RM Auctions: Sale of superlatives

Andrew Hopkins

The annual RM auction takes place on 17th May at Maranello in Italy. The 2009 RM catalogue contains a host of award-winning classic cars, including many legends from the race track which have brought in record advance bids. One particular highlight of this year's RM auction is a 1967 Ferrari 330 P4. The auctioneers will only disclose the reserve price on this iconic Ferrari by special request. As the P4 is in approximately the same league as a 250 GT0, the final price is expected to be very high.

There are, of course, other attractive lots such as the 'pontoon-fender' 250 Testa Rossa built in 1957, which is estimated to be worth at least seven million euros. There are actually two 250 GT California Spyders listed in the catalogue this time. A total of 37 fantastic vehicles are set to go under the hammer.