31 October 2012
Battersea Evolution, London, United Kingdom
Continuing a six-year track record of achieving fantastic results, RM Auctions' annual Battersea sale generated an incredible £14,266,030 ($23,039,638 USD) in sales, with an impressive 84 percent of total lots sold before a packed house in central London.
The top performer of the evening sale was the simply beautiful and extraordinarily rare 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta 'Tour de France,' which attracted spirited bidding from eager collectors, selling for a strong £1,960,000.
Proving that Italian exotics still reign supreme in the desirability stakes, the gorgeous 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Testa Fissa, driven to Tourist Trophy glory by the great Tazio Nuvolari, sold for £784,000 to secure the position as the event's second biggest seller. The British cars stole their share of the limelight too, with Aston Martins continuing to shine in the market. Headlining the group of 11 Astons on offer was an elegant 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, which achieved a highly impressive £632,800 to round out the event's top three sales.
Chelsea Bridge Entrance, Battersea Park
London, United Kingdom