RM Auctions Ducati Sale | By the Numbers

Hammer Time for the Stellar Saltarelli Collection

WORDS: Aaron Frank
** PHOTOS: Ducati/RM Auctions**

A small sample from the collection of Carlo Saltarelli, ex-Ducati factory test rider, racer and dealer, who spent 30 years assembling this incredible group.

97 The total number of Ducatis from the Saltarelli collection—many ex-works racing machines—offered without reserve during the sale at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum.
$1.7 million Total amount, inclusive of the 17-percent buyer’s premium, of all motorcycle sales, with 100 percent of lots sold.
34 Percentage of bidders at the sale that were first-time RM clients.
16 Age when Carlo Salterelli got his first job in a Ducati dealership, in 1965, beginning a lifelong involvement with the brand. He purchased the dealership in 1971 and became a Ducati test rider in 1972.
$90,909 Amount paid for a 1972 750 Imola 200 replica, the most expensive bike from the Saltarelli collection.
2.53 Factor by which the second most expensive Saltarelli bike, a 1971 750GT, exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $19,463. A 1975 750 Super Sport performed similarly, selling for $41,667.
888 Displacement, in cubic centimeters, of the 1992 ex-Giancarlo Falappa WSBK racer that sold for $75,757.
1 Number worn by the 1974 750SS/NCR, as raced by works rider Franco Uncini, which sold for $53,030.
$16,666 Identical price paid for both an original, unrestored 1981 900SS Mike Hailwood Replica and a Pierre Terblanche-designed 2000 MHE900 “modern” Hailwood rep—the latter previously displayed at the Ducati factory.