MONACO (16 May, 2016) – RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, returned to Monaco this past weekend (14 May) for another successful sale alongside the Grand Prix Historique. Conducting two separate sales sessions during a single day, RM’s 2016 Monaco tally exceeded €27.5 million* ($31,187,305 US) and saw several records tumble.
All eyes were on the star lots offered during Saturday’s evening sale, which was packed with an audience of international bidders, creating the electric atmosphere that we have come to expect from the magnificent Le Sporting venue. The top sale of the night was the 1951 Ferrari 340 America Touring Barchetta, chassis no. 0116/A, known as one of the first ‘big engine’ competition Ferraris. Boasting 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, and deserved to make €7.280.000.