RM Sotheby’s Petersen Museum Auction
Prestigious Southern California Event
In a fitting ending to an amazing sale at the RM Sotheby’s Petersen Museum Auction, a 1956 Ferrari 290 MM sold for $20 million. It was the final sale in a long afternoon of exotic super cars passing over the auction block. Introducing the ’56 Ferrari race car with a reverent video history, RM Sotheby’s set the stage for a wild final sale for the afternoon. The bidding started at an unprecedented $10 million.
The right buyers were in attendance for the RM Sotheby’s Petersen Museum Auction sale of exclusive collector cars in Southern California today, December 8. The event was comparable to RM Sotheby’s groundbreaking New York collector car auctions, held biennially at Sotheby’s global headquarters in Manhattan. This is the first event to be held by RM Sotheby’s at the newly remodeled Petersen Automotive Museum. There were approximately 50 blue-chip collector cars, hand-selected by RM Sotheby’s global team of 30 Car Specialists. They say the offerings were fully researched for pedigree and historical provenance. For the top collectors from around the world the auction was an epic event.
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Here are some of the significant sales this afternoon during the RM Sotheby’s Petersen Museum Auction. (Click on each photo for more info):
The auction began with a very exclusive sale of items from Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, automotive creator Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and legendary painter Von Dutch. This unique inventory of incredible automotive related art and personal items was amazing. A “Big Daddy” Roth inspired recreation of the Mysterion (shown above) will be sold today, Lot # 168, early in the auction.
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