RM Sotheby’s sale of Ferrari racing memorabilia exceeds $2 million

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The RM Sotheby’s auction celebrating Scuderia Ferrari’s milestone 1,000th Grand Prix participation reached an impressive €1,680,840 ($2,043,657) from 16 lots of significant Ferrari racing memorabilia and track experiences.

The top-selling item, a full-scale Ferrari SF1000 Formula 1 display car, sold for a surprising €1,272,000 ($1,546,300), more than six times the pre-sale high estimate of €200,000 ($243,000). 

The non-running showpiece was hand-signed by team drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel. 

The auction, named Online Only: Once in a Millennium, was held in celebration of Scuderia Ferrari’s milestone 1,000th Grand Prix, which took place at Mugello, Italy, on September 11-13. The Italian team raced its first World Championship Grand Prix in Monaco on May 21, 1950.  

Ferrari team driver Charles Leclerc with his signed racing suit

All the items were sold at no reserve, with some of them doubling their pre-sale estimates. A racing suit signed by Leclerc made an incredible €63,600 ($77,315) against its pre-sale high estimate of €15,000 ($18,135).

Results for the remaining 14 items, aside from the SF1000 show car and Leclerc racing suit, were:

Charles Leclerc Signed Racing Gloves, €12,000 ($14,588)

Sebastian Vettel Signed Racing Gloves, €12,600 ($15,318)

Mick Schumacher Signed Racing Gloves, €5,640 ($6,856)

Sebastian Vettel Signed Racing Suit, €36,000 ($43,763)

Mick Schumacher Signed Racing Suit, €45,600 ($55,434)

Charles Leclerc Replica Racing Helmet, €31,200 ($37,928)

Sebastian Vettel Replica Racing Helmet, €31,200 ($37,928)

Ferrari SF1000 Signed Rear Wing Endplate, €27,000 ($32,823)

Ferrari SF1000 Signed Rear Wing Endplate, €26,400 ($32,093)

2021 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race Experience at Ferrari Gestione Sportiva, Maranello €12,000 ($14,588)

2021 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race Experience at Ferrari Gestione Sportiva, Maranello €10,800 ($13,129)

2021 Formula 1 Grand Prix Race Experience at Ferrari Gestione Sportiva, Maranello €10,800 ($13,129)

Behind the Scenes Experience with Scuderia Ferrari at a 2021 Formula 1 Grand Prix €42,000 ($51,057)

Behind the Scenes Experience with Scuderia Ferrari at a 2021 Formula 1 Grand Prix €42,000 ($51,057)

(All results include auction fees)

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