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Lot 278 - 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta s/n 0058M Est. $8,000,000 - $10,000,000 €7,550.000 - 9,430,000

Lot 278 - 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta s/n 0058M Est. $8,000,000 - $10,000,000 €7,550.000 - 9,430,000

Lot 278 - 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta s/n 0058M Est. $8,000,000 - $10,000,000 €7,550.000 - 9,430,000

Lot 278 - 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta s/n 0058M Est. $8,000,000 - $10,000,000 €7,550.000 - 9,430,000

 

AMELIA ISLAND, Florida, 12 March, 2017

RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality vehicles, reinforced its clear market leadership this past weekend by generating an outstanding $70.9 million in sales with 90 percent of all lots sold at its 19th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance sale. A new benchmark for an Amelia Island auction, the impressive total comfortably exceeds the combined tally of all the other auctions held during this year’s Amelia weekend. 

Extended to two days with the addition of Friday’s exclusive presentation of ‘A Gentleman’s Collection: The Pride and Passion of Orin Smith’, RM’s 2017 Amelia Island sale lifted the gavel on a carefully curated roster of 150 blue-chip vehicles and select automobilia, attracting a truly global audience with bidders from 25 countries. Significantly, 21 percent of bidders represented first time clients to RM Sotheby’s. 



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“We’re thrilled with the results from this weekend’s Amelia Island sale,” comments Gord Duff, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s. “Not only was it our best ever Amelia Island performance, but the highest tally in Amelia Island auction history. The caliber of entries our team secured for this year’s event was second-to-none, as reflected in the positive feedback from collectors and media alike during preview, as well as the multiple bidding contests that filled the auction room during both sale sessions. We’re proud to have once again raised the bar, and look forward to continuing the momentum as we move into the busy Spring / Summer auction season.” 

Leading RM’s string of 19 individual million-dollar-plus sales and claiming top honors of the 2017 Amelia Island auctions was a striking 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet, one of only three examples sporting rare coachwork by Vanvooren of Paris (pictured top). Offered for public sale for the first time in its 80-year history, the highly original Type 57S sparkled under the auction lights during Saturday’s sale session, commanding $7,700,000. Just moments prior to the Bugatti’s sale, a well-known 1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe, one of only three supercharged Stutzes in existence, proved demand remains strong for great American Classics at auction, selling for $1,705,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $1/1.2 million. The strong sales price represents a new record for a Stutz at auction.

 

Friday’s sale session was also one for the books, with the Orin Smith Collection generating $31 million in sales with a 100 percent sell-through. A wonderful showcase of RM Sotheby’s expertise and capabilities in handling private collection auctions, the sale represented the first time RM has hosted a Friday evening sale at Amelia, and provided a fitting tribute to a man beloved by the Amelia crowd, drawing a packed sales room. The group of 63 vehicles was headlined by a stunning 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series III “Tipo Bocca” at $2,145,000. Other notable sales included:

 

·         the 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe, just two registered owners from new, shattered both its presale estimate of $700/900,000 and the previous auction record for the model at a final $1,683,000;

·         a superbly restored 1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Newmarket Permanent Sedan soared past its $1,000,000 high estimate at a final $1,237,500; and,

·         a 1966 Aston Martin Short-Chassis Volante, the very first example of just 37 built, sold for $1,705,000.

The The power of ‘no reserve’ exhibited at Friday’s Orin Smith Collection sale was witnessed again on Saturday with terrific results achieved for a well-known private collection of 10 sporting cars. Highlighting the group, a dramatic two-tone red and black 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Coupe Series III, much-admired by enthusiasts during preview, provided one of the most intense and lively bidding contests of the weekend, eventually selling for $2,365,000 against a pre-sale estimate of $1.6/2.2 million. From the same collection, a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 eclipsed its pre-sale estimate of $900,000 - $1.1 million to storm into the record books at a final $1,375,000 (an auction record for the model). Also commanding strong bids were a spectacular 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, which realized $1,358,500, and a stunning 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe, which brought $1,100,000.

Other noteworthy sales of RM’s 2017 Amelia Island event include:

 

·         the 5,694-mile 1995 Ferrari F50, originally delivered to famed heavyweight Champion boxer, Mike Tyson, sold for an above-estimate $2,640,000;

·         a 1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet, exquisitely restored by RM Auto Restoration, set a new benchmark for a Graham at auction with its strong $770,000 final price; and,

·         ending Saturday’s sale session on a fun note, a 1963 Meyers Manx—the original dune buggy—doubled its pre-sale estimate to sell for a record $68,750.

As part of the event, RM was also proud to lend its auction services to support the fundraising efforts of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation; proceeds from the first two lots of Saturday’s sale session (201 and 202), which amounted to $41,400, will benefit Spina Bifida of Jacksonville. 

“The Amelia Island weekend continues to grow in stature each year, and this year was no exception. All in all, it was another terrific hobby weekend and there’s plenty to celebrate, including the remarkable efforts of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance team and their volunteers, who pulled off a last minute date change for their event with great success.”

 

RM Sotheby’s continues its global collector car calendar with a return to the beautiful shores of Lake Como (Cernobbio) Italy, 27 May for its biennial sale during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. In North America, the company kicks off a busy summer schedule, 29 July with its well-established Motor City sale during the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns, closely followed by its flagship Monterey sale, 18-19 August during the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance week.




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Lot

Year Make Model

Chassis #

Estimate

Result

101

1956 Nash Metropolitan Convertible

 E22593

 $15,000 - $20,000

+
$24,750

102

2005 Bentley Continental GT

 SCBCR63W75C026366

 $60,000 - $80,000

+
$63,800

103

1950 Allard K1 Roadster

 91K 1703

 $150,000 - $200,000

$110,000

104

1961 Chevrolet Corvette

 10867S104046

 $60,000 - $80,000

$71,500

105

2001 BMW Z8

 WBAEJ134X1AH60892

 $150,000 - $200,000

$231,000

106

1947 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet

 B26BH

 $350,000 - $450,000

$396,000

107

1955 Jaguar XK 140 Roadster

 S 810715 DN

 $80,000 - $110,000

$154,000

108

1956 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe

 AR 1900C 10145

$125,000- $275,000

+
$176,000

109

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Saloon

 AM/300/3/1359

 $375,000 - $450,000

+
$302,500

110

1948 Packard Eight Station Sedan

 2293-3982

 $60,000 - $80,000

$70,400

111

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

 198.040.7500077

 $950,000 - $1,050,000

+
$1,144,000

112

1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Henley Roadster

 S303LR

 $400,000 - $500,000

$682,000

113

2003 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato

 SCFAE12383K700040

 $300,000 - $375,000

$357,500

114

1931 Bentley "Blue Train" Custom by Gary Wales (Bob Petersen replica)

 32TC

 $750,000 - $950,000

$440,000

115

1957 Bentley S1 Continental Fastback Saloon

 BC96LBG

 $850,000 - $1,000,000

+
$781,000

116

1936 Cord 810 Phaeton

 810 2447 H

 $170,000 - $220,000

$165,000

117

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe by Gurney Nutting

 201RY

 $750,000 - $950,000

$632,500

118

1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Roadster

 188.012.00170/53

 $400,000 - $500,000

+
$506,000

119

1938 H.R.G. Airline Coupe

 WT68

 $225,000 - $275,000

$176,000

120

1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer

 S337FM

 $350,000 - $450,000

$357,500

121

1935 Amilcar Type G36 Pegasé

 100102

 $350,000 - $450,000

$236,500

122

1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic

 106 000049

 $1,600,000 - $1,900,000

+
$1,375,000

123

1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe

 BC22LBG

 $700,000 - $900,000

+
$1,683,000

124

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Drophead Coupe

 LML/50/376

 $350,000 - $425,000

$346,500

125

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Newmarket Permanent Sedan

 289AJS

 $700,000 - $1,000,000

$1,237,500

126

1936 Bentley 4¼-Litre Airflow Saloon

 B118HK

 $150,000 - $200,000

$165,000

127

1938 Aston Martin 15/98 'Short-Chassis' Roadster

 J8/776/LS

 $400,000 - $500,000

$286,000

128

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn DHC

 LSLE31

 $400,000 - $500,000

$451,000

129

1952 Bentley Mark VI Drophead Coupe

 B72LNZ

 $200,000 - $275,000

$198,000

130

1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC DHC

 S 817644

 $100,000 - $140,000

$165,000

131

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer

 35PB

 $600,000 - $800,000

$726,000

132

1956 H.R.G. 1500 Alloy Roadster

 WS231

 $130,000 - $160,000

$121,000

133

1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

 1E 11175

 $125,000 - $175,000

$148,500

134

1938 MG TA Tickford Drophead Coupe

 TA/2736

 $100,000 - $140,000

$85,250

135

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B

 130921

 $600,000 - $750,000

$698,500

136

1953 Bentley Mark VI Cabriolet

 B184MD

 $250,000 - $350,000

+
$253,000

137

1932 Packard Deluxe Eight Phaeton

 194335

 $225,000 - $275,000

$253,000

138

1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe

 120SK

 $500,000 - $750,000

$286,000

139

1966 Aston Martin Volante 'Short-Chassis'

 DB5C/2301/L

 $1,600,000 - $2,000,000

$1,705,000

140

1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III All-Weather Tourer

 3DL56

 $500,000 - $600,000

$396,000

141

1958 Bentley S1 Continental Fixed Head Coupe

 BC48LCH

 $450,000 - $550,000

$561,000

142

1937 SS 100 2½-Litre Roadster

 18124

 $400,000 - $500,000

$319,000

143

1939 Packard One Twenty Convertible Victoria

 1701-2098

 $225,000 - $300,000

$214,500

144

1949 Lea-Francis 2½-Litre Sports

 5158

 $100,000 - $140,000

$82,500

145

1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe "Honeymoon Express"

 SGE270

 $1,300,000 - $1,800,000

+
$1,347,500

146

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Shooting Brake

 LSMH65

 $375,000 - $475,000

$583,000

147

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe

 LSHF169

 $750,000 - $950,000

+
$671,000

148

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

 198.042.8500286

 $900,000 - $1,050,000

$957,000

149

2005 Ford GT

 1FAFP90S45Y400136

 $250,000 - $300,000

$319,000

150

1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200 C Spider

 B52-1052

 $1,100,000 - $1,400,000

$1,248,500

151

2006 Aston Martin DB9

 SCFAB02A06GB04769

 $60,000 - $80,000

$73,700

152

1952 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon

 BC14LA

 $1,250,000 - $1,500,000

$1,347,500

153

2002 Bentley Continental R Mulliner 'Wide Body'

 SCBZB25E62CX01793

 $80,000 - $100,000

$165,000

154

1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre 'Embiricos' Coupe Recreation in the style of Pourtout (Bob Petersen)

 B119MX

 $750,000 - $950,000

$671,000

155

1966 Jaguar XKSS Recreation

 7E 69649

 $150,000 - $200,000

+
$280,500

156

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet

 LWAB63

 $400,000 - $500,000

$473,000

157

1961 Morgan Plus 4 Roadster

 76180

 $40,000 - $60,000

$51,700

158

1947 Talbot-Lago T-26 Cabriolet

 100064

 $650,000 - $850,000

$352,000

159

1958 Morris Minor Traveller

 FLA4/625082

 $50,000 - $60,000

$45,100

160

1931 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Croydon Convertible Coupe

 239AJS

 $700,000 - $1,000,000

$506,000

161

1952 Fiat 500C Topolino

 500C 477290

 $40,000 - $50,000

$46,200

162

1950 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupe

 915.758

 $700,000 - $850,000

$880,000

163

1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series III "Tipo Bocca"

 33-5313

 $2,000,000 - $2,600,000

$2,145,000

 

 

 

 

 

210

1947 Morgan F-Super

 761

 $35,000 - $40,000

$39,600

211

1987 Porsche 924 S

 WP0AA0922HN452147

 $20,000 - $30,000

$19,800

212

1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello

 110686

 $125,000 - $150,000

$165,000

213

1959 Devin D Porsche Special

 DD5-12

 $70,000 - $90,000

+
$88,000

214

1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Newport Town Car by Brewster

 253AJS

 $200,000 - $250,000

$220,000

215

1988 Porsche 944 Anniversary

 WP0AB0945JN470761

 $30,000 - $40,000

$26,400

216

1930 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe

 700898

 $300,000 - $350,000

$368,500

217

1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

 1E 15951

 $140,000 - $180,000

$137,500

218

1995 Ferrari F50

 104220

 $2,200,000 - $2,400,000

$2,640,000

219

1989 Porsche 911 Speedster

 WP0EB0916KS173721

 $180,000 - $220,000

$154,000

220

1938 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupe

e/n 5270250

 $325,000 - $375,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$290,000

221

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe

 WDDAJ76F06M001016

 $300,000 - $350,000

$275,000

222

2004 Saleen S7

 1S9SB181X4S000045

 $390,000 - $450,000

$473,000

223

1956 Austin-Healey 100-4 BN2 Coupe

 BN2-L/231178

 $80,000 - $100,000

$94,600

224

2011 Porsche 911 Speedster

 WP0CB2A9XBS795579

 $275,000 - $350,000

$363,000

225

1958 Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Fixed Head Coupe

 S 835623

 $100,000 - $125,000

$71,500

226

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta

 124295

 $575,000 - $650,000

Not Sold
High Bid $550,000

227

2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

 WP0AE2A92BS778175

 $375,000 - $450,000

$434,500

228

1970 Iso Grifo Series II

 GL 050336

 $400,000 - $500,000

$264,000

229

1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

 07798

 $350,000 - $400,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$320,000

230

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB

 21167

 $80,000 - $100,000

$83,600

231

1929 Stutz Model M Supercharged Coupe

 M-C-31312

 $1,000,000 – $1,200,000

$1,705,000

232

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet

 57513

 $8,500,000 - $10,000,000

 $7,700,000

233

1933 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria

 901136

 $475,000 - $550,000

$522,500

234

1991 Porsche 911 Turbo

 WP0AA2969MS480490

 $180,000 - $220,000

$167,200

235

1935 Cadillac V-8 Five-Passenger Town Sedan

e/n 3105172

 $50,000 - $60,000

$27,500

236

1933 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Dual Cowl Sports Tourer

 1664

 $800,000 - $1,100,000

$902,000

237

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre 2+2

 1E 76624

 $80,000 - $100,000

$70,400

238

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

 121.928.10.003335

 $200,000 - $225,000

High Bid Not Sold
$170,000

239

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

 01174

 $450,000 - $550,000

$451,000

240

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2-Litre Roadster

 1E 12009

 $220,000 - $280,000

$242,000

241

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

 10267 -

 $650,000 - $750,000

$748,000

242

1969 Tasca-Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Am

 

 $375,000 - $425,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$320,000

243

1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet

 141747

 $600,000 - $900,000

$770,000

244

1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432

 PS30-00166

 $150,000 - $200,000

$170,500

245

1957 Fiat-Stanguellini 1200 Spider America

 121166

 $300,000 - $400,000

$275,000

246

1938 Mercedes-Benz 170 V Cabriolet A

 414843

 $130,000 - $160,000

$110,000

247

1963 Ferrari 330 America 2+2

 5049

 $400,000 - $500,000

$412,500

248

1939 Lincoln-Zephyr Coupe

 H 66822

 $175,000 - $225,000

$154,000

249

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged 'Sportsman' Cabriolet

 812 31762 F

 $300,000 - $350,000

$302,500

250

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

 9113601315

 $550,000 - $650,000

Not Sold
High Bid $520,000

251

1906 Studebaker Model G Touring

 841

 $250,000 - $350,000

Not Sold
High Bid $210,000

252

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT

 0232

 $600,000 - $750,000

Not Sold
High Bid $580,000

253

1947 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible

 7404990

 $140,000 - $160,000

$104,500

254

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

 2639GT

 $9,000,000 - $10,000,000

Not Sold
High Bid $8,200,000

255

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

 875152

 $250,000 - $370,000

$412,500

256

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

 WP0CA29865L001514

 $750,000 - $850,000

$770,000

257

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe Zagato

 AR 1900C 01915

 $800,000 - $1,200,000

$1,100,000

258

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

 198.040.4500116

 $1,200,000 - $1,400,000

$1,358,500

259

2005 Ford GT

 1FAFP90S55Y400372

 $300,000 - $350,000

$363,000

260

1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe Series III

 2181

 $1,600,000 - $2,000,000

$2,365,000

261

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America

 B24S-1072

 $1,400,000 - $1,800,000

$1,320,000

262

1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0

 9114609106

 $900,000 - $1,100,000

$1,375,000

263

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB

 06681

 $1,800,000 - $2,000,000

$1,842,500

264

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Lightweight

 9113600336

 $800,000 - $1,000,000

$869,000

265

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

 87750

  $275,000 - $400,000

$308,000

266

1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Le Mans Sports 'Bobtail'

 KM3088

 $6,500,000 - $7,500,000

Not Sold
High Bid $6,400,000

267

1959 Bocar XP-5

 XP5043

 $175,000 - $225,000

$159,500

268

1934 Packard Super Eight Coupe Roadster

 759-76

 $180,000 - $200,000

$198,000

269

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione Conversion

 14115

 $1,250,000 - $1,500,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$1,200,000

270

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S

 WP0AC2999VS375762

 $400,000 - $450,000

+
$308,000

271

1965 Aston Martin DB5

 DB5/2098/R

 $900,000 - $1,100,000

$990,000

272

1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

 3916

 $220,000 - $260,000

$187,000

273

2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

 WP0CB29975S675716

 $70,000 - $90,000

$104,500

274

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

 14585

 $600,000 - $700,000

+
$660,000

275

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

 WP0CA29874L001150

 $575,000 - $650,000

+
$605,000

276

2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

 VF9SK2C25CM795051

 $1,500,000 - $1,800,000

$1,650,000

277

2011 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0

 WP0AF2A93BS785679

 $475,000 - $550,000

$577,500

278

1950 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta

 0058M

 $8,000,000 - $10,000,000 €7,550.000 - 9,430,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$6,900,000

279

1965 Porsche 911

303058

$275,000 - $325,000

$192,500

280

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

 WP0CB2964RS465313

 $120,000 - $150,000

$104,500

281

1963 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 'Sunroof' Coupe

 121298

 $600,000 - $750,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$575,000

282

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo S

 WP0AA2953JN151575

 $40,000 - $50,000

$46,200

283

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet

 WP0EB0934KS070542

 $275,000 - $325,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$260,000

284

1969 Lamborghini Islero 400 GT

 6267

 $250,000 - $300,000

$242,000

285

1931 Packard Deluxe Eight Convertible Coupe

 189744

 $220,000 - $260,000

Not Sold
High Bid $190,000

286

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

 WP0AA095ZGN151631

 $30,000 - $40,000

$33,000

287

1968 Porsche 911 Sportomatic

 11835019

 $225,000 - $275,000

$286,000

288

1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster

 WP0CB2964NS460476

 $100,000 - $120,000

$74,800

289

1968 AAR Eagle USAC Indianapolis

 406

 $350,000 - $400,000

Not Sold
High Bid $260,000

290

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

 WP0AB2A94GS123404

 $200,000 - $250,000

$214,500

291

1948 Vauxhall-Zimmerli 18-6 Roadster

 LIP 1454

 $125,000 - $175,000

$71,500

292

1967 MG MGB Roadster

 GHN3-U/133548-G

 $30,000 - $40,000

$38,500

294

1963 Meyers Manx

 5157950

 $30,000 - $40,000

$68,750

295

1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

 AR 1427863

 $90,000 - $110,000

$72,600

296

1976 Triumph TR6

 CF56280 U

 $20,000 - $25,000

$22,000