Villa Erba

27 May 2017

Villa Erba

Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Italy

FRENCH PRE-WAR GREATS SHINE AND RECORDS ARE SET AT RM SOTHEBY'S EXCLUSIVE VILLA ERBA SALE

RM | SOTHEBY'S

FRENCH PRE-WAR GREATS SHINE AND RECORDS ARE SET AT RM SOTHEBY'S EXCLUSIVE VILLA ERBA SALE
RM Sotheby's, the official auction house of the esteemed Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, concluded its fourth successful Villa Erba sale on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, grossing an impressive €25,355,850, and setting a number of new auction records for individual models. Proving that the market for fine pre-war cars remains very strong, the star of the night was the 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS 'Goutte d'Eau' Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi, affectionately known as the 'Teardrop.' The car is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and beautiful of all time, and it was a crowd-pleaser over the entire weekend. Considered by many as one of the most attractive, aerodynamically inspired automotive designs, the car achieved an incredible €3,360,000. RM has achieved some remarkable prices for rare Porsche models over the past few months, and the Villa Erba sale proved again that RM is becoming the dominant auction house for the Stuttgart marque. The 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 had attracted enormous pre-sale attention, as it was presented with only 10 kilometres and in completely original, 'as-delivered' condition. With special-order Polar Silver over Guards Red leather, it is one of only 51 Carrera RSRs produced and one of two with a fully trimmed interior. This magnificent 964 Carrera RSR set a record for any 964 model 911 at auction, achieving an incredible €2,016,000.

Villa Erba

Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
Cernobbio, Italy
22012

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