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Ferrari Supercars to Star at RM Sotheby's Santa Monica Sale

By Paul Joseph

RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house, is to expand its footprint in California this summer via the presentation of a prestigious Santa Monica sale.

The event, which marks its fifth anniversary in 2017, was previously presented solely by RM’s sister company, Auctions America. This year, the two companies will work collaboratively to further grow the sale and reinforce their market leadership in Southern California’s highly competitive auction space.

Highlights for the auction are led by a 1992 Ferrari F40 with less than 16,000 miles on the odometer (Est. $900,000 - $1,100,000), and a 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB fitted with F1 transmission and showing just over 12,000 miles from new (Est. $125,000 - $175,000). 

“The F40 in particular is a fantastic highlight for this year’s Santa Monica sale, and a great follow up to our 2015 and 2016 Santa Monica sales, which were topped by a 2004 Ferrari Enzo and 1995 Ferrari F50 respectively,” says Alexander Weaver, Car Specialist at RM Sotheby’s.

“Santa Monica has certainly proven itself an attractive venue for Ferrari supercars, and we look forward to continuing the momentum next month.”

The auction will also feature an eclectic series of vehicles from noted collector and television personality, Barry Weiss. Known for his affinity for all things wild and unique, the group is led by the custom 1939 Lincoln-Zephyr “Scrape”.

Additional highlights from Weiss’ collection include a one-of-a-kind 1936 Lincoln-Zephyr Twin-Nose (Est. $70,000 - $85,000), and a 1941 Kozy Coach Company Caravan, upgraded with new electric and decorated with period memorabilia by Weiss himself (Est. $100,000 - $120,000).

As a prelude to the Santa Monica auction, select sale highlights will be available for advance preview at a series of upcoming Southern California events, including the Culver City Car Show, the San Marino Motor Classic and the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance

The RM Sotheby’s and Auctions America sale in Santa Monica will then take place at the historic Barker Hangar on 24 – 25 June.

By Paul Joseph