Record result: RM's €41m sale in Monaco

With a sale rate of 93% and a total revenue of €41.3m in Monaco, RM Auctions is celebrating its best-ever European sale. The top seller was the €5.7m Ferrari 275 GTB/C, leading a trio of road-going Ferraris headlining the results. We summarise the rest…

The assortment of fine machinery proved popular, with the one-of-twelve 1966 Ferrari GTB/C and €4.7m 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Cabriolet setting the sale bar ahead of the €1.09m Monaco GP-winning 1966 Brabham-Repco BT20. Even the few lots not reaching their reserve were of top-drawer calibre, such as the 1956 Maserati 450S – falling just short of it €4m estimate, no doubt due to its complex history.

Lot 164 / 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I / € 4,704,000

There were plenty of automotive treats at the lower end of the pricing spectrum, too. Ayrton Senna’s 1991 race suit fetched an impressive €56,000 almost exactly two decades after his passing – but the Mirage Group C prototype was sold for not a lot more. One of only two built, the radiant blue aerodynamic wonder of 1982 was scooped for €84,000 by the fortunate bidder, the absence of a reserve price seeing it fall substantially short of its €250,000 – 320,000 estimate.

Nevertheless, the auction was RM’s most successful ever held in Europe – at least until the London sale in September, that is. In the meantime, the Canadian auction house’s next event is the ‘Motor City’ sale on 26 July 2014; you can already find all lots in the Classic Driver Market.

 

Top 10 results from the RM Auction in Monaco, 10 May 2014

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