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Nigell Mansell’s car tops RM Sotheby’s auction in Monaco

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In Monaco, during the historical period, the Grand Prix was auctioned by the auction house RM Sotheby’s. 84 vehicles were put up for auction, including a boat and a motorcycle. The largest number of cars was presented by the Italian brand Ferrari — 20, Lamborghini and Porsche were put up for sale in 7 lots. As a result of the auction, 82% of the presented lots were sold for a total value of more than 30 million euros.

 Williams FW14 (1991) became the most expensive lot according to sales results. The car, owned by Formula 1 world champion Nigel Mansell, went under the hammer for 4.055 million euros with a starting price of 2 to 3 million. It is worth noting that it was on this car that Mansell drove Ayrton Senna during the British Grand Prix the Brazilian ran out of fuel.

 In second place is another car from Mansell’s personal collection — the Ferrari 640 (1989). The first ever Formula 1 car with a 7-speed semi-automatic transmission, which became the best at the Brazilian and Hungarian Grand Prix, was sold for 3,605 million euros .

Rounding out the top three at the end of the auction was another Ferrari — a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti, finished in Giallo Fly color, was sold for 2,592,500 euros.

The fourth result in Monaco was shown this year by the Lamborghini Miura SV (1971 release) — 2,480 million euros. In 2017, the previous owner carried out a full restoration of the car at Lambowerkstatt (Erzgrube, Germany), the cost of which exceeded 170 thousand euros.

In fifth place is the Ferrari 275 GTB, developed by Sergio Skaglietti, in 1965 was sold for 2,030 million euros.