A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM fetched a staggering $28m at RM Sotheby’s December 10 “Driven by Disruption” sale in New York City. Other cars earning two-comma prices included a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT at $14.3m and a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series I cabriolet at $5.7m. Twenty-one out of 31 lots sold (68%) for a combined $72,534,000.
View the complete results here.
Donald Osborne, SCM Editor at Large and a regular on CNBC Prime’s Jay Leno’s Garage, will emcee the third annual SCM Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar. “A 2020 Vision of the Future” takes place Thursday, January 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Gooding & Company auction tent in Scottsdale, AZ.
Space is limited. Register here.
Join SCMer Ed Fallon of Cave Creek Classics for the annual SCM Rétromobile Reception. The reception will take place Wednesday, February 3, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll enjoy wine and refreshments at the Café Le Jambon à la Broche, located at the back of Exposition Hall A at Rétromobile. The reception will end at 6:00 p.m., an hour before the RM Sotheby’s auction. There will be shuttles from Rétromobile to Les Invalides, where the RM Sotheby’s auction takes place.
Publisher Martin and his daughter Alexandra attended the grand reopening celebration of the all-new Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles last Saturday night. Follow this link to see Martin’s pictures from the event. His thoughts on the new museum will be in the next issue of SCM.
Russo and Steele‘s Scottsdale auction takes place January 27–31. Over the event’s five action-packed days, Russo and Steele will feature a strong selection of European sports cars, American muscle, hot rods and customs. Featured early consignments include the following:
1966 Lamborghini 350GT
This outstanding early-production 350GT (pictured) has received multiple Best in Class awards at demanding concours. A comprehensive restoration portfolio details the work performed. Noted authority Mr. Bob Wallace attended to the mechanicals, brightwork was by Christensen Plating and Dubuque Trim restored Read More
Gooding & Company has consigned an array of Ferraris from renowned Beverly Hills collector Tony Shooshani for their Scottsdale auction, taking place January 29–30. From the legendary 250 GTs of the 1960s to the track-bred supercars of the 1990s and 2000s, this collection showcases the evolution in form, function, and performance engineering from Ferrari.
Read the full press release here.
Going To The Sun Rally, the Montana-based vintage car rally, hosts its 12th annual event September 6–11, 2016. The five-day drive will start and finish in Whitefish, MT, and travel more than 1,200 miles through Idaho and British Columbia. The rally will visit the B.C. towns of Revelstoke and Nelson, and spend two nights in the stunning Okanagan Valley wine region, often referred to as “The Napa of the North.”
The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2016. Learn more Read More
Sales totaled $8.3m at the Keno Brothers’ debut classic car auction on November 18 in New York City. Out of 40 lots offered, a 1968 Bizzarrini Strada 5300 earned top money at $1,010,800. Rounding out the top five were a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S at $974,400, a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 at $950,000, a 1968 Toyota 2000GT at $683,200 and a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT at $616,000. View all the sold prices here.
Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin attended the sale Read More
This 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial retains its original chassis, engine, coachwork, paint and interior. It is Ferrari Classiche certified, and the engine was recently rebuilt. RM Sotheby’s estimates the car will bring $5m–$7m when it comes to market on December 10 in New York City.
View all the consignments here. View the digital catalog here.
Bonhams expects a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT Series II cabriolet to fetch $1.5m–$1.8m when it comes to market in London on December 6. Other heavy hitters on offer include a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing ($1.5m–$2m), a 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre tourer ($610k–$760k) and a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 coupe ($610k–$690k).
View all the consignments here.