Travel Through the Decades with Spectacular Cars from 1950 to 2018

6 February | Paris
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RM Sotheby's begins its 2019 European calendar in spectacular fashion with a return to Paris on 6 February for its sixth annual sale during the world-famous Rétromobile show week. Click ahead for 10 highlights from the auction, featuring automobiles from nearly every decade between the 1950s and the 2000s.

Travel Through the Decades with Spectacular Cars from 1950 to 2018

  • Dirk de Jager © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    2018 Bugatti Chiron. Estimate €2,360,000–2,750,000.
    Named after the famed Monegasque racing driver Louis Chiron, the Bugatti Chiron was first introduced to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016. The present gold-standard for hypercars, the Chiron is truly a worthy successor to the Veyron and shows that Bugatti has a bright future and continues to build upon the exceptional engineering and performance that the Veyron pioneered. This particular Chiron comes to Paris following an annual service in October 2018 and showing a mere 1,800 km.
  • © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    1955 OSCA MT4-2AD 1350 by Morelli. Estimate €1,100,000–1,300,000.
    Retaining its original registration number, this OSCA MT4-2AD is one of approximately 72 built and comes to Paris equipped with a 1,350-cc engine and ZF gearbox. It has competed in many historic races including multiple Mille Miglias. Still a true competitor, this OSCA MT4 offers future ownership the chance to run some of the world’s greatest driving events in style.
  • Remi Dargegen © 2018 Courtesy of/Remi Dargegen © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder by Wendler. Estimate €3,800,000–4,300,000.
    Porsche’s first dedicated competition car, renowned as the “giant killer”, this remarkably rare 1956 Porsche 550 RS Spyder by Wendler is one of just 90 built, accompanied by extensive documentation from new and fitted with a correct type engine and gearbox. Boasting a very impressive racing career with Ecurie National Belge, including the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans, and a well-detailed history file, chassis no. 550-0082 holds a myriad of possibilities for its new owner.
  • Tim Scott © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta by Scaglietti. Estimate €3,000,000–3,300,000.
    Now restored to its original, striking colour scheme, this 275 GTB/6C is the first of eight long-nose, six-carburettor, alloy body, torque-tube models built. It is also fully certified by Ferrari Classiche and comes from previous single-family ownership of 36 years. This car is a pleasure to drive and truly worthy of inclusion in any of the world’s most exclusive Ferrari collections.
  • Sami Sasso © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    2011 Ferrari SP30. Estimate Available Upon Request.
    Presented in virtually as-new condition, this 2011 SP30 has barely, if ever, seen the open road, showing less than 110 km on its odometer. A completely one-off creation based on the 599 GTO, this car comes from single ownership since new and is the very first Ferrari Special Projects car to be offered publicly for purchase.
  • Stephan Bauer © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    1987 Ferrari F40 LM. Estimate €4,500,000–5,500,000.
    Upon entering production, the F40 was already the fastest road car of its time, but the ‘Le Mans’ version took the model to new extremes – affording the car more aggressive bodywork and more extreme upgrades. Chassis no. 74045 was originally used as a prototype car while the F40 was designed and then converted to LM specification by Michelotto in 1992. Having enjoyed a thrilling competition career, including two outings at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this stunning racer comes to the Paris sale as the most successful and most significant F40 LM, wearing its Le Mans livery of striking French Blue with Pilot sponsoring.
  • Tom Wood © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    1966 Shelby 427 Cobra. Estimate €800,000–1,000,000.
    A performance car icon, the world had never seen anything like Carroll Shelby’s Cobra when it first arrived on the scene in 1962. When the 427 Cobra first became available, adding even more power, it certainly kept the Shelby-craze going. Delivered new to California and UK registered since 1973, this 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra has been on display in the Midland Motor Museum for nearly 20 years. Refinished in dark green, chassis no. CSX 3284 retains virtually all of its original features, including a correct drivers-side seatbelt dated 1966 and corresponding body numbers that can be found on the original hood locks, door and boot hinges and the odometer shows 27,252 original miles at the time of cataloguing.
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    1996 Ferrari F50. Estimate €1,700,000–1,900,000.
    Delivered new to France via Charles Pozzi, this Classiche-certified 1996 Ferrari F50 shows less than 21,850 km and is accompanied by its original luggage, flight case and hardtop. Offering “Formula 1 for the road”, very few cars, either before or since the F50, offer such a compelling combination of thoroughbred performance and engineering pedigree, not to mention scarcity; it is rare that such a fine example is offered for sale.
  • Dirk de Jager © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    1964 Porsche 911 by Reutter. Estimate €600,000–800,000.
    A very early example of the undoubtedly iconic 911, chassis no. 300082 was delivered new to France andis offered in Paris following time with just three registered owners from new, and having been comprehensively restored in its original colour of Enamel Blue, as listed on its factory Kardex. Shown at the 2018 Zoute Concours d’Elegance, it is certainly ready to appear at its next concours events. Extremely rare, this survivor from Porsche’s initial foray into a six-cylinder GT coupé would make a wonderful addition to any collection of important sports cars.
  • Peter Singhof © 2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's
    1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Estimate €1,300,000–1,800,000.
    This 1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport is one of just 30 regular-production models ever built – the ultimate iteration of the EB110. Showing just 916 km from new, it is without a doubt one of the lowest mileage examples in existence. The EB 110, representing a unique segment in the fabled Bugatti marque’s history, was one of the most desirable supercars of the 1990s, and it holds a dear place in the hearts of many enthusiasts. Finding one in exceptional, all-original condition and with such limited mileage is truly a rare and unique occasion.
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