RM Sotheby’s staged “the largest automotive-themed private collection sale ever” in Europe. The Milano AutoClassica featured over 750 lots total. What’s most notable is the 434 cars purchased by a criminal with fraudulent money, later to be seized by the Italian government. What’s even better, all of them were presented without reserve. Anyone who owns 434 cars has a serious passion, and this collection had some key standouts…
“A rare, matching-numbers 275 GTB/6C Alloy; a desirable Plexiglas-headlight 365 GTB/4 Daytona; and an F40. Long hidden from public view, the 275 GTB is one of only nine cars originally fitted with alloy bodywork, six carburettors and torque tube. Alongside the rare Italian machinery from Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia, the collection also showcases a tremendous range of Porsches, Aston Martins, Jaguars, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, in addition to numerous other luxury and GT cars from blue-chip manufacturers. Additional highlights include a 2005 Maserati MC12, one of only 50 examples and showing just 6,000 kilometres on its odometer, along with a 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V ‘Ufficiale’, a factory works rally car.”
Shame for the original owner of the collection, his fraudulent purchases caught up with him and he lost everything. The origin of the rare cars was not expressed to the potential buyers. The RM Sotheby’s sale of 434 cars seized from an Italian criminal saw the Ferrari 275 GTB/6C go for a massive €3,655,120 while a Maserati MC12 set a new model record of €3,235,680.
Have a look at the RM Sotheby’s collection below.