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    Wednesday, August 31st, 2022
    1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti

    This 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti sold for $22,005,000 at RM Sotheby’s in California. Over three days in Monterey, California, RM Sotheby’s made $239,258,340 US at auction, setting a record for the highest grossing automotive auction of all time and netting a higher total than all other Monterey Car Week 2022 auctions combined. Seven of the top ten lots were by Ferrari. Porsche also presented a strong showing, with a 2022 911 “Sally Special” becoming the most expensive factory-new Porsche ever to sell at auction at $3.6 million, while a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen was RM Sotheby’s second-highest sale of the week at $9,905,000.  An impressive 180 cars were sold over the three auctions, which saw bidders from 38 different countries. Fifty-two of them sold for over $1 million.


    Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

    Photo Credit: Tim Scott ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

    Photo Credit: Tim Scott ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s  UPDATE: IT SOLD FOR $28 MILLION

    One of the worlds most historic sports racing cars – the ex-Fangio ex works Ferrari 290 by Scaglietti – will come up at RM Sotheby’s in New York on December 10.  In the history of motor racing, it is hard to imagine two names with greater stature than Ferrari and Juan Manuel Fangio, the enigmatic five-time Formula One World Champion. To find a car which so closely connects these two great motor racing legends is the Holy Grail for car collectors and aficionados the world over.  This car was built for Fangio to compete in the 1956 Mille Miglia and it was first overall in the 1957 World Championship Buenos Aires 1,000 km.  It is fully documented and has never been crashed.

    Meanwhile Christie’s is to offer Steve McQueen’s Porsche at the Exceptional Sale in Paris on November 4 with an estimate of 250,000-350,000. This is the car used in the 1971 film Le Mans.  UPDATE: THE PORSCHE FAILED TO SELL.