Ferrari and Maserati set amazing €2m World Records in Monaco
Ferrari and Maserati set amazing 2m World Records in Monaco
The 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica and Maserati 'Birdcage' raced to success at RM's auction
RM's inaugural Sporting Classics of Monaco auction, held at the Grimaldi Forum on May 1, saw five exceptionalautomobilesrealise prices in excess of 2m, including two new World Records.
With Ferrari, Maserati and BMW among the top sales, RM Auctions has proudly described its sale as "one of the most successful automobile auctions ever held."
Registered bidders came from 33 different countries on the telephone, over the internet and assembled in the standing-room-only venue.
World Record #1: the 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina
New bidders represented 28% of all registrations, according to RM. In addition, approximately 3,300 people watched the live streaming video coverage of the sale over the Internet.
The event's top seller was a rare 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina SWB. It set a new World Record for a Superamerica at 2,800,000 ($3,799,600), well above its 2,450,000 high estimate.
Meanwhile, a rare 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage also set a new World Record for a Birdcage at 2,464,000 ($3,343,648).
World Record #2: The rare 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
Away from the auction block, the sale's cover car, the 1937 BMW 328 MM Bgelfalte (pictured top right), exchanged hands less than 24 hours after the sale's conclusion for a confidential and unpublished sum.
Overall, 88 of the 105 pre- and post-war motor cars changed hands to produce an 86% sell-through rate, and the event achieved 33,235,917 ($45,101,139) in total sales.
The Sporting Classics of Monaco top sales:
1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina SWB 2.800.000
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta 2.632.000
1960 Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcage" 2.464.000 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France 2.352.000 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder 2.072.000
1938 Delahaye 135 MS Competition Cabriolet by Figoni & Falaschi 1.792.000
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Special Town Car by Brewster 1.456.000 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS by Zagato 879.200 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta 784.000 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta 767.200
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