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Of the 21 multi-million-dollar lots sold over RM Auctions
' two-day Monterey event, the top six were Ferraris while the top four were members of the vaunted 275 family. In total, 13 of the 21 seven- and eight-figure entries bore the yellow shield and prancing horse of the Scuderia.
Two cars in particular wowed bidders at the Monterey event - the exceptionally rare Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale and a 275 GTB/4 that was originally owned by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen
The GTB/C Speciale was the first of a three-car run. Ferrari
originally planned on campaigning the new range as a GT complement to its prototype entries at Le Mans
, although squabbles with the FIA
limited its racing career. Still, the extremely rare nature of this car means another example probably won't be coming up for auction for several years. Considering that, the GTB/C's selling price of $26.4 million does make a bit of sense.
Steve McQueen's 275 GTB/4, meanwhile, was the second priciest vehicle sold by RM this year, crossing the block for $10,175,000. Other big-money entries included a 1971 Lamborghini
Miura SV, which sold for just over $2 million while Ferrari's Formula One
car from the 2000 season sold for $1.8 million. The priciest non-Italian car to cross the block was a 1911 Mercer Type 35R Raceabout, which sold for $2.53 million.
We have a wide array of photos of some of the big name winners from the last two nights of bidding. You can take a look at the gallery at the top of the page, or just click here
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