RM Sotheby’s luxury auctions land in Milan. On June 15th, just on the eve of the start of the 1000 Miglia, the auction house will sell some highly prized pieces at Palazzo Serbelloni.
Among the protagonists we have already talked about the first example in the world of the legendary Lancia Rally 037, the very fast Koenigsegg CCR from 2004 with 387 km / h. and the Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI ITC. Here are some of the other rarities that will be auctioned in less than fifteen days.
1931 Bugatti Type 46 Coupe “Superprofilée”
This is the most “old” of all those on sale. The Tipo 46 was introduced by Bugatti in 1929 and remained in production until 1933. Despite the difficult economic conditions of the time caused by the Great Depression, the company managed to sell 400 of the 468 models produced.
In reality, the one for sale in Milan does not actually date back to those years. Its chassis, in fact, remained unused until the 1950s, when it was acquired by Roland Bugatti, Ettore’s brother.
Subsequently, it changed hands until the mid-1990s, when a French collector decided to use it as a starting point for a complete restoration. The project lasted 10 years and was managed by the British Ashton Keynes Vintage Restorations. Thus Bugatti was able to come back to life with a completely original chassis and the shapes of the model of the time. Its value is estimated between 500,000 and 700,000 euros.
1950 Cisitalia 202 SC Cabriolet
The history of Cisitalia has been short, but full of events. Founded in 1947, in the same year it participated in the 1000 Miglia with several cars, including one driven by Tazio Nuvolari.
The financial problems encountered in the following years (and which led to the closure of the business in 1963) did not prevent the Turin company from taking part in other editions of the 1000 Miglia and in the 1952 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix.
One of the most successful creations was the 202, here declined in the SC Cabriolet version. It is estimated that just 60 were produced and the auction specimen has been carefully restored to be able to compete again at other international events. Cisitalia is offered without reservations and has an estimated value of between 250,000 and 350,000 euros.
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB By Scaglietti
Luxury, power and a lot of glamor: the 275 GTB was one of the most loved Ferraris of the 1960s celebrities. Also owned by Miles Davis and Steve McQueen, the auction specimen belonged to Roger Vadim Plemiannikov and his then wife Jane Fonda.
The couple used the car on the French Riviera until 1968, often being “paparazzi” aboard the celeste Ferrari. In the following years, the car, which is equipped with a 280hp V12 engine, changed more than one owner and was also repainted red.
In the last five years it has been restored to restore its original configuration and received the Ferrari Classiche certification, which confirms the originality of the chassis, engine and gearbox.
The 275 GTB of the auction has an estimated price between 2 and 2.5 million euros.
1988 Lamborghini LM002
Before the Urus, the “Lamborghini of SUVs” was her, the LM002. Made in 328 units between 1986 and 1993, it was the first high-wheeled “Lambo” in history. It is a true three-ton colossus with all-wheel drive and a 444 HP V12 engine, the same engine (suitably adapted) as the Countach.
Despite its imposing size, the LM002 is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km / h in less than 8 seconds and reaching almost 200 km / h. As you can imagine, consumption is very high, so much so that a 290-liter tank has been installed.
The auction specimen was delivered to Switzerland in 1988 and has remained here for most of its life. Maintained regularly over the years, it is estimated that it is worth between 225 and 275 thousand euros.
1994 Alfa Romeo 155 TS BTCC
The 155 in Touring Car version was a (short) motorsport legend of the 90s. Thanks to an aerodynamic solution at the limits of the regulations of the British Touring Car championship, the Alfa Romeo driven by Gabriele Tarquini obtained numerous victories against rivals such as BMW and Ford that earned him success in the drivers’ classification.
After the 1994 season, the Italian manufacturer withdrew from the English championship preferring the DTM, but without repeating the ride of the BTCC. In some respects, it can be considered the “mother” of the 155 ITC of 1995, also present in the Milanese review.
The example of the auction is the same one driven by Tarquini at the end of the 1994 season. The car, after being used for some pre-season tests in 1995, was given to the driver and is now on sale with an estimated value between 300 and 400 thousand euros.
2000 Ferrari 550 GT1
Another Italian, another motorsport icon of the last decades. The 550 GT1 is one of the four examples built by Italtecnica to compete in the FIA GT championship of the early 2000s. Mans and an overall victory in the 24 Hours of Spa.
Over the years the 550 GT1 has been driven by former Formula 1 drivers Emanuele Naspetti and Mimo Schiattarella, as well as Toto Wolff, current executive director of the Mercedes-AMG F1 team.
The Ferrari and its 6-liter V12 have been restored to be in perfect racing condition and thus participate in competitions such as the Endurance Racing Legends or the Masters Endurance Legends dedicated to historic racing cars. The value? Between 1.8 and 2.2 million euros.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
It is the most recent model present at auction, but it is no less important for this. Indeed, in just a year of life, the AMG GT Black Series has already made headlines by setting the record for the fastest lap at the Nurburgring. This is the most extreme AMG ever built with a 4.0 twin-turbo V8 with 730hp and 800Nm of torque.
The Mercedes, however, is not only raw power, but also a lot of aerodynamic refinement. The set-up, in fact, is strongly taken up by the car that competes in the GT3 championships with all the appropriate modifications to allow homologation on the road. The result is a racing car capable of reaching 325 km / h of maximum speed and reaching 100 km / h from a standstill in just 3 seconds.
The specimen for sale is very complete, has just covered 30 km and features the brilliant Magma Beam paint (an option of around 8,000 euros). Its price could be between 400 and 500 thousand euros.