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.
From August 13th-15, RM Sotheby’s will be hosting their Shift/Monterey Online Only Auction. Checkout the cars industry experts are most looking forward to seeing, including a Ferrari, vintage Bugatti and Jaguar.
Most collector-car auction houses already offered absentee bidding options and live streaming auctions as part of regular operations, the safety and travel restrictions posed by COVID-19 spurred the industry to apply creative solutions. Learn more about Mecum, Gooding & Company, Bonhams and more are operating their summer auctions.