Cars to Watch: RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2018

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Now in its 20th year, RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island hopes to cement its superiority in sell-through rate and top-tier consignments.  2018’s docket is a perfect example, with 100 classic automobiles for sale, 11 of which are predicted to fetch 7 figures.

Cars to Watch: Bonhams Amelia Island 2018

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For more than two decades, Bonhams has brought a slew of distinguished vehicles to its Amelia Island auction. Located at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club, it is just a short stroll from the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Bonhams’ docket is quite varied this year, with some of the finest automobiles ever sold by marques like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche, and Maserati.

Model Masterpiece: Ferrari 410 Superamerica

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At its Amelia Island auction, Gooding & Company will offer an exemplary rendition of this ultra-rare and prized Ferrari, a 1956 410 Superamerica Series I that’s had only three owners and under 7,500 miles from new. It has been restored twice. The pre-sale estimate is $5m-$6m.

Model Masterpiece: Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

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The dual-SL strategy was genius, as those who felt tempted by the Gullwing’s design but unable to afford its $7,300 price could buy something with a similar look for a little more than half that. Or, it made the perfect addition to the garage for those already buying a 300 SL!

Model Masterpiece: Aston Martin DB4

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James Bond might have made Aston Martin famous outside of car enthusiast circles when he drove a tricked-out DB5 in 1964’s “Goldfinger,” but by then the marque was already well established within the enthusiast realm. The foundation for the DB5’s prominence had already been built by its predecessor, the DB4.