RM was hoping for some huge prices at its inaugural Villa d’Este auction, and even if the results weren’t quite as spectacular as the Lake Como shoreline, they were still impressive. As expected, a beautiful 1955 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta was the top seller at $4.7m, near the low end of its $4.5-$5.9m estimate. Almost as expensive was a 1938 Tabot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupe, which fetched $4.4m, also close to its low estimate of $4.35m.
0f the 32 cars offered. 9 sold for more than $1m, while 8 failed to find buyers. Three Ferraris realized prices above $3m, including a 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Spider ($3.93m) and a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder ($3.51m). A 1937 Bugatti type 57 SC Atalante carried an estimate of $4.56m-$5.96m into the auction, but the highest bid for the car was $2.9m, below its reserve, and it did not sell.
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