Rm Classic Car Auction
Classic car auctions are organized around the world to celebrate the antique, exotic and collectible cars. These events are an adrenaline source and are focused on offering a good time to car collectors and enthusiasts. RM Auctions is one of the auction houses that organize incredible events that will always be remembered by collectors and visitors.
One of these incredible auctions took place in May 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum and was called the Sporting Classics of Monaco. It was the first time when a RM classic car auction was organized in Monaco during the historic grand prix. The auction was a huge success with total sales of $45,101,139. An interesting aspect of the RM classic car auction was the fact that the top bids were made by people over the phone. That’s how 33 different countries had the opportunity to be represented. Moreover, it was the first time when the phone bidders represented 28% from the total entries.
At this 2010 RM classic car auction were listed more than 105 prewar and postwar cars. Among others, you could see an amazing Ferrari collection that included a 1952 Ferrari Sport Vignale Berlinetta, a 1958 Ferrari 250GT “Tour de France” model and a 365 GTB/4 Daytone built in 1970. Other classic cars that were in the spotlight were a 1954 Paris Salon car, a 1954 Europa Pinin Farina Coupe and a 1965 Ferrari 275GTB.
Another impressive car collection that was part of the 2010 RM classic car auction was the Zach Collection that included 26 Rolls Royce motor cars (an example would be the 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Cabriolet. Moreover, the car collectors could find at this auction a 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, a 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Competition Cabriolet and the largest singer collection of Shell Petroliana that included more than 1,000 Shell-items.
From the 105 classic cars that were auctioned at the RM classic car auction almost 90 cars were sold and five of them were bought for more than $2.6 millions. The top sale was a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamericana Cabriolet Pininfarina SWB that convinced the new owner to pay no more and no less than $3.8 millions. I know it might seem like a lot of money, but trust me the car is priceless, because it is rare.
Other incredible sales that had a price tag reaching more than $2.6 millions were a 1962 Ferrari 250GT SWB Berlinetta that brought to the RM Auctions the sum of $3,571,624, followed by a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB sold for $3,191,664 and a rare 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage that impressed its new owner and convinced him to pay $3,343,648.
Other interesting sales that impressed the audience include a 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II “Special Town Car” sold for $1,975,792, a stunning 1938 Delahaye 135 MS with a price tag of $2,434,744, a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato Spider that brought to the RM Auctions $1,193,074 and many others.
Even if the selling price of the 1937 BWM 328 MM “Buegelfalte” wasn’t included in the final balance, because the car was sold after the auction had officially been closed, it remains impressive for all car lovers. That BMW is the most significant prewar sports race cars and was sold for no more and no less than $5,835,100. Its price proves once again that this RM classic car auction can be considered one of the most successful collector auctions. You can always count on RM to put together a good show with quality cars!
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