The RM Auctions Amelia Island 2013 auction will be held Saturday, March 9th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. RM gathered more than 80 automobiles for the single-day auction, which will again act as a prelude to this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
A preview will be held from 10am – 6pm on March 7th and 8th, followed by the auction on March 9th from 11am. Admission to the preview requires the purchase of an official auction catalog for $80 which admits two people. Admission to the auction is limited to registered bidders. Bidder registration is $200 US and includes an official catalog and admission for two to the preview and auction. For more detailed information, visit www.rmauctions.com/amelia
A total of eight automobiles offered at the 15th annual RM Auctions Amelia Island sale are estimated to sell for $1,000,000 or more, headlined by the 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupe that could fetch $3,500,000 to $5,000,000. Designed by J. Herbert Newport with coachwork by Walker-LaGrande, chassis J-530 was originally purchased by Chicago banker John Nichols before passing through a chain of well-known enthusiasts and into the hands of its current owner in the early-1990s. In addition to the headline Duesenberg, other notables consignments include a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta by Carrozzeria Touring (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,750,000); a Saoutchik-bodied 1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Cabriolet (Est. $1,250,000 – $1,750,000) and a 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Berlinetta by Vignale (Est. $1,000,000 – $1,400,000 ).
Another featured consignment is the 1948 Tucker 48, the third of 51 produced, and the first to feature the valance panel between the body and the front bumper. Chassis 1003 is well-documented from new, having being owned by filmmaker George Lucas at one point. (Lucas was executive producer of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1988 film Tucker: The Man and His Dream). It has since been extensively and authentically restored by marque experts, with special attention paid to its drivability and reliability (Est. $1,500,000 – $1,900,000).