At RM Sotheby’s biennial Monaco auction event, a one-off 2018 Lamborghini Huracán, gifted and signed by Automobili Lamborghini to His Holiness Pope Francis, sold for an impressive €809,375.
The earnings generated from the sale of this hypercar, which pays tribute to the colours of the flag of the Vatican City, as well as the bonnet featuring the signature of Pope Francis, are being donated by Pope Francis to charitable organisations of the Vatican’s choice.
The event took place during the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, and earned an eye-watering €23,317,290 in combined exclusive sales. Global interest in the auction attracted bidders represented in 36 countries.
High value sales
The Monaco auction pulled in strong individual values across a variety of both classic and modern cars, showcasing the diverse range of cars that RM Sotheby’s Monaco auction had to offer.
An impeccable 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB sparked high interest, selling on for remarkable €2,142,500, making it the highest-valued sale at the auction. With other notable sales including the €1,720,625 paid for the Transformers-themed 2015 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, which had mere 840kms on the clock.
The top spots in the high-valued sales were largely dominated by classic cars, with high-value modern cars including the 2015 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, 2018 RUF CTR3 Clubsport and the 2006 Ferrari 575 Superamerica, each selling on for €1,720,625, €1,107,500 and €860,000 respectively.