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RM Sotheby’s Chronicles the Evolution of the Supercar at Petersen Automotive Museum Auction


1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV s/n 4912

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV s/n 4912

 

BLENHEIM, Ontario, 8 November 2018

RM Sotheby’s has assembled a lineup of automobiles spanning four decades of supercar evolution for the company’s first sale at the newly redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on 8 December. From the original supercar to some of the most technologically advanced hypercars of today, there is something for every enthusiast of high-performance, low-production models.

The selection of supercars begins with an exciting example of the final iteration of what is dubbed the “original supercar,” the Lamborghini Miura. An unmistakable shape, the 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV on offer, chassis no. 4912, is the only Miura SV originally delivered in striking Bleu Medio over Pelle Bleu interior and is one of just five single-sump SVs sold new to the United States equipped with optional air conditioning. Producing a total of 385 horsepower, the SV can sprint from 0–60 mph in 5.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 180 mph. An excellent driver’s Miura boasting a superb concours restoration, it is sure to attract attention wherever it goes (Est. $2,100,000 - $2,500,000).





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“Nothing thrills an enthusiast quite like the supercar they worshipped as a youth,” says Alexander Weaver, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s. “Technological advancements and a drive to be the best have been at the forefront of supercar battles since the birth of the word, and we’ve assembled a lineup of cars that captures some of the most radical and important achievements in supercar development across more than forty years– sure to speak to collectors of all ages. Interest in high-performance supercars has been consistent throughout our calendar sales, and we’re delighted to bring another fresh-to-market group to the Petersen Museum.”

Further down the road in supercar lineage comes the first true battle of the brands between the diametrically opposed 1989 Ferrari F40 and the 1987 Porsche 959 Komfort. While the F40 was all about the engine and a stripped down, spartan driving experience, the 959 was one of the most technologically innovative cars ever built, with numerous pioneering advancements. The F40 on offer was delivered new to Stefano Casiraghi, Italian socialite, successful racer, and second husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Well cared for throughout its life, the F40 is fitted with desirable Plexiglas windows and shows just 4,000 km from new (Est. $1,200,000 - $1,600,000). The 959 set for the Los Angeles sale is an early Komfort model and one of very few that have been federalized and registered for street use in California. Highly original and professionally maintained, the Porsche is offered from single ownership for the last decade (Est. $950,000 - $1,100,000).

By the mid-2000s, the world saw the last of the analogue supercars with the Porsche Carrera GT and the Ford GT. Offering motorsport-inspired thrills, the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT coming to RM Sotheby’s Los Angeles sale is exceptionally and uniquely well-optioned. The original owner specified the car be finished in Basalt Black Metallic over Terracotta leather, with the wheels painted to match the exterior, and a luggage set trimmed in matching leather. Boasting comprehensive service, just two owners, and 8,800 miles from new, the Carrera GT is as close as one can get to a race car for the road (Est. $700,000 - $900,000). Proving close competition to the Carrera GT in period, the four-option 2006 Ford GT coming to California is presented in virtually as-new condition, with a mere six original miles on the odometer. One of just 69 cars finished in Speed Yellow with full stripe for 2006, this is a truly exceptional example in the rarest production color (Est. $300,000 - $350,000, offered without reserve).

Finally, the evolution of the supercar comes to the hybrid powertrain realm of today. The 918 Spyder boasts three separate powertrains, which combined produce a monumental 887 horsepower, propelling the car from 0-62 mph in just over two seconds, with a top speed of over 200 mph. The 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder presented by RM is offered in as-new condition, with just 279 miles on the clock. The car is fitted with the highly desirable and slightly more radical Weissach lightweight package, which also includes a factory applied Matte Black wrap and Martini livery (Est. $1,500,000 - $1,700,000). Built to compete with the 918 Spyder, McLaren’s P1 is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 mated to an electric motor, producing a monstrous 903 brake horsepower and powering the car to a top speed of 217 mph. The 2015 McLaren P1 on offer is presented from single ownership and has covered less than 350 miles. Brilliantly optioned with a host of McLaren Special Operations features, the P1 is ready to enjoy (Est. $1,300,000 - $1,700,000).

The supercars join the previously announced Ferrari 290 MM in a selection of no less than 70 eclectic, highly desirable vehicles set for the Petersen Museum sale, representing a cross-section of significant eras and categories in collector car history.

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Lot

Description

SN

Estimate ($)

Result

168

1962 Ed Roth Mysterion Recreation

100,000  -  150,000
(NR)

 

169

1932 Ford Lloyd Bakan Coupe

AB 5041346

400,000  -  500,000

 

170

1940 Mercury Coupe Custom

99A-203939

125,000  -  175,000

 

171

1927 Ford Model T

T14699024

100,000  -  130,000
(NR)

 

172

1941 Mercury Stengel Custom

99A-314034

250,000  -  350,000

 

173

1970 Honda Z50A 'Monkey

Z50A-130618

2,000  -
  3,000
(NR)

 

174

1986 Honda Z50R 'Monkey

JH2AB020XG
S703252

2,000  -
  3,000
(NR)

 

175

1970 Honda CT70 'Trail 70

CT-70-123933

2,000  -
  3,000
(NR)

 

176

1961 Lambretta TV 175 Series II

175TV 2217604

15,000  -
  20,000
(NR)

 

177

1956 Piaggio Vespa Calessino

AB4T 32448

40,000  -
  60,000
(NR)

 

178

1954 Mochet CM - 125 Luxe

3520

35,000  -  
45,000
(NR)

 

179

1964 Messerschmitt KR 200 Roadster

80286

55,000  -  
65,000
(NR)

 

180

1979 MG Midget

G-AN6-UL/
224806-G

12,000  -  
16,000
(NR)

 

181

1975 Triumph TR6

CF35253 U

30,000  -  
35,000
(NR)

 

182

1959 Volkswagen Beetle

2409294

25,000  -  
30,000
(NR)

 

183

1960 Renault 4CV Jolly

3607749

100,000  -  125,000
(NR)

 

185

1956 Paul Vallée Chantecler

1203

45,000  -  
55,000
(NR)

 

186

1975 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon

WL45N5A
152777

15,000  -  
20,000
(NR)

 

187

1959 Cadillac Eldorado

59E091727

260,000  -  300,000

 

188

2006 Ford GT

1FAFP90S16Y
400600

300,000  -  350,000
(NR)

 

189

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

30837S116851

100,000  -  150,000
(NR)

 

190

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton

812 32269 H

220,000  -  260,000

 

191

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

CSX 2216

850,000  -  950,000

 

192

1966 Batmobile Recreation

BAT66

175,000  -  225,000

 

193

1935 Cadillac V - 8 Convertible Coupe

3106675

90,000  -  
140,000

 

194

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

MRM-WC-3

20,000  -  
30,000
(NR)

 

195

1957 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

82759

350,000  -  400,000

 

196

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

14999

725,000  -  825,000

 

197

1969 Mercedes - Benz 600 Four - Door Pullman

100.014.12.
001246

200,000  -  250,000

 

198

1987 Porsche 959 Komfort

WP0ZZZ95ZHS
900037

950,000  -  1,100,000

 

199

1955 Mercedes - Benz 300 SL Gullwing

198.040.55.
00695

1,200,000  -  1,400,000

 

200

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

4912

2,100,000  -  2,500,000

 

201

1989 Ferrari F40

80161

1,200,000  -  1,600,000

 

202

1966 Jaguar E - Type

1E 32909

90,000  -  
110,000
(NR)

 

203

2003 Aston Martin DBR9

SCFAE62303K
800016

325,000  -  375,000

 

204

1961 Morgan Plus 4

4572

35,000  -  
40,000
(NR)

 

205

1965 Jaguar E - Type

1E 10698

140,000  -  180,000
(NR)

 

206

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II

AM300/1114

350,000  -  450,000

 

207

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d'Este

SCFLMCPZ1JGJ
33755

600,000  -  800,000

 

208

2015 McLaren P1

SBM12ABA0FW
000233

1,300,000  -  1,700,000

 

209

1969 Jaguar XKSS Recreation

P1R42421

400,000  -  500,000

 

210

1956 Austin - Healey 100 M 'Dealer Le Mans

BN2-L/230571

75,000  -  
90,000
(NR)

 

216

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

WP0AA0951GN
153497

25,000  -  
30,000
(NR)

 

217

1991 Acura NSX

JH4NA1159MT
800222

90,000  -  
110,000
(NR)

 

218

2017 Acura NSX

19UNC1B09HY
000156

125,000  -  150,000
(NR)

 

219

1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S

1121260

375,000  -  450,000

 

220

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

93221

140,000  -  170,000

 

221

1989 Ferrari Testarossa

79683

130,000  -  160,000

 

222

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0CA29855L
001164

700,000  -  900,000

 

223

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP0CB296XRS
465204

150,000  -  200,000
(NR)

 

224

1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

106114

100,000  -  125,000

 

225

2011 Porsche GT2 RS

WP0AE2A95BS
778123

400,000  -  500,000

 

226

2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello

134033

250,000  -  300,000

 

227

2015 Porsche 918 'Weissach' Spyder

WP0CA2A16FS
800652

1,500,000  -  1,700,000

 

228

2003 Ferrari 360 GT

2022

300,000  -  350,000

 

229

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

161467

200,000  -  220,000

 

230

1969 Mercedes - Benz 280SL “Pagoda” (W113)

113.044.10.
003897

60,000  -  
80,000
(NR)

 

231

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

4752907927

40,000  -  
60,000
(NR)

 

232

1972 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

50421414

120,000  -  150,000
(NR)

 

233

1976 Porsche 935 Gr. 5 Turbo

9306700570

150,000  -  200,000

 

234

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT

0232

550,000  -  700,000

 

235

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2

07963

550,000  -  750,000
(NR)

 

236

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ

AR 101.26
00034

600,000  -  750,000

 

237

1961 Mercedes - Benz 190 SL

121.040.10.
025444

200,000  -  240,000

 

238

1967 Toyota 2000GT

MF10-10158

500,000  -  700,000

 

239

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

04396

250,000  -  325,000

 

240

1974 De Tomaso Pantera L

THPNPU07346

120,000  -  160,000
(NR)

 

241

1956 Ferrari 290 MM

0628

22,000,000  -  26,000,000