Στο Pebble Beach κάθε χρόνο λαμβάνουν χώρα δημοπρασίες από όλους τους μεγάλους οίκους δημοπρασιών και φέτος αρκετοί εκατομμυριούχοι έδωσαν το παρόν ώστε να κάνουν δικά τους, σπάνια αυτοκίνητα. Συνολικά μέσα σε 3 ημέρες δημοπρατήθηκαν αυτοκίνητα συνολικής αξίας 260,3 εκατ. δολαρίων (211 εκατ. ευρώ), 30% περισσότερα από το 2011 (197,5 εκατ. ευρώ).

Βγήκαν στο σφυρί 1217 αυτοκίνητα, με τα 754 να πωλούνται τελικά. Η μέση τιμή πώλησης ανήλθε στα 345.272 δολάρια (280.230 ευρώ), όσο δηλαδή η αξία ενός supercar όπως η Ferrari 458 Italia. Αναλυτικά, τα 10 αυτοκίνητα που πουλήθηκαν για περισσότερα χρήματα στο φετινό Pebble Beach είναι τα ακόλουθα.

1. 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster $ 11.770.000 (Gooding)

2. 1960 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione $ 11,275,000 (Gooding)

3. 1968 Ford GT40 του Κόλπου / Mirage Coupe $ 11.000.000 (RM)

4. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder 8.580.000 δολάρια (RM)

5. 1955 Ferrari 410 S Berlinetta 8.250.000 δολάρια (RM)

6. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe TDF $ 6.710.000 (RM)

7. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Concept $ 6.600.000 (Gooding)

8. 1955 Ferrari 857 Sport $ 6.270.000 (Gooding)

9. 1928 Bentley Le Mans 4 1/2 λίτρο $ 6.050.000 (Gooding)

10. 1972 Porsche 917 / 10 Spyder $ 5,830,000 (Mecum)

[Πηγή: RM Auctions, Gooding, Mecum]

Δελτίο Τύπου

FERRARIS DOMINATE RM’S SATURDAY SALE SESSION IN MONTEREY

· RM’s Saturday sale session topped by a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder for $8,580,000 and a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ for $6,710,000

· Five Ferraris attract million-dollar-plus results during three-and-a-half hour auction

· 13 automobiles realize prices exceeding $1 million each during Saturday evening sale with numerous new world records established

MONTEREY, CA (August 19, 2012) – RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its strong track record for historic Ferraris in Monterey, California last night (August 18) with a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder achieving a remarkable $8,580,000 and a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ realizing a strong $6,710,000 before a packed house.

Considered one of the most beautiful and desirable Ferraris in existence, the short wheelbase California Spyder, chassis 3119 GT, is one of only 37 short wheelbase variants in the highly desirable covered headlight configuration. Resplendent in Rosso Corsa over a tan leather interior, the exclusive, Ferrari Classiche certified example sparkled under the auction lights, attracting spirited bidding before selling to a collector on the phone. Another great example from the famed Italian marque handpicked for the sale, the fourteen-louver 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’, chassis, 0585 GT, also spurred a lively bidding contest in the room and on the phones before being won by a collector onsite.

The sale-topping pair led an impressive group of five historic Ferraris achieving million-dollar-plus results during RM’s Saturday sale session. In total, 13 automobiles exceeded $1 million each during the three-and-a-half hour sale, with a number of new world records set.

RM Monterey Million-Dollar-Plus Sales (Saturday)

1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder – $8,580,000

2. 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ – $6,710,000

3. 1955 Aston Martin DB3S Sports Racing Car – $3,685,000

4. 1967 Ford GT40 Mark I – $2,860,000

5. 2001 Bentley Speed 8 Le Mans Prototype Racing Car -$2,530,000

6. 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT – $2,035,000 (world record for any Aston Martin DB4 or DB4GT sold at auction)

7. 1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe – $1,897,000

8. 1953 Bentley Continental R-Type Fastback Sports Saloon – $1,622,500 (world record for a Bentley Continental R-Type sold at auction)

9. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 -$1,485,000

10. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 ‘Competizione Speciale’ – $1,485,000

11. 1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra – $1,320,000

12. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB – $1,182,500

13. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupe – $1,171,500

The Saturday sale session concluded RM’s 2012 Monterey auction. In total, the two-day sale presented approximately 120 blue-chip automobiles as part of the most significant auction offering ever presented on the Monterey Peninsula.

Full sale results will be posted online shortly at www.rmauctions.com.