$18M ALLOY FERRARI LEADS NEW YORK ICONS SALE
Both art and car enthusiasts flocked to Sotheby's Manhattan headquarters to watch over 30 iconic automobiles find new homes during RM Sotheby's third Manhattan sale, entitled ICONS, achieving a $45.5 million total. Motor cars from pre-war Classics through today's most sought-after hypercars drove strong prices and bids, totalling 11 individual million-dollar-plus results. Following a persistent competition between multiple bidders in the room and on the phones lasting nearly 10 minutes, the star of the sale, an open-headlight 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione, chassis no. 1451 GT, sold for a final $17,990,000 to exceed its pre-sale estimate (Est. $14–$17M).