SOTHEBY’S FERRARI - LEGGENDA E PASSIONE AUCTION

SOME REMARKABLE RESULTS FROM SOTHEBY’S FERRARI – LEGGENDA E PASSIONE AUCTION

RM Sotheby’s recent single marque Ferrari auction was held on September 9th and achieved some quite remarkable prices.

The auction was held in partnership with Ferrari and raised €63,068,110 in sales with a 92.5 percent sell-through rate.

The auction was arranged to help celebrate Ferrari’s 70th anniversary and there were many classic Ferrari cars available for collectors who were there bidding in person as well as by telephone and online.

There was some fierce bidding for the 2017 LaFerrari Aperta that achieved an incredible €8,300,000 – free of all commission. That bid was a world record for a 21st century automobile. All of the amount raised will be donated to ‘Save the Children’ charity for an international program focusing on education.

Another classic that achieved an incredible amount – €7,855,000 – was the numbers-matching 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti. This car had undergone a beautifully maintained restoration and has a fascinating history which surely helped to achieve that price.

Much was expected of the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy, the only roadgoing alloy Daytona in existence and it was sold for €1,807,000 – making it the most valuable Daytona coupe ever sold at a public auction.

Another classic Ferrari that had attracted a lot of attention was the 1983 Ferrari 400i, which had come from Rolling Stone Keith Richard’s collection. Keith had owned the car from new and it was presented in exceptional, original condition. It made a world-record €345,000 for this model.

Another car that achieved a world record price was the 2016 488 Spider ‘Green Jewel,’ a car offered by the Ferrari factory in ‘as-new’ condition and in a special livery to celebrate the 70th Anniversary. This stunning car fetched a final price of €1,090,200.

For further information and pictures from the auction please follow this link:
https://www.rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/FF17