This supremely original 1953 Ferrari 166 MM Spider will headline RM Sotheby’s Paris auction, on 7 February during Rétromobile week. Join automobile specialist Augustin Sabatié-Garat as he discusses this two-time Mille Miglia racer, commenting that "A 166 MM is truly a joy to drive - smooth and with plenty of horsepower on tap."
Coming to auction this February for the first time, an ultra-rare Iso Grifo is made all the more covetable by hailing from the collection of French icon, Johnny Hallyday. PARIS – Giotto Bizzarrini made his name as the designer of some of the most legendary Ferraris ever built, cars like the 250 SWB, 250 TR and the legendary 250 GTO. Departing Ferrari as part of the infamous ‘Palace Revolt’ in 1961, he found work with various Italian upstarts who shared a version of performance more similar to his own.
The 964 generation of Porsches, produced from 1989–1994, was a notoriously nuanced series of cars, with a number of important options, engines and body configurations available. This March at Amelia Island, RM Sotheby’s is poised the offer “Exclusively Porsche – The 964 Collection,” a group of twelve cars that could be the most complete collection of 964 specials in the world. With cars ranging from the RSA to the X83, many of which are in the eye-catching "speed yellow," this auction is the perfect opportunity to brush up on key Porsche terminology. Click ahead to preview the collection and learn the difference between a Flachbau, a Leichtbau and more. –Jake Auerbach RM Sotheby’s: Amelia Island 10 March | Amelia Island
France has been the spiritual home of auto racing since the world’s first Grand Prix race took place there in 1906. Despite garnering tremendous reception within enthusiast circles, French automobiles never managed to find their footing in mainstream appeal. Today, however, collectors have come to treasure the best of French sports and racing cars produced over the last century. Kicking off its 2018 European calendar, RM Sotheby’s fifth annual Paris auction will feature several French marques with unique charm and unmatched performance ethos – click ahead to see six of these gems. –Jake Auerbach RM Sotheby’s: Paris 7 February | Paris
A private collection of Italian Sports and Grand Touring icons will highlight RM Sotheby’s 19th annual Arizona sale, 18-19 January at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. Offered entirely without reserve, the collection presents a rare opportunity to acquire best-of-their-kind examples across a century of automotive history.
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