€40M Grossed at Largest-Ever Monaco Auction, with 82% of all Lots Sold

240514 Jody Scheckter’s 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 [678]

Jody Scheckter’s 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 tops the sale, bringing an incredible €7,655,000 EUR

  • RM Sotheby’s biggest-ever sale in Monaco grosses over 40,000,000
  • The Jody Scheckter Collection took top billing, realising a total of €12,523,550
  • The 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti sells for a world record OF €3,436,25
  • Single-owner collections performed well, with strong results for The Sportiva Collection and many lots from The 20th Century Collection selling over high estimate
  • 82% of all lots sold
  • More information and full results available at rmsothebys.com

LONDON, ENGLAND – May 14, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s celebrated its biggest-ever Monaco auction in fine style, selling 82% of its bumper 118-lot offering over 10-11 May. An incredible 27% of bidders were new to RM Sotheby’s, with 37 countries represented by bidders.

The Jody Scheckter Collection was unquestionably the highlight of Saturday evening, with World Champion Jody personally coming to the rostrum to say a few words about the cars he had decided to part with after many decades.

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The 1979 Ferrari 312 T4 was Enzo Ferrari’s last Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship-winning car, as well as being the winner of all three of Scheckter’s victories in 1979 at the Belgian, Monaco, and Italian Grands Prix. Purchased by Scheckter directly from the factory, it had never been driven by anyone else and was offered in highly original condition. It sold for a deserved €7,655,000 EUR and will now head to a prominent Japanese collection. Other highlights from the collection include a 1977 Tyrrell P34, the revolutionary six-wheeler that pushed the boundaries of what was possible in Formula 1. It went for more than double its low estimate, achieving €1,040,000 EUR. Also noteworthy was the sale of the 1973 McLaren M23, arguably one of McLaren’s greatest models and one of the sport’s best-looking cars; the example offered deserved its €1,028,750 EUR.

240514 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS:4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti - 1954 Ferrari 625 F1

The second highest seller during the two-day sale was the 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti. Classiche certified, and offered with its red book, this was a beautiful example of one of Ferrari’s most iconic V-12 grand tourers andachieved a world record €3,436,250 as it crossed the block on Friday. Rounding off the top three sellers in Monaco was a Ferrari of a different era, the pioneering four-cylinder 1954 Ferrari 625 F1, sister car to Ferrari’s first World Championship-winning car and the only Ferrari monoposto raced by the legendary Marquis Alfonso de Portago. This matching-numbers example sold well at €2,705,000 EUR.

240514 1981 Porsche 917 K-81

The 1981 Porsche 917 K-81 drew lots of interest as it crossed the block thanks to its fascinating history as the final 917 to have ever raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It achieved €2,648,750. Newer but no less special, a 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 made history as the first of its type to ever be sold at public auction. With just 110 kilometres on the odometer, it set a new world record price for the model,achieving €2,001,875.

RM Sotheby’s continued its successful form while offering single-owner collections, with many lots from The 20th Century Collection selling well over their high estimates. The collection included a 1962 Aston Martin DB4 Series V Vantage, which achieved €522,500 EUR, in addition to a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 that sold for €376,250 EUR. The Sportiva Collection also performed incredibly well, with the top lot, a 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally, making €837,500 EUR, followed closely after by another Italian rally icon with the 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale by Bertone, which brought €590,000 EUR.

Top 10 Monaco Sales

1979 Ferrari 312 T4
€7,655,000 EUR
1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti
€3,436,250 EUR
1954 Ferrari 625 F1
€2,705,000 EUR
1981 Porsche 917 K-81
€2,648,750 EUR
2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4
€2,001,875 EUR
2020 McLaren Senna GTR ‘LM 25’ by Lanzante
€1,450,625 EUR
1977 Tyrrell P34
€1,040,000 EUR
1973 McLaren M23
€1,028,750 EUR
1971 McLaren M19A
€837,500 EUR
1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally
€837,500 EUR

Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Director of Sales, EMEA, said: “This was the largest sale we have ever brought to Monaco and we couldn’t be more delighted with the result. For most of the team, Jody’s Ferrari 312 T4 was the highlight of the sale, and to bring that car to the principality where it had enjoyed a famous victory, was a huge thrill. We couldn’t be more pleased that it is heading to a wonderful new home, and it reinforces RM Sotheby’s undisputed position as the leading auction house for the world’s most important Formula One cars.”

RM Sotheby’s is fast heading to its remarkable Dare to Dream sale, to be held in Toronto and online from 31 May to 5 June, while its next European sale will be the all-new Cliveden House sale in the United Kingdom on 12 June.


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