RM Sotheby’s set a new benchmark for the highest price achieved at an online only collector car auction when a two-owner 1,250-mile 2003 Ferrari Enzo brought a winning bid of $2,640,000 (estimate $2,600,000 – 2,900,000) at its ‘Driving into Summer’ sale.
Other top-tier sales included a 23,500-km 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, originally owned by Hartmut Ibing, at $2,310,000 (estimate $2,200,000 – 2,400,000); a 2017 Ford GT with 1,471 miles at $836,000 (estimate $850,000 – 950,000); and a recently restored 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Ellena at $671,000 (estimate $625,000 – 725,000).
The sale also featured a 42,000-km 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II that was delivered new to Japan, where it remained until 2015, which exceeded pre-sale estimates, selling for $231,000 (estimate $200,000 – 220,000).
Home-grown success included a one-owner 2,463-mile 1996 Dodge Viper GTS that made more than double its lower estimate at $64,900 and a BMW V12-powered Delahaye USA Pacific, conceived as a modern take on a Bugatti Type 57S Atlantic, at $220,000 (estimate $150,000 – 200,000); while an unused Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 4000 Series, built in 2017, decimated its $225,000 – 275,000 guide, going for $396,000.
Those looking for open-topped motoring in more refined surroundings were well catered for. Two of the highlights being a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, in single family ownership until 2016, which took a mid-estimate $297,000 and a 20,160-mile 1993 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible IV in Balmoral Green fetching $132,000 (estimate $125,000 – 140,000).
RM Sotheby’s reported a $16.38 million sale total from the 193-car entry.
From: RM Sotheby’s
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