Automotive

No-reserve Duemila Route auction: Top 50 car sales

No-reserve Duemila Route aucti...
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
View 61 Images
Just about every significant model of Yamaha's TZ production racing range was included in the collection.
1/61
Just about every significant model of Yamaha's TZ production racing range was included in the collection.
The sale proceeded on all the normal fronts (room, phone and internet), but the volume was unprecedented. There were more than 1,000 internet bidders, and some lots involved over 20 active telephone bidders.
2/61
The sale proceeded on all the normal fronts (room, phone and internet), but the volume was unprecedented. There were more than 1,000 internet bidders, and some lots involved over 20 active telephone bidders.
Bicycles of every description filled the lots. You'll never guess which bike fetched the highest price of the 140 bicycles- despite all the important racing bikes, the highest price was a Vintage Fire Brigade Bicycle which sold for €10,530
3/61
Bicycles of every description filled the lots. You'll never guess which bike fetched the highest price of the 140 bicycles- despite all the important racing bikes, the highest price was a Vintage Fire Brigade Bicycle which sold for €10,530
RM-Sotheby's Augustin Sabatié-Garat said of the new venue, "we have ... achieved results that nobody could have anticipated. The auction venue alongside the Milano AutoClassica was busier than we have ever seen in a sale room."
4/61
RM-Sotheby's Augustin Sabatié-Garat said of the new venue, "we have ... achieved results that nobody could have anticipated. The auction venue alongside the Milano AutoClassica was busier than we have ever seen in a sale room."
Over 60 different Porsche 911 variants were auctioned across the three days.
5/61
Over 60 different Porsche 911 variants were auctioned across the three days.
Even the auction catalogue was an ingenious solution to the time constraints.
6/61
Even the auction catalogue was an ingenious solution to the time constraints.
The auction catalogue was different.
7/61
The auction catalogue was different.
Bidding was incredibly fierce both within and without the auction room with more than 20 telephone bidders competing on some lots.
8/61
Bidding was incredibly fierce both within and without the auction room with more than 20 telephone bidders competing on some lots.
Bidding was incredibly fierce both within and without the auction room with more than 20 telephone bidders competing on some lots.
9/61
Bidding was incredibly fierce both within and without the auction room with more than 20 telephone bidders competing on some lots.
Rally cars and derivatives were particularly sought after.
10/61
Rally cars and derivatives were particularly sought after.
This 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano sold for €537,600 ($570,179)
11/61
This 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano sold for €537,600 ($570,179)
Even those looking to pick up some decoration for the man cave found plenty on offer.
12/61
Even those looking to pick up some decoration for the man cave found plenty on offer.
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
13/61
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
14/61
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
The auction took place on November 25-27. 5,000 people turned up, with more than 3,000 people from 57 countries registering as bidders and five auctioneers rotated on the auction block for a total of 30 hours to sell the 817 lots.
15/61
The auction took place on November 25-27. 5,000 people turned up, with more than 3,000 people from 57 countries registering as bidders and five auctioneers rotated on the auction block for a total of 30 hours to sell the 817 lots.
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario sold for €436,800 ($463,270)
16/61
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario sold for €436,800 ($463,270)
This 1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC sold for €504,000 ($534,543) at RM-Sotheby’s Duemila Route sale in Milan
17/61
This 1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC sold for €504,000 ($534,543) at RM-Sotheby’s Duemila Route sale in Milan
This 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Touring sold for €358,400($380,119)
18/61
This 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Touring sold for €358,400($380,119)
The giant 1984 CUV Lamborghini #1 Class 1 'Miura' Offshore racing boat is powered by two giant Lamborghini V-12s, and dominated both the proceedings and the fleet of 55 boats Luigi had assembled. It fetched €117,000 ($124,090).
19/61
The giant 1984 CUV Lamborghini #1 Class 1 'Miura' Offshore racing boat is powered by two giant Lamborghini V-12s, and dominated both the proceedings and the fleet of 55 boats Luigi had assembled. It fetched €117,000 ($124,090).
This 2005 Ford GT sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's DuemilaRoute auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
20/61
This 2005 Ford GT sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's DuemilaRoute auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
As much of the collection comprised 'modern classics', the audience represented the next generation of collectors with roughly half the bidders under the age of 50.
21/61
As much of the collection comprised 'modern classics', the audience represented the next generation of collectors with roughly half the bidders under the age of 50.
The event at Fiera Milano was standing-room-only across all three sale sessions, and the new blood to the industry can be seen from 83 per cent of the 3,000 bidders were first-time RM clients, with many previously unknown collectors from emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Asia.
22/61
The event at Fiera Milano was standing-room-only across all three sale sessions, and the new blood to the industry can be seen from 83 per cent of the 3,000 bidders were first-time RM clients, with many previously unknown collectors from emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Asia.
This  Jaguar D-Type kiddie's car was the subject of a bidding war which saw it sell for €30,420 ($32,263).
23/61
This  Jaguar D-Type kiddie's car was the subject of a bidding war which saw it sell for €30,420 ($32,263).
The Porsche Komfort was one of the top sales of the three days.
24/61
The Porsche Komfort was one of the top sales of the three days.
Many previously unknown collectors from emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Asia attended the sale. As much of the collection comprised 'modern classics', the audience represented the next generation of collectors with roughly half the bidders under the age of 50.
25/61
Many previously unknown collectors from emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Asia attended the sale. As much of the collection comprised 'modern classics', the audience represented the next generation of collectors with roughly half the bidders under the age of 50.
The event at Fiera Milano was standing-room-only across all three sale sessions, and the new blood to the industry can be seen from 83 per cent of the 3,000 bidders were first-time RM clients.
26/61
The event at Fiera Milano was standing-room-only across all three sale sessions, and the new blood to the industry can be seen from 83 per cent of the 3,000 bidders were first-time RM clients.
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
27/61
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
RM-Sotheby's finally got the gig to auction the boys toys after a hotly contested bidding process by the world's leading auction houses and when it finally got the go-ahead, it had to start from scratch and prepare the collection for auction in a ten week time frame – 423 cars, 150 motorcycles, 60 boats and racing hydrofoils, 117 bicycles, bobsleds, and sundry toys all had to be sorted, photographed, catalogued, transported from Venice to Milan, housed and sold.
28/61
RM-Sotheby's finally got the gig to auction the boys toys after a hotly contested bidding process by the world's leading auction houses and when it finally got the go-ahead, it had to start from scratch and prepare the collection for auction in a ten week time frame – 423 cars, 150 motorcycles, 60 boats and racing hydrofoils, 117 bicycles, bobsleds, and sundry toys all had to be sorted, photographed, catalogued, transported from Venice to Milan, housed and sold.
This 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
29/61
This 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 
30/61
The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 
The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)
31/61
The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)
The Ferrari F40 sold for €1,030,400 ( $1,092,843)
32/61
The Ferrari F40 sold for €1,030,400 ( $1,092,843)
The 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' sold for €1,008,000 ( $1,069,085)
33/61
The 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' sold for €1,008,000 ( $1,069,085)
The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 
34/61
The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 
The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)
35/61
The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)
The Ferrari F40 sold for €1,030,400 ( $1,092,843)
36/61
The Ferrari F40 sold for €1,030,400 ( $1,092,843)
The 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' sold for €1,008,000 ( $1,069,085) 
37/61
The 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' sold for €1,008,000 ( $1,069,085) 
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi' sold for €873,600 ($926,540) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
38/61
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi' sold for €873,600 ($926,540) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C carsold for €851,200 ($902,783) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
39/61
This 1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C carsold for €851,200 ($902,783) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for €761,600 ( $807,753) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
40/61
This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for €761,600 ( $807,753) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC sold for €739,200 ( $783,996) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
41/61
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC sold for €739,200 ( $783,996) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
Another bargain was this 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT which fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
42/61
Another bargain was this 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT which fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
43/61
This 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi' sold for €873,600 ($926,540) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
44/61
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi' sold for €873,600 ($926,540) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C car sold for €851,200 ($902,783) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
45/61
This 1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C car sold for €851,200 ($902,783) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano sold for €537,600 ($570,179) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
46/61
This 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano sold for €537,600 ($570,179) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC sold for €504,000 ($534,543) at RM-Sotheby’s Duemila Route sale in Milan
47/61
This 1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC sold for €504,000 ($534,543) at RM-Sotheby’s Duemila Route sale in Milan
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario sold for €436,800 ($463,270)
48/61
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario sold for €436,800 ($463,270)
This 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica sold for €403,200 ( $427,634) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
49/61
This 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica sold for €403,200 ( $427,634) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pininfarina sold very modestly, fetching just €392,000 ( $415,755) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
50/61
This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pininfarina sold very modestly, fetching just €392,000 ( $415,755) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Touring sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
51/61
This 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Touring sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
52/61
This 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
53/61
This 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS sold for €341,600 ( $362,301) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
54/61
This 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS sold for €341,600 ( $362,301) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
55/61
This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) €336,000 at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
56/61
This 1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) €336,000 at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione IMSA 'Ufficiale' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
57/61
This 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione IMSA 'Ufficiale' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS sold for €313,600 ( $332,604) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
58/61
This 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS sold for €313,600 ( $332,604) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1977 Ferrari 512 BB sold for €330,400 ( $350,422) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
59/61
This 1977 Ferrari 512 BB sold for €330,400 ( $350,422) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
60/61
This 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
There were also no less than 21 Jaguar E-Types, with the best price being secured by this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS at €173,600.
61/61
There were also no less than 21 Jaguar E-Types, with the best price being secured by this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS at €173,600.

Last month we alerted our readers to RM-Sotheby's "no reserve" Duemila Route auction, providing an extensive look at the largest private collection of cars, motorcycles, bicycles, hydrofoils and speedboats ever seen in Europe.

Formerly the property of Italian Security magnate Luigi Compiano, most of the non-automotive parts to his vast estate had already been auctioned by the Italian Government seeking back taxes, and there had already been some well-publicized sales of his personal effects including 12 Berkel meat slicers, his collection of 469 model cars, his collection of 243 model trains, and his collection of 2,187 porn DVDs and videotapes. (see the preview for the full story).

The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.
The massive collection was gathered together by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet - the equivalent of four football fields.

RM-Sotheby's finally got the gig to auction the boys toys after a hotly contested bidding process by the world's leading auction houses and when it finally got the go-ahead, it had to start from scratch and prepare the collection for auction in a 10 week time frame – 423 cars, 150 motorcycles, 60 boats and racing hydrofoils, 117 bicycles, bobsleds, and sundry toys all had to be sorted, photographed, cataloged, transported from Venice to Milan, housed and sold.

The magnitude of the task might not be evident but with that many cars and boats, the collection assembled from Compiano's various estates was housed by the Italian Government in 11 warehouses in Northern Italy, and just getting them to Milan required 100 transporters. When the collection was finally assembled in Fiero Milano, it covered 200,000 square feet – the equivalent of four football fields.

The giant 1984 CUV Lamborghini #1 Class 1 'Miura' Offshore racing boat is powered by two giant Lamborghini V-12s, and dominated both the proceedings and the fleet of 55 boats Luigi had assembled. It fetched €117,000 ($124,090).
The giant 1984 CUV Lamborghini #1 Class 1 'Miura' Offshore racing boat is powered by two giant Lamborghini V-12s, and dominated both the proceedings and the fleet of 55 boats Luigi had assembled. It fetched €117,000 ($124,090).

This all culminated on November 25-27, when 5,000 people turned up, with more than 3,000 people from 57 countries registering as bidders and five auctioneers rotated on the auction block for a total of 30 hours to sell the 817 lots.

As much of the collection comprised 'modern classics', the audience represented the next generation of collectors with roughly half the bidders under the age of 50.
As much of the collection comprised 'modern classics', the audience represented the next generation of collectors with roughly half the bidders under the age of 50.

The event at Fiera Milano was standing-room-only across all three sale sessions, and the new blood to the industry can be seen from 83 per cent of the 3,000 bidders were first-time RM clients, with many previously unknown collectors from emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, Turkey, the Middle East and Asia. As much of the collection comprised "modern classics," the audience represented the next generation of collectors with roughly half the bidders under the age of 50.

Bicycles of every description filled the lots. You'll never guess which bike fetched the highest price of the 140 bicycles- despite all the important racing bikes, the highest price was a Vintage Fire Brigade Bicycle which sold for €10,530
Bicycles of every description filled the lots. You'll never guess which bike fetched the highest price of the 140 bicycles- despite all the important racing bikes, the highest price was a Vintage Fire Brigade Bicycle which sold for €10,530

While I can truly empathize with Compiano, the Italian Government too must have been delighted given that it was expecting just half of the final total of $54.4 million (€51.26 million). Moreso than Compiano and the Government though, there were still enough fantastic buys that the audience was the biggest winner.

The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 
The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 

The stand-out lots on the four-wheeled side of things were a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy (above) that fetched €3,416,000 ($3,623,011) and a 2004 Maserati MC12 (below) that sold for €3,024,000 ($3,207,255). The Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy was the first of just seven long-nose, six-carburetor, alloy body, torque tube 275 GTBs. The Maserati MC12 had less than 6,000 km on the clock and when it fetched €3,024,000, it broke the auction record for the model by a considerable margin.

The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)
The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)

The reason the deadlines were so tight is that the auction was scheduled to coincide with the massive Milano AutoClassica Classic & Sports Car Show, Italy's version of France's Retromobile and Germany's Techno-Classica.

The auction took place on November 25-27. 5,000 people turned up, with more than 3,000 people from 57 countries registering as bidders and five auctioneers rotated on the auction block for a total of 30 hours to sell the 817 lots.
The auction took place on November 25-27. 5,000 people turned up, with more than 3,000 people from 57 countries registering as bidders and five auctioneers rotated on the auction block for a total of 30 hours to sell the 817 lots.

RM-Sotheby's Augustin Sabatié-Garat said of the new venue, "we have ... achieved results that nobody could have anticipated. The auction venue alongside the Milano AutoClassica was busier than we have ever seen in a sale room." The sale proceeded on all the normal fronts (room, phone and internet), but the volume was unprecedented. There were more than 1,000 internet bidders, and some lots involved over 20 active telephone bidders.

The sale proceeded on all the normal fronts (room, phone and internet), but the volume was unprecedented. There were more than 1,000 internet bidders, and some lots involved over 20 active telephone bidders.
The sale proceeded on all the normal fronts (room, phone and internet), but the volume was unprecedented. There were more than 1,000 internet bidders, and some lots involved over 20 active telephone bidders.

As the auction was a no-reserve auction, the highest prices self-select the highlights, so here are the top 50 most valuable cars sold during the three day marathon.

This  Jaguar D-Type kiddie's car was the subject of a bidding war which saw it sell for €30,420 ($32,263).
This  Jaguar D-Type kiddie's car was the subject of a bidding war which saw it sell for €30,420 ($32,263).

Beyond the automobiles, a 2008 Ducati Desmosedici topped the sales of 155 motorcycles (we'll be listing the top 50 motorcycles sold at auction in a separate article) at €70,200 and the Jaguar D-Type Children's Car above was the subject of a bidding war which saw it sell for €30,420 ($32,263).

It's worth noting that these strong results extended across all price points, and as a category, rally cars of the 1980s and 1990s achieved some outstanding prices such as the 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A "Jolly Club" which fetched €336,000 and the 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V "Ufficiale" that sold for €246,400.

There were also no less than 21 Jaguar E-Types, with the best price being secured by this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS at €173,600.
There were also no less than 21 Jaguar E-Types, with the best price being secured by this 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS at €173,600.

Buyers of several marques expected bargains and they were right. Conversely, strong bidding was seen for the best of each breed. The sale contained almost 60 Porsche 911 variants, with a 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 topping that contingent with €616,000. There were also no less than 21 Jaguar E-Types, with the best price being secured by a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 OTS at €173,600 (pictured above).

RM Sotheby's Duemila Ruote Top 50 Car Sales

The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 
The top seller of the auction was this 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy, the first of just seven built, which sold for €3,416,000 ( $3,623,011) 

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy

€3,416,000($3,623,011) | Auction Link

The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)
The Maserati MC12 sold for €3,024,000 ( $3,207,255)

2004 Maserati MC12

€3,024,000($3,207,255) | Auction Link

The Ferrari F40 sold for €1,030,400 ( $1,092,843)
The Ferrari F40 sold for €1,030,400 ( $1,092,843)

Ferrari F40

€1,030,400($1,092,843) | Auction Link

The 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' sold for €1,008,000 ( $1,069,085)
The 1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort' sold for €1,008,000 ( $1,069,085)

1988 Porsche 959 'Komfort'

€1,008,000($1,069,085) | Auction Link

This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi' sold for €873,600 ($926,540) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi' sold for €873,600 ($926,540) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta 'Plexi'

€873,600($926,540) | Auction Link

This 1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C car sold for €851,200 ($902,783) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C car sold for €851,200 ($902,783) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1991 Lancia-Ferrari LC2 Group C

€851,200($902,783) | Auction Link

This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for €761,600 ( $807,753) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for €761,600 ( $807,753) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

2005 Porsche Carrera GT

€761,600($807,753) | Auction Link

This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC sold for €739,200 ( $783,996) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1969 Ferrari 365 GTC sold for €739,200 ( $783,996) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1969 Ferrari 365 GTC

€739,200($783,996) | Auction Link

Another bargain was this 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT which fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
Another bargain was this 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT which fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1994 Bugatti EB110 GT

€616,000($653,330) | Auction Link

This 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1996 Porsche 993 GT2 fetched €616,000 ($653,330) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1996 Porsche 993 GT2

€616,000($653,330) | Auction Link

This 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano sold for €537,600 ($570,179) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano sold for €537,600 ($570,179) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

2007 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

€537,600($570,179) | Auction Link

This 1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC sold for €504,000 ($534,543) at RM-Sotheby’s Duemila Route sale in Milan
This 1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC sold for €504,000 ($534,543) at RM-Sotheby’s Duemila Route sale in Milan

1952 Aston Martin DB2 DHC

€504,000($534,543) | Auction Link

This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario sold for €436,800 ($463,270)
This 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario sold for €436,800 ($463,270)

1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversario

€436,800($463,270) | Auction Link

This 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica sold for €403,200 ( $427,634) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica sold for €403,200 ( $427,634) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

€403,200($427,634) | Auction Link

This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pininfarina sold very modestly, fetching just €392,000 ( $415,755) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pininfarina sold very modestly, fetching just €392,000 ( $415,755) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Pinin Farina

€392,000($415,755) | Auction Link

This 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Touring sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Touring sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Touring

€358,400($380,119) | Auction Link

This 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta Pininfarina

€358,400($380,119) | Auction Link

This 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT sold for €358,400 ( $380,119) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

€358,400($380,119) | Auction Link

This 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS sold for €341,600 ( $362,301) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS sold for €341,600 ( $362,301) at RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS

€341,600($362,301) | Auction Link

This 2005 Ford GT sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's DuemilaRoute auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 2005 Ford GT sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's DuemilaRoute auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

2005 Ford GT

€336,000($356,362) | Auction Link

This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

€336,000($356,362) | Auction Link

This 1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) €336,000 at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 sold for €336,000 ( $356,362) €336,000 at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20

€336,000($356,362) | Auction Link

This 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione IMSA 'Ufficiale' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione IMSA 'Ufficiale' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1987 Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione IMSA 'Ufficiale'

€336,000($356,362) | Auction Link

This 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club' sold for €336,000 ($356,362) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Group A 'Jolly Club'

€336,000($356,362) | Auction Link

This 1977 Ferrari 512 BB sold for €330,400 ( $350,422) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1977 Ferrari 512 BB sold for €330,400 ( $350,422) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1977 Ferrari 512 BB

€330,400($350,422) | Auction Link

This 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS sold for €313,600 ( $332,604) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016
This 1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS sold for €313,600 ( $332,604) at the RM-Sotheby's Duemila Route auction in Milan on 25-27 November, 2016

1992 Porsche 964 Carrera RS

€313,600($332,604) | Auction Link

Other cars above €200,000

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 | €308,000($326,665) | Auction Link

1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS | €302,400($320,726) | Auction Link

1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SSXFZ | €302,400($320,726) | Auction Link

1946 Alfa Romeo 412 Spider Vignale Replica | €302,400($320,726) | Auction Link

1961 Lancia Flaminia Sport 2.5 Zagato | €291,200($308,847) | Auction Link

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster | €291,200($308,847) | Auction Link

1995 Porsche 993 Carrera RS | €280,000($296,968) | Auction Link

1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II | €257,600($273,211) | Auction Link

2008 Porsche 997 GT2XFZ | €257,600($273,211) | Auction Link

1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series I | €252,000($267,271) | Auction Link

1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V Group A 'Ufficiale' | €246,400($261,332) | Auction Link

1948 Lancia-Paganelli 'Siluro' | €246,400($261,332) | Auction Link

2003 Dodge Viper GTS-R | €240,800($255,393) | Auction Link

1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV | €235,200($249,453) | Auction Link

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Touring Coupé Aerlux | €229,600($243,514) | Auction Link

1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0 Coupé | €224,000($237,574) | Auction Link

1995 Ferrari F512 M | €224,000($237,574) | Auction Link

2004 Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale | €224,000($237,574) | Auction Link

1993 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 | €218,400($231,635) | Auction Link

2003 Ferrari 575M Maranello (Manual) | €212,800($225,696) | Auction Link

2007 Porsche 997 GT3 RS | €212,800($225,696) | Auction Link

2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia | €207,200($219,756) | Auction Link

1964 Maserati Sebring 3500 GT Series II | €201,600($213,817) | Auction Link

1962 Maserati 3500 GTI Coupé Touring | €201,600($213,817) | Auction Link

1973 Maserati Bora 4.7XFZ | €201,600($213,817) | Auction Link

2004 Porsche 996 GT3 RSXFZ | €201,600($213,817) | Auction Link

0 comments
There are no comments. Be the first!