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RM Sotheby’s to hold a Ferrari sale this September which is says will be “the most significant single-marque sale in collector car auction history”.
Held in partnership with Ferrari, the sale takes place during the legendary marquee’s 70th anniversary year.
It will be held on September 9 at Maranello, Italy, and will feature some of the most valuable and sought-after Ferraris on the planet
RM has successfully sold more Ferraris than any other auction house, and proudly holds the record for four of the top 10 most valuable Ferraris ever offered for public sale.
RM Sotheby’s and Ferrari have come together on numerous occasions in the past, including the 2007-2009 record-setting ‘Leggenda e Passione’ auctions held at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, events that cemented RM’s relationship and expertise with the marque.
The strength of the partnership was proven once again in December 2016, with the charity auction of a unique LaFerrari at the Finali Mondiali at Daytona. The car achieved $7 million, with proceeds benefitting earthquake victims in Central Italy and, in the process, setting a record for a new car sold at auction.
“At RM Sotheby’s we are continually striving to offer our clients an experience that is second to none. Our partnership with Ferrari is a direct reflection of this crowning achievement. For collectors and enthusiasts alike, the sale represents a world-class and singular event, perhaps one of the most significant auctions ever held, in fact. We are deeply honoured to hold this distinction and feel that this represents exactly what our customers expect from an association between such storied and historic brands as Ferrari and RM Sotheby’s,” says Rob Myers, CEO and Founder of RM Sotheby’s.
The partnership extends to several events throughout the anniversary year, culminating in the must-attend affair of the 2017 collector car calendar—an exclusive auction at Maranello, the spiritual home of the marque.
Held on September 9 at the Ferrari Factory, the auction will bring together an exclusive, curated selection of the greatest sports, GT and racing Ferraris ever built, celebrating pivotal moments in the marque’s history and unearthing some of the most valuable and sought-after examples on the planet. All entries for the sale will carry certification from the lauded Ferrari Classiche Department, with whom RM Sotheby’s enjoys a close relationship.
RM Sotheby’s has achieved incredible auction results to date across the full spectrum of Ferrari models; of the 660 million-dollar-plus cars sold in RM’s history, 40 per cent are Ferraris.
The upcoming event will build on this previous success in the sale of important Ferraris at auction, which accounts for nearly half of all examples sold for over $10 million and is highlighted by the ex-Works, ex-Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, which commanded $28.05 million at RM’s 2015 New York sale; the single-owner 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider, which achieved $27.5 million at RM’s 2013 Monterey sale, maintaining the record for the most valuable road-going Ferrari sold at auction; and, the one-of-three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale sold for $26.4 million at the same event in 2014.
RM Sotheby’s says its auction expertise and Ferrari’s brand, coupled with the historic Maranello backdrop, will bring together the world’s discerning collectors for the most significant single-marque sale in collector car auction history and an unforgettable weekend.
Details on early entries for the auction to follow in coming weeks.
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