RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale on 9 March 2018
RM Sotheby’s held their 20th Amelia Island Sale on 9 March 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Resort and hotel on Amelia Island in Florida in the United States. 86% of lots there were sold, with sales totallying $27.7 million.
Supercarsandclassics.com shares a few highlights from the auction here. To see the full results of the auction, visit the Amelia Island result pages at: https://rmsothebys.com/en/home/lots/AM18.
All prices reported below are in US dollars, and include buyer’s fees where applicable.
A 1956 Lincoln Premiere convertible went under the hammer for $86,240. This Lincoln was restored by Hibernia Auto Restorations (once owned by Robert Turnquist, who helped to found the Classic Car Club of America in 1952) for an American collector, Eugne Beardslee. Its exterior is of Admiralty Blue, with tan and dark brown upholstery.
A rare, restored 1932 Lincoln Model KB Sport Phaeton sold for $103,600. This car was a “catalog custom” car – only thirteen of them were ever made. It underwent a nine-year restoration to return to the classic and stylish car that it is today. It took Primary First Place at a CCCA meeting in Cape May, New Jersey in 2016.
A 1993 Aston Martin ‘wide-body’ Virage Volante was knocked down for $109,200. This beauty comes with a 6.3 liter engine, and is believed to be the only 6.3 Virage Volante to be sold in North America, in Florida. It still has its original engine, and had just 7,160 miles on the odometer. It’s Winchester Blue with a blue leather interior.
A 1930 Riley 9, well-known for racing at Brooklands, went under the hammer for $240,800. This restored gem is full of history – it was raced by Whitney Straight and later by Denis Jenkinson. It was also featured in the July 1943 issue of Autocar. After it was restored (to the specifications of when Whitney Straight raced it), it appeared in several le Mans Classic and Le Mans Legend events.
The top ten results at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2018 classic car auctions were as follows:
Year Car Price ($) Estimate
1 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose 2,205,000 2,200,000 – 2,500,000
2 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 1,655,000 1,250,000 – 1,500,000
3 1930 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Boattail Cabriolet by Castagba 1,270,000 1,200,000 – 1,400,000
4 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.8 1,270,000 1,200,000 – 1,400,000
5 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster 1,094,000 1,000,000 – 1,200,000
6 1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing 1,077,500 1,100,000 – 1,300,000
7 1931 Marmon Sixteen Coupe by LeBaron 1,050,000 700,000 – 900,000
8 1930 Duesenberg Model J Imperial Cabriolet by Hibbard & Darrin 995,000 1,000,000 – 1,400,000
9 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe 720,000 600,000 – 750,000
10 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo S Flachbau Coupe 654,000 600,000 – 800,000
Note: Prices include premium. Some deals might have been post-hammer but were included in first results announced the day after the auction. Unsuccessful highest bids as reported by Hagerty.