Results: RM Sotheby’s shook up the collector car auction world with our Driven by Disruption event in New York City on 10 December, generating an amazing $73.5 million in sales with 31 of the world’s finest motor cars on offer. Along with the most expensive car sold at auction in 2015, the historic ex-Fangio 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, a new benchmark was set for Janis Joplin's 1964 Porsche 356 SC selling for an unprecedented $1.6 million.
Details: Following a momentous debut in 2013, RM Sotheby’s returns to New York City for the second iteration of its watershed Art of the Automobile exhibition and auction. The event will take place December 10 in the Sotheby’s 10th floor galleries, coinciding with one of the most spectacular times of the year in New York City.
Entitled Driven By Disruption, the December auction will showcase the extremes of motoring history and the molds that were broken by engineers and designers pushing the automotive envelope. Whether it be a stunningly beautiful coachbuilt automobile, a wild, untraditional design, or a marvel of high performance engineering, the auction will exclusively focus on creatively styled, pioneering automobiles. All entries will be handpicked for their rarity, significance to design, engineering, and the outstanding achievement they represent in automotive history.
With an extraordinary $63 million in sales achieved in 2013, Driven by Disruption is set to amplify these past results, lifting the gavel on a carefully curated selection of 30 iconic vehicles, along with a select range of automotive-themed artwork.As a prelude to the exclusive evening auction on December 10, a six-day exhibition will open the weekend of December 5 in Sotheby’s 10th floor galleries.