Auction News

AUCTION PRICES OF CLASSIC CARS CONTINUE TO RISE…

 

The auction season in the USA has just finished and there were some very interesting results.

Once again the doomsayers got it completely wrong !!!

As ever Ferrari’s are the most important brand and they achieved some excellent results….

Goodings sold a 1966 275 GTB/c for $14.2M…a record…plus a 1968 365 GTC for $910K.

RM sold a steel 250 SWB for $8.3 M, a GTB/4 cam for $3M, a Daytona spyder for $2.15M and a standard one for $715K.

Bonhams sold an Enzo for $1.6M.

On the Aston Martin front…
RM sold the two important Astons well. The DBR 1 racer made $22.5M and the DB4 GT well over $ 6M whilst a more ordinary DB4 series 2 sold for $750K.

Porsches also did well. A 964 Carrera RS sold for $945K, a 964 Flat nose $715, a 959 at $1.05M, an 89 Speedster fetched $295K, a 911 soft top Targa $285K and a US spec 993 Turbo ‘S’ sold for $385K.

Mercedes also saw some interesting results with a Gullwing making $1.65M and Roadsters selling between $1.075M and $1.35M. A 3.5 convertible was sold at $365K.

It was a similar story with other Marques, the Light weight E-Type making $8M, an XK120 alloy roadster $330K and an E-Type 4.2 Roadster $220K.

AC Cobra’s all sold for circa $1.M, and even a LHD AC Bristol fetched $350K.

And finally, a Mclaren F1 was sold for $12M !

All things considered…a successful series of events….soon to be followed by RM in London and Bonham’s at Goodwood.

I will, of course, keep you posted.

Paul Michaels