CULTURE

Nov 2023

INSIDE SOTHEBY'S INSANE LAS VEGAS CAR AUCTION

Sotheby's, in its customary fashion, orchestrated an auction featuring some of the most extraordinary cars on the planet.

The event, hosted on the same weekend as the first time Formula One has returned to Las Vegas since 1982 welcomed fans and billionaires alike.

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It all unfolded at the grand Awakening Theater of Wynn—a  sizable venue for this remarkable sale.

Among the noteworthy lots are Ralph Lauren's rare 1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S, a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II sure to catch A$AP Rocky's eye (who was also present at the race for his Formula One and Puma launch, and two Mercedes CLK GTRs in both roadster and coupe configurations.

However, hands down the most incredible lot was Sir Lewis Hamilton's 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04, the exact car that he won his first race with and with what he marked the inception of his era of dominance with Mercedes-AMG F1. This sold for an insane 18.8 Million Dollars!