There were only nine Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale ever made. According to RM Sotheby’s, each was built at a cost of $1m in 2010, and one of them sold at the Elkhart Collection auction in October for $489k. It was virtually a brand new car, with just over 200 miles.
Undeniably one of the most beautiful supercars ever made, the Jaguar XJ220 was, for a brief moment in time, the world’s fastest. The XJ220 is rare, with only 280 made. A 1993 model with only 4,239 miles sold for $483,500 at RM Sotheby’s Elkhart Collection last month.
At its expansive and eclectic Elkhart Collection auction in late October, RM Sotheby’s sold a special example of the rare 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman convertible for $257,600. Less than 3,000 of this model car were ever made.
The “Elkhart Collection” is no more. RM Sotheby’s offered all of them at no reserve and brought in $44.3m. The top sale was a 1952 Ferrari 225 S Berlinetta by Vignale, which brought in $2.8m, followed by 1953 Fiat 8V Supersonic by Ghia $2.04m.
Only 142 Arnolt-Bristols were ever produced, 130 of which made it to consumers. The 1956 Arnolt-Bristol Deluxe Roadster by Bertone will be offered at the RM Sotheby’s Elkhart Collection sale this weekend, Oct. 23-24. The pre-sale estimate is $325,000-$375,000.
This summer, RM Sotheby’s, Bonham’s, and Gooding & Company hosted online auctions in place of their usually scheduled Monterey events. Topping the list of cars sold at these auctions are a 2001 Ferrari V12 berlinetta that sold for $4.29 million at RM and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB “long nose,” which sold for $3.08m at Gooding & Co.
Without Monterey Car Week to anchor August and usher the automotive hobby toward fall, the Petersen Automotive Museum stepped up to take the action online. Petersen Car Week Presented by Michelin will run August 12-16, bringing worldwide YouTube viewers a stream of video content. The includes the Petersen Concours d’ Elegance, car shows, auctions and eight vehicle debuts.
Spanning August 12th-14th, Bonhams annual Quail Lodge Auctions will be held online. They will be part of Petersen Museum’s Online Car Week, welcome set of car events including a Concours d’Elegance finale on August 16.
The Santa Monica based elite auction house has developed its own online bidding platform and laid plans for Geared Online, its inaugural all-online auction, slated for August 3-7. See which cars industry experts are most interested in, including a Ferrari, Porsche and Mercedes.