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Sotheby’s Opens The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este Classic Car Auction On The Shore of Lake Como Friday, May 19, 2023

May 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enzo Ferrari at the Sotheby's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este Automotive Auction

Sotheby’s will once again hammer out over 60 of the most significant and highly collectible cars from the esteemed Concorso d’Eleganza car show in Lake Como on Friday, May 19, 2023, just one day prior to the car show.

The auction will take place in a 19th-century Villa in Cernobbio, Italy, called the Villa Erba. The Villa sits prominently on the western shore of Lake Como in northern Italy, just one hour north of Milan, the home and birthplace of the Ferrari.

Villa d'Este on Lake Como

Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como is regarded as one of the world’s most romantic settings. It was founded in 1568 as Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio’s summer house and converted into a luxury hotel in 1873, becoming a favorite destination for European aristocracy and global leaders.

Held every two years since 2011, The RM Sotheby’s auction takes place alongside the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este car show.  The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is a prestigious international Concours d’Elegance that takes place on Lake Como shoreline and that showcases some of the world’s finest classic cars.


The largest portion of the cars are offered From The Piccolo Collection, The Black On Black Collection, The M Power Collection, and The Aurora Collection.

Two cars a 1961 Ferrari-250 GT and a 2019 Ferrari Monza SP1

Two cars for sale are the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti (offered at €7,500,000 – €8,500,000 EUR), and a 2019 Ferrari Monza SP1 offered from The Aurora Collection with an estimated price of €7,500,000 – €8,500,000 EUR.

An example of some of the classic collector cars for sale includes a 2019 Ferrari Monza SP1 priced at €7,500,000 – €8,500,000 EUR, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL priced at €2,800,000 – €3,300,000 EUR, and a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 priced at €2,500,000 – €3,000,000 EUR.

Here is an additional mini sample list of some example cars that will also be up for auction.

  • 2004 Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT
  • 94 Lamborghini Diablo VT
  • 1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT
  • 1977 Lamborghini Countach LP400 ‘Periscopio’ by Bertone
  • 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta
  • 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta in the style of Touring
  • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II
  • 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta
  • 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
  • 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 by Bertone
  • 1989 Ferrari F40
  • 1959 Facel Vega Facel II Prototype
  • 1964 Aston Martin DB5 ‘Project’
  • 1952 Jaguar XK 120 Roadster
  • 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé Series II by Pinin Farina
  • 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet Series III ‘Tipo Bocca
  • 1972 Ferrari 312 PB


Villa Erba
Largo Luchino Visconti, 4
22012 Cernobbio, Italy


DATE: Friday, May 19, 2023
ADMISSION: Admission is open to the public

Saturday: Admission is for registered bidders, catalog holders, consignors, invited guests, and qualified media only

Caterina De Bartolo
Manager, Client Development and Operations  Monza, Italy
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 7851 7070

Whether you drive, fly in, or dock along the shores, you will find the Sotheby’s Villa Erba auction a pinnacle of taste, luxury, and exclusivity, offering the perfect opportunity to gaze at some of the world’s most significant blue-chip collector cars.

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May 19, 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Villa d’Este
Via Regina 40
22012 Cernobbio CO, Lake Como Italy
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