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RM SOTHEBY’S AND FERRARI SET STAGE FOR MOST SIGNIFICANT SINGLE-MARQUE SALE IN AUCTION HISTORY

Ferrari – Leggenda e Passione

 

  • RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari join forces during legendary marque’s 70th anniversary year to host most significant single-marque sale in collector car auction history
  • Held weekend of 8 September in Maranello, auction to feature some of the most valuable and sought-after Ferraris on the planet
  • Details on early entries for the auction to follow in coming weeks. More at www.rmsothebys.com.

 

BLENHEIM, ONTARIO (30 May, 2017) – RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce an historic sale held in partnership with one of the most revered marques the world over: Ferrari. The sale takes place during Ferrari’s 70th anniversary year, an extraordinary achievement in automotive history, and a major milestone in the marque’s rich heritage that will hold the attention of the global motoring community throughout 2017.

 

The collaboration will see RM Sotheby’s—the clear leader in the market for Ferraris at auction—join in the international year-long 70th anniversary celebrations. RM has successfully sold more examples than any other auction house, and proudly holds the record for four of the top 10 most valuable Ferraris ever offered for public sale. RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari have come together on numerous occasions in the past, including the 2007-2009 record-setting ‘Leggenda e Passione’ auctions held at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, events that cemented RM’s relationship and expertise with the marque. The strength of the partnership was proven once again in December 2016, with the charity auction of a unique LaFerrari at the Finali Mondiali at Daytona. The car achieved $7,000,000, with proceeds benefitting earthquake victims in Central Italy and, in the process, setting a record for a new car sold at auction.

 

“At RM Sotheby’s we are continually striving to offer our clients an experience that is second to none. Our partnership with Ferrari is a direct reflection of this crowning achievement. For collectors and enthusiasts alike, the sale represents a world-class and singular event, perhaps one of the most significant auctions ever held, in fact. We are deeply honored to hold this distinction and feel that this represents exactly what our customers expect from an association between such storied and historic brands as Ferrari and RM Sotheby’s”, says Rob Myers, CEO and Founder of RM Sotheby’s.

 

The partnership extends to several events throughout the anniversary year, culminating in the must-attend affair of the 2017 collector car calendar—an exclusive auction at the spiritual home of the marque—Maranello. Held 9 September at the Ferrari Factory, the auction will bring together an exclusive, curated selection of the greatest sports, GT and racing Ferraris ever built, celebrating pivotal moments in the marque’s history and unearthing some of the most valuable and sought-after examples on the planet. All entries for the sale will carry certification from the lauded Ferrari Classiche Department, with whom RM Sotheby’s enjoys a close relationship. 

 

RM Sotheby’s has achieved incredible auction results to date across the full spectrum of Ferrari models; of the 660 million-dollar-plus cars sold in RM’s history, 40 percent are Ferraris. The upcoming event will build on this previous success in the sale of important Ferraris at auction, which accounts for nearly half of all examples sold for over $10,000,000 and is highlighted by: the ex-Works, ex-Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, which commanded $28,050,000 at RM’s 2015 New York sale; the single-owner 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider, which achieved $27,500,000 at RM’s 2013 Monterey sale, maintaining the record for the most valuable road-going Ferrari sold at auction; and, the one-of-three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale sold for $26,400,000 at the same event in 2014. RM Sotheby’s auction expertise and Ferrari’s brand, coupled with the historic Maranello backdrop, will bring together the world’s discerning collectors for the most significant single-marque sale in collector car auction history and an unforgettable weekend.

 

For further information on the Ferrari sale, please visit www.rmsothebys.com, or call +1 519 352 4575 to discuss limited consignment opportunities. Additional details on early entries for the auction will be announced in the coming weeks.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

asabatie-garat@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

bruprecht@rmsothebys.com

+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

dswig@rmsothebys.com

+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

drose@rmsothebys.com

+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

dgould@rmsothebys.com

+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

gduff@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

jauerbach@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

kforry@rmsothebys.com

+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

mmalamut@rmsothebys.com

+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

msquire@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

mfairbairn@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

ocamelin@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

pdarvill@rmsothebys.com

+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

pfisher@rmsothebys.com

+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more