Amelia Island, Florida – Ontario-based RM Auctions concluded its 12th annual Automobiles of Amelia Island event in Florida last weekend, posting more than US$19 million in total sales and an 88 per cent sell-through.
Held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the single-day sale saw 112 cars cross the block, with four cars topping $1 million. The sale is a prelude to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance show, which ran on March 15.
The top seller was a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline from the estate of collector John O’Quinn, which sold for $1,705,000. A 1932 Duesenberg Model J from the collection reached $825,000.
Other cars from the O’Quinn collection included a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing coupe that sold for $687,500, and a 1935 Auburn 851SC Speedster for $418,000. An additional 130 vehicles from O’Quinn’s collection are slated to go on sale at RM’s annual Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale on March 26-28.
Several Ferraris also went on sale, including a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta that sold for $1,650,000; a 1967 alloy-bodied Four-Cam that sold for $1,265,000; and a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, formerly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, that sold for $1,017,500.
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