February 27, 2021

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Geared for the Automotive Life

RM Sotheby’s Offers Ferrari Memorabilia at Once in a Millennium Auction

Image: Ferrari

In September, Scuderia Ferrari celebrated its 1,000th Grand Prix at Mugello, Italy. As a part of that celebration, RM Sotheby’s has partnered with Ferrari to host a sale of 16 pieces of Ferrari memorabilia, all offered at no reserve.

The “Online Only — Once in a Millennium” auction, which takes place on Monday, December 7 and runs through Monday, December 14, will coincide with the 2020 FIA Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

This sale is headlined by a ST1000 Formula 1 show car, which is finished in burgundy to commemorate the Ferrari 125S — the first racing car designed and built by Ferrari in Maranello. The car is a full-scale replica — one of two produced. It’s the ultimate garage-mahal addition for a dedicated F1 fan. It’s been signed by Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.

In addition, there are racing suits, racing helmets and car components available from the 1,000th GP event, and most are signed by Leclerc, Vettel and or Schumacher. Several Scuderia Ferrari packages are also up for grabs, too — one takes two people as VIP guests at a Formula 1 race in 2021 with exclusive behind-the-scenes access, while the other gives an up-close look at the Ferrari factory and race team operations in Maranello.

Bid to win a behind-the-scenes experience at the Ferrari factory in Maranello. Image: Ferrari

“It is a privilege for our team to once again work with Ferrari to bring our clients another rare and exclusive offering following our Online Only charitable auction of one of the earliest Ferrari Romas to be delivered to North America in October,” said Maarten ten Holder, Head of Europe, RM Sotheby’s. “The lots in this motorsport auction offer Ferraristi and Formula 1 enthusiasts a chance to acquire their very own piece of motorsport and automotive history, or, in the case of the packages on offer, experience it for themselves first-hand.” 

“Scuderia Ferrari is unique in being the only team to have taken part in every season of the Formula 1 World Championship, said Mattia Binotto, Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal. “This year it reached the historic milestone of competing in its one thousandth Grand Prix, which was held at the company’s home track of Mugello. For the occasion, the cars raced in a special livery, featuring the color used on the first Ferrari car built in Maranello. We chose to commemorate this event by producing two show cars, one of which will be auctioned through RM Sotheby’s, the other will remain with us at Ferrari. It is an amazing opportunity to acquire a piece of history relating to the most successful team in motor racing’s blue riband category.”

See all the lots, and register to bid, at www.rmsotheby’s.com.