RM Sothebys Scottsdale 2017: Success of Ferrari at an auction in a very heterogeneous


Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, one of the few that found no buyer.

The event of RM Sothebys in Scottsdale yielded great results. No great record to look at, but with a list of lots very exclusive and elitist, full of models and rare classics, it was expected the million-dollar bids for a large part of the lots.

In total, managed to exceed the million dollars, 16 batches, the vast majority of them from european brands. Only a few failed to reach their reserve prices and were left without a buyer. Among these we can highlight a Lamborghini Miura P400 SV, with a value above 2 million, and a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing of 1955, whose estimates suggesting between 1.5 and 1.50 million.

to The contrary, that the auction of Barrett-Jackson, as always, the more media, in RM Sothebys was not reached, a huge sum total. But it is logical if we consider that RM only got less than 160 units compared to the close to 1,700 copies, providing one of the Barrett-Jackson for much of the week. Where, in addition, only a couple of models managed to find a buyer with bids above the million.


Splendid Lamborghini Countach of 1979.

Within the listing of RM, we can highlight the presence of several units of the Lamborghini Countach, a model that is opening the gap little by little in these exclusive events homes most important. If only we could find us a copy of the first series or of the series 25th Anniversary, in Scottsdale we were able to find 4 even copies of various years. A 25th Anniversary 1989 along with two LP400, a Series I, 1979, and a Series II of 1989, in addition to a 5000 Quattrovalvole, 1987.

The sport of european companies are not left to shine in the local models, which only managed to put a model among the top ten, a splendid and rare Tucker Torpedo 48 of 1948. This achieved a bid of 1.34 million.

Other american models featured were a Shelby Cobra 427, 1966 (1.10 million), a Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton (1.3 million) and a Cadillac V-16 Roadster by Fleetwood, also sold by 1.10 million us dollars. After these, the next american model who managed buyer was a Shelby GT500 in 1967, with the famous blue colors on white this achieved a price of 286.000 $ .


The Ferrari Enzo Tommy Hilfiger.

The firm that he triumphed in this event was not another Ferrari, dominating a large part of the area at the top of results. In addition to having a success rate very high, because of the 21 specimens submitted only 3 pieces of the Italian brand failed to purchaser. These were in addition to important pieces, such as the F40 1990, a 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe of 1970 and a Dino 246 GT, also of 1970.

The other units of the firm from Maranello achieved good figures, from the 137.500 $ rare Model color gold metallic to 3.13 million of a beautiful F50 black. Not to forget the Ferrari Enzo designer Tommy Hilfiger, who managed to 2.69 million.

As we can see in the bottom list, found up to 6 copies
of the firm of Maranello
. Overcome only by a Mercedes-Benz 540 K
Special Roadster, 1939
, a version one-off requested by a customer
Berlin has a transmission of five velocidades.

Modelo Año Price (dollars)
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster 1969 6.600.000
Ferrari 365 GTS 1969 3.602.500
Ferrari F50 1995 3.135.000
Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe 1961 3.080.000
Enzo Ferrari (ex-Tommy Hilfiger) 2003 2.695.000
Ferrari 330 GTS 1967 2.475.000
Ferrari 275 GTB/6C 1966 2.117.500
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 2013 2.090.000
Tucker 48 Torpedo 1948 1.347.500
Lamborghini Reventón 2008 1.320.000