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Records broken at Amelia Island auctions

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When the final gavel sounded, more than $69 million and 169 vehicles changed hands at the RM Auction and the Gooding & Company Auction during the recent Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend.

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RM, the official auction for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, sold 91 classic cars and set seven world auction records before a standing-room only ballroom. Top sale honors went to “Malcolm’s French Mistress”, a1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster offered from a half century of residence at the Pray Collection. One of only two surviving short-chassis examples achieved a world-record $6,600,000 to become the most valuable car ever sold during the Amelia Island weekend. Details at: www.rmauctions.com.

Gooding & Company reported sales of nearly $31m during its Amelia Island Auction. The auction house sold 78 of 88 lots, which resulted in an 89% sale rate and an impressive average price of $396,839 per car sold. Sixteen auction records were logged, including a 1968 Porsche 907 Longtail, a 1958 BMW 507 Series II and a 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT. More info at www.goodingco.com.

Below is a list of the top ten sellers with auction house and hammer price:

  1. 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Torpedo roadster sold for $6,600,000 (RM)
  2. 1968 Porsche 907 Longtail coupe sold for $3,630,000 (Gooding)
  3. 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder sold for $3,300,000 (Gooding)
  4. 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT coupe sold for $2,530,000 (Gooding)
  5. 1958 BMW 507 roadster sold for $2,420,000 (RM)
  6. 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster sold for $2,035,000 (Gooding)
  7. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster sold for $1,842,500 (RM)
  8. 1958 BMW 507 roadster sold for $1,815,000 (Gooding)
  9. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SII PF cabriolet sold for $1,760,000 (RM)
  10. 1934 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible sedan sold for $1,567,500 (RM)
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