The weekend of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has transformed over the years from a gathering of like-minded enthusiasts to one of the world’s largest automotive events. The best automotive designers arrive to unveil their latest creations while top auction houses from around the globe gather to present hundreds of fine cars and other goods to bidders.
Often, the results of these auctions and of the awards presented at the Concours d’Elegance determine market value of rare, vintage and exotic cars, and at this year’s event March 13-15, there were quite a few landmark sales made. RM Sotheby’s hosted its first auction with thirteen lots breaking the $1 million mark – not surprisingly, many were Ferraris, keeping with the trend of these vintage Italian cars breaking and setting auction records. A March 15 press release confirmed these results.
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Gooding & Company and Bonhams each hosted auctions during the Amelia Island Concours weekend, with results that confirmed many of our beliefs about which lots would sell for $1 million or more. Between the three major auction houses, a staggering $101 million worth of merchandise crossed the block and went home with a new owner. The websites for each list the total results, with Gooding & Company watching 87 lots sell, while Bonhams sold 184.
Check out the list below to see the top 5 results from each of the auction houses, and be sure to browse our listings at duPontREGISTRY.com/Autos to find some of these legendary vehicles for your own collection.
RM Sotheby’s Auction
1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Cabriolet A
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider
1955 Jaguar D-Type
1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet
Gooding & Company Auction
1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1991 Ferrari F40
1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformal Phaeton
1932 Stutz DV-32 Super Bearcat Convertible
1992 Ferrari F40 (Last US-Specification Example Built)
1908 American Underslung 50 hp Roadster
1930 Cord Model L-29 Town Car
(Image and News Source: RM Sotheby’s, RM Auctions, Gooding & Company)