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By Ryan Daly
August 14, 2015

A private collection “of the greatest and most iconic European modern supercars” brought in $67m at the RM Sotheby’s auto auction Thursday in Monterey, California. The sales proved to be the greatest private collection sold in a one-day auction ever.

The pinnacle collection, as Sotheby’s writes, is “simply put, a rare collection of automotive distinction.” The 25 vehicles put up for auction included Lamborghini’s, Ferraris, Porches, Bugatti’s, and many more top-tier supercars.

The top 5 performing cars on the auction floor of the pinnacle collection sold for $44m including iconic cars such as the 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, 1998 McLaren F1 ‘LM-Specification,’ 2005 Ferrari Enzo, 1994 Ferrari F40 LM, and a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4.

The 1964 Ferrari 250 LM led the race, however, scoring a record-setting $17.6m sale. The Pope John Paul II Ferrari sold for $6.1m, as well–that’s right, the Pope owned a 2005 Ferrari Enzo, and not only that, but it was the 400th and final Enzo built.

“Bonhams set the previous record for the category last year at $66 million in a sale that included a $38.1 million Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, the highest price ever for a car sold publicly,” notes Bloomberg Business.

 

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