RM Sotheby’s is delighted to announce the recent Sports and Racing Consignments for Monaco. The collection is taking place on 14 May 2022.
See some highlights of the RM Sotheby’s collection and register to bid here:
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB By Scaglietti
By 1963, the popular 250 GT series had been in production for 11 years and was approaching the end of its life cycle. Ferrari’s engineering team sought to replace the 250 series with a new, more luxurious V-12 powered alternative, while maintaining Ferrari’s fine tradition of dual-purpose “berlinetta” models adept on either road or track, which had cemented its tremendous sporting reputation. Renowned British racer, Michael Parkes—at the time a Maranello works driver—participated in considerable testing to assist in the development of Ferrari’s newest berlinetta.
2001 Lamborghini Diablo GT
As with many small-volume car manufacturers, the corporate history of Lamborghini is a long and intricate one. Remarkably, Feruccio Lamborghini remained at the helm of his eponymous company for just nine years, selling a majority stake in 1972 and departing Sant’Agata Bolognese entirely in 1974. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1978, although in magnificently stoic Lamborghini fashion, production of their ageing Countach continued. Finally, in 1984, the company received the stability and investment it had craved, with its purchase by charismatic French brothers, Jean-Claude and Patrick Mimran.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
From the moment the famous 300 SEL “Red Pig” fired its engine in anger at Spa-Francorchamps in 1971, tuning giant AMG and Stuttgart powerhouse Mercedes-Benz have worked hand-in-glove to create some of the world’s most fearsome sports and racing cars. The 2015 Mercedes-AMG GT represents just the second time engineers at Affalterbach were given free rein to create a car from scratch. Since then, AMG has run with the idea, incorporating knowledge gained from the GT3 and GT4 race programmes, fettling and refining the formula with increasingly visceral successive iterations that have transformed the GT from grand tourer into full-blooded supercar. Six years on, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series emerged as the purest, most powerful expression of that vision—a cutting-edge machine with Touring Car DNA that blurs the line between road and track.
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS By Pininfarina
Ferrari announced the launch of the 275 series in October 1964 at the Salon de L’Automobile in Paris. The series consisted of a hard-top berlinetta, dubbed the “GTB”, and cabriolet spider, from which the GTS takes its name. Both bodies were designed by Pininfarina. While the chassis and engines for the two models were essentially identical, the similarities ended there. The GTB body was fabricated by Maranello’s preferred competition coachbuilder Scaglietti, while the more luxuriously appointed GTS was constructed at Pininfarina’s Grugliasco factory.
2001 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0
The Lamborghini Diablo represented a huge leap forward in 1990, presenting enthusiasts with an all-new V-12 supercar to replace the ageing Countach—a model that had evolved and developed far beyond its original brief and pure Gandini design. An instant hit and genuine rival to Ferrari’s 512 TR, the Diablo was poster material from the moment of its launch, but it was the final variation—the VT 6.0—that represented the biggest milestone for the Sant’Agata manufacturer, as ownership transferred from an Indonesian consortium to Volkswagen in 1998, with the marque falling under the auspices of Audi.
2009 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M
Ferrari built its reputation on the circuits of Europe in the post-war period, creating its mythos through competition success and the pursuit of the top prizes in motorsport. So, it is fitting that one of the greatest roadsters of the modern period—indeed, the fastest open Prancing Horse to ever lap the firm’s Fiorano test track—was commissioned in honour of victory at the highest level.
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