2019 RM Sotheby’s Paris Sale (Supercars Announcement)

A Ferrari SP30 and 275 GTB/6C join other Ferrari, Bugatti and Porsche supercars at the RM Sotheby’s Paris 2019 sale.

2011 Ferrari SP30 – Sami Sasso ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s announced a 2011 Ferrari SP30 – the first Special Projects car ever offered for sale at public auction – and a recently restored 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta, as the final cars to join an amazing array of supercars and hypercars on offer at the Paris Rétromobile week 2019 classic car auction.

RM Sotheby’s Paris Rétromobile Week Auction 2019

2017 Bugatti Chiron
Kevin Van Campenhout © Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

RM Sotheby’s scheduled its sixth annual Paris sale during Rétromobile week for 6 February 2019 at Place Vauban in Paris, France.

In 2019, RM Sotheby’s earned more than €32.4 million with a sell-through rate of 79%.

In 2018, RM Sotheby’s earned €23,745,335 with a fairly strong 83% sell-through rate. In 2017, RM Sotheby’s achieved a gross sale total of €27,576,400 ($29,451,595) with a sell-through rate of 78%. In 2016, RM Sotheby’s grossed €19 million with a sell-through rate of 79%.

Modern Supercars at RM Sotheby’s Paris 2019

1987 Ferrari F40 LM Profile
© Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The announcement of the one-off 2011 Ferrari SP30, the very first Ferrari Special Projects car to be offered publicly for purchase, completed the line up of modern supercars on offer at the RM Sotheby’s Paris 2019 classic car auction. Adding to the previously announced Ferrari F40 LM, F50, Bugatti Chiron, Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, and EB110 Super Sport, the SP30 leads another group of the world’s most sought-after European supercars, including a Ferrari Enzo, 599 SA ApertaBugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, and Porsche 918 Spyder, all in special-order or seldom-seen colors.

2011 Ferrari SP30
2011 Ferrari SP30 – Sami Sasso ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The 2011 Ferrari SP30, chassis no. 188026, is a true one-off built by Ferrari’s Special Projects division. Based on a 599 GTO chassis and drivetrain, the bodywork is completely unique to this car, defined by the 599 XX style rear winglets and speedster humps at the rear. Utilizing 458 Italia headlights and 599 tail lights, the car’s silhouette is clearly reminiscent of other front-engined, twelve-cylinder Ferraris. Boasting unique wheels, the scalloped bonnet most certainly inspired designers of the F12tdf. (Estimate Available Upon Request).

Completing an incredible lineup of high-performance supercars set for the Paris sale, are:

  • 2003 Ferrari Enzo, chassis no. 138355. Believed to be the only example finished in Rosso F1 2007 paintwork by Carrozzeria Zanasi, the 8,400-km Enzo also sports painted black wheels with a matching red rim, slightly tinted taillights, and racing harnesses in Rossa fitted to both seats (Est. €1,850,000 – €2,000,000);
  • 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, chassis no. 181259, the rarest iteration of the 599 GTB as one of only 80 examples built and finished in the desirable Nero over Nero color scheme (Est. €925,000 – €1,050,000);
  • 2017 Ferrari F12tdf, chassis no. 222120, a 2,600-km example of the ultimate front-engined Ferrari supercar, wearing stunning Brunito paint over a special distressed tan leather interior (Est. €825,000 – €950,000);
Brown 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
Rafal Klos ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
  • 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, chassis no. 795038, with an additional 200 bhp on tap and finished in a fascinating specification of Chocolate Brown with black exterior accents over a Cognac leather interior (Est. €1,500,000 – €1,700,000);
  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, chassis no. 800394, beautifully outfitted from the factory with desirable options including Liquid Metal Silver finish, Magnesium wheels, and the Weissach package rear spoiler (Est. €950,000 – €1,100,000); and,
  • 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, chassis no. 000171, enjoyed over 25,000 km by a single-owner throughout its life and remaining in ready-to-drive condition (Est. €650,000 – €750,000).

Classic Supercars at RM Sotheby’s Paris 2019

Beyond the supercars on offer, featured final sports and GT entries set for the Paris stage include:

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta – Tim Scott © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
  • 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta, chassis no. 08311, the first of just eight long-nose, six-carburettor, alloy body, torque-tube examples and recently restored in its original and rare Nero over Beige color scheme. Offered from previous single-family ownership of 36 years, the 275 is matching numbers throughout, Ferrari Classiche certified, and is truly worthy of inclusion in any of the world’s most exclusive Ferrari collections (Est. €3,000,000 – €3,300,000);
  • 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II, chassis no. 70241, a highly usable, late-production example upgraded with a five-speed manual transmission (correct four-speed gearbox accompanies the car), equipped with Rudge wheels, factory hardtop, and finished in its original Japan Red (Est. €2,000,000 – €2,200,000); and,
  • 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT by Scaglietti, chassis no. 01406, one of just 69 examples delivered in ‘Verde Germoglio’ green. Formerly owned by Dino authority Matthias Bartz and featured in the Dino Compendium book, the Classiche-certified car retains its original chassis, engine, and gearbox (Est. €300,000 – €350,000).

A further highlight at the Paris sales will be the 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder by Wendler (Est. €3,800,000 – €4,300,000)

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