RM Auctions Paris 2015 – Auction Results

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L sold for €1,624,000
1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L sold for €1,624,000

The RM Auctions Paris 2015 sale was held 4 February at Place Vauban during the week of Salon Retromobile, resulting in total sales of €19.35 million ($22.1 million USD) and an 82 percent sell-through rate. Bidders represented 34 countries and five lots brought in excess of €1.0 million.

The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta, chassis no. 5085 GT, was the night’s top seller, garnering €1.624.000. The second biggest seller of the night was the freshly restored 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, chassis no. 904-026, that acheived €1.428.000. Rounding out the top three sales at the RM Auctions Paris 2015 sale was the alloy-block 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster that made €1.232.000.

Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe, said, “It’s fantastic to return to Paris and post an even better result than we did in 2014. We are delighted that the sale is now well-established on the European calendar. The auction room was absolutely packed and the atmosphere was terrific, so it’s no surprise that we are able to achieve such a strong result. It is always our objective to concentrate on quality rather than quantity and the average lot price of €333.000 is testament to that.”

Additional top results included the low-mileage 1990 Ferrari F40 that brought €1.176.000 and the bright green 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Stradale, an early rivet-body example offered in fully restored condition, that sold for €1.036.000.

RM Auctions Paris 2015 – Top Ten Auction Results

1. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ (Chassis 5085 GT) – €1,624,000
2. 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS (Chassis 904-026) – €1,428,000
3. 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (Chassis 198.042.10.003135) – €1,232,000
4. 1990 Ferrari F40 (Chassis ZFFGJ348000087990) – €1,176,000
5. 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Stradale (Chassis B 0216) – €1,036,000
6. 1964 Aston Martin DB5 (Chassis DB5/1741/L) – €840,000
7. 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta (Chassis 12801) – €705,600
8. 1939 Bentley 4.25-Litre Sports Coupe “Honeymoon Express” (Chassis B30MR) – €672,000
9. 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe (Chassis 0953 GT) – €580,000
10. 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder (Chassis AM115S 1233) – €550,000

For complete results, visit rmauctions.com.

RM Auctions continues its 2015 auction calendar with its Amelia Island sale – the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – March 14 in Florida, closely followed by its presentation of the Andrews Collection, May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas. The company’s next European sale, Villa Erba, will be held May 23 on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, during the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend.

For more information, visit rmauctions.com.

Note: Results are in EURO and include a 12% buyer’s premium on automobiles and 17% on all other lots.

[Source: RM Auctions; photos: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]