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McQueen Ferrari Smashes Record at RM’s Saturday Sale


One of the most highly anticipated lots of Monterey Car Week, the ex-Steve McQueen 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, entered the history books on Saturday night, selling for a record $10,175,000 at RM’s flagship Monterey sale.

Delivered new to Hollywood and motoring icon Steve McQueen on the set of Bullitt, the 275 GTB/4 spurred a spirited contest between bidders in the room and on the phone, more than tripling the previous auction record for the model.


While the McQueen four-cam lent star power to the RM sale, the true highlight of the night was a 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale, one of just three built. Dubbed the ’65 GTO, the extraordinarily rare Speciale roared onto the auction stage, with bidding opening at $15 million. The final sale price – an outstanding $26,400,000 – cements its place in the pantheon of the most valuable automobiles ever offered at public auction


In total, six Ferraris led a string of 21 individual million-dollar-plus sales during the Saturday sale. Among other highlights were the Austie Clark 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout, offered from single-family ownership since 1949, which realized a superb $2,530,000; and a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, which sold for $2,090,000.


Unofficial RM Monterey Million-Dollar-Plus Ferrari Sales (Saturday)

Lot 239 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale $26,400,000

Lot 220 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, ex-Steve McQueen $10,175,000

Lot 231 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 $3,750,000

Lot 237 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy $3,382,500

Lot 218 1963 Ferrari 400 SA LWB Coupe Aerodinamico Series II $2,915,000

Lot 225 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe $2,750,000

Lot 216 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ Berlinetta $2,117,500

Lot 211 2003 Ferrari Enzo $1,925,000

Lot 245 2000 Ferrari F1-2000 $1,804,000

Lot 227 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS $1,760,000

Lot 251 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione $1,485,000

Lot 234 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC $1,023,000

Lot 249 1961 Ferrari 250 GT N.A.R.T. Spider $1,017,500

(All figures are reported in U.S. dollars and include the 10 percent buyer’s premium)

The RM group of companies rounds out a tremendous week on California’s Monterey Peninsula today (Sunday, August 17) with four motor cars freshly prepared by RM Auto Restoration set for display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. In 2013, RM’s restoration division cemented its reputation as the world’s leading restorer of fine automobiles when the 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria restored by the company was judged Best of Show. The accolade marked the fifth time RM Auto Restoration has been awarded the event’s top honor in the new millennium—an unprecedented achievement.

Complete official results for RM’s Monterey sale will be posted online at early next week.


Source: RM Auctions