RM Auctions just wrapped up its very first Sporting Classics of Monaco to the tune of €33,235,917 (~$45,101,139). Out of the 105 vehicles up for new homes, 88 of them (86%) swapped owners; of those 88, five scored €2,000,000+ sales and two of those set new world records.
Record-setter number two was a 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage, coming in at €2,464,000 (~$3,343,648), an all-time high for a Birdcage.
The remaining three €2,000,000 busters were: 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta (€2,632,000 / ~$3,571,624); 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Tour de France (€2,352,000 / ~$3,191,664); 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder (€2,072,000 / ~$2,811,704).
The Sporting Classics of Monaco auction, according to RM, was a huge success. With registered bidders from 33 countries and a swarm of first timers (28% of registrations), the sale was watched by more than 3,000 people online.
Max Girardo, Managing Director for RM Europe, says, "Our Monaco sales results underscore RM's undisputed leadership position in the investment-grade segment of the collector car market...[We have] set a new standard for collector car auctions not only for the high quality of cars, but also for its impeccable presentation and client experience."
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By Phil Alex