At the end of the week, it’s the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2022. And the auction houses will be there. We have already told you about The Monaco Sale, from Bonhams, we are now taking a look at the catalog of the sale of the Canadian house RM Sotheby’s.
The RM Sotheby’s sale in Monaco
The sale is held at the Forum Garimaldi this Saturday May 14 from 5:30 p.m., not far from the track where the qualifying sessions end.
84 lots were offered for sale and RM Sotheby’s came out heavy with around fifteen lots that could aim for more than one million euros. The result is consistent: 82% of the lots sold for a total of €30,918,292… despite some notable inventories!
The stars of the sale
Many millionaires were therefore on the program for the RM Sotheby’s sale in Monaco. Under the hammer, the results are diverse.
The biggest estimate of the sale: the 10th and last Ferrari 340 MM from 1953, bodied by Vignale is one of the 4 survivors of the genre. In perfect condition, prize-winning in competition, estimated between 6 and 8 million dollars, it has turned heads but remains unsold.
Then we noticed racing cars. The 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 is the car that won the 24 Hours of Daytona that year! It raced in the IMSA GT Championship between 1988 and 1990, before passing through the TWR museum and being restored in 2006. Estimated between 1.9 and 2.4 million euros, it sells for €1,917,500.
Another endurance car: the Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/3. At the wheel, Nanni Galli and Rolf Stommelen won second place at Le Mans in 1970. She also raced the Targa Florio and appeared in the film Le Mans. After a few years in historic progress, it was estimated between 1.7 and 2.1 million euros and reached €1,636,250 under the hammer.
Coming back to the road, there was a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, the car that was used to advertise and homologate the car in the USA. Restored in competition condition, estimated between 2.2 and 2.6 million, it sells for €2,480,000.
More recent: the prototype of the Ferrari LaFerrari, offered with its camouflage, certified by Ferrari, it was estimated between 1.4 and 1.8 million euros but is part of the unsold.
Three big prizes will be added. First an authentic Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider from 1973, yellow, superb, sold for €2,592,500.
Another Ferrari, the first 275 GTB imported into France. This 1965 car was notably tested by Sport Auto and sold for €2,030,000.
On the convertible side, a 1958 BMW 507 Serie II was added. In superb condition, it also sells for €2,030,000.
The Nigel Mansell Collection
RM Sotheby’s dispersed for the occasion part of the collection of the famous F1 driver. And what a collection! 5 lots were on the program including two masterpieces.
First the 1989 Ferrari 640. The English driver had won the Brazilian and Hungarian Grand Prix at the wheel. Above all, the 640 has gone down in history as the first F1 with sequential gearbox, a preview of the system logically called F1 which will later arrive on road cars. Estimated between 2.5 and 5 million dollars, although not running, it goes for 3,605,000 €.
Another mythical F1, the 1991 Williams FW14. Mansell won three races at the wheel and it hadn’t been driven for years. Estimated between 1.5 and 3 million euros, it rises even higher to be the most expensive car of the sale under the hammer with 4,055,000 €.
Then there was another single-seater, a Reynard 2KI, the Grand Prix Masters car, the F1 of former drivers, from 2005-2006 that Mansell won twice, sold for €57,500 (est. €100-150,000), a Birkin Seven Sprint, a replica of Seven made in South Africa, sold for €19,550 (est. €10-15,000) and the very surprising iC Modulo M89, a tricycle powered by a Moto BMW K75S, sold for €21,275 (est. €5-25,000 ).
In addition to these lots, we noted 5 other cars from the RM Sotheby’s sale in Monaco.
We start with competition cars. First, a model that we saw a lot on News d’Anciennes during the Tour Auto 2022 : a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Competizione from 1973. This one, estimated between 525 and 575,000 €, sells for 567,500 €.
Then the 1980 Renault 5 Turbo, the first R5 Turbo to have been homologated in Group 4, it participated in the Tour de France and the Tour de Corse with Ragnotti and Andrié and it is the last of the factory cars to have arrived until ‘ours ! Estimated at between €350 and €450,000, it goes for €443,750!
The third car was the Formula 3 Tecno T/67, driven by Regazzoni and Ronnie Peterson before being the car of Jean-Pierre Jaussaud who won the Monaco F3 Grand Prix in 1968 on board. Ready for historic races, estimated between 80 and 120,000 €, it sells for 132,250 €.
We had finished our selection with two very French road cars. First the Delahaye 135 MS Sport, with Coupé bodywork by Capon from 1947. Its particularity is to have been commissioned by Louis Chiron. Restored ten years ago, estimated at between €325 and 375,000, it sells for €290,000.
Finally a Citroën 2CV Sahara from 1964. Built in Vigo for the Spanish Guardia Civil, restored and in perfect condition, it was estimated between 70 and 100,000 € and finished at 132,250 €!
We leave with other photos of the exhibition signed Joris: