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<p>A much anticipated auction of important Ferrari sports and racing cars hosted by Canadian-based RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, made history recently, recording $46 million US in sales.</p>




A recent auction of Ferrari sports cars netted a historic $46 million US in sales.





A much anticipated auction of important Ferrari sports and racing cars hosted by Canadian-based RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, made history recently, recording $46 million US in sales.





The one-day auction held at the manufacturer’s famous Fiorano race track in Maranello, Italy, featured 33 factory certified road and racing Ferraris along with treasured memorabilia spanning six decades of the famed marque. The unprecedented event itself attracted an international audience from every continent who purchased 32 of the 33 cars offered for an average selling price of more than $1 million.





Setting several world records, the auction was highlighted by the exceptional $9.4-million sale of the incredible Le Mans winning 1962 Ferrari 330 TRI/LM Testa Rossa (Chassis 0808) — one of the most valuable and important Ferraris ever offered at auction.





A more recent machine was Felipe Massa’s first Grand Prix winning 2006 Formula 1 car that changed hands at $2.2 million.


 
 
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