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RM Sotheby’s to hold special Ferrari auction as marque celebrates its platinum anniversary

Published 31 May 2017

A once in a lifetime Ferrari auction is to be held as the marque celebrates its 70th anniversary. The sale, which will take place at the Italian carmaker’s Maranello headquarters, will be held by RM Sotheby’s on Saturday, 9 September.

No cars have been confirmed for the catalogue, but the auction house is promising to bring together an exclusive, curated selection of the greatest sports, GT and racing Ferraris ever built - celebrating pivotal moments in the marque’s history and unearthing some of the most valuable and sought-after examples on the planet.

The auction house has a strong history in Ferrari sales. It holds the record for selling four of the top ten most valuable Ferraris offered for public sale, including the ex-Works, ex-Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, which made $28,050,000 at RM’s 2015 New York sale.

And the single-owner 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider, which achieved $27,500,000 at RM’s 2013 Monterey sale, maintaining the record for the most valuable road-going Ferrari sold at auction. The firm has also sold one of three 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale sold for $26,400,000 at the same event in 2014.

Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 Ferrari 290 MM

The ex-Works, ex-Juan Manuel Fangio 1956 Ferrari 290 MM.

It’s not the first time RM Sotheby’s has worked with Ferrari. From 2007 to 2009, they held the record-setting ‘Leggenda e Passione’ at Maranello. And in December 2016, the worked together on the charity auction of a unique LaFerrari at the Finali Mondiali at Daytona. The car achieved $7,000,000, with proceeds benefitting earthquake victims in Central Italy It also set a record for a car sold at auction.

‘For collectors and enthusiasts alike, the sale represents a world-class and singular event, perhaps one of the most significant auctions ever held, in fact.,’ says Rob Myers, CEO and founder of RM Sotheby’s.

For further information on the Ferrari sale, visit www.rmsothebys.com.

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