RM Sotheby’s begins its 2022 European calendar with a return to Paris on February 2, with sale cars available to preview at Place Vendôme. Located in the very heart of Paris, close to the world-famous Champs Elysées and the Musée du Louvre, the venue is just a short walk to many of the city’s leading tourist attractions and restaurants. The sale itself will take place at Sotheby’s Paris nearby at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
The docket for the one-day sale features a diverse group of some of the finest sports, racing, and touring cars of all marques and eras, particularly of note are the six unique competition cars slated for sale.
Alphabetically atop the list is this 1995 Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI “Jägermeister“ that campaigned in the in the 1995 and 1996 DTM and ITC Championships. It is noted that the chassis, engine, and drivetrain have all received a significant overhaul and the car is ready for competition with spares and maintenance parts included.
Next up is a car that really must be heard to fully appreciate: a 2003 Ferrari 550 GTC. One of two 550 GTC race cars officially commissioned by Ferrari and raced in the 2003 FIA GT Championship.
The front-engine V-12 550 platform was an unlikely motorsport success story, but a small number were developed by privateers for GT1 class racing to great acclaim. With that success Ferrari took note and this first factory-built example—developed in a technical partnership between Ferrari and N-Technology—was born and coined the 550 GTC.
Another car exceeding in the soundtrack department is the screaming V-10 inside this 2004 Renault R24 driven by Fernando Alonso in the final three races of the 2004 Formula 1 season. It is believed to have been curated by Alpine, before being acquired by its current owner in 2016 from Memento Exclusives, whereupon it was painted and re-adorned with its original Mild Seven and Telefonica blue and yellow works livery.
Details of auction and the entire docket can be found by visiting RM Sotheby’s website HERE.