RM Auctions’ inaugural Sporting Classics of Monaco event held at the Grimaldi Forum on 1st May was a resounding success, achieving €33,235,917* ($45,101,139) in total sales and matching the highest dollar single-day collector car auction in history.
The event’s top seller was a rare 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina SWB, s/n 3309 SA, setting a new world record for a Superamerica when it sold for €2,800,000 ($3,799,600) and well exceeding its high estimate of €2,450,000. Also of note was also a beautiful 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder fetching €2,072,000 ($2,811,704), a stunning 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Competition Cabriolet selling for €1,792,000 ($2,431,744) and a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato Spider, fetching €879,200 ($1,193,074).
The impressive results of RM’s Sporting Classics of Monaco event were generated by the registered bidders from 33 different countries on the telephone, over the Internet and assembled in the standing-room-only venue. RM welcomed a number of first-time clients to its Monaco debut with new bidders representing 28 per cent of all registrations. In addition, approximately 3,300 people watched the live streaming video coverage of the sale over the Internet.