$22M Ferrari 290 MM Leads RM Sotheby’s Petersen Automotive Museum Auction


Lot 241 - 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder s_n 0628 Est. $22,000,000 - $26,000,000 - Sold $22,005,000

Lot 241 - 1956 Ferrari 290 MM Scaglietti Spyder s_n 0628 Est. $22,000,000 - $26,000,000 - Sold $22,005,000

 

LOS ANGELES, California, 10 December, 2018

This past Saturday, 8 December, RM Sotheby’s achieved $39.8 million in total sales at the company’s final auction of 2018 at the renowned Petersen Automotive Museum. Leading the group of 64 vehicles and 77 lots of memorabilia representing a cross-section of significant eras and 10 categories in collector car history—of which 88 percent found new homes—was the remarkably rare 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, which sold for $22,005,000, entering the ranks of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction.

The Ferrari 290 MM, chassis no. 0628, ignited an extended bidding contest between three collectors over the phones before selling for a final $22,005,000. The fully matching-numbers, Classiche-certified 290 MM was campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari for the 1956 and 1957 seasons, piloted by an amazing roster of factory team drivers including Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Peter Collins, Wolfgang von Trips, Olivier Gendebien, Eugenio Castellotti and later, under private ownership, Sir Stirling Moss, in some of the most prestigious events the racing world has known.

Supercars and modern hypercars once again shined, with six models exemplifying the pinnacle of high performance from their respective marques found in RM Sotheby’s Los Angeles top ten sales. Leading the group is a fantastic example of the original supercar, a 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone, the only Miura SV originally finished in Bleu Medio, which realized $2,205,000 on the podium (Est. $2.1/2.5m). Additional highlights include a 279-mile 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder in Factory Matte Black wrap and Martini livery, which sold for $1,534,000 (Est. $1.5/1.7m), a 350-mile 2015 McLaren P1 accessorized with a host of McLaren Special Operations options, which achieved $1,435,000 (Est. $1.3/1.7m), and a 4,000-km 1989 Ferrari F40, which drew tremendous interest and fetched a final $1,545,000 (Est. $1.2/1.6m).

The wild and eclectic tastes of Southern California car culture also drew enthusiastic bidding for some of the more unique lots in the sale, including for the 1976 Porsche 935 Gr. 5 Turbo by Kremer in a unique Ice Green Metallic color combination, which achieved $173,600 (Est. $150/200k) and for the 1962 Ed Roth “Mysterion” Recreation, one of the most extraordinary custom car creations of the last century, built by widely published petroleum engineer, Jeff Jones, which realized $246,400, more than doubling low estimate (Est. $100/150k, offered without reserve). Beyond the cars, the trio of Honda mini bikes on offer also well-surpassed expectations, led by the 1970 Honda CT70 'Trail 70' which sold for $15,600 against a pre-sale estimate of $2,000 - $3,000.

“This weekend’s auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum represented the most successful collector car auction ever held in Los Angeles and was highlighted by spirited bidding throughout the entire auction for lots that were globally sourced for this most unique and impressive venue,” said veteran Car Specialist, Alexander Weaver of RM Sotheby’s, following the sale. “The results re-affirmed market strength in many blue-chip collector cars, along with a continued and growing appreciation for modern collectables.” 

“It was an honor to host RM Sotheby’s final sale of 2018 at the Petersen,” adds Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Since our grand renovation in 2015, we’ve dreamed of partnering with this world-class auction house to bring automotive treasures from the nation’s top collections to the heart of Los Angeles car culture. We’re delighted to announce that this has been the most successful auction we’ve hosted in our 24-year history, and we look forward to continuing the tradition for many years to come.”

The Petersen Automotive Museum Auction rounds out RM Sotheby’s 2018 calendar of events. The company will open its 2019 auction calendar with a return to the Biltmore Resort & Spa for its 20th annual Arizona sale, 17-18 January. The complete catalogue for the Arizona auction will be available at rmsothebys.com in the coming weeks. The Arizona sale will be closely followed by the company’s first European sale of the year, set for 6 February in Paris.


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Lot

Description

SN

Estimate ($)

Result
incl. Buyer’s Premium

168

1962 Ed Roth Mysterion Recreation

100,000  -  150,000
(NR)

Not Sold
Post Sale
$246,400

169

1932 Ford Lloyd Bakan Coupe

AB 5041346

400,000  -  500,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$360,000

170

1940 Mercury Coupe Custom

99A-203939

125,000  -  175,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$110,000

171

1927 Ford Model T

T14699024

100,000  -  130,000
(NR)

$145,600

172

1941 Mercury Stengel Custom

99A-314034

250,000  -  350,000

$252,000

173

1970 Honda Z50A 'Monkey

Z50A-130618

2,000  -
  3,000
(NR)

$6,600

174

1986 Honda Z50R 'Monkey

JH2AB020XG
S703252

2,000  -
  3,000
(NR)

$9,600

175

1970 Honda CT70 'Trail 70

CT-70-123933

2,000  -
  3,000
(NR)

$15,600

176

1961 Lambretta TV 175 Series II

175TV 2217604

15,000  -
  20,000
(NR)

$33,600

177

1956 Piaggio Vespa Calessino

AB4T 32448

40,000  -
  60,000
(NR)

$33,600
$30,000 was the hammer price

178

1954 Mochet CM - 125 Luxe

3520

35,000  - 
45,000
(NR)

Not Sold
High Bid
$20,250
Post Sale
$25,200

179

1964 Messerschmitt KR 200 Roadster

80286

55,000  - 
65,000
(NR)

$57,120

180

1979 MG Midget

G-AN6-UL/
224806-G

12,000  - 
16,0
00
(NR)

$12,320

181

1975 Triumph TR6

CF35253 U

30,000  - 
35,000
(NR)

$42,560

182

1959 Volkswagen Beetle

2409294

25,000  - 
30,000
(NR)

$28,000

183

1960 Renault 4CV Jolly

3607749

100,000  -  125,000
(NR)

$106,400

185

1956 Paul Vallée Chantecler

1203

45,000  - 
55,000
(NR)

$53,200

186

1975 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon

WL45N5A
152777

15,000  - 
20,000
(NR)

$5,600

187

1959 Cadillac Eldorado

59E091727

260,000  -  300,000

$324,000

188

2006 Ford GT

1FAFP90S16Y
400600

300,000  -  350,000
(NR)

$318,500

189

1963 Chevrolet Corvette

30837S116851

100,000  -  150,000
(NR)

$89,600

190

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton

812 32269 H

220,000  -  260,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$195,000

191

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

CSX 2216

850,000  -  950,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$840,000

192

1966 Batmobile Recreation

BAT66

175,000  -  225,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$125,000 

193

1935 Cadillac V - 8 Convertible Coupe

3106675

90,000  - 
140,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$75,000 

194

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

MRM-WC-3

20,000  - 
30,000
(NR)

$14,560

195

1957 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster

82759

350,000  -  400,000

$357,000

196

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

14999

725,000  -  825,000

$775,000

197

1969 Mercedes - Benz 600 Four - Door Pullman

100.014.12.
001246

200,000  -  250,000

$335,000

198

1987 Porsche 959 Komfort

WP0ZZZ95ZHS
900037

950,000  -  1,100,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$870,000 

199

1955 Mercedes - Benz 300 SL Gullwing

198.040.55.
00695

1,200,000  -  1,400,000

$1,270,000

200

1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

4912

2,100,000  -  2,500,000

$2,205,000

201

1989 Ferrari F40

80161

1,200,000  -  1,600,000

$1,545,000

202

1966 Jaguar E - Type

1E 32909

90,000  - 
110,000
(NR)

$131,600

203

2003 Aston Martin DBR9

SCFAE62303K
800016

325,000  -  375,000

Not Sold

204

1961 Morgan Plus 4

4572

35,000  - 
40,000
(NR)

$29,120

205

1965 Jaguar E - Type

1E 10698

140,000  -  180,000
(NR)

$109,200

206

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II

AM300/1114

350,000  -  450,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$290,000 

207

2018 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Villa d'Este

SCFLMCPZ1JGJ
33755

600,000  -  800,000

$637,500

208

2015 McLaren P1

SBM12ABA0FW
000233

1,300,000  -  1,700,000

$1,435,000

209

1969 Jaguar XKSS Recreation

P1R42421

400,000  -  500,000

$423,000

210

1956 Austin - Healey 100 M 'Dealer Le Mans

BN2-L/230571

75,000  - 
90,000
(NR)

$81,200

216

1986 Porsche 944 Turbo

WP0AA0951GN
153497

25,000  - 
30,000
(NR)

$39,200

217

1991 Acura NSX

JH4NA1159MT
800222

90,000  - 
110,000
(NR)

$75,600

218

2017 Acura NSX

19UNC1B09HY
000156

125,000  -  150,000
(NR)

$112,000

219

1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400S

1121260

375,000  -  450,000

$368,000

220

1992 Ferrari 512 TR

93221

140,000  -  170,000

$173,600

221

1989 Ferrari Testarossa

79683

130,000  -  160,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$105,000 

222

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

WP0CA29855L
001164

700,000  -  900,000

$775,000

223

1994 Porsche 911 Speedster

WP0CB296XRS
465204

150,000  -  200,000
(NR)

$151,200

224

1996 Ferrari F355 Spider

106114

100,000  -  125,000

$114,800

225

2011 Porsche GT2 RS

WP0AE2A95BS
778123

400,000  -  500,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$370,000 

226

2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello

134033

250,000  -  300,000

$224,000

227

2015 Porsche 918 'Weissach' Spyder

WP0CA2A16FS
800652

1,500,000  -  1,700,000

$1,534,000

228

2003 Ferrari 360 GT

2022

300,000  -  350,000

$335,000

229

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia

161467

200,000  -  220,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$180,000 

230

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

113.044.10.
003897

60,000  - 
80,000
(NR)

$64,400

231

1975 Porsche 914 2.0

4752907927

40,000  - 
60,000
(NR)

$78,400

232

1972 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

50421414

120,000  -  150,000
(NR)

$123,200

233

1976 Porsche 935 Gr. 5 Turbo

9306700570

150,000  -  200,000

$173,600

234

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT

0232

550,000  -  700,000

$555,000

235

1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2

07963

550,000  -  750,000
(NR)

$313,000

236

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ

AR 101.26
00034

600,000  -  750,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$540,000 

237

1961 Mercedes - Benz 190 SL

121.040.10.
025444

200,000  -  240,000

Not Sold
High Bid
$190,000 

238

1967 Toyota 2000GT

MF10-10158

500,000  -  700,000

$511,000

239

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

04396

250,000  -  325,000

$263,200

240

1974 De Tomaso Pantera L

THPNPU07346

120,000  -  160,000
(NR)

$134,400

241

1956 Ferrari 290 MM

0628

22,000,000  -  26,000,000

$22,005,000