Friday, December 13, 2019

RM Sotheby's Abu Dhabi

40 blue-chip collector cars crossed the block at RM Sotheby's Abu Dhabi, generating total sales of $31.3m. Top lot was a one-off 2017 Pagani Zonda Aether. It made $6.8m.

Michael Schumacher’s championship-winning 2002 Ferrari F2002 made $6.64m. A 2015 Ferrari FXX K, the first of its kind offered at auction, sold for $4.2m.
A 1990 Ferrari F40 joins a Lamborghini Series I LP400S Countach.
Rare and desirable is an Aston Martin One-77. 77 were made in 2009, but there's only 76 left now as one was recently written off in a crash in Hong Kong. It rolls with a full carbon fiber monocoque chassis housing a 750-horsepower 7.3-liter V12.

The car made $1.4m.
A Pagani Zonda Aether. One of the last made. It's powered by a AMG 7.3-liter V12 engine making 760 horsepower. This one-off is based loosely on the one-of-five Zonda Cinque Roadsters. Estimate was $4.5 to $5.5 million.
Only 80 Diablo GTs were made after it launched in 1999. Essentially, it's a road-legal version of the Diablo race car. Just under $300,000 when new, a low mileage, show worthy example recently made $950k. A limited-production, V-12 supercar with a manual gearbox seems like a sure investment. This example failed to change hands.