RM Sotheby’s Paris 2024 Top Results

RM Sotheby’s successfully held their 2024 Paris Auction and saw some very well-sold collector cars cross the auction block. Ferraris of all years definitely stole the show, but there were a handful of modern supercars and hypercars that make up the rest of the top results from their auction.

The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione by Scaglietti was one of the most successful and beautiful sports cars of its era. It combined a powerful V12 engine, a lightweight aluminum body, and a short wheelbase chassis that improved handling and agility. The car was designed by Sergio Scaglietti, a close collaborator of Enzo Ferrari and a master of coachbuilding. Only 45 aluminum-bodied examples of this model were produced in 1960, and each one had unique details and features. The car was also very competitive on the race track, winning several prestigious events such as the Tour de France, the RAC Tourist Trophy, and the 12 Hours of Sebring. This car was well-sold at nearly $11,000,000.

Sold for €10,158,125

The 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy by Scaglietti was a rare and highly desirable variant of the 275 GTB, the successor of the 250 series. It featured a 3.3-liter V-12 engine with six Weber carburetors, producing 280 hp and reaching a top speed of 160 mph. It also had a long-nose body, a torque tube, and an aluminum coachwork, which improved its aerodynamics, handling, and weight distribution. Only a handful of this specification were built, making it one of the most sought-after Ferraris of its era.

This was well-sold, right at the high-end of its pre-auction estimate.

Sold for €3,211,250

A track-only supercar, the 2007 Maserati MC12 Versione Corsa was based on the MC12 GT1 race car that dominated on the track. It is the most powerful Maserati ever produced with a 6.0L V12 engine that generates 755 horsepower, capable of propelling the car to a top speed of 202.5 mph and going from 0 to 124 mph in just 6.4 seconds. Only 12 examples of this were produced and each has a carbon fiber and Nomex honeycomb monocoque chassis, a six-speed sequential semi-automatic transmission, and carbon ceramic brakes. It originally sold for more than $1 million when new and the example seen at RM Sotheby’s was well-sold at almost $3.3 million.

Sold for €3,042,500

Only 80 examples of the Koenigsegg Regera were built, this one finished in Moon Silver with blue stripes, Steel Blue brake calipers, and 11-spoke carbon Kevlar wheels. Known to be one of the fastest cars in the world, the Koenigsegg Regera can reach 400 km/h in 28.81 seconds. The example from RM Sotheby’s was a one-owner car with just 522 km since new. It’s equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine along with three electric motors and uses the Koenigsegg Direct Drive, reducing the weight of the car while eliminating the need for a traditional gearbox. Each of the 80 examples built is estimated to cost around $1.9 million, although custom options can increase that number quickly, so this was well-sold at more than $2.6 million.

Sold for €2,423,750

The 2015 McLaren P1 was the world’s first hybrid hypercar. It combined a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 engine with an electric motor to produce a total of 903 horsepower. The P1 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 217 mph. The McLaren also features a carbon-fiber body, an active aerodynamics system, and a brake energy recovery system. Production of the 2015 McLaren P1 was limited to 375 units and had a starting price of $1.15 million. This example was well-bought, coming in a bit below the MSRP.

Sold for €1,017,500

This 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Prototype is one of only nine Pinin Farina-bodied 250 GT Boano Coupés produced before Carrozzeria Boano took over due to their larger facility. Eventually around 60 examples of the 250 GT Boano Coupé were built by Carrozzeria Boano, each one noticeably different than the Pinin Farina-bodied cars, thus the rarer model has become a more desirable vehicle for Ferrari enthusiasts. The example sold by RM Sotheby’s in Paris still retains its matching-numbers engine which, along with the four-speed synchromesh gearbox makes it a more enjoyable car to drive than its successor. This particular Ferrari was well-sold at just under $1 million.

Sold for €916,250

Showing just 20 km since new, this 2022 Ford GT Carbon Series is one of 1,350 examples of the second generation Ford GT produced. It’s a European market example and is equipped with the more powerful 660 horsepower engine. It’s been in the care of its first owner since new before RM Sotheby’s sold it. At a value right around $850,000, this was well-bought considering the prices we’ve seen other examples achieve on the auction block.

Sold for €792,500

The Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Speedster was a limited production sportscar that combined the sleek and lightweight body of the Speedster with the powerful and complex four-cam engine of the 550 RS Spyder. Introduced in 1956, it was available in both de Luxe and GT versions, with the latter being more focused on racing performance. The four-cam engine, designed by Ernst Fuhrmann, produced 100 bhp in the de Luxe model and 108 bhp in the GT model, making the Speedster capable of reaching speeds of up to 125 mph. This Speedster was well-bought at a value around $850,000.

Sold for €792,500

This 2005 Ferrari Superamerica is one of just 43 examples built with a six-speed manual transmission, immediately making it more collectible than most other Superamericas. It’s powered by a 5.7L V12 engine that helps the car achieve a top speed of 320 km/h. This example includes its manuals and toolkit and shows 15,157 km since new. This sale was in line with expectations and seems fair to both the seller and the buyer.

Sold for €635,000

This 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS by Scaglietti presents nicely in its factory-correct Marrone Dino Metallizzato paint over a beige interior with Daytona-style seats. It retains its matching-numbers engine, chassis, and gearbox and recently underwent a very thorough restoration from 2016 to 2023. It’s Ferrari Classiche certified with its Red Book expected to arrive early this year. It was a difficult car for many to pass on so it’s understandable that it sold for such a strong price. While Dino values have been increasing in recent years, this particular car was very well-sold.

Sold for €635,000