14 Automobiles Break Magic Million-Dollar Mark at RM’s Saturday Night Monterey Sale

Monterey, CA – August 15, 2010 -– An exquisite 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi, and an exceptional 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta, the fifth of only seven examples built, each sold for $4,620,000 at RM’s Sports & Classics of Monterey Saturday night, leading an impressive group of 14 individual million-dollar-plus sales.

TV personality and former racer Alain de Cadenet joined auctioneer Max Girardo onstage for the six-hour sale, which saw 84 motor cars cross the podium before a packed house.

 

Unofficial Million-Dollar Sales from Saturday, August 14:

Lot 359: 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe – $4,620,000

Lot 351: 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta – $4,620,000

Lot 353: 1949 Delahaye Type 175 S Roadster by Saoutchik – $3,300,000

Lot 360: 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder – $2,612,500

Lot 347: 1955 Jaguar D-Type – $2,090,000

Lot 365: 2007 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione – $1,925,000

Lot 335: 1959 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III Coupe – $1,760,000

Lot 345: 1933 Packard Twelve Coupe – $1,622,500

Lot 346: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet – $1,622,500

Lot 342: 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Berlinetta – $1,567,500

Lot 341: 1933 Duesenberg SJ Riviera Phaeton – $1,430,000

Lot 349: 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta – $1,155,000

Lot 339: 1966 Ferrari 500 Superfast – $1,127,500

Lot 363: 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta – $1,045,000

The Saturday night sale marked the conclusion of RM’s 2010 Classics of Monterey event, which attracted record bidder registrations from 29 countries, including Monaco, Brazil, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Complete official results from the three-day sale will be posted early next week.

* Footnote: Results are listed in US Dollars are include 10% buyers premium

 

 

Jim Pickering

SCM Managing Editor

Jim grew up in a small neighborhood of car guys, so the bug bit him early, and rides in his neighbor’s over-powered street rods sealed the deal for good. His first car was a ’66 Caprice with a big-block Chevy—a car which landed him his first job as a mechanic after high school and through college, got him into drag racing, and much to the distress of his wife Kristina, caused his recent home search to take a full year—the Caprice is 19 feet long and gets parked inside. In addition to the Caprice, also maintains a 1972 Chevrolet K10 4x4 and a 2006 Dodge Charger SRT8.

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