Forget March Madness, Florida brought the heat to the collector car world with the quartet of Amelia Island auctions booking $186 million in sales, a record for the venue. The top sale, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider, accounted for $18M by itself. Ferraris grabbed 13 slots across the four auctions’ Top-10 lists, and Porsches took four. Modern supercars made some auction Top-10 lists, including $5.3M for a rare Pagani Zonda and $2.4M for a McLaren P1. A 1931 Duesenberg put the spotlight on Pre-war cars with a $4.3M sale.
The Ferrari-Maserati divorce has put the Italian supercar universe back in order, with Maserati emerging with its strongest model line since the 1960s. The newest models include the MC-20 supercar, a high-performance Grecale SUV, and the GranTurismo. The gas-fueled Maserati GranTurismo arrives in spring, with an electric version coming in late 2023. Sources suggest a $170,000 starting price.
If the Scottsdale Auctions are coming up…can Spring be far behind? Reviewing our schedule of upcoming auctions is a sure cure for the winter doldrums. Better yet, make your plans now to attend these classic events, either in person or online.
RM Sotheby’s will offer the Briggs Cunningham car at its Monterey auction later this month, with a pre-sale estimate of $700,000-$850,000. Cunningham was an American yacht and car racer and all-around wealthy guy, making this car a rare find.