Over $46 million in a single day made for an auction like no other.
Amelia Island, Florida is home to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the world’s premier car events, where people with incredible cars, and an even more incredible passion for cars gather to show, celebrate, and sell the gorgeous machines that they and everyone else at the event love so much.
One of the most anticipated parts of the entire event is the RM Sotheby’s auction, and based on the results of the sale, it was anticipated for a reason. In only one day, the auction sold over $46 million worth of cars, 11 of which sold for over $1 million. The top spot belongs to a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich, which after nearly 90 years, is one of just three known examples of the car remaining, and at the Concours, it won First in Class, and was runner-up to Best of Show. For those reasons, it fetched an incredible price of over $4.1 million.
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Not far behind was a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, which is known as one of the Holy Trinity of hybrid hypercars from the mid 2010s, and also as the most powerful production Ferrari ever made, and it sold for $3.6 million. A 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan by Murphy sold for $3.5 million, taking third place. Two modern cars followed to round out the top five, with the fourth-place 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport selling for $3.3 million, and a 2020 McLaren Speedtail selling for $2.7 million.
Two Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs followed, with a 1955 300 SL Gullwing and a 1962 300 SL Roadster selling for $2 million and $1.5 million respectively. A 1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet by Vignale sold for 1.2 million, taking eighth place, and a 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra sold for $1.1 million. The tenth highest selling car was a 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Package,’ selling for an incredible $1.1 million, and while it completes the top ten sellers, many more incredible cars like a Ferrari Testarossa and a Jaguar XJ220 made the auction an incredible experience and success as well. With the wind of this success at its back, RM Sotheby’s looks forward to auctions in Fort Lauderdale, Monaco, and Monterey.
Source: RM Sotheby's