RM Sotheby’s Handles the Most Important Collection of Open-Wheel Racing Cars as ‘The House That Newman/Haas Racing Built’ Auction and Finishes Strong


 

BLENHEIM, 1st November, 2022

RM Sotheby’s travelled to Carl A. Haas Automobile Imports, Inc. in Lincolnshire, Illinois, to host The House That Newman/Haas Racing Built—the largest ever offering of open-wheel racecars. 

Fielding undisputed superstars like Mario and Michael Andretti, Nigel Mansell, and Sébastien Bourdais, the team founded by Paul Newman and Carl Haas dominated both CART and Champ Car between 1983 and 2011, and forever changed the history of motorsport. History was made once again as every single lot found a new home during the one-day auction, with a total of $6,096,800 in sales.

Highlights                      

One of the most significant cars of the 20th century and Newman/Haas Racing’s 1993 CART PPG IndyCar World Series-winning chassis, this 1993 Lola-Ford Cosworth T93/00 established Nigel Mansell as the only simultaneous reigning champion of IndyCar and Formula 1 and went to its new owner for $995,000.

Piloted by Mario Andretti throughout his final year in the PPG IndyCar World Series, this 1994 Lola-Ford Cosworth T94/20 raced 6 out of 16 events and carried Andretti to his final podium. This past weekend, the car sold for $379,000, more than two times its pre-auction estimate.

A Nigel Mansell Race Worn F1 Helmet turned heads as it went under the hammer and sold for an astonishing $90,000—smashing its pre-auction estimate.



Quotes

John Sulman, Sale Manager says, “Working together with the Newman/Haas Racing team to bring these magnificent racing cars to market has been an incredible experience. The sale offered a special opportunity for buyers and enthusiasts to see and purchase lots from one of the best eras of open-wheel racing, and now over 40 top-tier racing cars are out in the world ready to be enjoyed by the motorsport community.”

Shelby Myers, Global Head of Private Sales, says, “To offer these iconic machines at a time when IndyCar and Formula 1 are gaining fans around the world is incredible. These cars hail from a golden era of open-wheel racing and contributed to the success of some of the greatest competitors of all time. As we enter into a new golden era for motorsport, we expect the market for important racing cars to continue to grow.”

Important Numbers

  • Top motor-car lot sold for $995,000
  • Top memorabilia lot sold for $90,000
  • 237 registered bidders
  • 122 registered bidders were first-time bidders 
  • 17% of first-time bidders were buyers
  • Bidders hailed from 20 countries


Top Ten Lots



Lot List

 

Lot

Description

S/N

Estimate

Price
incl. Buyer’s Premium

134

1948 MG TC

$30,000 - 50,000

 

135

1954 Jaguar XK 120 SE Roadster

$50,000 - 65,000

 

136

2000 MV Agusta F4 750 Serie Oro

278/300

$30,000 - 45,000

 

137

1983 Lola-Cosworth T700

HU 2

$150,000 - 250,000

$190,400

138

1984 Lola-Cosworth T800

HU 2

$500,000 - 800,000

$401,000

139

1985 Lola-Cosworth T900

HU 01

$150,000 - 250,000

$201,600

140

1986 Lola-Cosworth T86/00

HU 17

$150,000 - 250,000

$196,000

141

1988 Lola-Chevrolet T88/00

HU 18

$150,000 - 250,000

$117,600

142

1989 Lola-Chevrolet T89/00

HU 03

$125,000 - 175,000

$39,200

143

1990 Lola-Chevrolet T90/00

6

$125,000 - 175,000

$44,800

144

1991 Lola-Chevrolet T91/00

HU 38

$250,000 - 750,000

$257,600

145

1991 Lola-Chevrolet T91/00

HU 15

$75,000 - 100,000

$196,000

146

1992 Lola-Ford Cosworth T92/00

HU 19

$75,000 - 100,000

$89,600

147

1993 Lola-Ford Cosworth T93/00

HU 05

$400,000 - 900,000

$995,000

148

1994 Lola-Ford Cosworth T94/00

HU 02

$125,000 - 175,000

$78,400

149

1994 Lola-Ford Cosworth T94/20

HU 20

$100,000 - 150,000

$379,000

150

1995 Lola-Ford Cosworth T95/00

HU 08

$50,000 - 75,000

$72,800

151

1996 Lola-Ford Cosworth T96/00

HU 05

$75,000 - 100,000

$70,000

152

1996 Lola-Ford Cosworth T96/00

HU 14

$75,000 - 100,000

$67,200

153

1997 Swift-Ford 007.i

006

$75,000 - 100,000

$53,200

154

1997 Swift-Ford 007.i

005

$75,000 - 100,000

$53,200

155

1997 Swift-Ford 007.i

003

$75,000 - 100,000

$44,800

156

1997 Swift-Ford 007.i

007

$75,000 - 100,000

$42,000

157

1998 Swift-Ford 009.c

004

$75,000 - 100,000

$39,200

158

1998 Swift-Ford 009.c

003

$75,000 - 100,000

$39,200

159

1998 Swift-Ford 009.c

001

$40,000 - 60,000

$36,400

160

1999 Swift-Ford 010.c

012

$75,000 - 100,000

$28,000

161

1999 Swift-Ford 010.c

015

$40,000 - 60,000

$25,200

162

1999 Swift-Ford 010.c

003

$75,000 - 100,000

$25,200

163

2000 Lola-Ford B2K/00

HU 09

$75,000 - 100,000

$33,600

164

2000 Lola-Ford B2K/00

HU 03

$75,000 - 100,000

$103,600

165

2000 Lola-Ford B2K/00

HU 07

$75,000 - 100,000

$39,200

166

2001 Lola-Toyota B01/00

HU 09

$75,000 - 100,000

$78,400

167

2001 Lola-Toyota B01/00

HU 16

$75,000 - 100,000

$58,800

168

2002 Lola-Toyota B02/00

HU 20

$200,000 - 600,000

$224,000

169

2004 Lola-Cosworth-Ford B01/00

01-14

$250,000 - 400,000

$168,000

170

2005 Lola-Cosworth-Ford B05/00

HU 01

$250,000 - 400,000

$201,600

171

2006 Lola-Cosworth-Ford B02/00

HU 03

$250,000 - 400,000

$196,000

172

2007 DP01-Cosworth

DP01-021

$250,000 - $400,000

$235,200

173

2007 DP01-Cosworth

DP01-026

$75,000 - $100,000

$114,800

174

2007 Dallara-Honda IR-05

006

$50,000 - 75,000

$89,600

175

2007 Ford Fusion NASCAR

RH 200770

$20,000 - 30,000

$42,000

176

2008 Dallara-Honda IR-05

016

$50,000 - 75,000

$39,200

177

2008 Dallara-Honda IR-05

001

$75,000 - 100,000

$67,200


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