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HomeThe MarketRM Sotheby’s livestream Paris auction exceeds $11 million in total sales

RM Sotheby’s livestream Paris auction exceeds $11 million in total sales

A 1971 Lamborghini Miura fresh from restoration leads the internet bidding

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A recently restored 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone led the bidding with a €2,423,750 ($2,918,800) sale during RM Sotheby’s livestreamed Paris auction held February 13. 

The live/online auction, which offered 40 high-end sports, touring and racing cars along with a collection of mostly Ferrari automobilia, resulted in total sales of €9,407,600 ($11,329,102) with bidders from 32 nations taking part online, by phone and absentee, the auction company said in a news release.  All results include auction fees.

Other top sellers were a 1993 Isdera Commendatore 112i, the only one of the Mercedes-Benz V12-powered gullwing cars ever built, that sold for €1,113,125 ($1,340,480), and a 1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio originally owned by rock star Rod Stewart, which brought €775,625 ($934,046). 

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A child-size Ferrari replica sold for adult money

Highlighting the automobilia auction was the sale of a Ferrari 330 P2 Junior by De La Chapelle, a miniature recreation of the famed race car, which achieved 12 times its pre-sale estimate, RM Sotheby’s said, reaching a record-breaking €120,000 ($144,510). 

The top-10 highest selling automobiles at the RM Sotheby’s auction were:

1. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, €2,423,750 ($2,918,800)

2. 1993 Isdera Commendatore 112i, €1,113,125 ($1,340,480)

3. 1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopio, €775,625 ($934,046)

4. Ferrari F2004 show car, 2004, €660,000 ($794,810)

5. 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, €477,500 ($575,029)

6. 1952 Porsche 356 coupé, €460,000 ($553,960)

7. 1994 Ferrari 348 GT Michelotto Competizione, €359,375 ($432,777)

8. 2003 BMW Alpina Roadster V8, €320,000 ($385,360)

9. 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB, €308,750 ($371,812)

10. 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, €270,000 ($325,150)

(All results include auction fees)

RM Sotheby’s continues its online auction series with Open Roads, February, with bidding starting February 19 and running through February 28. Another Open Roads online sale takes place in March.

For more information, visit the RM Sotheby’s website.

Bob Golfen
Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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