London, 27 October, 2009
Preeminent international auction house, RM Auctions announced the
addition of a new sale in Monaco on 1st May, 2010. Held at the Grimaldi
Forum and during the same weekend as the 7th Grand Prix Historique de
Monaco, the Sporting Classics of Monaco event will present 80 of the
world’s finest motor cars to an elite assemblage of automotive enthusiasts
“Since hosting our first European event in 2007, RM has experienced
immense growth in the investment-grade segment of the market and
rapidly increased its global client base,” said Max Girardo, Managing
Director, RM Europe. “In response, the addition of the Monaco sale is the
first element of RM’s European expansion strategy.”
On the starting grid for the Sporting Classics of Monaco event is a rare and
highly desirable 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Cabriolet Pininfarina,
chassis number 3309SA. One of only six short wheelbase examples
bodied by Pininfarina, 3309SA was the last example built, and displayed
as a factory show car at the Geneva and New York Auto Shows in 1962.
In addition to being the only one of its kind fitted with covered headlamps,
3309SA is equipped with additional special features and a factory hardtop.
With a fully documented history and unbroken chain of ownership from
new, 3309SA recently benefited from a fresh, no-expense spared, nut and
bolt restoration by top tier marque specialists, before enjoying success as
an award winner at this year’s famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Widely regarded as more exclusive, powerful and luxurious than a SWB
California Spider, its offering is set to garner significant attention from
collectors around the world.
RM completes its 2009 auction schedule with the presentation of the third-
annual Automobiles of London event on Wednesday, 28 October, 2009 at
Battersea Evolution, London, England. Interested bidders will have the
opportunity to preview the cars on 27 October from 10am – 4pm. Doors
open on 28 October from 10am with the auction getting underway at 3pm.
Admission to the event is by catalogue only, which is available for £70 and
admits two. The auction action will also stream live at
www.rmauctions.com , providing real-time coverage of the event.