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Official: RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auctions Set Record for Collector Car Auction

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At Monterey Car Week 2015, RM Sotheby’s set the record for the highest ever total for a collector car auction, announcing an official total of $172.9 million in sales.

In a press release issued by the auction house today, they announced that they bested last year’s performance by 20 percent. At the top of their sales was a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM that fetched an astonishing $17.6 million. Additionally, The Pinnacle Portfolio set the benchmark for the highest single-day, single-vendor auction at $75.4 million.

“The results truly speak for themselves and reflect our commitment to bringing not only the best to the market, but backing our product by extensive research and documentation,” said Ian Kelleher, Managing Director, RM Sotheby’s West Coast Division. “In addition, the Monterey event was truly a fantastic showcase of the RM and Sotheby’s teams working in concert to build a global platform for collector cars.”

What’s more, the RM team won the “Best in Show” award at the Peach Beach Concours d’Elegance with the 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A F. Ramseier & Cie Worblaufen Cabriolet, which was restored by RM Auto Restoration.

Below are the 35 exotic cars that sold for more than $1 million, each of which helped create the record-breaking results.

Top 35 Sales

  1. 1964 Ferrari 250 LM – $17,600,000.00
  2. 1998 McLaren F1 ‘LM-Specification’ – $13,750,000.00
  3. 1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight- $13,200,000.00
  4. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour de France’ – $13,200,000.00
  5. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $8,500,000.00
  6. 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta – $7,975,000.00
  7. 2005 Ferrari Enzo – $6,050,000.00
  8. 1931 Bentley 4½-Litre Supercharged Two-Seater Sports – $4,015,000.00
  9. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy – $3,960,000.00
  10. 1994 Ferrari F40 LM – $3,300,000.00
  11. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – $3,300,000.00
  12. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider – $2,750,000.00
  13. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV – $2,475,000.00
  14. 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO – $2,420,000.00
  15. 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport “300” – $2,310,000.00
  16. 2005 Maserati MC12 – $2,090,000.00
  17. 1952 Jaguar XK120 Supersonic – $2,062,500.00
  18. 1995 Ferrari F50 – $1,980,000.00
  19. 2015 McLaren P1 – $1,980,000.00
  20. 2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 “001” – $1,815,000.00
  21. 1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau – $1,815,000.00
  22. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta ‘Lusso’ – $1,815,000.00
  23. 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ ‘Riviera’ Phaeton – $1,595,000.00
  24. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe ‘Boano Prototype’ – $1,485,000.00
  25. 2008 Lamborghini Reventón – $1,375,000.00
  26. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II Prototype – $1,320,000.00
  27. 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 ‘Periscopio’ – $1,320,000.00
  28. 1988 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’ – $1,210,000.00
  29. 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra – $1,210,000.00
  30. 1953 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback Sports Saloon – $1,210,000.00
  31. 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – $1,210,000.00
  32. 1940 Aston Martin Speed Model Type C – $1,155,000.00
  33. 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe – $1,155,000.00
  34. 1958 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk III Drophead Coupe – $1,072,500.00
  35. 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta U.S. Prototype – $1,045,000.00

(Source: RM Sotheby’s)

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