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Record-Setting Bugatti Supercars Steal the Show at RM Sotheby’s €23.75 Million Paris Sale


Lot 150 - 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype s_n ZA9BBU2E0PCD39006 Est. €850,000 - €1,100,000 - Sold €1,152,500

Lot 150 - 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype s_n ZA9BBU2E0PCD39006 Est. €850,000 - €1,100,000 - Sold €1,152,500

 

PARIS, 8th February 2018

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed a fantastic night at its fifth annual Paris sale (7 February), bringing in a sale total of €23,745,225 with 83 percent of the 84 lots successfully sold. Demonstrating continued interest in low-production modern-era hypercars, the 2017 Bugatti Chiron was the night’s top seller, achieving an incredible €3,323,750, while a 2005 Maserati MC12, one of just 50 ever built, took second billing at a final €2,001,875. Proving that blue-chip post-war classics also remain very much in demand, the beautiful and remarkably original 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II rounded off the top three, realizing €1,776,875.



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Only 500 Bugatti Chirons are slated for production and worldwide delivery, so it’s position as a prized collector car will undoubtedly forever be cemented. Launched at the Geneva motor show in 2016, the Chiron is capable of an electronically limited top speed of 420km/h, thrust by no less than 1,500bhp. The car sold by RM Sotheby’s in Paris has less than 1000km on the clock and is presented in beautiful Atlantic Blue over French Racing Blue and a brown leather interior. A lucky new owner is taking this ultimate hypercar home at a final €3,323,750, a world-record price for a Chiron offered at public auction. An earlier supercar from the famed French marque, a 1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype, attracted numerous bidders in Paris, selling for a final €1,152,500 to set a new record for the model at auction. Ultra-rare, sporting unique factory modifications and a mere 3,300km from new, the SS is unquestionably one of the most significant of the 36 examples produced. 

The 2005 Maserati MC12 is the embodiment of the ultimate hypercar from a decade earlier. With only 50 built, it is not a car that is easy to acquire, so bidding was fierce for the example offered in Paris, a car which led a private collection of six exemplary Italian automobiles, all offered without reserve. In effect, a road-going version of a GT1 racing car, the MC12 has become highly coveted by collectors, and the car offered in Paris achieved a worthy €2,001,875. 

Augustin Sabatiι-Garat, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s Europe, said following the sale: “We continue to see immense demand for low production hypercars. They represent the pinnacle of engineering excellence from any given decade, and their place in history and collecting hierarchy is secure. The room was packed and the energy high throughout the preview and auction despite the challenges of snowfall in Paris, and we are delighted with another strong sell through rate and very successful event. 

Supercars aside, the market for post-war blue-chip classics remains vibrant. Highlights from this segment were led by the 1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II; highly original throughout and having had just two German owners from new, including single ownership for more than four decades. The Roadster made a very strong €1,776,875 to round out the top three places. The 507 is regarded as one of the most stylish of all road-going sports cars of the 1950s and remains a market favorite. 

Outside of the top sellers, significant prices were achieved across the night in Paris, with standout highlights including the 1958 Triumph TR3A Works Monte Carlo Rally car at €184,000, by far the most valuable TR3 ever sold at auction; a meticulously restored, Classiche-certified 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III which soared past its €430/470k estimate to €516,875; a 1988 RUF CTR Clubsport, believed to be the only example in Porsche RS Mint Green, which exceeded expectations at €348,125 (est. €275/325k), an Italian-delivery ‘Dealers Collection’ 1995 Delta HF Integrale EVO II at €161,000 (est. €90/120k), and a 1977 BMW 633 CSi, owned by ABBA member Bjφrn Ulvaeus, which reached €34,500 at the top end of its estimate. 

RM Sotheby’s presence in Paris continues through Sunday (11 February) with a display at the world-famous Rιtromobile exhibition at Porte de Versailles, where the company is proudly showcasing early highlights for its Monaco sale. On view on the RM stand (Hall 1, Stand M132) is a beautiful 1933 Bugatti Type 51A with extensive pre-war racing history and a totally unrestored 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS Lightweight used by Leo Kinnunen. In addition to previewing its forthcoming auctions, RM Sotheby’s car specialists will be on hand at Rιtromobile to offer collectors a resource for auction and restoration services. 

RM Sotheby’s continues its 2018 auction calendar in Amelia Island, Florida, 10 March, with the company’s next European event being 12 May, with a return to Monaco for its exclusive sale during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.


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Lot

Year make Model

Chassis #

Est.

Price
incl. Buyer’s Premium

101

1942 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet F

142042 0541

€110,000 - €130,000

€161.000

102

1936 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet B

147781

€140,000 - €180,000

€163.300

103

1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet D

407841

€140,000 - €180,000

€232.250

104

1937 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A

121584

€260,000 - €320,000

€311.000

105

1933 Mercedes-Benz 200 Lang Cabriolet

124943

€70,000 - €90,000

€105.800

106

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Tourer

 82OR

€200,000 - €250,000

€201.250

107

1950 AGS Panhard Monomill

 863

€25,000 - €35,000

€32.200

108

1988 RUF CTR Clubsport

WP0ZZZ91ZKS
101210

€275,000 - €325,000

€348.125

109

1958 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

84395

€300,000 - €330,000

wdn

110

1972 De Tomaso Mangusta

8MA998

€190,000 - €240,000

€286.250

111

1976 Ferrari 308 GTB 'Vetroresina'

19751

€150,000 - €175,000

€132.250

112

1974 Alpine-Renault A110 1600 S

18351

€130,000 - €140,000

€138.000

113

1971 Porsche 911 S 2,2

9111300390

€80,000 - €100,000

€94.875

114

1965 Porsche 356 C 1600 C Cabriolet

161416

€145,000 - €175,000

€146.050

115

1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III

4189GT

€430,000 - €470,000 

€516.875

116

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster

188.012.
00244/53

 €625,000 - €675,000

€646.250

117

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta TI

AR 1468 01035

€35,000 - €40,000

€41.400

118

2005 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

  WP0ZZZ99Z5S
693068

€225,000 - €325,000

€195.500

119

2001 BMW Z8

WBAEJ11030AF
79633

€180,000 - €240,000

€195.500

120

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy

08069

€2,400,000 - €2,800,000

Not Sold
High Bid
€2,200,000

121

1981 Ferrari 512 BB

36775

€240,000 - €280,000

€235,625

122

2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale

139664

€200,000 - €250,000

€212,750

123

1992 Ferrari F40

93710

€850,000 - €950,000

€933,125

124

2005 Maserati MC12

ZAMDF44B0000
12085

€2,000,000 - €2,500,000

€2,001,875

125

2009 Ferrari 599 GTB

167984

€300,000 - €350,000

€365,000

126

1970 Lamborghini Espada Series II 

7725

€160,000 - €200,000

€161,000

127

1963 Maserati 3500 GTi Spyder by Vignale
converted to carbs

AM*AM101*1457

€700,000 - €800,000

Not Sold
High Bid
€575,000

128

1967 Maserati Mistral 4,0 Spyder by Frua

AM*109/SA1 627

€750,000 - €850,000

€736,250

129

1970 Maserati Ghibli 4,7 Spyder

AM*115/S*1233

€700,000 - €800,000

€708,125

130

1958 Triumph TR3A Works Rally Car

TS/23870-O

€160,000 - €180,000

€184,000

131

1971 Porsche 914/6 GT

9140432505

€220,000 - €260,000

€241,250

132

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

WDDAK76F78M
001546

€300,000 - €360,000

€331,250

133

1965 Porsche 912

351684

€40,000 - €70,000

€92,000

134

1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

70127

€1,600,000 - €1,800,000

€1,776,875

135

1991 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary

ZA9C005A0KLA
12017

€250,000 - €300,000

€331,250

136

2009 Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione

ZAR920000000
44572

€200,000 - €250,000

€230,000

137

1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ99ZSS
338509

€625,000 - €725,000

€680,000

138

2002 Ferrari 575 Maranello

 128466

€85,000 - €125,000

€97,750

139

1979 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

V8 VOR 12117

€175,000 - €225,000

€184,000

140

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta

124364

€265,000 - €325,000

€286,250

141

1993 Ferrari 512 TR

96850

€110,000 - €145,000

€109,250

142

1965 Iso Grifo A3/C

B 0209

€2,500,000 - €3,000,000

Not Sold
High Bid
€1,975,000

143

1977 BMW 633 CSi

4377457

€25,000 - €35,000

€34,500

144

1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Berlina

917122

€175,000 - €200,000

€143,750

145

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 'Split-Window' Coupι

30837S107343

€75,000 - €85,000

€66,125

146

1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

 12043

€210,000 - €240,000

Not Sold
High Bid €195,000

147

1977 Porsche 911 Turbo

9307700576

€150,000 - €175,000

€143,750

148

2014 McLaren P1

080

€1,700,000 - €2,000,000

Not Sold
High Bid €1,500,000

149

1925 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix

4394

€500,000 - €700,000

€387,500

150

1993 Bugatti EB110 SS Prototype

ZA9BBU2E0PCD
39006

€850,000 - €1,100,000

€1,152,500

151

2017 Bugatti Chiron

 VF9SP3V39HM
795042

€3,200,000 - €3,600,000

€3,323,750

152

1967 Autobianchi Bianchina 'Eden Roc' Cabriolet

 110B 122 008574

€25,000 - €30,000

€16,100

153

2002 Porsche 911 GT2

WP0ZZZ99Z2S
695174

€100,000 - €150,000

Not Sold
High Bid €80,000

154

2008 Porsche 911 GT2 Clubsport

WP0ZZZ99Z8S
794079

€150,000 - €175,000

€163,875

155

1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3,6

WP0ZZZ96ZRS
470389

€250,000 - €300,000

€275,000

156

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP0ZZZ91ZKS
152325

€275,000 - €325,000

€291,875

157

1975 Porsche 911 Carrera 2,7 MFI 'Jubilδum'

9115600225

€255,000- €350,000

Not Sold
High Bid
€220,000

158

1970 Lancia Fulvia 1,6 HF 'Fanalone'

818.540 001284

€60,000 - €80,000

€66,700

159

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible SCCA

194679S
724957

€200,000 - €250,000

Not Sold
High Bid €170,000

160

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

01285

€450,000 - €500,000

€511,250

161

1995 Ferrari F355 Challenge

101523

€135,000 - €175,000

Not Sold
High Bid €110,000

162

1968 Bizzarrini 1900 GT Europa

150 0521

€250,000 - €300,000

€212,750

163

1974 Alpine-Renault A110 B 'Team Vialle Autogas'

20377

€140,000 - €180,000

€149,500

164

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT 'L-Series'

00854

€300,000 - €350,000

€308,750

165

1954 OSCA 2000 S

2005

€875,000 - €975,000

€792,500

166

1994 Ferrari 348 GTS

96858

€75,000 - €100,000

€66,125

167

1985 Lamborghini Jalpa

ZA9J00000FLA
12208

€100,000 - €125,000

€60,375

168

1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

WP0ZZZ99ZWS
330081

€350,000 - €450,000

€269,375

169

1971 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT

10072

€130,000 - €180,000

Not Sold
High Bid
€125,000

170

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

AR*613,369

€225,000 - €275,000

Not Sold
High Bid
€190,000

171

1973 Alpine-Renault A310 1600 VF

21095

€75,000 - €85,000

€57,500

172

1953 Ferrari 166 MM/53 Spider

 0272M

€3,700,000 - €4,500,000

Not Sold
High Bid €3,450,000

173

1995 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione II

ZLA831AB000
586062

€90,000 - €120,000

€161,000

174

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupι

188.011.55.
00020

€280,000 - €380,000

€293,000

175

1937 Chevrolet Master Cabriolet

GB15951

€50,000 - €70,000

€31,050

176

1967 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL 'Pagoda'

113.044.12.
006707

€125,000 - €145,000

Not Sold
High Bid €95,000

177

1983 Aston Martin V8 Vantage V580 'Oscar India'

12363

€225,000 - €250,000

€275,000

178

1995 Ferrari 456 GT

102488

€60,000 - €80,000

€74,750

179

1996 Lamborghini Diablo SE30

ZA9DE22A0RLA
12064

€275,000 - €325,000

Not Sold
High Bid €240,000

180

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3,8-Litre Roadster

876070

€150,000 - €180,000

€161,000

181

2016 Mercedes-Benz G 500 4Χ4²

WDB4632341X
248331

€180,000 - €220,000

Not Sold
High Bid €160,000
Post Sale €175,000

182

1992 Ferrari Testarossa

91201

€70,000 - €90,000

€86,250

183

2005 Magnate P708 Barchetta

P708-0001

€300,000 - €500,000

€89,125

184

2010 Harley-Davidson FLHXXX Street Glide Trike

1HD1MBM39AB
851405

€60,000 - €85,000

€60,000