Watch as some fantastic cars head under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Paris auction
Taking place during the Retromobile show week at Place Vauban on 3 February, RM Sotheby’s auction saw more than 60 cars head under the hammer. Watch the repeat of the auction live stream right here, thanks to the evo Magazine:
Here are a few cars to look out for:
1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 'Martini 6'
Could a humble Lancia Delta actually sell for the €120,000-€150,000 estimate placed on this Evo 1 Integrale ‘Martini 6’ example at Paris? Thanks to having just 28,000km on the clock, single owner history and those iconic Martini strips, this particularly sought after model could certainly attract enough attention from bidders.
2004 Ferrari Enzo
The Black Enzo is undoubtedly one of the most highly-specced examples every built, featuring red ‘Cartier’ upholstery and a high-end Alpine GPS system. Other options include the carbon fibre wing and mirrors, tinted windows and Enzo monograms. Chassis 135564 has been given Ferrari Classiche certification following an extensive rebuild, and is expected to sell for €1.5m-€2m when it heads under the hammer.
1989 Ferrari F40
The next rather special Ferrari is a 1989 F40, originally purchased by Stefano Casiraghi, the famous playboy and offshore powerboat racer. Casiraghi was married to Princess Caroline of Monaco when he died in 1990 during a powerboat crash. The car was regularly seen cruising the streets of Monaco, and is today offered with 4300km on the clock. Offered in excellent condition, and with the original tool kit, the F40 is estimated to sell for €1m-€1.2m.
1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Tubolare Zagato
This stunning Zagato-bodied Alfa, known as the TZ, raced originally Nürburgring 1000 KM as well as other period events. Eligible for historic motorsport events, including the Tour Auto and Le Mans Classic, this model is expected to sell for €950,000-€1,200,000.
This could well be the most expensive car of RM’s Paris auction, and as the first of only 18 second-series long-wheelbase LWB Coupé Aerodinamico examples built. It was actually the car shown at the 1962 Earls Court motor show, and was previously part of the renowned Yoshiho Matsuda Collection. Fully restored in 2008 by Berlinetta Motors in St. Ingbert, Germany, it’s offered in beautiful condition, and is estimated to make €3,000,000-€3,300,000
All images courtesy of RM Auctions