RM achieves its best ever European sale result with incredible €41 Million Monaco Sale

Posted: 11.05.2014
Source: RM Auctions


  • RM Auctions sells €41,355,430 of automobiles, boats, motorcycles and memorabilia during incredible five hour sale at Le Sporting Monte Carlo
  • 93 percent of all lots are sold as sale attracts bids from 37 countries across the globe
  • Record-breaking sale highlights include the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, which sold for €5,712,000; the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet Series I, which sold for €4,704,000; and the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, which sold for €2,128,000
  • Sale becomes RM’s highest grossing European sale with at least 10 individual world auction records set throughout the evening
  • Full sale results available online at

MONACO (May 11, 2014) – Boasting a sale total of €41,355,430 and with an incredible 93 percent of all lots sold, RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, has once again set the collector car market on fire with an incredible performance in Monaco this weekend. Taking place alongside the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco, the sale saw records tumble as an international audience of bidders scrambled to secure some of the finest historic sports and racing cars ever offered at auction.

With a packed auction room and strong bidding via both telephone and the Internet, the attending audience was treated to an electric atmosphere which lasted through to the final of the 90 lots offered. The top selling car of the night was the simply stunning, and ultra rare 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C with coachwork by Scaglietti. Chassis 09067 is the ninth of only twelve such cars produced and perhaps the most original example of its kind, therefore presenting a very rare opportunity indeed. The hammer finally fell at a record-breaking €5,712,000, making it comfortably the most valuable fixed-head Ferrari 275 ever sold at auction. In an evening which once again saw the Ferrari marque dominate and secure six of the top ten prices paid, it was the gorgeous 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Series I Cabriolet, chassis 1181 GT, that generated the second highest bid of the evening, securing €4,704,000 to become the most valuable of its model ever sold at auction. Rounding off the top three sellers was the 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, chassis 10719, one of ninety-nine built and a multiple concours winner, which found a new home for €2,128,000.

Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Auctions, Europe, says: “It’s not often I’m lost for words, but I am simply stunned by what we have achieved tonight in Monaco. From a results perspective, this has been our biggest ever European sale and the 93 percent sell through figure is testament to the diversity and depth of quality that we had on offer. The atmosphere and energy was incredible right through to the final lot and it’s a particular delight that we have attracted so many enthusiastic new bidders from all around the world.”

Perfectly matched to a sale taking place in Monaco alongside the Grand Prix Historique, the roster of cars on offer included a large number of sports-racing and single-seater grand prix cars. Among the feature lots was the immaculate, race-ready 1966 Brabham-Repco BT20 Formula One car, a significant racer which had been victorious at the 1967 Monaco Grand Prix in the hands of Denny Hulme during his championship-winning year. Boasting that kind of provenance, it was particularly satisfying to see the car achieve €1,092,000, a stunning sum which smashed its pre-sale high estimate of €720,000. The Brabham wasn’t the only lot on offer to have a particularly strong relationship with the principality, as RM also proudly offered the 1958 Riva Tritone also known as ‘Via’. This super-stylish and powerful boat was owned from new by H.S.H. Prince Rainier lll of Monaco and his wife, Princess Grace, and is therefore an important piece of cultural history in the principality. Wonderfully restored and totally stunning, the boat secured €403,200.

The top ten sellers of night were:

Lot 169 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C €5,712,000
Lot 164 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I €4,704,000
Lot 167 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS €2,128,000
Lot 143 1967 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider €2,072,000
Lot 161 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona €1,260,000
Lot 135 1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype €1,176,000
Lot 179 1966 Brabham-Repco BT20 Formula One €1,092,000
Lot 160 1997 Ferrari F50 €907,200
Lot 185 2003 Ferrari Enzo €868,000
Lot 165 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS Speedster €840,000
Lot 139 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S €840,000

For complete official results from RM’s 2014 Monaco sale, please visit or call + 44 (0) 20 7851 7070.   Results are inclusive of a 12 percent buyer’s premium for automobiles and boats and a 17 percent buyer’s premium for motorcycles and memorabilia.   Exchange rate used €1 = $1.37605 USD.


Italian Greats swell the ranks of incredible entry list for RM’s multi-million Monaco sale

Posted: 03.04.2014 Source: RM Auctions

  • RM Auctions announces further premier offerings for its Monaco sale, occurring 10th May during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend
  • Recent highlights include a spectacular series of Ferraris including a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C, a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I, a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS and a 2006 Ferrari 575 GTZ by Zagato
  • Sale also includes the hugely significant and historic 1956 Maserati 450S Prototype
  • Complete digital catalogue now available online at

LONDON (April 3, 2014) RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continues to attract incredible, historically significant cars to its forthcoming Monaco sale at Le Sporting on 10May. Staged during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique weekend, the single-day sale will present a superb roster of more than 80 handpicked, blue-chip automobiles, including seven vehicles with pre-sale estimates in excess of €1.000.000.  World-class Ferraris are never far from any RM sale and the upcoming Monaco event is no exception, featuring no less than 16 examples from the famed Italian marque. Amongst recent highlights is a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C with coachwork by Scaglietti. Chassis 09067 is the ninth of only twelve produced, and is arguably the finest and most original example of its kind as it boasts fully matching numbers and Ferrari Classiche certification. Unlike many 275 GTB/Cs, 09067 was not sold to a race team but rather delivered new to a private owner in Milan who registered it for road use. The car didn’t see track action until 1969, when its third owner competed in the Colle San Eusebio Hill Climb. It then passed onto its fourth owner in 1973, spending the next 22 years in the Netherlands. Most recently, the car has participated in various tours and rallies including the Tour Auto, but its infrequent period race history makes it very unusual and undoubtedly contributes to it being one of the most original and desirable 275 GTB/Cs in existence (Estimate: €4.300.000–€5.000.000). RM is also delighted to announce that it will offer a very rare 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pinin Farina Cabriolet Series I, chassis 1181 GT,in Monaco. It is the 36th of only 40 examples built as well as being the final factory covered-headlamp version. Connoisseurs will appreciate that 1181 GT is built on the later and much superior 508D chassis and the fact that it is both matching numbers and fully Ferrari Classiche certified. Completed on 12 March 1959, chassis 1181 GT was shipped to New York City for display on Ferrari’s stand at the third International Automobile Show prior to being delivered to Luigi Chinetti Jr. It was then sold in 1960 to preferred Ferrari customer William McKelvy, the famed principal of the Scuderia Bear team before passing onto Bob Grossman, the well-known New York-based dealer, Briggs Cunningham team driver, and two-time SCCA champion a year later. The Cabriolet was subsequently owned by a number of well-known collectors in North America before spending the last three years residing in the UK (Estimate: €4.000.0000–€5.000.000). Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Auctions, Europe, says: “Once again, we are proving to be the auction house of choice when it comes to selling historically significant Ferraris. We have an unrivalled reputation in the global market place and our Monaco sale never disappoints, with more than 80 fabulous pre- and post-war sports, touring and racing cars representing 37 different marques”. Another significant entry sure to attract collectors of the Maranello marque is the matching-numbers 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS, chassis 10719. One of ninety-nine built, it was originally shipped to Luigi Chinetti Motors in Greenwich, Connecticut in early 1968, passing through the hands of various respected collectors in North America over the following decade. In 2006 the car benefited from a thorough restoration by Rudi Koniczek & Company, which brought it up to the most remarkably perfect condition in every respect. A testament to the outstanding quality of its restoration, 10719, presented in stunning Blu Scuro with a Claret and black leather interior and black cloth top, was shown at the 2011 Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California where it was awarded the Ferrari Club of America Pacific Region Vintage Concours Award and received Best of Show honours (Estimate: €1.500.0000–€1.800.000). Not all rare Ferraris herald from the 1960s and the marque’s more recent design will be represented in Monaco by a 2006 Ferrari 575 GTZ with unique coachwork by Zagato. This immensely rare care is the brainchild of a Japanese collector, Yushiyuki Hayashi who commissioned Zagato to create a unique design using Ferrari’s 575 Maranello Berlinetta as a platform, taking his inspiration from the Zagato-bodied TdF models. It is surely one of the most recognisable coachbuilt creations of the early 21st century as Zagato produced only six examples, all of which carry unique body features specified by their first owners, leaving no two cars exactly alike. The 575 GTZ on offer is one of the most fascinating Ferrari cars of recent times, and presents a very rare opportunity for collectors seeking unique features and exclusivity (Estimate: €880.000–€1.050.000). Of course, Ferrari isn’t the only Italian marque to have produced some of the world’s greatest sports and racing cars. Maserati was more than a match for the Maranello marque on both road and track during the 1950s and 1960s. Monaco will see RM offer the 1956 Maserati 450S Prototype, a truly historic racing car which lived two lives, originally as a six-cylinder Works racer, and later as the first incarnation of the eight-cylinder 450S. With beautiful yet purposeful coachwork by Fantuzzi, the example on offer competed as the Works entry at the 1956 Mille Miglia, driven by the legendary pairing of Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson. After the Mille Miglia, the car returned to the factory where it became the prototype for the new eight-cylinder 450S. Once acquired by the current owner, this historic Maserati was painstakingly restored in 1987 to its prototype specification, with significant advice and detailed consultation with the Factory. The Monaco sale represents the first time the car has been offered for sale in 33 years, presenting a very exclusive ownership opportunity (Estimate: €4.000.000–€5.500.000). For further information on the upcoming Monaco auction, or to view a full list of entries and the complete digital catalogue, please visit or call + 44 (0) 20 7851 7070. Lot List

Lot Number Lot Reserve VIN
101 2005 TAG Heuer SLR Chronograph Calibre 36 Without Reserve
102 2005 Juan Pablo Montoya F1 Race Helmet Without Reserve
103 2005 Kimi Räikkönen F1 Race Helmet Without Reserve
104 1991 Ayrton Senna F1 Race Suit Without Reserve
105 1957 Fiat 500 N ‘Vetri Fissi’ Without Reserve 110 012863
106 1952 Vespa 125 ‘Faro Basso’ Without Reserve V33T 243474
107 1969 Fiat 500 Mare by Carrozzeria Holiday Without Reserve 2078296
108 1960 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile Series II Without Reserve 23649
109 1999 Qvale Mangusta Without Reserve ZF498M00000010001
110 2004 Aston Martin DB7 Zagato Without Reserve SCFAE22383K700061
111 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina Without Reserve 3777 GT
112 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 00867S105903
113 1982 Renault RE30B Formula One F1 B7
114 1953 Chrysler Ghia Special Coupé by Ghia 7231533
115 1955 Lancia D50A Formula One Recreation D50A-0007R
116 1970 Fiat Abarth 695 SS Without Reserve 110F 2448770
117 1972 Fiat Giannini 650 NP Without Reserve 5086902
118 1936 SS 100 Jaguar 2½-Litre Roadster 18031
119 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti 16991
120 1959 BMW 502 3.2 Sport Cabriolet by Autenrieth 59085
121 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT Spyder Conversion by Jerry Fandytis 1267
122 1971 Lola T260 Can-Am Spyder Without Reserve T260-HU2
123 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT ZA9AB01E0PCD39031
124 2011 Ferrari 458 Challenge Without Reserve ZFF1NXX000 178992
125 2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider Without Reserve ZAR92000000050053
126 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica ZFFGT61B000146647
127 2012 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta ZFF72RDB000186277
128 2012 Ferrari 599 GTO ZFF70RDB000186276
129 1964 Riva Ariston “Swift II” Without Reserve
130 1959 Jaguar XK150 3.8 Fixed Head Coupé Without Reserve S 836482 BW
131 1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Coupé Without Reserve LML/980
132 1958 Jaguar XK150 3.4 Roadster Without Reserve S 831863 DN
133 1968 Toyota 2000GT MF10-10174
134 1956 Facel Vega FV2B Coupé Without Reserve FV2B-56 114
135 1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Prototype BHL EE 101
136 1973 De Tomaso Pantera Rally Car Without Reserve THPNNP05538
137 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG 1.980.404.500.125
138 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition 1FAFP90S16Y401066
139 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400S 4155
140 1981 Ducati 900 SS Desmo Without Reserve
141 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America by Pinin Farina Without Reserve B24S-1110
142 1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet by Pinin Farina 915797
143 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 S Spider 28
144 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada Alloy 1A 30314
145 1950 Maserati A6 1500 Turismo by Pinin Farina Without Reserve 101
146 1959 Lancia Flaminia Sport by Zagato 824.00 1022
147 1956 Maserati 450S Prototype by Fantuzzi 3501/4501/350SI-10
148 1968 Ferrari 365 GTC by Pininfarina 12055
149 1969 Lamborghini Miura S ‘Jota’ 4280
150 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon by Franay BC51LC
151 1985 Porsche 959 Prototype WPOZZZ93ZFS010067
152 1968 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 1210
153 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé 188.011.00060/52
154 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8-Litre Roadster 875139
155 1949 Jaguar XK120 Alloy Roadster 670015
156 1964 Alpine M64 Without Reserve 1711
157 1960 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring AM 101 648
158 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.6 WPOZZZ96ZNS490656
159 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II by Pininfarina 8469
160 1997 Ferrari F50 ZFFTA46B000106865
161 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona AR 75033 026
162 1974 Hesketh 308 Formula One 308-1
163 1926 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix Without Reserve 4761
164 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina 1181 GT
165 1956 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS/GT Speedster by Reutter 82189
166 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta 8MA890
167 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina 10719
168 1958 Riva Tritone “Via” Without Reserve
169 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C by Scaglietti 9067
170 1953 Aston Martin DB2 Vantage Coupé Without Reserve LML/50/283
171 1952 Siata Daina 1400 Coupé by Bertone SL 0319 B
172 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 SE Cabriolet Without Reserve
173 1989 Aston Martin V8 Volante SCFCV81C8KTL15721
174 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera 1500 GS/GT Coupé by Reutter 58368
175 1969 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF Rallye ?Jolly Club? Without Reserve 818.540 001290
176 1989 Ferrari F1-89 Formula One 110
177 1968 Ferrari 330 GTC by Pininfarina 11203
178 2006 Ferrari 575 GTZ by Zagato ZFFBT55B000127928
179 1966 Brabham-Repco BT20 Formula One F1-2-66
180 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
181 1980 Tyrrell 010 Formula One Without Reserve 010/3
182 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C Sports Prototype AMR1/04
183 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Spider Veloce by Pininfarina Without Reserve AR 101.18 390417
184 1963 Iso Rivolta IR 300 GT Coupé by Bertone Without Reserve IR 330 058
185 2003 Ferrari Enzo ZFFCZ5B000133512
186 1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster by Reutter Without Reserve 80058
187 1972 Iso Grifo IR8 Targa Conversion by Bertone 230-381
188 1982 Mirage M12 Group C Sports Prototype Without Reserve M12-002
189 1973 Fiat 130 Coupé by Pininfarina Without Reserve 130BC 0002020

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