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July 24, 2024

RM Sotheby’s Auction Results From New York

by Mike –

The RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption auction in New York on December 10 was a success as far as I can tell. They sold 21 cars out of a total of 31 for a sell rate of 68%.

This is not their highest sell through rate but they sold some big dollar cars and maybe set a record or two.

Here are some of my favorites (the sales price includes the buyer’s premium).

1972 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV by Bertone

Sold for $2,420,000

Lamborghini Miura

1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet by Reutter

Sold for $1,760,000

Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet

Janis Joplin’s “History of the Universe” Porsche 356 Cabriolet.

1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

Sold for $14,300,000

Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato

I wrote about this Aston Martin Zagato before and I have seen this car in person many times.

I estimated the sales price would be $12 million – $15 million and the hammer price was $13 million – close to the middle of my estimate. The RM estimate was much higher but I believe this is a record price for this model.

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

Sold for $918,500

Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7

1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti

Sold for $28,050,000

Ferrari 290 MM

This was the highest price of the auction.

RM wrote,

1956 Mille Miglia, Juan Manuel Fangio, 4th-overall
Extensive and documented racing history
An irrefutable piece of automotive history
Ferrari Classiche certified

1963 Pontiac Bonneville “Roy Rogers” Nudie Mobile

Sold for $308,000

Pontiac Bonneville

Part of the Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum for over 45 years

1981 Lamborghini Countach LP400 S Series III by Bertone

Sold for $962,500

Lamborghini Countach

1969 De Tomaso Mangusta by Ghia

Sold for $297,000

De Tomaso Mangusta

I wrote about this Mangusta here.

1981 BMW M1

Estimate $800,000 – $1,000,000 and a no sale at at high bid of $675,000.


I wrote about this BMW here.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Read all the results at the RM Sotheby’s auction here.


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RM Sotheby's Auction Results From New York
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RM Sotheby's Auction Results From New York
Selected results from the RM Sotheby's Driven by Disruption Auction in New York.


  1. Thom Ollinger says

    Imagine what a 1956 Ferrari race car is worth a few years after it isn’t competitive. I am think it wasn’t worth very much. Possibly sold cheap to a private team. I wonder how low that 56 Ferrari’s value fell before eventually climbing to $28 million.

  2. To answer your question, I used to sell used Ferraris for $4,000 to $5,000. Race cars were not more valuable then, as they tended to be more difficult to drive, and were usually clapped out. A 250GTO sold for $5,500 back in the day. This was in the 60’s and early 70’s. In the 80’s prices started to sky-rocket, with a big collapse around 1990, as I recall. After a few years, the sky-rocket re-ignited, and hasn’t stopped yet. Mind-boggling to one with my perspective.

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