RM Auctions Monterey August 16-17 2002

The atmosphere at the RM Auction in Monterey on Saturday night was more like the final of the World Series than a mere car auction. The bars were empty and everyone was on tip-toe awaiting the entry of Lot number 143.

They weren’t disappointed.

Phil Hill, Ex World Champion, was re-united with Ferrari number 6, the 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa he, partnered by the great Belgian driver Olivier Gendebien, drove to victory at Le Mans in 1962.

Roaring into view with this beautiful and historic Ferrari, he received a standing ovation from the capacity crowd. Starting at $2,000,000 the bidding rose quickly to $5,000,000 where it hesitated briefly until reaching a breath-taking $5.9million dollars whereupon the hammer fell and the crowd cheered.

Believed to be the highest price paid for a car since 1990 and worth every penny.

Results -

Please note:
- The vehicle names/details below are as given by the auction house. Prices are in USD including buyer's premium

1958 AC Ace Roadster $ 49,500
1964 AC 289 Cobra Comp Roadster $ 264,000
1913 Alco 5 Passenger Tourer $ 330,000
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Cabriolet $ 126,500
1956 Alfa Romeo Normale 750 Spider $ 13,420
1958 Alfa Romeo 750 Veloce Spider $ 28,600
1958 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce $ 36,300
1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Not Sold
1962 Alfa Romeo 101 Giulietta Spider Not Sold
1969 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 "Straddle" Repl Not Sold
1951 Allard K2 Roadster $ 26,400
1955 Aston Martin DB 2/4 Drophead $ 82,500
1966 Aston Martin DB6 Coupe $ 81,400
1962 Aston-Martin DB4 Vantage SS Conv. $ 192,500
1965 Aston-Martin DB5 Drophead Coupe Not Sold
1978 Aston-Martin V8 Volante $ 51,700
1964 Austin Mini Estate Woody Wagon $ 9,900
1965 Austin Mini Cooper S $ 13,750
1970 Austin Mini Cooper $ 8,800
1974 Austin Mini Cooper Innocenti $ 9,240
1955 Austin-Healey 100 S Alloy Race Car Not Sold
1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 Roadster $ 35,200
1959 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite $ 19,800
1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite $ 14,850
1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MK1 Roadster $ 45,100
1961 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7 MKIII Roadster Not Sold
1962 Austin-Healey 3000 MKII BT7 Roadster $ 50,600
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII Convertible Not Sold
1988 Autokraft 427 Mark IV Cobra Not Sold
1967 Bizzarrini G.T. Strada 5300 Coupe Not Sold
1937 BMW 328 Roadster Not Sold
1927 Bugatti Type 37 GP Race Car Not Sold
1931 Bugatti Type 51 GP Race Car Not Sold
1953 Buick Skylark HT Cpe Prototype $ 83,600
1941 Cadillac Series 62 Conv. Sedan $ 44,000
1949 Chevrolet Canopy Express Truck $ 37,400
1950 Chevrolet 3600 3/4 Ton Pickup Truck $ 40,150
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Ghia Aigle $ 62,700
1954 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster $ 42,900
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air FI Convertible $ 62,700
1957 Chevrolet Corvette FI Roadster $ 66,000
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster $ 62,700
1961 Chevrolet Corvette FI Roadster $ 55,000
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster Not Sold
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Conv. $ 85,000
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil RaceCar Not Sold
1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 409/409 Conv. $ 50,600
1964 Chevrolet Corvette XP819 Prototype $ 148,500
1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster $ 57,200
1965 Chevrolet Corvette FI Roadster Not Sold
1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Race Car $ 176,000
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Coupe $ 64,900
1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Sunray DX Not Sold
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Coupe $ 56,100
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Roadster Not Sold
1969 Chevrolet L-89 Corvette Convertible $ 50,600
1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible $ 33,000
1998 Chevrolet Corvette C5R LM Race Car Not Sold
1941 Chrysler T&C Barrel Back Woodie $ 132,000
1963 Cooper Monaco Chevrolet CM 4 63 Not Sold
1973 Datsun 240Z Coupe $ 18,700
1933 Delage D8 S Sport Coupe $ 167,200
1951 Delahaye 135MS Cabriolet $ 127,050
1955 Delahaye 235 Coupe Not Sold
1973 DeTomaso Longchamp Spyder Not Sold
1958 Devin SS Sports Racing Car Not Sold
1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Conv. Hemi $ 56,650
1994 Dodge Viper RT/10 $ 38,500
1951 Ferrari 212 Export Vignale Spyder Not Sold
1954 Ferrari 250 Monza Spider 1705000
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider Not Sold
1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Berlinetta Not Sold
1958 Ferrari 250GT Berlinetta TDF Not Sold
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB SEFAC Hot Rod $ Not Sold
1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa $ 6,490,000
1962 Ferrari 400 Super America Coupe $ 363,000
1963 Ferrari 250 TRC Recreation $ 140,000
1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L LMB Competition $ 220,000
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB $ 178,200
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale $ 759,000
1969 Ferrari 365 GT Chinetti NART $ 132,000
1973 Ferrari 246 GTS Dino $ 75,900
1981 Ferrari 308 GTB $ 26,400
1995 Ferrari F50 $ 528,000
1963 Fiat 500 Abarth Replica $ 12,100
1963 Fiat 500 Cinquecento Stadale $ 7,150
1968 Fiat Vignale Gamine $ 11,550
1971 Fiat 500L Bambina Sunroof Cpe $ 7,700
1966 Fiat-Abarth OT 1300 Factory Race Car Not Sold
1941 Ford Track Rod $ 34,000
1949 Ford Custom Woodie $ 66,000
1968 Ford Shelby GT 500 KR Conv. Not Sold
1968 Ford Shelby GT350 $ 35,200
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 T Not Sold
2002 Ford Think Neighbor Electric $ 9,350
2002 Ford Think Neighbor Electric $ 7,000
1935 Hispano-Suiza H6C T56 Cabriolet Not Sold
1933 Invicta 4.5 S Low Chassis Tourer Not Sold
1934 Jaguar SS1 4-Light Saloon $ 88,000
1950 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster Not Sold
1953 Jaguar XK 120 Fixed Head Coupe $ 48,400
1953 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster $ 47,300
1956 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer $ 924,000
1957 Jaguar XK 140MC Roadster $ 62,150
1960 Jaguar XK 150 Fixed Head Coupe $ 48,950
1961 Jaguar E-Type EBL Series 1 Rdstr $ 52,800
1961 Jaguar XK 150 3.8L FHC Not Sold
1961 Jaguar XKE Linder/Nocker Coupe Not Sold
1962 Jaguar E-Type Roadster $ 46,200
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 FHC $ 35,200
1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster $ 55,000
1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster Not Sold
1964 Jaguar E-Type Roadster $ 50,000
1964 Jaguar XKSS by Proteus $ 33,000
1965 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster $ 55,000
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 FHC $ 69,850
1966 Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster $ 46,200
1967 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 4.2 Rdstr $ 104,500
1968 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster $ 37,400
1971 Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster $ 25,300
1974 Jaguar E-Type V12 Roadster $ 30,800
1966 Lamborghini 350 GT $ 57,200
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 Roadster Not Sold
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S $ 143,000
1973 Lamborghini 400 GT Jarama $ 22,000
1973 Lamborghini Espada Series II $ 20,900
1996 Lamborghini Diablo SV-R Race Car Not Sold
1960 Lancia B24S Convertible $ 77,000
1973 Lancia Fulvia Ralley $ 5,720
1972 Lotus GRD Formula III Race Car $ 17,600
1988 March 88C-6 Indy Race Car $ 57,200
1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Zagato Coupe $ 396,000
1965 Maserati 3500 GTI Vignale $ 41,250
1975 Maserati Khamsin $ 18,700
1977 Maserati Merak SS $ 25,025
1967 McKee Mark VII Can-Am Race Car $ 41,800
1969 McLaren M12 CanAm Race Car Not Sold
1972 McLaren M8F Can-Am Race Car Not Sold
1934 Mercedes-Benz 200 Roadster $ 44,000
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K SC Sport Cabriolet A $ 946,000
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe $ 209,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Not Sold
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Roadster $ 225,500
1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster Not Sold
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster $ 55,000
1949 Mercury Custom Conv. Street Rod $ 60,500
1951 Meteor Convertible Not Sold
1952 MG TD Roadster $ 23,650
1954 MG TF 1500 Roadster $ 29,700
1957 MG A 1500 Roadster $ 22,550
1966 MG B Roadster $ 17,050
1930 Miller 183 Two-Man Indy Race Car $ 297,000
1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 Coupe $ 29,700
1955 Osca MT4 1500 TN Le Mans Not Sold
1965 Osca 1600 GT Zagato Coupe $ 92,400
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster Not Sold
1957 Porsche 356 Speedster $ 56,650
1958 Porsche 356 Speedster $ 48,300
1958 Porsche 356 Carrera GS/GT Spdstr Not Sold
1959 Porsche 356 GS/GT 1600S Speedster Not Sold
1959 Porsche 365 Cabriolet A $ 40,700
1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Not Sold
1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet $ 45,100
1970 Porsche 911 Club Racer $ 21,450
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Targa Not Sold
1973 Porsche 911RS Carrera Not Sold
1976 Porsche 934 Special $ 55,000
1980 Porsche 935 K4 Race Car Not Sold
1987 Porsche 928 Factory Custom Sedan $ 44,000
1992 Porsche 935 K3 Special Not Sold
1969 Renault Alpine A110 $ 24,200
2001 Saleen S7R Race Car Not Sold
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 4000 Series Not Sold
1966 Shelby 427 Comp Cobra Not Sold
1909 Simplex 50HP Toy Tonneau $ 429,000
1916 Stutz Bearcat $ 169,400
1964 Sunbeam Tiger Convertible $ 41,800
1981 Theodore F1 GP Race Car $ 55,000
1963 Triumph TR4 Surrey-Top $ 26,400
1966 Triumph TR4A Roadster $ 13,750
1965 Volkswagen 21 Window Microbus $ 38,500
1950 Willys Jeepster Phaeton $ 15,400
1960 Willys Surrey Jeep Not Sold

With grateful thanks to Peter Stratford of Goodwood Green Classics for generously filing this report.