RM Auctions continued its successful sales run in Monterey Friday night as a rare 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan, selling for $1,127,500, set a new world record for a Tucker. An important 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster also attracted spirited bidding to break the magic million-dollar mark.
Unofficial Top Five Sales from Friday, August 13:
Lot 255: 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster – $1,595,000
Lot 246: 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan – $1,127,500, nearly double its pre-sale estimate
Lot 260: 1979 Ferrari 512 BB/LM Competition Berlinetta – $880,000
Lot 238: 2003 Ferrari Enzo – $830,500
Lot 241: 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra – $715,000
In addition, a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe sold for $110,000, with proceeds benefiting the Double H Ranch, a non-profit organization based in New York State that provides specialized programs and year-round support for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. www.doublehranch.org.
RM continued its long-standing support of the Rotary Club of Monterey, with part proceeds from the sale of a $5,000 automotive artwork going to the organization, supplementing RM’s annual donation.
RM’s ‘Sports & Classics of Monterey’ auction concludes tomorrow, Saturday, August 14 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, CA. In total, some 225 automobiles will cross the auction podium across the three days as part of the most significant auction offering ever presented on the Monterey Peninsula.
Lot 343: 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Works Grand Prix Racing Car (Est. $3,500,000 – $4,500,000)
Lot 359: 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe (Est. $3,500,000 – $4,500,000)
Lot 347: 1955 Jaguar D-Type (Est. $2,000,000 – $2,750,000).
(All figures are reported in U.S. dollars and include the 10 percent buyer’s premium)
For a complete list of auction offerings, please visit www.rmauctions.com/monterey or call +1 734 660 0015.
For those unable to attend the event in person, Internet, absentee and telephone bidding options are available, and the auction will stream live online at www.rmauctions.com, providing real-time coverage of the event.
Complete official results for RM’s Sports & Classics of Monterey will be posted online early next week.