There are few things in life that should make you happier than driving around town in either a classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL or an equally enticing Ferrari F40.
The first one turned out to be the star attraction of the RM Sotheby’s Santa Monica event that took place this past weekend – when it reached top grossing status by coming home for no less than $1,100,000. Aside from getting a completely documented and astonishing classic ride, the new owner also departed with all the books, tools, and luggage that were sold when the car was new. This amazing roadster is among the best in the segment ever created and it’s celebrating its 60th anniversary this year – the unit seen here has been completely restored for the new driver to enjoy its Light Green Poly shade.
The second highest-grossing model at the sale was an equally enticing – albeit a little younger – 1992 Ferrari F40 wrapped in the usual Rossa Corsa and coming after covering no more than 16,000 miles (25,749 kilometers) from the moment it left the factory at Maranello. It was sold for another impressive figure – $957,000, and it’s one of only 1,311 F40s ever made by the Prancing Horse. Third on the podium came a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline by Murphy, auctioned for $880,000.