,000 - 500,000

 

153

2015 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

ZHWEB3ZD5FLA03002

€4,500,000 - 5,500,000

 

154

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

WP0ZZZ99ZSS390270

€325,000 - 375,000

 

155

2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider

168279

€250,000 - 280,000

 

156

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

875295

€200,000 - 260,000

 

157

1997 Bentley Turbo RT

SCBZP26CXWCX66733

€90,000 - 110,000

 

158

1913 Hispano-Suiza Alfonso XIII

2192

€650,000 - 900,000

 

159

1925 Bugatti Type 23

2400

€350,000 - 375,000

 

160

1938 Bugatti Type 57C

57737

€1,000,000 - 1,200,000

 

161

2012 Bugatti Veyron

VFSG25282M795011

€1,200,000 - 1,800,000

 

162

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

06002

€380,000 - 420,000

 

163

1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III

AM300/3/1364

€200,000 - 225,000

 

164

1965 Aston Martin DB5

DB5/2028/L

€550,000 - 700,000

 

165

1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo Coupé

WBAEC3101C5593059

€175,000 - 225,000

 

166

2005 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0ZZZ99Z4S691888

€225,000 - 275,000

 

167

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint Coupé

AR1900C 01422

€275,000 - 325,000

 

168

1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4

15535

€2,400,000 - 2,600,000

 

169

1963 Lancia Flaminia

826.134 1007

€50,000 - 70,000

 

170

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

01824

€300,000 - 375,000

 

171

1955 Jaguar D-Type

XKD 520

€5,900,000 - 6,400,000

 

172

1955 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta

1612

€150,000 - 200,000

 

173

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I

2619GT

€330,000 - 380,000

 

174

1993 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé

WAPBC57C03D200021

€300,000 - 350,000

 

175

2005 Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT

WP0ZZZ98Z5L000102

€775,000 - 875,000

 

176

1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GT

WP0ZZZ93ZBS710029

€220,000 - 280,000

 

177

2018 Ferrari 488 GTB 70th Anniversary

229458

€275,000 - 325,000

 

178

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Landaulet

655

€400,000 - 550,000

 

179

2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette

XL9BA11G98Z363029

€200,000 - 250,000

 

180

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider

8513034

€900,000 - 1,300,000

 

181

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 70 AMG

WDB1290761F164253

€150,000 - 200,000

 

182

1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 Roadster

1S 20122

€75,000 - 100,000

 

183

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

121.040.10.022232

€100,000 - 130,000

 

184

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9

116.036.12.006761

€80,000 - 90,000

 

185

2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S

SCFAC24327B502438

€130,000 - 160,000

 

186

2007 Bentley Arnage T

SCBLF44JX7CX12033

€60,000 - 80,000

 

187

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

WDD1994761M001866

€320,000 - 360,000

 

188

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE AMG 3.4

WDB1240511B581941

€80,000 - 120,000

 

189

2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello

117411

€150,000 - 200,000

 

190

1987 BMW M6

WBAEE1408H2560546

€80,000 - 90,000

 

191

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

877306

€160,000 - 200,000

 

192

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO

JN1GANR35U0181312

€140,000 - 160,000

 

193

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL AMG

WDB1260391A497466

€100,000 - 140,000

 

194

1952 Dyna-Veritas Cabriolet

28854

€40,000 - 60,000

 

195

1970 Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe

135BC 0003751

€60,000 - 80,000

 

196

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Coupé

112.021.10.003829

€60,000 - 80,000

 

197

1929 Chrysler 75 Roadster

CY282E

€90,000 - 100,000

 

198

1972 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 Fixed Head Coupé

UC 1S 73641 BW

€60,000 - 80,000