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
Here are our “Cars to Watch” for the Bonhams auction at Amelia Island, which features more than 80 automotive offerings, plus a diverse assemblage of memorabilia and collectibles and 50 vintage motorcycles.
A few Scottscale Auction highlights: a record $6.8 million for a 1955 alloy-body Mecedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing; a $335,000 sale of the 1949 “Rain Man” Buick Roadmaster convertible; and $775,000 for a rebuilt Duesenberg Model J engine – yes, just the engine. Read all the highlights here
Premier’s range of picks at the 2022 Bonhams Scottsdale Auction covers nearly every type of dream car…from a Lamborghini Countach, to an Aston Martin DB4 Series II, to a Jaguar XKE Series I, and a Shelby GT500KR Fastback. If there’s a Bonhams car that suits your taste, we’re happy to prepare you with the financing to bid with confidence.
Audacious in its design and engineering, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing made sports car history at its 1954 New York International Motor Sports Show debut.
Come along on a virtual road trip around Colorado. This drive includes the towns of Boulder, Nederland, Lyons, and sites such as Carousel of Happiness, Oskar Blues and the Rocky Mountains. Plus, roads Highway 36, Peak To Peak Highway 72 and Colorado State Highway 7. All in a 1969 Jaguar.
At its Amelia Island sale, Bonhams will offer a one-owner, 30,000-mile ’66 E-Type Roadster with no reserve. With spring just weeks away, why just admire this Jag when you could enjoy it on a perfect country road?
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.
Jaguar is showing a willingness to spend considerable sums to possess the ultimate rendition of heritage: a continuation car of the Jaguar D-Type. That is, an actual model from the past, built just as it was when new, with no modern updates.