RM Sotheby’s, Miami Beach, December 10, 2022

RM Sotheby’s launched a different concept live auction in Miami on December 10. Set at the 7th floor exhibition space at 1111 Lincoln Road surrounded by stylish bars and restaurants it featured twenty-one cars from the Kuwait-based Youngtimer Collection and five from the Rey Collection in a 58-car docket. 36 of the lots were offered without reserve.

It was predominately a recent car sale with 25 of the 58 being built within the last 25 years. The oldest car in the sale was a 1973 Ferrari Daytona Spider.

Very much attuned to the hip vibe of South Miami Beach, 20 of the lots sold for a half million dollars or more.

The catalog was a small format booklet contained a few photos of each car, relevant estimate and identification information and a few bullet points. Onlookers wanting more history, background or detailed photos found it on the internet.

The auction was tightly formatted with the preview, reception and auction all encompassed within a single day. Venue access was restricted to bidders and invited guests only.

New location, new format, new venue, new presentation, mostly new inventory. How did it do? Smashingly, with all but one car sold and total proceeds of $39,501,500. Twelve lots brought hammer bids over their pre-sale high estimates.

In RM Sotheby’s words, the South Beach sale presented cars “perfect for standing out among the crowd on Ocean Drive.” The bidders paid dearly for them and there were no bargains. Indeed, there weren’t even any “good values” with everything going for full retail or more.

The event space at 1111 Lincoln Road is described thusly: “the concrete forms of this eight-story structure are made to resemble a house of cards.” The 17 successful bidders who paid over-market prices hope that doesn’t describe the collector car market, too.

Cars Sold/ Offered Sale % Sold < Low Est Sold > High Est Average Sale Median Sale Total $
57/58 98.3% 43.9% 21.1% $693,009 $313,000

[45.2%]

$39,501,500

These reports are based on the online descriptions and photography. Photos are © and courtesy of RM Sotheby’s. The reports that follow are sorted by lot number (the first eight lots were automobilia.)


Lot # 109 1995 Porsche 928 GTS Coupe; S/N WP0AA2926SS820088; Engine # 85S00514; Black/Black leather; Estimate $175,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $235,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $263,200. – 4,957/288hp (U.S.), 5-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, cassette stereo, air conditioning, power sunroof, CD changer. – Belt serviced in… 2017, not exactly fresh, but showing only 14,300 believable miles. Sound original paint and lightly creased leather upholstery. Clean, orderly engine compartment. Not pristine, but clean and well-maintained. – Really? This is a neat car from the Youngtimer Collection, but a generous price that highlights just how much Porsche 928s have come back from obscurity to achieve a price premium.

Lot # 110 1999 Bentley Turbo RT Mulliner 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N SCBZP25EXXCX66543; Black/Black leather; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $120,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $134,400. – 6,750/420hp V-8, automatic, full power, 5-spoke alloy wheels. – Represented as 5,662 original miles, a U.S. delivery example, believed to be the only 1999-built example, the other 55 being 1998 model year. A curious and staid notchback sedan with some performance features. Three owners from new, barely used. – A rare and powerful model although the “RT” moniker is more important for a Mopar than for a Bentley. It brought an ample price here from the Youngtimer Collection.

Lot # 111 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 ‘Wide-Body’ Coupe; S/N WDB1260451A315331; Engine # 11796812025693; Blue-Black Anthracite/Anthracite leather; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $650,000 plus commission of 10.77%; Final Price $720,000. – 6.0/385hp V-8, automatic, 17-inch black center OZ modular wheels, Bridgestone tires, power Recaro seats, Momo leather rim steering wheel. – Reportedly 24,014 km (14,913 miles) from new and in condition appropriate to the mileage. – The AMG ‘Wide-Body’ has an awesome reputation, but that was in 1987 when 385 horsepower was all the power in the world but a shadow of what more recent cars have. The price it brought here is eye-watering and it deserves to go back to AMG to have the engine and driveline updated to 2022 standards, but that makes no sense after paying this much for it.

Lot # 112 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Flat-Nose’ Coupe; S/N WP0JB0934HS051447; Engine # 68H01458; Guards Red/Champagne leather; Estimate $250,000 – $300,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $246,400. – 3,299/300hp, 4-speed, Blaupunkt Reno cassette stereo, heated seats, black center Fuchs wheels, limited slip. – One of 142 built for the U.S. Showing 8,603 believable km. Good older repaint and stretched driver’s seat upholstery. Youngtimer Collection. – An indifferent result for an indifferent car.

Lot # 113 1982 Mercedes-Benz 500 SL AMG 5.0 Coupe; S/N WDB10704612001675; Engine # 11796212000745; Black/Palomino leather; Estimate $150,000 – $200,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $260,000 plus commission of 11.92%; Final Price $291,000. – 4,973/276hp V-8, 5-speed, black center BBS wheels, fog lights, 3.46:1 limited slip, Kumho tires, power windows, air conditioning, Recaro seats, Becker Mexico cassette stereo. – Grey market import showing 113,313 km. Surface cracked seats, sound paint, clean engine compartment. One of eight 500SLs prepared by AMG with Getrag 5-speeds for the U.S. market. – 276 horsepower was a lot for the U.S. market in 1982, but only 72hp more than the standard 500 SL which made it beyond expensive when new and not impressive today. The Eighties were a time when good cars were nearly non-existent in the U.S., remembered with derision by old guys brought up on Hemis and 427s in the Sixties and Seventies. Later enthusiasts had more variety and who so generously received this 500SL AMG exists in a small moment in auto evolution. It looks cool, but it is slooow. It is expensive, too.

Lot # 114 1991 Lamborghini LM002 Utility; S/N ZA9LU45A9LLA12279; Red/Beige leather; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $330,000 plus commission of 11.52%; Final Price $368,000. – 5,167/450hp V12, 5-speed, power steering, brakes, windows, and seats, 8-spoke O.Z. alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, CD stereo. – Mediocre quality 2014 repaint in very red paint. Sound interior and upholstery. Clean engine compartment and repainted underbody and suspension. A usable and practical LM002 that’s not too good to be exercised. – Until relatively recently, like eight years ago, a six-figure LM002 was unknown but since then they’ve taken off. Most are, like this one, relatively “used” and even RM, with its pre-sale estimate range, is having trouble keeping up with values. While this result obliterated the estimate it is consistent with the remarkable value trend.

Lot # 115 1986 BMW Alpina B7 Turbo Coupe/1; S/N WAPB7TC015B720058; Engine # 5754; Diamond Black, Gold striping/Black leather; Estimate $90,000 – $110,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – 3,430/334hp turbocharged six, 5-speed, Alpina wheels, Michelin tires, 8-disc CD changer, mobile phone, power windows. – Represented as the numbers-matching engine. Number 58 of 110 built. Good original condition with lightly stretched front seat upholstery. Youngtimer Collection. – A significant early Alpina BMW which is much more sports-coupe than later Alpina which traded on the reputation of cars like this with halo cars of more modest performance and handling. For BMW Alpina fans this is one of the ones to have despite showing 122,902 km on the odometer and it is a reasonable value in this transaction.

Lot # 116 2002 Lotus Esprit V8 25th Anniversary Edition Coupe; S/N SCCDC08242HA10440; Solar Yellow/Black leather, Yellow piping; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $90,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $100,800. – 3,506/350hp twin turbo V-8, 5-speed, original window sticker documented, owner’s manual. – From the Rey Collection, #55 of 100 built for the U.S, showing 33,004 miles. Lightly used and well-maintained. Artistic, but not particularly informative, online photography with 19 moody shots of 40 presented, i.e., 21 of 40 with some level of condition detail. – A dragon-killer on the road. Appreciated by few and valued by even fewer. This is a magnanimous result for a rare and rewarding car, but full retail.

Lot # 117 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6 Coupe; S/N WP0AC2962RS480297; Black/Cashmere leather; Estimate $350,000 – $425,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $375,000 plus commission of 11.33%; Final Price $417,500. – 3,600/360hp, 6-speed, 18-inch modular alloy wheels, Yokohama tires, heated seats, fog lights, cassette stereo, air conditioning, red calipers. – Youngtimer Collection. Mostly original, well-equipped, consistently maintained and clean although showing age. – Represented as one of fewer than 1,500 built… which is shiploads of similar cars and hardly a quantity that lends itself to rarity. The selling collection should be very satisfied with this result.

Lot # 118 1979 BMW Alpina B6 2.8 Coupe; S/N 6547112; Engine # 6547112; Zypressengrun (Cypress) Green, White graphics/Black cloth, cloth inserts; Estimate $60,000 – $80,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – 2,788/200hp, Getrag 5-speed, power steering and mirrors, sunroof, limited slip, Recaro seats, leather rim Momo steering wheel, cassette stereo. – From the Youngtimer Collection. A notable livery, but a color change repaint. The odometer shows 154,336 km. Seats and interior trim are little used and sound. A well-preserved and attractive example that has lived a good life and had consistent care. – A standout car on a field full of E31 BMW M3s, one of 533 built by Alpina and appreciated by the Miami bidders.

Lot # 119 1995 Ferrari F512 M Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFVG40A3S0102690; Engine # 5275; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Estimate $400,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $480,000 plus commission of 11.04%; Final Price $533,000. – 4,942/440hp flat twelve, 5-speed, air conditioning, power windows, cassette stereo, manuals, tools, original window sticker documented, Speedline modular alloy wheels. – From the Youngtimer Collection, one of 75 U.S. market F512 Ms built. 2021 belt service, now showing 10,030 miles. A desirable car that’s not been messed with. – The most desirable of all the flat twelve Ferrari road cars, with historic performance and refined, aerodynamic design. The values of Ferrari Testarossas, in their many variants, have been increasing steadily with the F512 M showing the largest gains, because it is the highest performance and most desirable of the Testarossa series.

Lot # 120 1996 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe; S/N WP0AC2994TS375830; Engine # 61T02845; Midnight Blue Metallic/Cashmere leather; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $280,000 plus commission of 11.79%; Final Price $313,000. – 3,600/408hp, 6-speed, alloy wheels, red calipers, wood accented steering wheel and shift knob, cassette stereo, air conditioning, power windows, tools, jack. – From the Youngtimer Collection. Good original paint and upholstery with detail wear. Showing 16,160 miles on the odometer and if anything even less on the car. – The last generation of air-cooled Porsches and particularly the Turbo, a barely used 993 Turbo showing just 16,160 miles and in distinctive colors. Bought for a realistic price.

Lot # 121 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Coupe; S/N WP0AC29908S792238; Green, Black Graphics/Black leather; Estimate $375,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $350,000 plus commission of 11.43%; Final Price $390,000. – 3,600/425hp, 6-speed, carbon brakes, Sport Chrono, communication and navigation, Bi-Xenon headlights, aluminum dead pedal, yellow calipers, black alloy wheels, Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, CD stereo. – Represented as 3,636 miles from new with $31,090 in special wishes including the custom paint. Belt serviced in July 2022. Essentially like new. – Porsche wins races (many races) with its GT3 coupes. It wins in showrooms with streetable GT3 variants with the power of the race GT3s and an array of luxury accoutrements that lets drivers play like they have a high performance car but never realize its potential. That’s especially true in this case with only 3,636 miles from new. Bought appropriately in this transaction, perhaps the new owner will actually use it rather than let it sit in a collection barn for fourteen years.

Lot # 122 1990 Ferrari F40 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFMN34A2L0085596; Engine # 22771;, Red/Red cloth; Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,500,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,950,000 plus commission of 10.17%; Final Price $3,250,000. – 2,936/478hp twin turbo V-8, 5-speed, luggage, manuals, tools, luggage. – First owned by Microsoft founder Paul Allen, 2,736 miles from new. Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified. Almost like new. – Reported sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach in 2014 for $1,320,000 with 2,590 miles. Eight years later this is a sound value in a car with a great provenance.

Lot # 123 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha Utility; S/N 137PH90396E222458; Yellow/Black leather, Brown inserts; Estimate $125,000 – $175,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $165,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $184,800. – 6.6/500hp Predator modified Duramax diesel. automatic, air conditioning, bells and whistles. – Largely original showing 21,714 miles. – A modified H1 Alpha. What could go wrong? The bidders didn’t think much could and bid generously for a Miami vehicle in this Miami sale.

Lot # 124 2005 Porsche Carrera GT Roadster; S/N WP0CA29875L001277; GT Silver Metallic/Ascot Brown leather; Estimate $1,550,000 – $1,750,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,500,000 plus commission of 10.33%; Final Price $1,655,000. – 5,733/612hp V-10, 6-speed, luggage, yellow calipers, tools, factory accessories, air conditioning, tools, keys, manuals, wheel wrench. – Belt serviced and clutch replaced in January 2020. 2,050 miles from new. A U.S.-delivery car and essentially like new. – Sold by Mecum at Monterey in 2011 for $355,100, the appeal of this ultimate analog supercar is apparent with this result which is nearly five times more than it brought eleven years ago.

Lot # 125 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFCA20S000082103; Engine # 18665; Rosso Corsa/Beige leather; Estimate $150,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $210,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $235,200. – 3,185/260hp, 5-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, power windows, no stereo just engine music. – 2,441 km from new, Ferrari Certificate of Authenticity, barely used at all and in nearly like new condition. – Sold by RM at Maranello in 2009 for $89,358 (Euros 66,000 at the time, this result is Euros 222,900) with 2,389 km. With only 52km added to the odometer since then it has been an object of veneration, without much opportunity to enjoy its performance, and at this price it is unlikely to see much future use other than driving on and off show fields at Cavallino, FCA meets and The Quail. It is, as it was in 2009, priced half for the car and half for its preservation.

Lot # 126 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport Coupe; S/N VF9SP3V35KM795174; Carbon Fiber Black, Italian Red accents/Red, Black leather; Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,500,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $3,000,000 plus commission of 10.17%; Final Price $3,305,000. – 7,993/1,479hp quad turbocharged W16, 7-speed AutoManual, all-wheel drive. – 2,188 miles and like new. One of about 60 Chiron Sport models built, same power as the standard Chiron but lighter with improved suspension and traction management. – Staggering performance has been a hallmark of the modern Bugatti, excess for the sake of excess, with the Chiron Sport delivering a 0-100mph time of 4.4 seconds. With performance like that it’s not surprising it didn’t get driven much and this result is about what it cost when new three years ago.

Lot # 127 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N ZA9C005A0KLA12841; Rosso Siviglia/Beige leather; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $500,000 plus commission of 11.00%; Final Price $555,000. – 5,167/455hp, 5-speed, O.Z. modular wheels, air conditioning, Alpine cassette stereo, power windows, power seats. – 6,648 km from new, essentially unused since 2013. Showing its age but barely any use. Regularly serviced while in the current ownership. Youngtimer Collection. – This is a reassuring looking example that encouraged the bidders to overlook the minimal use in the past nine years. It might have brought more had it not been for the possibility (probability?) of recommissioning expense before using it for anything more than display.

Lot # 128 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition Coupe; S/N WDDAJ76F27M001391; Crystal Galaxite Black Metallic/Pastel Yellow leather; Estimate $725,000 – $850,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $730,000 plus commission of 10.68%; Final Price $808,000. – 5,439/641 supercharged V8, 5-speed AutoManual, CD changer, Sports package, extra-wide seats, red calipers, Michelin Pilot Sport tires. – 4,979 miles from new, U.S. delivery. One of 150 built in this 722 configuration. Unblemished and hardly used. – A highlight of the McLaren Mercedes partnership with all the things buyers want for showoff cars including scissors doors, carbon fiber tweaks and aero accessories, side outlet exhausts and a gutsy big supercharged engine. The concept and rarity have aged well (even if the exaggerated nose bodywork with garish M-B star snoot hasn’t) and this is a sizable premium over the roughly $500,000 price when it was new.

Lot # 129 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N WDB2010361F734672; Blauschwarz Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $225,000 – $275,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $270,000 plus commission of 11.85%; Final Price $302,000. – 2,463/232hp (Euro) inline four, Getrag 5-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport tires, sunroof, air conditioning, Technics CD stereo. – Number 229 of 502 homologation specials built to qualify the 190E for the German DTM series. Shows 87,340 km on the odometer, less on the car which is uniformly well-maintained and clean. – It’s almost a joke that the 190 E 2.5 Evo II has a vacuum gauge in the instrument cluster labeled “Economy”. It is a remarkably fearsome competitor even with only 232hp, but in 1990 232hp was muscle to be reckoned with and this was the package that won the 1990 DTM. Homologation specials, especially in good condition like this, are increasingly rare and even among an array of recent supercars this baby Benz got plenty of attention from the RM Miami bidders. It’s not cheap but it is hard to find one this good at this point in time.

Lot # 130 1982 Lancia Rally 037 Stradale `Evolution II’ Group B Coupe; S/N ZLA151AR000000029; Red/Black cloth; Estimate $500,000 – $600,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $450,000 plus commission of 11.11%; Final Price $500,000. – 2,111/300+hp, fuel injected, supercharged, 5-speed, Speedline wheels, BFG tires, fire system. – One of 207 built for homologation of the 037 for Rally Group B, updated to Evo 2 specs by the first owner using Abarth parts. Street driven with some historic competition use in later years. Never restored and aged consistently with its history and 38,589 km on the odometer. Mediocre old repaint, worn upholstery. – Never subjected to the rigors of Group B when new and thoughtfully updated (although it isn’t clear if the engine was opened up to 2,111cc of the factory Evo 2 and may still be 1,995cc) with a history of care and attention. Well-maintained and good enough to be driven and toured. The last two years have seen a few 037s cross the block and this result is on the money for one with no Group B history and sound but used condition.

Lot # 131 1995 Ferrari F50 Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFTA46B000103274; Engine # 40502; Rosso Corsa/Black leather, Red cloth inserts; Estimate $5,500,000 – $6,500,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $4,900,000 plus commission of 10.10%; Final Price $5,395,000. – 4,699/520hp, 6-speed, black calipers, air conditioning, fitted luggage, tools, manuals, SF shields, 2014 Ferrari Classiche Red Book certified, Assembly No. 20162. – 625 miles from new, believed to be two owners of which the first was the original dealer in Singapore. Like new, because it is. – This is a top-dollar result for a pristine car that deserves every nickel of it.

Lot # 132 1988 Porsche 959SC by Canepa Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ95ZJS900214; Emerald Green/Green leather; Estimate $3,000,000 – $3,500,000; Modified restoration 2+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,650,000 plus commission of 10.19%; Final Price $2,920,000. – 2,848/825hp twin turbo flat six, 6-speed, matte graphite alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, modified and upgraded from an original 959 Komfort. – Modified and beyond perfect condition. Something like 4,000 hours invested in mechanical and cosmetic work and improvements following years of experience with the 959 at Canepa. The odometer reads 6,370 miles, probably since the Canepa conversion. – The factory built Porsche 959 still stands as one of the technical benchmarks of the 20th century and improving it to take advantage of with thirty-four years of better technology is hard to resist. This result is a 50% premium over the value of a standard, pristine, 959 Komfort but makes sense, for the right buyer(s), for the extensive and comprehensive upgrades.

Lot # 133 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Clubsport Coupe; S/N WP0ZZZ99ZSS390129; Engine # 63S85574; Guards Red/Black vinyl, cloth inserts; Estimate $350,000 – $400,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $290,000 plus commission of 11.72%; Final Price $324,000. – 3,746/300hp, 6-speed, modular alloy wheels, PZero tires, air conditioning, 6-point Schroth belts, Becker Grand Prix CD stereo, Recaro seats, roll cage. – The odometer reads 42,823 but was replaced with about 23,000 miles on the original (~37,000 km). Extensively serviced earlier this year and better than the mileage indicates. – Sold by RM at Essen in 2019 for $272,709 (Euros 241,250 at the time, this result is Euros 307,100). Considering that the 2021-22 service bill was $53,000, this has been an expensive ownership experience but is still a reasonable price to pay for this car.

Lot # 134 2016 Porsche 911R Coupe; S/N WP0AF2A92GS195285; White, Red stripes/Black leather, herringbone cloth inserts, GP Silver stitching; Estimate $525,000 – $600,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $500,000 plus commission of 11.00%; Final Price $555,000. – 3,996/500hp, 6-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, yellow calipers, big tank, air conditioning, Light Design and Sport Chrono packages, auto-dimming mirrors, rain sensor, LED headlights, carbon fiber mirrors and door sills, radio delete. – 28 miles. Window sticker showing $213,935 original MSRP still attached. Serviced in September 2022. Pristine. #292 of 991. – Sold at Gooding’s Amelia auction in 2019 for $313,000 in essentially the same condition showing 20 miles on the odometer. This result is significantly more, but the car with only 28 miles is significantly order and even more rare.

Lot # 135 2011 Ford Fiesta GYM3 Coupe; S/N 43; Black, White “Monster Drip”/Black cloth; Estimate $300,000 – $350,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $225,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $252,000. – 2,000/600hp turbo four, 6-speed AutoManual, all wheel drive, Alcon brakes, acid green alloy wheels, Ohlins shocks, roll cage. – Built by Olsburgs for Ken Block to drive in the video Gymkhana Three at the Montlhéry circuit in France. An original, used, special-purpose hooner – The video is 6’45” and worth a look. The car is a star, at least for the 69 million who have viewed the video on YouTube.

Lot # 136 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT Coupe; S/N ZA9AB01E0RCD39092; Engine # 0122; Grigio Chiaro/Blue leather; Estimate $1,600,000 – $1,900,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Not sold at Hammer bid of $1,500,000. – 3,498/553hp quad turbocharged V12, 6-speed, owner’s manual, tools, luggage, Nakamichi cassette stereo, air conditioning, power windows, power seat – Serviced two months ago. Three owners from new, showing 30,426 believable km. Aged, with minor wear and use but sound original paint and upholstery. – Frequently portrayed in the online photo gallery at a Shell gas station, where it must have spent a significant portion of its life feeding that thirsty quad-turbocharged V12. The design and interior are typical 90’s and don’t have much appeal today. EB110s have not fared well recently compared with their succeeding Volkswagen Bugattis, as this modest result indicates.

Lot # 137 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N JF1VA2Z68K9828565; World Rally Blue Pearl/Black vinyl, cloth inserts; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $110,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $123,200. – 2,457/341hp turbo flat four, 6-speed. – 13 of 209 built at Subau Technica International in Kiryu, Japan for U.S. delivery. Shows just 39 miles. – Fascination with JDM (Japan Domestic Manufacture) cars doesn’t stop with JDM cars but now continues with this limited production U.S. S209 WRX STI. It was big money when new ($63,995) and it’s even bigger three years, but only 39 miles, later.

Lot # 138 1986 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV Coupe, Body by Bertone; S/N ZA9CA05A1GLA12963; Rosso Speciale/Champagne leather; Estimate $600,000 – $700,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $500,000 plus commission of 11.00%; Final Price $555,000. – 5,167/455hp V-12, 5-speed, two sets of gold painted alloy wheels. – Believed to be two owners and showing 33,297 km, in good largely original condition with sound paint and interior. – The “Speciale” paint is a rich raspberry color and the gold painted wheels (one set from Maserati, the other O.Z. Bravos) complement the champagne interior. By today’s standards the 455hp isn’t impressive but the Countach is eye-catching and more than thrilling enough to be well worth the price it brought here.

Lot # 139 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 17927; Engine # 00125; Rosso Dino, Black sills/Cream leather, Black bars; Estimate $300,000 – $400,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $300,000 plus commission of 11.67%; Final Price $335,000. – 4,390/380hp, 4×3 Weber carburetors, 5-speed, air conditioning, 5-spoke centerlock alloy wheels, Vredestein tires, Blaupunkt cassette stereo. – Sound older repaint with sound interior but stretched and wrinkled original driver’s seat upholstery. The engine compartment and chassis are neat and tidy but aged. “Freshly serviced” including cam belts. – Sold by Bonhams at Gstaad in 2003 for $91,199 (SFR 114,500 about Euros 73,700 at the time), then by RM at Maranello in 2009 for $171,270 (Euros 126,500) when the odometer showed 43,537 km. Today it shows 43,615 km so under 100 km have been added in the past thirteen years which explains the need for the recent cam belt service and detailing. Except for the long hibernation it could have brought more than this but the bidders wisely kept some liquidity in reserve for further recommissioning.

Lot # 140 1990 Porsche RUF CTR Carrera 4 Coupe; S/N WP0AB2961LS451416; Engine # 61M0102; Polar White/Black; Estimate $350,000 – $380,000; Competition car, original as-raced 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 11.56%; Final Price $357,000. – 3,367/463hp twin turbocharged flat six, 6-speed, 4-wheel drive, 5-spoke RUF 18-inch alloy wheels, Falken tires, Recaro seats, roll cage, Simpson 4-point belts, empty radio hole, power windows, fuel cell. – One of a pair built for the Beddor brothers, the only 4-wheel drive Yellow Birds. Virginia City hillclimb winner in 1995. Modified for performance, not style, with crude wiring under the dash but neat and professional in the engine compartment. Gently aged, lightly used and original showing 28,097 believable miles. No major service history. – Reported bid to $130,000 at Auburn Fall in 2005, then sold by RM at Monterey in 2018 for $368,000 and at Amelia in 2021 for $346,000. The RUF hasn’t gone far in the past year, nor has its value and making up for several years of limited use is not going to be simple, or inexpensive.

Lot # 141 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster; S/N WP0EB0916KS173380; Black/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $350,000 – $400,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $330,000 plus commission of 11.52%; Final Price $368,000. – 3,165/207hp, 5-speed, black center Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt Charleston cassette stereo, cruise control, power seats, air conditioning. – 28 miles, clean and pristine. – Somehow the combination of “Speedster” and air conditioning doesn’t seem to fit, but there it is. The hump back body is far from attractive but the appeal of owning a speedster, even a 911, has grown and this one’s minimal miles commends it to air-cooled Porsche fans, of which there are many. Values took off in 2015-16 and have held steady at levels like this since then.

Lot # 142 1979 Ferrari 512 BB Berlinetta; S/N 27117; Engine # 00371; Rosso Chiaro/Black leather; Estimate $275,000 – $300,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Post-block sale at $223,214 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $250,000. – 4,942/355hp, 5-speed, centerlock alloy wheels, Momo leather rim steering wheel, carburetor velocity stacks, power windows, air conditioning. – Sound older repaint. Surface cracked original upholstery with red piping added. Orderly original chassis and engine compartment. Engine-out serviced two months ago. Rey Collection. – Sold by Gooding at Pebble Beach last year (2021) for $263,200 when there were 4,382 miles on the odometer. The reading is up to only 4,458 miles today, just 76 more miles with at least some of them put on at the shop after the recent service. This result is less money after an expensive service, not indicative of a welcoming marketplace and somewhat surprising for a desirable carbureted Berlinetta Boxer.

Lot # 143 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S Coupe; S/N WP0AC2994VS375958; Arctic Silver Metallic/Black leather; Estimate $550,000 – $650,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $580,000 plus commission of 10.86%; Final Price $643,000. – 3.6/424hp, twin turbo, 6-speed, alloy wheels, PZero tires, yellow calipers, special order interior full leather trim, power seats and windows, air conditioning, Nokia CD stereo, cruise control, sliding sunroof, carbon fiber outside mirrors. – Two owners, 19,649 miles, barely used with only some creasing and surface cracks in the front seat leather. Clean engine compartment. Serviced prior to the auction. – Highly prized and consistently maintained over a well-defined history of limited use, this Turbo S has a reassuring history that encouraged the bidders to pay a generous price that is, under the circumstances, reasonable.

Lot # 144 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe; S/N WDDAJ76F96M001144; Crystal Coronadite Grey metallic/Red leather; Estimate $390,000 – $450,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $400,000 plus commission of 11.25%; Final Price $445,000. – 5,439/617hp V-8, 5-speed automatic, nine-spoke alloy wheels, climate control. – Two owners from new, 3,396 miles. Great original paint, unblemished upholstery. First owned by Gerhard Schnuerer. Rey Collection. – Contrasted with the SLR McLaren 722 that sold earlier for $730,000, this is something of a bargain. But contrasted with the $235,200 it sold for at Bonhams Amelia in 2020 it is expensive. This result was perhaps something of an artifact of the positioning of this special auction composed mostly of high value fairly new cars where it hit a happy placement.

Lot # 145 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS Coupe; S/N WP0AE2A93BS778105; Carrera White, Matte Black hood/Black leather, Alcantara inserts; Estimate $700,000 – $900,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $680,000 plus commission of 10.74%; Final Price $753,000. – 3,600/612hp, twin turbo, 6-speed, black alloy wheels, carbon fiber front fenders, Sound package plus, Sport Chrono Package Plus, auto dimming mirrors with rain sensor, Communication Management. – 526 miles from new. – This car had 449 miles when it was sold at Gooding’s Amelia auction in 2019 for $445,000, 77 less than the 526 it shows now, but this result is 70% more than 3 2/3 years ago, a huge increment even taking into account the low miles.

Lot # 146 1980 BMW M1 AHG Studie Coupe; S/N WBS00000094301090; Engine # M88102; White, BMW Tri-color/Black leather; Estimate $450,000 – $550,000; Original, modified for competition or performance 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $585,000 plus commission of 10.85%; Final Price $648,500. – 3,453/350hp inline six, 5-speed, BBS modular wheels. – Upgraded with more power and a BMW-inspired repaint by dealer AHG in Procar style. Later owned by prolific collector Ed Weaver, Jacksonville dealer Don Davis and the AE collection of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. The odometer shows 6,821 km and the car is little used and moderately aged. – Sold by Mecum at Monterey in 2011 for $164,300, then offered by RM and Mecum at Monterey in 2014 and 2015 with reported high bids of $400,000. It found a sympathetic audience here at Miami at a price significantly more than a standard M1, a promising result for a potent cafe racer.

Lot # 147 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster; S/N WDDAK76F18M001476; Crystal Laurite Silver metallic/Black, Silver Arrow Red leather; Dark Red cloth top; Estimate $275,000 – $325,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $320,000 plus commission of 11.56%; Final Price $357,000. – 5,439/617hp supercharged V-8, automatic, carbon fiber trim, red calipers, large seats, climate control. – 18,877 miles. Barely used. Youngtimer Collection. – SLR McLarens were almost as prevalent as Porsches at RM’s Miami auction, a good venue for stylish boulevard cruisers, as this healthy result shows. The livery with red calipers, top and upholstery are attractive without being garish.

Lot # 148 2003 Ferrari Enzo Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFCW56A330133916; Engine # 77313; Rosso Corsa/Red leather; Estimate $3,250,000 – $3,750,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,900,000 plus commission of 10.17%; Final Price $3,195,000. – 5,998/660hp, 6-speed AutoManual, 5-spoke centerlock alloy wheels, Bridgestone tires, climate control, Assembly No. 50793. – One of 111 U.S. specification Enzos with 11,870 miles. 2020 Ferrari Classiche certified (Red Book is lost and a replacement has been ordered.) No major service history described. – It is odd that in this Miami hypercar auction this Enzo didn’t bring hypermoney. But, then, if you lose the Red Book on a $3 million Ferrari maybe you don’t understand or care?

Lot # 149 2017 BMW M3 ’30 Jahre’ 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N WBS8M9C54H5G83933; Macao Blue metallic/Black leather, Fjord Blue inserts; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $80,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $89,600. – 2,979/444hp twin turbo inline six, 6-speed, 10-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels, power seats and windows, air conditioning, CD stereo, more bells and whistles. – 181 miles and essentially brand new and unblemished. One of 150 built for the U.S. – The hammer price is less than the original MSRP of $84,245, an unusual but not unexpected result for a performance BMW 4-door that hasn’t been driven more than around the block. The vaunted 444hp? It’s only 16hp more than the standard M3 without the commemorative gew gaws.

Lot # 150 2002 BMW Z8 Convertible; S/N WBAEJ13462AH61331; Titanium Silver, Titanium Silver hardtop/Black, Red leather; Estimate $190,000 – $220,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $205,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $229,600. – 4,941/394hp V-8, 6-speed, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Bridgestone tires, air conditioning, CD changer stereo, tools, manuals, battery maintainer. – 23,197 miles. Good original paint. Lightly stretched upholstery, soiled over rugs, otherwise barely used. Rey Collection. – Just over $130,000 when new and languished at that level for years before attracting market attention in the 2016-2017 bull market. They’ve leveled off recently at elevated levels reflecting the combination of good performance and the nostalgic design that recalls the 507. This is an appropriate result for this car’s age, condition and mileage.

Lot # 151 1994 Porsche Turbo S ‘Package’ Coupe; S/N WP0AC2963RS480454; Black/Black leather; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $825,000 plus commission of 10.61%; Final Price $912,500. – 3,600/385hp, 6-speed, power seats, windows and sunroof, 18-inch Speedline 5-spoke modular wheels, Yokohama tires, red calipers, air conditioning, heated front seats, Sony CD changer stereo. – A rare, but not special Turbo S variant built for North America with standard Porsche nose, not the more common Flachbau slant nose. Additionally this Canadian delivery car (one of two) has standard Turbo 3.6 badges, not “Turbo S”. Speedometer converted to miles when brought to the U.S. with the total (now 21,905) adjusted to include the km driven in Canada. Lightly used and carefully maintained. – Looking back a few lots in this sale we find a 1997 Turbo S with 19,000 miles. It sold for a hammer bid of $580,000, 70% of the successful bid on this Turbo S “Package”. The extra 30% is attributable solely to the rarity of the “Package”. Porsche fanatics may appreciate that but this is an expensive way to bask in the admiration of a select few.

Lot # 152 2007 RUF Rt12 Coupe; S/N W09BD03867PR06089; Engine # R970569606798; Carrara White/Red leather; Estimate $600,000 – $800,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $610,000 plus commission of 10.82%; Final Price $676,000. – 3,746/650hp proprietary flat six, twin turbochargers, RUF 6-speed transaxle, all-wheel drive, red calipers, 19-inch Michelin tires, 5-spoke alloy wheels, Porsche manuals. – One of 57 built. 3,226 miles and meticulously maintained with only the slightest traces of use on the driver’s seat. – Almost twice the price of the Carrera 4 CTR sold here earlier today but also almost 50% more power and much fewer miles. Very exclusive and fast comes at a cost like this.

Lot # 153 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N 16835; Rosso Chiaro/Black leather; Black cloth top; Estimate $2,200,000 – $2,400,000; Visually maintained, largely original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $2,000,000 plus commission of 10.25%; Final Price $2,205,000. – 4,390/352hp, 5-speed, Becker Mexico cassette, chrome spoke Borranis, Michelin XWX blackwalls, Veglia air conditioning, painted nose panel, popup lights, tool roll, manuals. – Formerly owned by Evel Knievel, Frankie Crocker and Reggie Jackson. Quality older repaint in the original color, very good upholstery and interior trim. Knobs show some age and use. Sound and consistently maintained, never fully restored and showing its age under the hood. – Sold by RM at Arizona in 2011 for $880,000 with 26,900 miles, the odometer today reads 29,431. This is a well-known car with a documented history and limited use which brought a realistic price here reflecting its rarity and history.

Lot # 154 1999 Bentley Continental SC Coupe; S/N SCBZZ22E1XCX65036; Engine # 65036; Mulsanne Green/Magnolia leather; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $220,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $246,400. – 6,750/400hp turbocharged V-8, automatic, chrome alloy wheels, Pirelli tires, air conditioning, “Sedanca Coupe” removable roof panels, matching umbrellas, books. – Very exclusive, one of 48 lefthand drive SCs built, and surprisingly sporting. Good original paint and upholstery. Clean original engine compartment. Rey Collection – Exclusivity and quality carry a cost, like this. Still even at a quarter million dollars this Bentley will get as many admiring looks as much more expensive supercars and is practical for taking out for a night on the town with friends. A sound value. “Sedanca Coupe” is British for “T-Tops”.

Lot # 155 1988 BMW M6 Coupe; S/N WBAEE1414J2561241; Royal Blue metallic/Silver-Grey leather; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $95,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $106,400. – 3,453/256hp inline six, 5-speed, cross-spoke alloy wheels, TRX tires, power windows and front seats, air conditioning, cassette stereo, trip computer. – Only 12,218 miles and well-preserved with detail paint and seat wear. Youngtimer Collection. – BMW built some 1,767 M6 Coupes… and that’s just for North America. Is it rare? Compared with a Corvette it might be, but 1,767 units if someone wants one it will probably show up with mileage a bit more or less than the 12,218 on this M6. That logic and the sound but not pristine condition are reflected in the price it brought.

Lot # 156 2020 Ford GT Heritage Edition Coupe; S/N 2FAGP9EW2LH100022; Gulf Blue, Orange accents/Black Alcantara; Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,300,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; With Reserve; Hammered Sold at $1,350,000 plus commission of 10.37%; Final Price $1,490,000. – 3,497/647hp V-6, 7-speed AutoManual, 20-inch carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, Heritage Orange calipers, carbon fiber exterior trim. – One owner from new. 450 miles. One owner. – Fun to buy and admitting its owner to an exclusive group, but every mile put on it sucks value. After two years and only 450 miles the opportunity to convert this Ford GT into cash to acquire another limited production supercar is hard to decline having cost its first and only owner something like $600,000 when new. It’s good to be one of the annointed by Ford but the new owner doesn’t have that designation and this is big money.

Lot # 157 2007 Bentley Arnage T 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N SCBLF44JX7CX12033; Black/Camel leather; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $60,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $67,200. – 6,750/500hp V-8, 6-speed automatic, 5-spoke modular alloy wheels, Mulliner seats and door cards, walnut trim and rear tables, tinted glass. – Reset odometer indicating 11,720 miles. The actual mileage is more but the car is still clean and barely used. Youngtimer Collection. – Offered by RM at Paris in 2020 where it was reported bid to $55,030 (Euros 50,000 at the time, this result is Euros 63,700 all-in.) An aggressive and commodious Bentley sedan with sports car performance and ample room for four that is still as stately as it was fifteen years ago and a solid value at this result.

Lot # 158 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 ’50th Anniversary’ Fastback; S/N 1FA6P8JZ5F5520116; Oxford White, Blue stripes/Black; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $85,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $95,200. – 5,163/526hp V-8, 6-speed, Track Package, Serial F0116 original window stickers, delivery tags, transport seat covers, manuals. – “Still in the wrapper” applies to this car with 38 miles and plastic protective covers everywhere. – $49,995 new MSRP and even seven years later it looks like a good buy in a cherished, preserved, still in the wrapper new car. Drive it, though, and the value will plummet.

Lot # 159 1987 BMW Alpina B7 Turbo/1 Katalysator Coupe; S/N WAPB7TC017B730113; Diamond Black Metallic, Alpina graphics/Red leather; Estimate $80,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $125,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $140,000. – 3,430/325hp, turbo inline six with catalytic converter, 5-speed, limited slip, multi-spoke alloy wheels, Sony CD changer stereo, trip computer, power windows and seats, air conditioning, sunroof, tools. – Good original condition appropriate to the 30,615 km showing on the odometer. One of twenty built with catalytic converters, costing them some ten horsepower but gaining 14 lb-ft of low rpm torque. Youngtimer Collection. – Sold by RM at Essen in 2019 for $116,996 (Euros 103,500, this result is Euros 132,700). At some point (when combined with BMW?) Alpina went from being a “tuner” to being a “stylist”. This is a pre-“stylist” Alpina and is handsomely valued at this result.

Lot # 160 2005 Ferrari 360 Spider, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti; S/N ZFFYT53A250140068; Engine # 89164; Tour de France Blue/Beige leather; Dark Blue cloth top; Estimate $100,000 – $125,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $115,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $128,800. – 3,586/500hp, 6-speed AutoManual, Challenge Stradale exhaust and front grilles, Daytona-style power seats, red calipers, Zeuna Starker exhaust, Assembly No. 57264. – Sticky buttons repaired, top hydraulics rebuilt. Handsome, low (10,089) miles and moderately used and aged. – Appropriately value with due consideration for the reported low miles, handsome colors and moderate miles.

Lot # 161 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEL AMG 6.0 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N WDB1260391A497466; Anthracite Grey/Black leather; Estimate $90,000 – $120,000; Unrestored original 3 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $230,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $257,600. – 6.0/385hp M118 V8, automatic, lowered, AMG wheels and body kit, headlight washers, Continental tires, sunroof, white face gauges, power windows, air conditioning, later Sony stereo. – Sold new in Japan. Showing 62,189 believable km (38,642 miles). Dull plastic grille and door handles. Small chips on the nose and light scratching on the doors. The woodgrain trim on the back of the seats is badly faded and cracking, while in the front it’s just faded. Good leather. Tidy underneath. Early, pre-merger AMGs are getting quite collectible and this is a charmingly sinister car, but it’s also a used one. Youngtimer Collection. – Offered by RM at Paris two years ago where it was a no-sale at $88,048 (Euros 80,000 at the time, this result is Euros 244,200). The online photos must have been recycled from Paris as they show the same 62,189 km on the odometer. This description has been recycled, too, but not the value which is nothing less than stupendous in this transaction.

Lot # 162 2014 BMW M5 4-Dr. Sedan; S/N WBSFV9C59ED593910; Frozen Black metallic/Silverstone leather; Estimate $80,000 – $100,000; Unrestored original 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $40,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $44,800. – 4,395/560hp twin turbo V-8, 6-speed, black 5-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels, PZero tires, matte black wrapped, Competition Package, climate control, active suspension, heads-up display, heated rear seats, adaptive LED lights, power sunroof, soft-close doors, blue calipers. – Used car from the Youngtimer Collection. – Fully kitted out with all the bells & whistles, and then some more, this is one fine, luxurious BMW with ample power, handling and comfort. It’s also a 6-speed which in some quarters is a benefit but apparently not here in Miami.

Lot # 163 2003 BMW Alpina Roadster V8; S/N WBAEJ13473AH62506; Black/Black, Cream leather; Black top; Estimate $200,000 – $250,000; Unrestored original 2 condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $205,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $229,600. – 4,837/375hp V-8, 5-speed automatic with paddle shift, 20-inch Alpina alloy wheels, air conditioning. – A Z8 by another name with less power and more torque. 22,686 miles, one owner from new. 547 of 555 built. – An imaginative twist on brand extension by BMW, taking the performance brand Alpina and turning it upside down into the automatic transmission boulevardier brand exemplified by this roadster. The bidders weren’t misled, however, and gave it the same price as the 394hp 23,000 mile 6-speed Z8 sold earlier. This was an auction more about stylin’ in South Beach and less about substance and performance.

Lot # 164 2009 Bentley Azure Convertible; S/N SCBDC47L99CX13607; Engine # 201112; Black/Brown leather; Black top; Estimate $100,000 – $130,000; Unrestored original 2- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $135,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $151,200. – 6,750/450hp twin turbo V-8, automatic, 20-inch Bentley modular wheels, PZero tires, air conditioning and more. – 11,193 miles from new and in condition appropriate to the mileage. No recent service history. Youngtimer Collection – Sold by RM at Amelia in 2020 for $100,800, then bid to $85,000 on RM Online two weeks later without selling. Waiting rarely results in a more favorable outcome but in this case it did and this lovely South Beach cruising appropriate Bentley crunched the pre-sale estimate range with this expensive result.

Lot # 165 1974 Jaguar XKE SIII V12 Roadster; S/N UE1S24802; Engine # 7S15972LA; Silver/Dark Red leather; Dark Red cloth top; Estimate $100,000 – $120,000; Older restoration 3+ condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $152,500 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $170,800. – 5,343/272hp, 4-speed, air conditioning, chrome wire wheels, gold narrow whitewalls, Nardi woodrim steering wheel, TenAutoRadio AM-FM, JDHT Trace Certificate documented. – Progressively restored some years ago and represented as the matching-numbers engine. Clean under the hood, good upholstery and paint. Youngtimer Collection. – The interior and top are a later change from factory but work well and present nicely. This is a reassuring car but it brought a highly superior price near the end of RM’s Miami auction.

Lot # 166 1981 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC 5.0 Coupe; S/N 10702612001152; Engine # 11796012000573; Grey-Blue metallic/Blue velour; Estimate $40,000 – $50,000; Unrestored original 3- condition; No Reserve; Hammered Sold at $35,000 plus commission of 12.00%; Final Price $39,200. – 4,973/240hp, automatic, aluminum hood, doors and turnk lid, alloy wheels, Fulda tires, climate control, power sunroof, cruise control, Becker Mexico cassette stereo. – Last serviced in 2016, used and neglected. Youngtimer Collection. – An intriguing rally homologation special that has stature at M-B events yet let down by six years of neglect in the Youngtimer Collection in the Kuwait desert. This might be a real find but inspection also might bring vast recommissioning costs. The price it brought here recognizes that possibility while also acknowledging its rarity and the fact it will blow the doors off standard 450SLCs.

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