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