German Sports Icons are Centre Stage in Paris as RM Sotheby’s Concludes its 7th Annual Sale


 

Paris, 04 February 2020

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed another successful night in Paris at its seventh annual sale during Rétromobile week. The auction amassed over €16.5 million in sales with 75 percent of all lots sold for the diverse range of desirable cars and automobilia offered for sale. The packed auction room, which encouraged enthusiastic bidding on key lots, witnessed very strong individual results across cars from rare 1950s and ‘60s sports roadsters through to modern hypercars. The much publicised Poster Car Collection was a particular success and brought in over €6.4 million total.

The star lot of the Poster Car Collection, the 1958 BMW 507 Series II, was the subject of high pre-auction interest, and on the night the beautifully restored roadster changed hands for an outstanding €1,996,250, under the imposing dome of Les Invalides, at Place Vauban. The 507 Series II—highly coveted and regarded as one of the most stunning roadsters to come out of the 1950s—is a matching numbers car and attracted a flurry of bids. The BMW is signed by its famous designer, legendary design pioneer Albrecht von Goertz.    


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The high demand for collectable ‘50s and ‘60s German cars continued throughout the night as the 1964 Porsche 904 GTS sold for €1,917,500, surpassing its pre-sale estimate (Est. €1.6m/€1.8m). The fully matching numbers Porsche is a beautiful two-seat dual-purpose sports racing car, retaining its original engine and gearbox. The German sports and racing theme continued as the top five sales were rounded out by two Mercedes-Benz 300 SL models. A 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, believed to be one of the first models privately delivered to Europe and boasting interesting early competition history, settled on €1.07m (Est. €800,000/€1.2m) and a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster was bought for €764,375. 

Demonstrating the varied segments of the market offered by RM Sotheby’s in Paris, a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport was the third-highest value sale of the night, bringing in a final €1.52 million (Est. 1.2m/€1.8m). The French hypercar is one of only 48 Super Sport models ever produced and was offered for sale with numerous optional extras and having been well maintained by just one owner who covered only 4,000km from new.

The much-lauded Poster Car Collection, which comprised a wonderful selection of iconic, poster-worthy cars from across the decades, was a standout feature of the sale. With all-but-one of the 21 cars finding new homes and led by the sale’s top-selling BMW 507 Roadster Series II and Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, the entire collection grossed €6,437,459, exceeding pre-sale low estimate for all cars. Other stand-out sales from the grouping included a 1992 Jaguar XJ220 at €398,750 (Est. €300,000/€350,000), a 1967 Iso Grifo GL Series I reaching €275,000 (Est. €200,000/€250,000) and a 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS restoration project bought for €263,750.

Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s Europe, said: “‘We enjoyed some strong results in Paris. The sale results for the Poster Car collection were an obvious highlight, with all but one of the cars selling strongly. The results for that collection prove that there is still a very strong market for well-restored and original low-mileage examples of highly regarded marques and models at sensible pre-sale estimates. We also enjoyed stand out results across the market, demonstrating that great classics from the 50s and modern era hypercars, all have a willing community of buyers in today’s market.”

RM Sotheby’s Paris auction also brought about the sale of several exclusively rare lots, led by the 1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 ‘Red Pig’ Replica, smashing its pre-sale estimate (€150,000/€200,000) to bring in €432,500 as bids just kept coming for the faithful re-creation of Mercedes-Benz and AMG’s iconic ‘Red Pig’.

RM Sotheby’s presence during Rétromobile continues this week with the company’s stand (Hall 1, Stand G028) featuring key cars from its forthcoming Monaco sale. A race-ready 1969 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3 joins a 2001 Ferrari 550 GTS Prodrive as two cars that will go under the hammer in Monte Carlo on 9 May, alongside a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A that is an early highlight for the auction house’s Essen sale set for 27 March.

RM Sotheby’s continues its 2019 auction calendar next month with its Amelia Island, Florida auction on 6-7 March—the official auction of the esteemed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Taking place over two days in 2020, the 22nd annual sale will offer some of the finest coach-built classics, sports and racing cars. The European calendar continues just weeks later as RM Sotheby’s stages the company’s second German sale during Techno-Classica Essen, 27 March at the Messe Essen exhibition center. The Essen sale is set to present a number of diverse collector cars during the long-running Techno-Classica fair, recognized as the first great German car salon for vintage cars and collector vehicles.

Consolidated Paris Auction Results ... sorted by price descending

Images ... Peter Singhof
www.ClassicCarPhotography.de

 

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Lot

Description

s/n

Estimates (€)

Result

120

1993 Land Rover Defender

SALLDHMF8KA928461

€8,000 - 10,000

€12,650

121

1949 Delahaye 135 Coach

801432

€50,000 - 60,000

€32,200

122

1946 Delahaye 135 Cabriolet

800308

€350,000 - 450,000

€376,250

123

1939 Delahaye 135 Roadster

47420

€500,000 - 800,000

€455,000

124

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL “Pagoda”

113.044.12.012358

€60,000 - 80,000

€62,100

125

1998 Bentley Azure

SCBZK15C2WCH61653

€60,000 - 80,000

€92,000

126

1952 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupé

679471

€70,000 - 90,000

€122,475

127

1991 Honda NSX

JHMNA12600T001037

€50,000 - 60,000

€66,125

128

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

198.040.4500034

€800,000 - 1,200,000

€1,073,750

129

1992 Jaguar XJ220

SAJJEAEX8AX220873

€300,000 - 350,000

€398,750

130

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

06290

€275,000 - 325,000

€263,750

131

1967 Iso Grifo

GL 640068

€200,000 - 250,000

€275,000

132

1988 Ferrari Testarossa

75456

€60,000 - 80,000

€109,250

133

1971 Maserati Ghibli II

AM115/49 2110

€130,000 - 170,000

€126,500

134

1959 Jaguar XK 150 S 3.4 Roadster

T 820028 DN

€140,000 - 180,000

€126,500

135

1981 Ferrari 512 BB

35409

€170,000 - 200,000

€230,000

136

1963 Maserati Sebring

AM101 01559

€150,000 - 200,000

€138,000

137

1937 Jaguar 100 Jaguar 3½-Litre Roadster

39011

€350,000 - 400,000

€252,500

138

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS

79746

€80,000 - 100,000

€66,125

139

1959 Facel Vega Excellence

EX1-B052

€120,000 - 160,000

€106,375

140

1970 Maserati Ghibli II

AM115/49 1570

€150,000 - 200,000

€166,750

141

1973 Mercedes-Benz 600 Six-Door Pullman

100.016.12.002274

€150,000 - 200,000

€212,750

142

1953 Bentley R Type

BC15B

€700,000 - 800,000

Not Sold

143

1958 BMW 507 Roadster Series II

70134

€1,750,000 - 2,250,000

€1,996,250

144

1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

12841

€450,000 - 550,000

€522,500

145

1966 Abarth 695 SS

110F 1060634

€50,000 - 60,000

€43,125

146

1964 Porsche 904 GTS

904-061

€1,600,000 - 1,800,000

€1,917,500

147

1952 Porsche 356 'Split-Window' Cabriolet

10436

€600,000 - 700,000

wdn

148

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

109.018.12.002140

€150,000 - 200,000

€432,500

149

1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo

WBACJ710XB6579934

€130,000 - 150,000

Not Sold

150

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.75.00594

€800,000 - 900,000

€764,375

151

2000 BMW Z8

WBAEJ110X0AF77846

€200,000 - 250,000

Not Sold

152

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé

1533GT

€390,000 - 500,000

Not Sold

153

2015 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster

ZHWEB3ZD5FLA03002

€4,500,000 - 5,500,000

Not Sold

154

1996 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

WP0ZZZ99ZSS390270

€325,000 - 375,000

Not Sold

155

2009 Ferrari 16M Scuderia Spider

168279

€250,000 - 280,000

€260,938

156

1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

875295

€200,000 - 260,000

€161,000

157

1997 Bentley Turbo RT

SCBZP26CXWCX66733

€90,000 - 110,000

€149,500

158

1913 Hispano-Suiza Alfonso XIII

2192

€650,000 - 900,000

Not Sold

159

1925 Bugatti Type 23

2400

€350,000 - 375,000

Not Sold

160

1938 Bugatti Type 57C

57737

€1,000,000 - 1,200,000

Not Sold

161

2012 Bugatti Veyron

VFSG25282M795011

€1,200,000 - 1,800,000

€1,523,750

162

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

06002

€380,000 - 420,000

Not Sold

163

1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III

AM300/3/1364

€200,000 - 225,000

€218,500

164

1965 Aston Martin DB5

DB5/2028/L

€550,000 - 700,000

€623,750

165

1982 BMW Alpina B7 S Turbo Coupé

WBAEC3101C5593059

€175,000 - 225,000

Not Sold

166

2005 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

WP0ZZZ99Z4S691888

€225,000 - 275,000

€252,500

167

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint Coupé

AR1900C 01422

€275,000 - 325,000

Not Sold

168

1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4

15535

€2,400,000 - 2,600,000

Not Sold

169

1963 Lancia Flaminia

826.134 1007

€50,000 - 70,000

€64,400

170

1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

01824

€300,000 - 375,000

€325,625

171

1955 Jaguar D-Type

XKD 520

€5,900,000 - 6,400,000

Not Sold

172

1955 Moretti 750 Gran Sport Barchetta

1612

€150,000 - 200,000

€161,000

173

1961 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series I

2619GT

€330,000 - 380,000

Not Sold

174

1993 BMW Alpina B12 5.7 Coupé

WAPBC57C03D200021

€300,000 - 350,000

Not Sold

175

2005 Porsche Gemballa Mirage GT

WP0ZZZ98Z5L000102

€775,000 - 875,000

Not Sold

176

1982 Porsche 924 Carrera GT

WP0ZZZ93ZBS710029

€220,000 - 280,000

€212,750

177

2018 Ferrari 488 GTB 70th Anniversary

229458

€275,000 - 325,000

€303,125

178

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Landaulet

655

€400,000 - 550,000

€246,875

179

2008 Spyker C8 Laviolette

XL9BA11G98Z363029

€200,000 - 250,000

€246,875

180

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider

8513034

€900,000 - 1,300,000

Not Sold

181

1998 Mercedes-Benz SL 70 AMG

WDB1290761F164253

€150,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

182

1971 Jaguar E-Type Series 3 V-12 Roadster

1S 20122

€75,000 - 100,000

Not Sold Post Sale €70,500

183

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

121.040.10.022232

€100,000 - 130,000

€123,625

184

1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9

116.036.12.006761

€80,000 - 90,000

€109,250

185

2007 Aston Martin Vanquish S

SCFAC24327B502438

€130,000 - 160,000

Not Sold

186

2007 Bentley Arnage T

SCBLF44JX7CX12033

€60,000 - 80,000

Not Sold

187

2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

WDD1994761M001866

€320,000 - 360,000

Not Sold

188

1991 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE AMG 3.4

WDB1240511B581941

€80,000 - 120,000

€112,700

189

2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello WSR

117411

€150,000 - 200,000

€209,875

190

1987 BMW M6

WBAEE1408H2560546

€80,000 - 90,000

€74,750

191

1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster

877306

€160,000 - 200,000

Not Sold

192

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO

JN1GANR35U0181312

€140,000 - 160,000

Not Sold Post Sale €140,000

193

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL AMG

WDB1260391A497466

€100,000 - 140,000

Not Sold

194

1952 Dyna-Veritas Cabriolet

28854

€40,000 - 60,000

€70,150

195

1970 Fiat Dino 2.4 Coupe

135BC 0003751

€60,000 - 80,000

€43,125

196

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Coupé

112.021.10.003829

€60,000 - 80,000

€39,100

197

1929 Chrysler 75 Roadster

CY282E

€90,000 - 100,000

€44,275

198

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

UC 1S 73641 BW

€60,000 - 80,000

€50,600