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RM Sotheby’s Adds Spectacular, Seldom-Seen Ferrari F40 LM to Paris


1987 Ferrari F40 LM s_n 74045

1987 Ferrari F40 LM s_n 74045

 

LONDON, 18 December 2018

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce a selection of high-spec, high-performance Ferrari and Bugatti models ahead of its forthcoming Paris auction, due to take place on 6 February 2019 at Place Vauban. A trio of modern Bugatti cars – including an EB110 SS, Veyron, and Chiron – will return home for auction on French soil, while sought-after and ultra-rare Ferrari listings extend to an F40 LM and F50. 


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An extremely rare 1987 Ferrari F40 LM leads the Italian marque entries. Upon entering production, the Ferrari F40 was already the fastest road car of its time, but the ‘Le Mans’ version took the model to new extremes – affording the car more aggressive bodywork, more extreme front and rear wings, larger disc brakes and calipers, revised suspension, a race-spec gearbox and a stripped-out interior with a futuristic digital dashboard. Chassis no. 74045 was originally used as a prototype car while the F40 was designed. The car was then converted to LM specification by Michelotto in 1992, and acquired by Michel Ferté in 1994, who finished 12th in the car at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. A year later, the car was upgraded with a wider rear wing and has enjoyed further racing success in the BPR Global GT Series. It now comes to RM Sotheby’s Paris sale as the most successful F40 LM, wearing its Le Mans livery of striking French Blue with Pilot sponsoring (Est. €4.500.000 - €5.500.000).

Another Ferrari modern classic set to excite bidders in Paris is a Classiche-certified 1996 Ferrari F50. Offered for sale with the rarely seen original trunk bag, the red Italian sports car is number 102 of only 349 ever made. This F50 was delivered new to a customer in France and is accompanied by its original luggage, flight case, hardtop and other accessories. Very few cars, either before or since the F50, offer such a compelling combination of thoroughbred performance and engineering pedigree, not to mention scarcity; and it is rare that such a fine example is offered for sale (Est. €1.700.000 - €1.900.000). 

Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s Europe, said: “These latest additions to the Paris auction add five iconic supercars from two of the hobby’s greatest marques to the catalogue. Individually, the F40 LM is a car so rare that we’ve only had the pleasure of offering one other example at auction in RM Sotheby’s history; and this particular car is surely the most successful, having finished 12th overall at Le Mans. The three Bugatti models are all the ultimate supercars of their generation, in that they were unrivalled while in production. In many respects, they remain unrivalled today as collectable cars that are highly prized in the market place.” 

The three headline Bugatti entries underline a strong supercar and high-performance theme for the French sale. The 1994 Bugatti EB110 SS is the ultimate iteration of the EB110, the best of French and Italian engineering. The ‘Super Sport’ – lighter and more powerful than the standard version – was introduced in 1992, one year after the base model was first unleashed on public roads. Just 38 sports-enhanced models were ever made, while this example must be one of the lowest-mileage examples with a mere 907km from new. Powered by a 3.5-liter quad-turbocharged V12 engine rated at 592bhp, official figures for the EB110 SS recorded a top speed of 216mph (348km/h) and a 0-62mph (0-100km/h) time of 3.2 seconds (Est. €1.300.000 - €1.800.000).

Adding to the Bugatti presence in Paris, a 2014 Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse is also set to fall under the gavel. Finished in the unique two-tone Porsche Carrera White and Blue, the 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged V16-powered Veyron on offer is one of 92 Grand Sport Vitesse models built and has covered just 2,750km from new (Est. €1.575.000 - €1.800.000). The trio of Bugatti supercars in Paris is completed by a 2017 Chiron, delivered new to Bugatti Dusseldorf, finished in two-tone Nocturne and Bugatti Light Blue over Beluga Black and Bugatti Light Blue, and having covered less than 1,800km. The Chiron is also powered by an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged V16 engine, allowing it to accelerate from 0-60mph (0-97km/h) in just 2.4 seconds. While standard Chiron models are still on sale today, production is limited to 500, making this almost-new Chiron an attractive alternative as it is ready to purchase at auction (Est. €2.360.000 - €2.750.000).

Coinciding with the world-famous Rétromobile week (6-10 February 2019), RM Sotheby’s Paris auction will present approximately 80 motor cars and a selection of automobilia at the historic Place Vauban on 6 February, immediately following the Festival Automobile International (31 January - 3 February). This exciting event features a stunning display of beautiful concept cars and pays tribute to car designers from around the world. For further information on Festival Automobile International, please visit www.festivalautomobile.com.

 

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Lot

Description

S/N

Estimate (€)

 

112

1957 Brütsch Mopetta

482/226267

90,000 - 120,000
(NR)

 

113

1957 Liuzzi Lido Runabout Sois Sage II"

FLZCR941F957

40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

114

1956 Chevrolet Corvette

E56S001947

80,000 - 100,000
(NR)

 

115

1957 Citroën 2CV

392782

15,000 - 20,000
(NR)

 

116

1950 Citroën HY Panelvan

651563

15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

 

117

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé

AR 1900C
01788

250,000 - 300,000

 

118

1927 Fiat 520 Cabriolet

21121

15,000 - 25,000
(NR)

 

119

1965 Maserati Mistral Coupé

AM109 466

110,000 - 140,000

 

120

1994 Venturi 400 GT Trophy

VK8CHL61192CE
0025

120,000 - 200,000

 

121

1968 Fiat Dino Coupé

135AC0002476

40,000 - 60,000
(NR)

 

122

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

WDB1260451A
455326

150,000 - 200,000

 

123

1994 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé

WAPBC57C04D
200039

175,000 - 225,000

 

124

1988 Ferrari 412

75934

60,000 - 80,000

 

125

1966 Maserati Mistral Coupé

AM109/SI 613

425,000 - 475,000

 

126

1987 Ferrari F40 LM

74045

4,500,000 - 5,500,000

 

127

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

9113601231

500,000 - 550,000

 

128

1996 Jordan 196 Formula 1

03

170,000 - 190,000

 

129

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Coupé

AR 1900C 01507

330,000 - 360,000

 

130

1939 Citroën Traction 11 B Cabriolet

149701

150,000 - 160,000

 

131

1983 BMW Alpina B9 3.5

WBADA8108D
7586078

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

132

1992 Porsche 928 GTS

WP0ZZZ92ZPS
800200

70,000 - 85,000

 

133

1994 BMW 850 CSi

WBSEG9322RCD
00133

140,000 - 180,000

 

134

1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I

SCAZN42A5ECX
09011

60,000 - 70,000

 

135

1987 BMW M6

WBAEE19000
2563146

60,000 - 80,000

 

136

2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta

181259

925,000 - 1,050,000

 

137

1900 Panhard et Levassor 16 HP Rear Entrance Tonneau

2565

275,000 - 325,000

 

138

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

AR 613864

310,000 - 340,000

 

139

2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S

SCFAC243M7B
502353

120,000 - 140,000

 

140

1959 Lister-Jaguar Costin

BHL2-59

900,000 - 1,100,000

 

141

1964 Porsche 911

300082

600,000 - 800,000

 

142

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

160738

140,000 - 170,000

 

143

1966 Shelby 427 Cobra

CSX 3284

800,000 - 1,000,000

 

144

1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello

115804

190,000 - 260,000

 

145

1991 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL AMG 6.0

WDB1290661F
026113

60,000 - 80,000
(NR)

 

146

2006 Ferrari Superamerica

144001

575,000 - 650,000

 

147

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 c Sedan

186.016.55.
00140

65,000 - 85,000
(NR)

 

148

1973 Alfa Romeo GTA 1300 Junior Stradale

AR 776142

255,000 - 280,000

 

149

1955 OSCA MT4-2AD 1350

1156

1,100,000 - 1,300,000

 

150

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé

188.014.65.
00034

410,000 - 450,000

 

151

2003 Ferrari Enzo

138355

1,850,000 - 2,000,000

 

152

1962 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide

LR/110/L

200,000 - 250,000

 

153

1983 Aston Martin Tickford Lagonda

LOOL 13178

90,000 - 120,000

 

154

1985 Audi quattro

WBSEG9322RCD
00133

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

155

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

08311

3,000,000 - 3,300,000

 

156

1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder

550-0082

3,800,000 - 4,300,000

 

157

1953 Jaguar XK 120 SE Roadster

S 674489

100,000 - 130,000

 

158

2004 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0ZZZ98Z4L
000171

650,000 - 750,000

 

159

1996 Ferrari F50

104762

1,700,000 - 1,900,000

 

160

1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 Cabriolet

16035

1,300,000 - 1,500,000

 

161

1995 Ferrari F355 Spider

105091

100,000 - 130,000

 

162

1949 Delahaye 135 M Cabriolet

800863

250,000 - 325,000

 

163

1962 Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Coupé

120314

470,000 - 580,000

 

164

1989 Aston Martin Lagonda

SCFDL01SJLTL
13623

100,000 - 120,000

 

165

1994 Bugatti EB 110 SS

ZA9BB02E0RCD
39012

1,300,000 - 1,800,000

 

166

2014 Bugatti Veyron

VF9SV25274M
795073

1,575,000 - 1,800,000

 

167

2012 Bugatti Veyron

VF9SG25243M
795038

1,500,000 - 1,700,000

 

168

2018 Bugatti Chiron

VF9SP3V33JM
795060

2,360,000 - 2,750,000

 

169

1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

01406

300,000 - 350,000

 

170

1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

70241

2,000,000 - 2,200,000

 

171

2005 Ford GT

1FAFP90S05Y
400666

300,000 - 350,000

 

172

1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III

AM300/3/1394

225,000 - 275,000

 

173

2017 Ferrari F12tdf

222120

825,000 - 950,000

 

174

1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo

WBACJ7103B
6579936

200,000 - 240,000

 

175

1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Saloon

109.018.12.
002268

70,000 - 90,000

 

176

2015 Morgan Aero SuperSports

SA9EASSATFE
004069

150,000 - 200,000

 

177

1967 Porsche 911 S Coupé

307873S

170,000 - 240,000

 

178

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II

1983GT

1,200,000 - 1,400,000

 

179

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (W198)

198.042.75.
00547

800,000 - 1,000,000

 

180

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

WP0ZZZ91ZFS
800394

950,000 - 1,100,000

 

181

1965 Porsche 911

301389

200,000 - 240,000

 

182

2018 Mercedes-Benz G 65 AMG 'Final Edition

WDC4632741X
291804

250,000 - 300,000

 

183

1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé

1831GT

600,000 - 700,000

 

184

1994 Mercedes-Benz E 500 Limited

WDB1240361C
160081

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

185

2011 Ferrari SP30

188026

 

186

2000 BMW Alpina B12 6.0 Langversion

WAPBC60L00LD
32013

25,000 - 35,000
(NR)

 

187

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0

WDB10702612
001603

50,000 - 70,000

 

188

1952 Connaught A-Type

A-6

240,000 - 320,000

 

189

1981 Ferrari 512 BB

36445

250,000 - 280,000

 

190

1940 Fiat 2800 Berlinetta

000561

200,000 - 250,000

 

191

1980 Ferrari 512 BB 'Competizione

31159

395,000 - 455,000

 

192

1994 Mercedes-Benz E 500

WDB1240361C
146785

40,000 - 50,000
(NR)

 

193

2005 Ferrari Superamerica

143094

325,000 - 355,000

 

194

1985 BMW Alpina B7 Turbo Coupé

WAP87TC01SB
720048

80,000 - 100,000

 

195

2009 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640

ZHWBA37S49LA
03567

200,000 - 250,000

 

196

1959 Jaguar XK 150 3.4 Drophead Coupé

S 837992

100,000 - 130,000

 

197

2002 Lotus Esprit V8

SCCDC08252HA
10379

60,000 - 80,000