- Ferraris dominate RM’s Saturday sale: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 delivered new to King of Cool Steve McQueen garners $10,175,000; 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale realizes $26,400,000
- 21 vehicles achieve seven figures during Saturday sale session
- Official results to be posted online at www.rmauctions.com in the coming days
MONTEREY, California (August 17, 2014) – One of the most highly anticipated lots of Monterey Car Week, the ex-Steve McQueen 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, entered the history books on Saturday night, selling for a record $10,175,000 at RM’s flagship Monterey sale.
Delivered new to Hollywood and motoring icon Steve McQueen on the set of Bullitt, the 275 GTB/4 spurred a spirited contest between bidders in the room and on the phone, more than tripling the previous auction record for the model (video: http://youtu.be/f2kqcKcRafQ?list=UU).
While the McQueen four-cam lent star power to the RM sale, the true highlight of the night was a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, one of just three built. Dubbed the ’65 GTO, the extraordinarily rare Speciale roared onto the auction stage, with bidding opening at $15 million. The final sale price – an outstanding $26,400,000 – cements its place in the pantheon of the most valuable automobiles ever offered at public auction (video: http://youtu.be/t3kJq1WJx1g?list=UUNiTBZZrGcok8fuWlDQ-_yA).
In total, six Ferraris led a string of 21 individual million-dollar-plus sales during the Saturday sale. Among other highlights were the Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout, offered from single-family ownership since 1949, which realized a superb $2,530,000; and a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, which sold for $2,090,000.
Unofficial RM Monterey Million-Dollar-Plus Sales (Saturday)
|Lot 239||1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale||$26,400,000|
|Lot 220||1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, ex-Steve McQueen||$10,175,000|
|Lot 231||1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4||$3,750,000|
|Lot 237||1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy||$3,382,500|
|Lot 218||1963 Ferrari 400 SA LWB Coupe Aerodinamico Series II||$2,915,000|
|Lot 225||1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe||$2,750,000|
|Lot 235||1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout||$2,530,000|
|Lot 216||1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L 'Lusso' Berlinetta||$2,117,500|
|Lot 230||1971 Lamborghini Miura SV||$2,090,000|
|Lot 211||2003 Ferrari Enzo||$1,925,000|
|Lot 245||2000 Ferrari F1-2000||$1,804,000|
|Lot 227||1966 Ferrari 275 GTS||$1,760,000|
|Lot 212||1965 Aston Martin DB5||$1,650,000|
|Lot 251||2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione||$1,485,000|
|Lot 228||1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||$1,375,000|
|Lot 247||1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S||$1,265,000|
|Lot 238||1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||$1,182,500|
|Lot 219||1953 Lancia Aurelia PF200 C Spider||$1,100,000|
|Lot 217||1967 Toyota 2000GT||$1,045,000|
|Lot 234||1967 Ferrari 330 GTC||$1,023,000|
|Lot 249||1961 Ferrari 250 GT N.A.R.T. Spider||$1,017,500|
The RM group of companies rounds out a tremendous week on California’s Monterey Peninsula today (Sunday, August 17) with four motor cars freshly prepared by RM Auto Restoration set for display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2013, RM’s restoration division cemented its reputation as the world’s leading restorer of fine automobiles when the 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria restored by the company was judged Best of Show. The accolade marked the fifth time RM Auto Restoration has been awarded the event’s top honor in the new millennium—an unprecedented achievement.
Complete official results for RM’s Monterey sale will be posted online at www.rmauctions.com early next week.
(All figures are reported in U.S. dollars and include the 10 percent buyer’s premium)