The Ferrari Testarossa burst onto the scene for 1985, starring in Miami Vice alongside Don Johnson. It competed against Magnum P.I. starring Tom Selleck, his famous mustache and Ferrari 308 GTS. The Testarossa is an iconic 1980s wild child that belongs in every Ferrari collection.
Now that the many great automotive-based events at Amelia Island have concluded, we can look at the best of the best. At the auctions, aggregate sales were up this year, reaching $77.4 million. In addition, the 25th anniversary edition of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, held on March 8th, stands as likely the best in the event’s history.
Taking place this year on March 8th, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance draws nearly 250 show vehicles and legions of classic car fans every year. This year’s event will honor Roger Penske, and the featured marque is Lozier. Best of all, since its inception, this event has generated over $3.5 million in support of local and national charities.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida stands as one of the finest collector-car events in North America. This year, auction houses include RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Company and Bonhams, plus plenty of events from the Concours D’Elegance and Porsche Club of America.
In a few weeks at the Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance, Gooding & Company’s auction will offer a 75,000-mile 1994 BMW 850CSi in the stunning shade Hellrot (German for light red). Pre-sale estimates put this car between $90,000-$110,000, approximately the same price as when the car was new.
The going rate for a Ford GT is about $1.2M-$1.5M, or nearly three times the GT’s original $447,000 MSRP (before options). Barrett-Jackson’s top sale in Scottsdale was $1.485M for a 2017 GT with just 141 miles. A ’17 Ford GT in ’66 Heritage livery was the top sale at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas auction in October 2019. It sold for $1.54M.
Mercedes made only 65 Mercedes-AMG G65 Final Edition for global consumption, with 30 coming to the US. This past week, Gooding & Company sold one at its Scottsdale auction for $240k. The pre-sale estimate was $250k-$300k for an essentially new vehicle with just 150 miles.