RM Sotheby’s Auction Featuring The Mercedes W04 Took Home $59.7M In Sales

Giancarlo Perlas November 30, 2023

RM Sotheby’s recently concluded its highly anticipated event at the Wynn Las Vegas, leaving a resounding mark in the world of high-value auctions. The star attraction of the event was the 2013 Mercedes W04 F1 car driven to glory by the legendary Lewis Hamilton. This sale, billed as a pivotal event in 2023, achieved a staggering $59.7 million in sales, cementing its place in history.

RM Sothebys Mercedes W04 Auction
Mercedes W04 at the Las Vegas Gp Auction (Photo courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)

Lewis Hamilton’s Winning Mercedes F1 Car

The crown jewel of the auction, the 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04, made waves by setting a new record as the most valuable modern Formula One car ever sold. Amidst a captivating atmosphere at the Awakening Theater in Wynn Las Vegas, bidders engaged in intense competition, ultimately driving the sale to a whopping $18,815,000.

Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes F1 W04
Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes F1 W04 (Image Source: Wikipedia)

This iconic vehicle, the first to carry Lewis Hamilton to victory for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team, now stands as a testament to the high interest of collectors in Formula One history.

A Symphony of Auction Success: Highlights Beyond Formula One

The auction, hosted in collaboration with Wynn Las Vegas, showcased an 87% sell-through rate, underlining the meticulous curation of high-quality offerings. Among the other notable sales was the 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, a rare open-top iteration of the iconic homologation special from the late-1990s FIA GT Championships.

2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster (Photo courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)

Chassis 000034, one of only six ever produced, fetched an impressive $10,235,000.

Beyond Racing: Tom Brady’s Final NFL Jersey Takes the Stage

Adding a different sporting flavor to the event, the auction featured Tom Brady’s Game-Worn and Signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jersey from his farewell NFL game. This piece of history, worn in the NFC Wildcard Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, fetched an astonishing $1.4 million, setting a new record for a football jersey at auction.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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