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RM Sotheby’s First-Ever Dubai Auction Declared A Success

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RM Sotheby’s First-Ever Dubai Auction Declared A Success
RM Sotheby’s First-Ever Dubai Auction Declared A Success

There’s little doubt Dubai is a mover and shaker in the global community, including when it comes to car collecting. Recognizing the untapped potential, auction house RM Sotheby’s held its first-ever event in the United Arab Emirates city over the weekend, with sales surpassing $10,000,000.

Antique Mercedes-Simplex auctions for a lofty price.

Three rare hypercars were responsible for the lions share of that total. One was a 2016 Koenigsegg Agera RSR, one of only made in the world, which auctioned for $3,380,000. That result was at the upper limit of the range RM Sotheby’s estimated for the top bid.

Image via RM Sotheby’s
Image via RM Sotheby’s

Also bringing in a monstrous high bid, which was entirely expected, was the 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss. A dramatic hypercar providing a true open-air driving experience, with a mere 75 examples made, bidding drove the final price to $3,211,250. That was almost exactly in the middle of the high bid range estimated by RM Sotheby’s.