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Driven by Disruption: Blockbuster auction of collectible cars go for millions
Updated 11th December 2015
rm sothebys 1964 porsche 356 c 1600 sc cabriolet
Driven by Disruption: Blockbuster auction of collectible cars go for millions
A Porsche once driven by Janis Joplin sold for $1.76 million, at RM Sotheby's inaugural Driven By Disruption collectible car auction, held Thursday night in New York.
The Queen of Rock's psychedelic 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet was originally expected to fetch anywhere between $400,000 and $600,000.
Another highlight was a 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato that sold for $14.3 million, breaking the record for a British car sold at auction.
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Earlier in the year, RM Auctions, the world's largest auction house of collector cars, joined forces with Sotheby's. The new partnership's first auction showcased "extremes of motoring history" with a highly-curated collection of 30 investment-grade automobiles.
The score includes one of the world's most valuable and historically important cars, the ex-works 1956 Ferrari 290 MM by Scaglietti, built for racing legend and five-time World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, to compete in the 1956 Mille Miglia.
The vintage motor was expected to bring in between $28 million and $32 million, and sold for $28 million.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the Ferrari, the Aston Martin and Porsche, as well as the other lust-worthy cars sold at the auction.
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