RM Sotheby’s breaks 2015 auction record with $28m Ferrari 290 MM
In an auction packed with A-listers (of the automotive variety), auctioneer Max Girardo hammered the 1956 Mille Miglia entrant for 25.5m dollars – the resulting 28.05m dollar premium-inclusive figure unseating the record 18.5m dollars paid for the Alain Delon California Spider at Artcurial’s memorable auction in February of this year.
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Other notable results saw the first public sale of an Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato in many years garner $14.3m – a record for a British car sold at auction – while Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche 356 set a new World Record for the model, at an estimate-obliterating 1.76m dollars. Imagine if it had been her Mercedes…
Elsewhere, the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa child’s car was snapped up for 89,000 dollars (a rather frantic-looking chap with a large white beard may or may not have been spotted in the saleroom when the hammer came down), while the Lamborghini Miura SV sold for 2.42m dollars.
Photos: Tim Scott / Patrick Ernzen for RM Sotheby’s