Results: RM Sotheby’s May 25 Villa Erba Auction

Lake Como, ITALY — RM Sotheby’s concluded its fifth Villa Erba sale Saturday, achieving more than $22.184 million in total sales. Five cars exceeded the $1 million Euros ($1.12 million USD) mark.
’54 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider. Photo: RM Sotheby’s Auctions
Before the sale, two incredible sports racing machines from the 1950s had garnered significant attention, and those same two cars stole the show. The top seller was the original, matching-numbers 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider, the 12th of just 13 Pinin Farina Spiders built. The car boasts extensive period racing history and is eligible for historic racing and concours events. Fully restored and Ferrari Classiche certified, the car sold for $4.165 million.
The Zagato-bodied cars also sold well; a fitting tribute in the legendary designer’s 100th anniversary year. Those sales included the well-restored 1966 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 3C 2.8 at $282,932; the 1987 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, one of only 14 examples with manual transmission, at $371,173; the 1990 Ferrari 348 TB Zagato Elaborazione, the prototype example and the 1991 Geneva show car, at $244,834; and the highly sought-after 1959 Fiat-Abarth 750 GT ‘Double Bubble’ by Zagato, at $115,974.
Get all results beyond this top 10:
1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Spider: $4.165 million
1957 Porsche 550A Spyder: $3.78 million
1965 Aston Martin Short-Chassis Volante: $2.022 million
1955 Fiat 8V Coupe: $1.984 million
1931 Bugatti Type 50 Roadster: $1.581 million
2016 Ferrari F12tdf: $888,015
1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder: $743,047
1966 Ferrari 330 GTC: $623,291
2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake: $572,868
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring: $535,050