Formula 1 host first ever Sotheby’s collector car auction

Formula 1 and RM Sotheby’s will host the first-ever major international collector car auction at the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019. The sale will bring together an expertly curated selection of 40 significant Grand Prix™ racing machines, blue-chip road-going sports cars, and an enviable lineup of hyper- and supercars for public auction.

The auction will take place on the Formula 1® grid from 9 pm GST onwards on Saturday, November 30. Fans and registered bidders will be able to view the cars to be auctioned in the F1 Fan Zone on Friday 29th and Saturday the 30th.

RM Sotheby’s Abu Dhabi sale will present best-of-category automobiles across numerous segments of the collector car market including a 2002 Ferrari F2002, Michael Schumacher’s Championship-winning car. Other auction highlights include:

Formula 1 Racing Legends

  • 2002 Ferrari F2002, Michael Schumacher’s Championship-winning car, victorious in three Grands Prix in 2002 (Estimate: $5,500,000 – $7,500,000);
  • 1992 Benetton B192, piloted by then-newcomer Michael Schumacher in the 1992 FIA Formula One World Championship (Estimate: $825,000 – $1,100,000);
  • 1982 Ferrari 126 C2, the sole surviving example, driven to victory by Patrick Tambay in the 1982 German Grand Prix (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000).

Blue-Chip Sports Classics

  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, one of the world’s most iconic cars, outfitted from new with rare optional sport suspension and NSL engine (Estimate: $1,400,000 – $1,800,000);
  • 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS, a rare late-production example, originally owned by Prince Abdallah Moulay of Morocco (Estimate: $1,600,000 – $1,800,000);
  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring, a fabulous example of Porsche’s most famous and desirable street GT (Estimate: $750,000 – $850,000).

Modern Supercars

  • 2015 Ferrari FXX K, Ferrari’s most potent track-only, limited-production automobile, producing 1,035 bhp, and showing 250 km on the odometer (Estimate: $4,000,000 – $4,500,000);
  • 2017 Pagani Zonda Aether, a one-off ‘760’-specification roadster fitted with an ultra-desirable six-speed manual gearbox and a host of unique features (Estimate: $4,500,000 – $5,500,000);
  • 2016 McLaren P1 GTR, a virtually as-new, one-of-58 example, showing 150 miles and finished in special-order Canepa Green and Papaya Orange (Estimate: $2,200,000 – $2,400,000);
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, a single-owner example of the rarest and final version of the Mercedes-Benz/McLaren SLR (Estimate: $2,550,000 – $2,750,000);
  • 2014 Koenigsegg Agera R, one of a mere 18 examples built and capable of running on both petrol and E100 biofuel (Estimate: $2,000,000 – $2,500,000, Offered without reserve);
  • 2011 Aston Martin One-77, the 38th of just 77 built, with proceeds donated by the seller to African Parks (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $2,000,000, Offered without reserve);
  • 1990 Ferrari F40, signed by Ferrari Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel (Estimate: $1,500,000 – $1,750,000).


Auction:       Saturday, 30 November 2019                   9:00pm GST
Preview:      Thursday 28 November 2019   11:00am – 6:00pm GST

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