At the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on 12 May, RM Sotheby’s held its biennial Monaco auction during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique. The exclusive sale totaled €23,317,290, drawing global interest from bidders representing 36 countries.

Without a doubt, the Bugatti Veyron has secured its place in history as a modern automotive icon, which was reinforced by the fact that the example offered in Monaco, a 2015 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, was the night’s second most valuable car, bringing €1,720,625 (Estimate: €1,200,000–€1,500,000). Featuring numerous unique Transformers-themed modifications, the light blue example with contrasting blue carbon fiber is the ultimate incarnation of the supercar and was “as new,” having only covered 840 kilometers.

Augustin Sabatié-Garat, Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s Europe, said following the sale: “Once again, we have enjoyed a strong sale in Monaco. We offered some fine cars and saw strong individual prices achieved across the board. It is clear the market is still robust enough for world-record results to be achieved.”



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Photos: Remi Dargegen, Monaco