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Porsche 911 GT1 'Evo' sells for €2.8m in Monaco

RM Sotheby’s Monaco sales topped €27.5m, with a Ferrari 340 America Barchetta selling for €7,280,000 and Porsche 911 GT1 making €2,772,000

RM’s Monaco auction runs alongside the historic GP every two years, and for 2016 saw  total sales of €27.5m. The biggest seller of the day was the 1951 Ferrari 340 America, which achieved €7,280,000, with six other cars topping the €1m mark. 

The second most expensive car of the auction was, perhaps unsurprisingly, the road-legal Porsche 911 GT1 ‘Evolution’. The only known road-registered example, and one of just 14 GT1 race cars in private hands, this extreme Porsche even has extensive competition history. €2,772,000 was the price paid for this unique piece of history. 
RM also hosted a smaller dedicated sale for the Italian Quattroroute Collection, which on its own attracted a number of strong bids. The most expensive car of this auction was the 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet, which exceeded estimate at €660,800. 
known as one of the first ‘big engine’ competition Ferraris, the 340 America Barchetta boasted an exceptional competition pedigree: it was raced in the 1951 and 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours and entered in nine Mille Miglia road rallies from 1984 to 2006. 
Of the other Ferraris, a very original 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS, chassis 07805, made €1,792,000. Despite some strong prices elsewhere, bidding for the 1968 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder stopped at €17m, short of the extremely rare Ferrari’s reserve. 

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Peter Wallman, Managing Director of RM Europe says: ‘By any standards, we have enjoyed a successful sale this weekend with in excess of €27.5 million sold. The Ferrari 340 America was the most expensive car sold in Monaco this weekend and a number of model specific records have also been achieved. We remain broadly positive about the continued growth in certain areas of the market and are looking forward to a summer of strong sales.’
RM Sotheby’s Monaco 2016: Top 10 sales
1. 1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta - €7,280,000
2. 1997 Porsche 911 GT1 Evolution - €2,772,000
3. 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS - €1,792,000
4. 1948 Tucker 48 - €1,344,000
5. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing - €1,232,000
6. 1952 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet - €1,176,000
7. 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' Stage II - €896,000
8. 1995 Lamborghini Diablo SE30 Jota - €672,000
9. 1939 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet - €660,800
10. 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring - €610,400

All images: 
Rémi Dargegen/RM Sotheby's

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