Preliminary sales totals out of Amelia Island sit at a record $126m — up 24% from last year’s $102,044,750* — and that figure is sure to swell over the coming days as additional sales are announced.
Selections from The Jerry Seinfeld Collection earned a combined $22,244,500 at Gooding & Company, and a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (pictured) was the most expensive lot of the week at $17,160,000. In all, 69 of 79 Gooding lots sold (87%) for $60,162,150 total. That is an increase of 123% over last year’s $26,967,150.
Sales totaled $38,577,000 at RM Sotheby’s, down 36% from $60,122,000 last year. The top lot was a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica LWB Aerodinamico coupe, sold at $4,400,000. RM Sotheby’s sold 82 out of 93 lots (88%).
Bonhams reported sales totals of nearly $27.5m, up 84% from 2015’s $14,955,000 total. A 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas was the top lot at $9,735,000.
*For comparison purposes, the 2015 total includes only Gooding & Company, RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams. Hollywood Wheels and Motostalgia have not yet released results, but the next issue of Sports Car Market will feature full coverage of all five Amelia Island auctions.