RM Auctions closes a successful event, with five classic beauties bringing in over one million Euros each.
Following the staggering numbers reported by American auctioneers Barrett Jackson last month, the Paris RM Auctions event held last week presented additional jaw-dropping sums paid for automotive classics. Topping the list was a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, which went for €3,696,000, breaking a world record for D-Type auction prices. The car, with a long racing history, was originally owned by Australian racer Bob Stilwell, who competed with it extensively in 1956-57.
Second in line was a 1982 Porsche 956 Group C Sports-Prototype - one of just ten made in 1982 - which brought in €2.35 million. It was followed by a 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza spider, a racing giant that placed first in multiple past races. The Ferrari, which was campaigned by Phil Hill and Carroll Shelby, was sold at auction for €1,960,000. Another million-plus sale from Porsche was this 1964 904 Carrera GTS, the only one of its kind in Irish Green, which brought in €1.288 million. Closing the list at €1,008,000 was this outstanding 1936 Delahaye 135 S, one of 16 made and a veteran racer in numerous period races.