The ex-Jane Fonda 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB sold for $2,732,072 and a 2000 Ferrari 550 GT1 raced by Toto Wolff achieved $2,186,870 as the top results in the RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 classic car auction. Four cars sold for over a million dollars.
The most expensive car sold at the RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 classic car auction was the ex-Jane Fonda 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB that achieved €2,255,000. A 2000 Ferrari 550 GT1 raced by amongst others Toto Wolff sold for €1,805,000 while. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso achieved €1,478,750. The only non-Ferrari selling for over a million dollar at the Milan 2021 auction was a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with a unique plexiglass roof.
RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 Classic Car Auction
The RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 classic car auction was held on 15 June 2021 at the Palazzo Serbelloni on the eve of the Mille Miglia historic race. It was a live auction with limited on-site bidding as well as telephone and internet bids.
RM Sotheby’s earned €11,635,000 from the 19-lot Milan auction.
Top Results at the RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 Classic Car Auction
The top ten results at the RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 classic car auction were:
|Lot 110 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB||€2,255,000|
|Lot 117 2000 Ferrari 550 GT1||€1,805,000|
|Lot 116 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso||€1,478,750|
|Lot 114 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||€1,051,250|
|Lot 118 2004 Koenigsegg CCR||€798,125|
|Lot 119 1996 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI ITC||€792,500|
|Lot 111 1951 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d’Este Coupé||€640,625|
|Lot 113 Bugatti Type 46 Coupé ‘Superprofilée’||€545,000|
|Lot 112 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE 2+2 Series III||€466,250|
|Lot 108 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series II||€455,000|
Top Ferrari Results at the RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 Sale
The top three results at the 2021 RM Sotheby’s Milan classic car auction were for Ferraris:
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB
The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB sold for €2,255,000 ($2,732,072) as the top result at the RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 sale. This mid-estimate result was the sixth 275 GTB sold at public auction thus far in 2021.
Chassis# 08641, a long nose and torque tube example, was sold new on 15 June 1966 by Franco-Britannic Autos to Roger Vadim, the famous French film director, who built a reputation for his extravagant and glamorous lifestyle as much as he did for his movies. Originally supplied to Vadim in metallic light blue “Azzuro” with a black leather interior, the car was first registered in his name in Paris, until three months later the car’s registration was transferred to his then wife, Hollywood royalty, Jane Fonda. There are numerous period photographs of the couple with the car and it is clear that it was much enjoyed by them.
After their ownership, the car moved to Lyon and in subsequent years to a handful of French collectors and Ferrari enthusiasts. In the early 1970s the car enjoyed some competition in the hands of a talented husband and wife team, who entered the car in this car in various Club Ferrari France events, including the Coupes des Dames in Mas de Clos in October 1974 and the Limonest-Mont Verdun hillclimb. The car was sold to the current owner about twenty years ago and it is presented today in its original Azzuro with black leather interior and is offered with the Ferrari Classiche red book certification confirming its matching numbers.
2001 Ferrari 550 GT1
The 2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 sold for €1,805,000 ($2,186,870)(Estimate €1,800,000 – €2,200,000) as the second-highest result at the Milan auction. This 550 GT1 is one of 2 cars built by Italtecnica for Team Rafanelli for the 2001 FIA GT Championship and driven by Naspetti and Schiattarella, which including leading the Spa 24 Hours. Reworked by JAS Engineering and sponsored by Red Bull for the 2002 Season, the car was driven by Riccitelli and the legendary Dieter Quester.
After a successful season of campaigning in 2003, it finally scored more wins in 2004, co-piloted by Toto Wolff — now team boss of the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 team. An important contemporary racing Ferrari, this car is a veteran of the 500km of Monza, Spa 24 Hours, 3 Hours of Brno, and 3 hours of Silverstone, and recently benefited from gentle restoration and cosmetic overhaul to return it to its eye-catching 2002 Red Bull livery.
1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso
The 250 ‘Lusso’ is often regarded as the most accomplished Ferrari ‘all-rounder’ of the 1960s and one of the best-looking too. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta sold for just in estimate €1,478,750 ($1,791,624).
This 250 GT/L was the 65th of a total of only 350 units built and was sold new through official dealer Garage Fontanella & C. in Turin to the first owner Vittorio D’Agostino, at a declared purchase price of 5’750’000 Italian Lire. Fully restored by the best specialist in Modena, and presented in its original shade of metallic silver grey and fitted with a black interior, this matching numbers car is Ferrari Classiche certified.
Further Results the RM Sotheby’s Milan 2021 Classic Car Sale
A few further interesting results at the RM Sotheby’s Milan classic car auction 2021 included:
A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with an interesting provenance and a unique plexiglass hardtop created by Count Agusta of Agusta helicopters. It sold for €1,051,250 ($1,273,673).
Another stand-out result of the auction was the 1988 Lamborghini LM002. Lamborghini only made 328 of these imposing vehicles between 1986 and 1993, and the car offered was a desirable early production, carburetor-engined version. It smashed its pre-sale estimate and sold for €393,125, a world record auction price for an LM002.
RM Sotheby’s next European auction is a special single-owner sale in Liechtenstein on 19 June 2021 of a 25-car collection of Rolls-Royces and Bentleys.