Pioneering Corvette chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov would have been thrilled to see the new-generation mid-engine Vette comparing favorably with far more expensive sports cars. And he would have been floored to see the new-for-2023 Z06 version called “an American Ferrari” by a leading automotive magazine. Lapping a racetrack faster than all but a handful of exotics and priced from $110,000 to nearly $180,000 with all options, the Corvette Z06 has indeed “arrived” in a new echelon of the performance car world.
By all accounts, the auctions at The Amelia — now under the ownership of Hagerty — were a grand success, with the sales from RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Gooding & Company totaling nearly $126M. Notably, a 1937 Talbot Lago set a world record price for the marque and for French cars at $13,425,000
According to Hagerty’s tally, the sales total of $247.8 million in Scottsdale was down 5 percent from 2017. The highest sale of the week was $8,085,000 for a one-of-a-kind 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB built by Pininfarina. Premier previewed five of the Scottsdale 2018 auction cars in depth before the auctions. Here’s a look at the results.