Sotheby's and RM Classic Car Aution Private View Party at Battersea Evolution

by Hannibal Reitano

The RM Sotheby’s London 2016 sale was held 7th September at Battersea Evolution in London, resulting in £21,659,350 ($29,023,529 USD) in total sales and a 75.9 percent sell-through rate. Several auction records were set at RM Sotheby’s 10th anniversary London sale.

The top result at the RM Sotheby’s London 2016 auction went to the 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT, one of 75 factory-built examples. Offered in matching-numbers condition, and one of 45 right-hand-drive cars, the featured Aston Martin led a string of 86 vehicles in the evening sale, achieving a world-record sum for a factory-bodied model at auction at £2,408,000.

The Porsche Collection on offered featured single-owner provenance and low mileage cars. Collectively, the group generated £4,726,400 in the packed Battersea Park auction room, far exceeding pre-sale estimates to set numerous new auction benchmarks. 

Battersea Evolution

2003 Ferrari Enzo

1955 Porsche Speedster

1933 Rolls Royce Phantom III

1956 Austin Princess Herse 

James Mason 1965 Mercedes Benz 300 SE Cabriolet

1926 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

Porsche Line Up

Period Formula 1 Simulator

Hannibal Reitano and John Lennon's 1956 Austin Princess Hearse, featured and driven by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the documentary Imagine, ( together with Epiphone Guitar )