RM Sotheby's to Offer 1980 Lancia 037 Prototype at Exclusive Milan Sale Taking Place at Palazzo Serbelloni on 15 June 2021


 

LONDON, England, 31 March 2021

RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce an all-new, exclusive sale of 25-30 exceptional automobiles, to be offered in Milan on 15 June 2021 at Sotheby’s Milan’s historic location, Palazzo Serbelloni.

The auction will be conducted as a livestreamed sale from within the Palazzo with the cars displayed within the venue’s courtyard setting. There will be a full day preview on Monday, 14 and the morning of 15 June, available to a limited number of bidders by appointment only. 

An early star highlight of the sale is an incredible and historically significant 1980 Lancia 037 Prototype, the very first Lancia Rally 037 produced and originally owned by Abarth. After Lancia’s rallying success in the 1970s, first with the Fulvia and later with the Stratos, a car which secured three consecutive World Rally Championship titles, 1980 saw the company move into the development of an all-new contender, the car which was to become known as the 037 and the last rear wheel drive car to win the World Rally Championship. The car to be offered in the Milan sale is chassis SE037-001, the first prototype for the legendary Lancia Rally ‘037’ which was commissioned to be constructed by the successful Italian race car constructor, Dallara, before final assembly and development at the Abarth factory, overseen by Sergio Limone. Once completed, chassis SE037-001 undertook extensive testing duties both on track and in the wind tunnel, and was driven extensively by the likes of Markku Alen, Adartico Vudafieri and Giorgio Pianta. By 1982, the car was resplendent in the full Martini racing livery and it famously served as a Recce car in that year’s Acropolis Rally. When it’s official duties were over, the car passed into the private ownership of Sergio Limone, who undertook a meticulous restoration, returning this important car to its original development specification, including the correct specification 1,995 cc supercharged engine. Offered in exceptional condition and fully authenticated and certified by FIVA and the Lancia Club of Italy, this car has unrivalled provenance and is unquestionably the car that ultimately created one of the finest rally cars in history (Estimate: €700,000-€900,000).

Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Head of Sales, RM Sotheby’s Europe, says:
“This Milan sale is an exciting addition to our 2021 European sale calendar. The week in question will see many of Europe’s collectors in the region for the start of the Mille Miglia, and our sale will allow for limited preview opportunities. We are delighted to be working with our colleagues at Sotheby’s Milan and for the cooperation of Palazzo Serbelloni for the provision of the stunning location. To have also consigned one of the most significant Lancia rally cars of all time, the prototype that developed the all-conquering 037 rally car, is sure to make this sale one of the highlights of the upcoming 2021 sale calendar”.


 

Lot

Year Make Model

S/N

Estimate

Price

101

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

AR1495 05681

€90,000 - 120,000

 

102

1950 Cisitalia 202 SC Cabriolet

118 SC

€250,000 - 350,000 (NR)

 

103

1994 Ferrari 348 GT Michelotto Competizione

98226

€260,000 - 360,000

 

104

1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

05584

€380,000 - 420,000

 

105

1994 Alfa Romeo 155 TS BTCC

ZAR167000000
90080

€300,000 - 400,000

 

106

1988 Lamborghini LM002

ZA9L00000JLA
12103

€225,000 - 275,000

 

107

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

WMX1903811A
041370

€400,000 - 500,000

 

108

1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II

DB4/339/L

€450,000 - 550,000

 

109

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

16853

€550,000 - 650,000

 

110

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

08641

€2,000,000 - 2,500,000

 

111

1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Villa d'Este Coupé

915.913

€575,000 - 675,000

 

112

1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III

4541GT

€400,000 - 450,000

 

113

1931 Bugatti Type 46S

46491

€500,000 - 700,000

 

114

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

198.042.75.
00178

€900,000 - 1,100,000

 

115

1980 Lancia Rally SE 037 Prototype

SE 037-001

€700,000 - 900,000

 

116

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L

4563GT

€1,400,000 - 1,800,000

 

117

2000 Ferrari 550 GT

115811

€1,800,000 - 2,200,000

 

118

2004 Koenigsegg CCR 03/14

YT9M1G0V8L
2007011

€720,000 - 760,000

 

119

1996 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI ITC

SE065 005

€700,000 - 800,000

 




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