Monterey Auctions 2018 – The most expensive car ever sold at auction

Some strong results from the recent & keenly awaited, American auctions, run by the world’s leading auction houses, RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co, Bonham’s & Mecum Auctions.

Spread across 4 days, & set in the magnificent surroundings of Quail Lodge & Pebble Beach California, all 4 auction houses presented a truly mouth-watering selection of the hottest cars in the marketplace today, with many record prices being achieved.

Some key results:

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America….$1.870 Million…. Gooding & Co

1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing… $1.875 Million…. Bonhams Auctions

1963 Mercedes 300SL Roadster (Disc Brake)..$2,530 Million…Gooding & Co

1966 Shelby Cobra 427  …$995k  RM Sotheby’s

1993 Porsche 964 RS 3.8….$1,001 Million….Gooding & Co

2002 BMW M5 (E39)..Del miles….$176k…Gooding & Co

1988 BMW M3 (E30)…  $137K….Gooding & Co

1963 Aston Martin DP215… $21.4 Million…RM Sotheby’s ..New World record

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO… $48.4 Million…RM Sotheby’s…New World record

2000 Lotus Esprit V8 SE…Del miles….$112k….RM Sotheby’s

1961 Jaguar E-Type S1 Coupe OBL….$720K…RM Sotheby’s

1989 Porsche 930 Turbo cabriolet Flatnose…$456k … Bonhams

With many new world records set over the weekend, we see the traditional strong performances from the world’s leading brands, such as Ferrari, Porsche , Jaguar & Aston Martin, & also take much encouragement from the increasing presence of the newer ‘modern’ classic sector, with cars from the 90’s & noughties gaining momentum, with prices rapidly on the rise.