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RM Sotheby’s Ferrari auction results

By Chris Thompson | Pics: RM Sotheby's, 12 Sep 2017 News

RM Sotheby’s Ferrari auction results

Final LaFerrari Aperta, a barn find Daytona, and a one off 488 Spider fetched huge money

Maranello metal was the stay of RM Sotheby’s most recent auction, the ‘Leggenda E Passione’ sale held at Ferrari HQ.

Among the lots were cars from the 1950s right up to one brand new car, the last Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to be built, which fetched $13,651,000 Australian.

Also the highest dollar amount paid on the day, the money from the sale went to charity.

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider.jpgNext on the list for highest value-get was a ’59 250 GT LWB California Spider showing 32,586km on the odometer, which sold for $12,919,100.

Third biggest buy at the event was a ’58 250 GT Cabriolet for $7,761,300, but only because another 250 GT with a higher estimate didn’t sell.

However, some of the auction highlights don’t feature at the top of the price list.

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB 4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy rear.jpgCosting one buyer only $2,971,972 was a barn find 1969 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Alloy, which is the only ‘road-going’ (or barn going, we suppose) alloy-bodied 365 GTB/4 Daytona that exists.

Discovered in Japan after almost four decades in hiding, this now one-off has a well-documented history and has a surprising 36,390 kilometres on the clock.

Ferrari expert Marcel Massini told RM Sotheby’s that it was a “super scarce Daytona barn find.”

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Green Jewel“[This is] the only remaining aluminium-bodied production GTB/4, sold new to Luciano Conti, a close friend of Commendatore Enzo Ferrari.”

Also featuring at the auction is one of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary celebration cars, which features its own one-off livery.

In Green Jewel, this 488 Spider sold for $1,793,000, or around three times the regular asking price for a new 488 Spider.

Ferrari Laferrari prototypeThe livery was inspired by racer David Piper’s 365 P2, which won the Kyalami 9 Hours in 1965 and 1966.

Also present and of note was a LaFerrari prototype which fetched $3,501,800,  an F50 which picked up $2,925,900, and an F40 which sold for $1,774,600.

Total auction sales added up to $103,728,120, RM Sotheby’s says.