RM Sotheby’s Achieves Over $35.8m at Amelia Island

RM Sotheby’s returned to the Ritz-Carlton at Amelia Island this past weekend for the company’s 22nd annual sale as the official auction house of the renowned Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. A two-day auction for 2020, the sale was a resounding success, totaling more than $35.8 million and with 94 percent of all lots offered finding new homes. Bidder registration exceeded that of 2019, representing 30 countries and with 17 percent bidding with RM Sotheby’s for the first time.

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Preliminary Amelia Island Auction Results

RM Sotheby’s Totals $35.8 Million at Amelia Island

A 2003 Ferrari Enzo that brought $2,782,500 led the way to RM Sotheby’s $35.8 million total at their March 6-7 Amelia Island Auction.

Second-highest sale was a 1938 Bugatti Type 57 cabriolet at $1,655,000, and third place went to a 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso at $1.6 million.

Bidders snapped up 94% of the lots.

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Russo and Steele Cancels 2020 Amelia Island Auction

Russo and Steele has canceled their March 10-12 Amelia Island Auction.

The auction was canceled this year because of problems with the site at the City of Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, said Ty Woodhall, Russo and Steele marketing director.

Russo and Steele is working with the city to improve the site, and the company will have an Amelia Island Auction in 2021, Woodhall said.

Russo and Steele is now focused on their August 12-15 Monterey Auction, Woodhall said.

From The Auction Desk: Bugatti Spring

If you’re interested in Bugattis, this is your spring for shopping.

You’ll need to open up that checkbook, however, to get involved in any real amount of fun.

A few weeks ago, Gooding & Company announced the star car to their Passion of a Lifetime sale coming to London on April 1. The 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports was part of the Bugatti Grand Prix team from 1934–35. The car, primarily driven by René Dreyfus, finished third at the Read More

RM Sotheby’s Paris Results Hit $18 Million

A matching-numbers 1958 BMW 507 Series II roadster — part of the Poster Car Collection — was high sale at €1,996,250 ($2,225,819) at RM Sotheby’s Paris Auction on February 6 at Place Vauban.

Total sales were €16.5 million ($18.4 million), with 75 percent of the lots sold.

A 1964 Porsche 904 GTS was second-highest sale at €1,917,500 ($2,138,013) and a 2012 Bugatti Veyron was in third place at €1,523,750 ($1,698,981).

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McQueen’s Manx Highlights Bonhams’ Amelia Sale

Bonhams — the auction house most associated with the King of Cool — will be offering at auction the very car in which Steve McQueen took Faye Dunaway on an exhilarating, white-knuckled ride in the 1968 movie “The Thomas Crown Affair.”

Like the car chase on the streets of San Francisco in “Bullitt,” the ride on the beach of Massachusetts in “Thomas Crown” is the stuff of legend. The Hollywood film captivated global audiences and brought the Meyers Manx — Read More

RM Sotheby’s to Auction 230-Car Elkhart Collection

Presenting over 230 motor cars, 30 motorcycles, trucks, trailers and select memorabilia and equipment offered almost entirely without reserve, RM Sotheby’s Elkhart Collection sale will take place on the weekend of 1-2 May at the stunning collection facility in Elkhart, Indiana, offering an exciting cross section of marques and models.

The culmination of decades of careful and targeted collecting of some of the finest motorcars by a single owner, the Elkhart Collection comprises some of the most exceptional marques and models Read More

Edwardian Rolls-Royce Highlights Gooding’s Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company, the esteemed auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce an extraordinary antique automobile with a prize-winning restoration for the company’s 11th annual Amelia Island Auction to be held on March 6, 2020. Exemplifying rolling art in its finest form, this classic car from the legendary marque radiates sophistication and style.

1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton (Estimate: $2,700,000 – $3,500,000)
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RM Sotheby’s Presents Six Cars From the Keith Crain Collection at Amelia

RM Sotheby’s, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, has announced important Pre-War Classic entries from the esteemed Collection of Keith Crain for its 22nd annual Amelia Island auction. Set for 6-7 March at the Ritz-Carlton, the collection comprises six highly desirable cars—offered entirely without reserve — and is led by a rare Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe by Murphy.

A major figure within the automotive publishing industry and a seasoned collector, Mr. Crain has amassed a Read More