What Kind Of Money Did Italy's Greatest Car Collection Go For?

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Enough to fill a few warehouses it seems.

With 430 cars, 150 motorbikes, 60 boats and a pretty serious collection of spare engines, wheels and accessories in an auction, you just knew some good money would be made. The Duemila Ruote auction that took place in Italy under the hammer of RM Sotheby's was the largest one seen in years. If there's a car you're a fan of there was probably one in the collection. 817 lots fetched in excess of $53 million according to RM Sotheby's. So how much did the cars we picked out when we first told you about the record auction ultimately go for?

Tim Scott

We singled out some pretty special cars that we thought would do well, although some were chosen for their oddity and simply because we have strange taste. Ther 1994 Bugatti EB110 sold for the equivalent of $657,000 while the equally as rare 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort fetched $1,074,729. The even more desirable 1992 Ferrari F40 went for a cool $1,098,612. There were a few old race cars in the auction, and we picked out a super hot track-ready 1987 E30 BMW M3 that sold for a bargain price of just on $36,000. That super hot white 1992 Group N Escort Cosworth also looks to have pulled mild figures netting $54,000.

Some cars needed to be sold together, although we have no way of knowing if they were, but we'd have tried to pair the two 1987 Group A Alfa Romeo 75 Turbo Evoluzione cars together. The red one went for $359,000 and the white for just on $120,000. Another race car, the 1983 Group A BMW 635 CSI went for $173,150. That was even more than the 1979 Formula 2 BMW March 792 car at $114,000. The '72 Alpine Renault A110 took $120,000, the '97 Aston Martin V8 Coupe went for $137,000, the '82 DeTomaso Pantera fetched $143,000 and the Porsche Carrera GT took a cool $812,000. The title of the most expensive car from the collection went to a red '66 Ferrari 275 GTB that netted a whopping $3,642,139.

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