Outstanding Early Consignments Heading to RM Sotheby’s First European Sale of the Year at The Salles du Carrousel du Louvre in the Heart of Paris

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  • The Ultimate Performance Collection is an incredible trio of modern-day hypercars that will also be offered in Paris
  • The classiche-certified 2003 Ferrari Enzo is presented in the classic colour scheme of Rosso Corsa with a black leather interior
  • Further highlights include a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti and a 2015 McLaren P1
  • The sale follows hot on the heels of last year’s outstanding success, where RM Sotheby’s achieved €49,802,080 and broke the world record for the most expensive new car ever sold at auction
  • Further information can be found at rmsothebys.com

PARIS, FRANCE – December 6, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s is delighted to return to an incredible location in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Paris for its upcoming French auction to be held at the beginning of 2024 on 31 January. Early blue-chip consignments continue to reinforce RM Sotheby’s reputation as the leading collector car auction house in the world.

The Ultimate Performance Collection boasts a trio of some of the finest modern hypercars in existence, led by a 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari. With a barely believable 11 kilometres on the odometer, this example is presented in factory-fresh condition. Powered by a thundering V-12 engine and electric motor combination delivering a combined 950 horsepower, the LaFerrari is estimated to sell for between €3,700,000 – €4,800,000 EUR. This Ferrari is complemented by a 2018 Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 Roadster, which is one of just 20 made to commemorate company founder Ferruccio Lamborghini’s centenary year. Displaying just 71 kilometers on its odometer, this example is powered by a muscular 6.5-litre V-12 engine mated to a seven-speed automated manual gearbox and is estimated to sell for €3,000,000 – €4,000,000 EUR. The final car in this astounding collection is the 2022 Ford GT Carbon Series. Finished in its factory-correct colour combination of White with grey and red competition stripes, it benefits from the uprated 660-horsepower engine and boasts a mere 22 kilometres on its odometer (Estimate: €750,000 – €1,000,000 EUR).

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The 2003 Ferrari Enzo is yet another incredible consignment that will be coming to Paris in January. Finished in Rosso Corsa with a black leather interior complemented by red stitching, this incredible Prancing Horse boasts Ferrari Classiche certification, in addition to showing just 15,102 kilometers on its odometer. Delivered new to its first owner via Maranello Concessionaires Ltd in Surrey, this is a fine example of Ferrari’s last naturally aspirated hypercar (Estimate: €3,000,000 – €3,500,000 EUR). Every inch as beautiful is an icon of Sixties design, the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti. A rare alloy-bodied, long-nose example factory-fitted with six Weber carburettors, this special 275 GTB is finished in Grigio over Pelle Grigia, and benefits from Ferrari-Classiche “Red Book” certification. Offered from 18 years of same-family ownership, it is estimated to sell for between €2,700,000 – €3,200,000 EUR.

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The 2015 McLaren P1 is yet another cutting-edge hypercar that will be offered in Paris. Finished in the distinctive shade of Volcano Orange, the P1 was the world’s first hybrid hypercar, with an electric motor boosting total output to 903 brake-horsepower. This example boasts an October 2022 service by a marque specialist costing nearly £30,000 and is offered with just 12,021 kilometers on the clock at the time of cataloguing. It is estimated to sell for between €900,000 – €1,200,000 EUR.

Benjamin Arnaud, RM Sotheby’s Director of Sales, France, says: “We are delighted to return to the Salles du Carrousel du Louvre for our Paris sale, an undoubted flagship event in the auction calendar. The sale has always been known for its eclectic nature, and 2024 will be no exception. We also have some other incredibly exciting examples that will be announced in the coming weeks.”

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Another milestone of design offered in Paris is the 1935 Avions Voisin C25 ‘Clairiere’. It is one of just 28 C25 chassis built from 1934 to 1937, with this example having been impeccably restored at a cost of more than €300,000 between 2015 and 2019. This C25 was first delivered to France and has remained there since new with known history from 1937 (Estimate: €600,000 – €800,000 EUR). This is followed by a 1980 BMW M1, which is finished in its factory-correct Blau-over-Schwarz combination and retains its matching-numbers 3.5-litre straight-six engine. Offered with a BMW Group Classic certificate, this example is estimated to sell for between €480,000 – €550,000 EUR.

A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 ‘Project’ is estimated to sell for between €360,000 – €420,000 EUR, while a selection of modern classic Ferraris includes a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina (Estimate: €300,000 – €400,000 EUR), a 1996 Ferrari 512 M (Estimate: €250,000 – €350,000 EUR), and a 2002 Ferrari 575M Maranello(Estimate: €200,000 – €250,000 EUR).

For further information on RM Sotheby’s Paris auction, please visit rmsothebys.com.

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