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Main Monterey Wrap Up

Auction sales from Monterey Car Week totaled a record-setting $469 million; more than $126 million than last year’s total. RM Sotheby’s three-night auction accounted for more than half of that total, setting a record with a staggering $239.2 million in sales. Catch up on results from all the auction houses.

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Monterey Car Week 2022, including the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance®, is just days away, and our regional sales managers have made their annual “Cars to Watch” selections, covering a broad range of classic vehicles. Their picks include a 1995 Ferrari F50 (pre-sale estimate of $4.5 – $5.5 Million); a 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS 3.8 ($250K – $300K); and even a 1962 Volkswagen Type 2 Deluxe Microbus ($140K – $180K). Perhaps some of your favorites are among their picks.

Amelia 2022

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

Cars to Watch: RM Sotheby's Amelia Island Auction 2022

RM Sotheby’s returns to Amelia Island with yet another expertly curated auction docket for 2022 with 99 cars offered and a focused selection of choice collectibles and artworks preceding them.

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“The Amelia” may have dropped “Island” from its name, but this year’s event will be special, now under the Hagerty umbrella of automotive assets. Read our detailed description of what’s scheduled, whether you’re attending in person or virtually.

Yellow Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Lightweight front right view.

This all-wheel drive unicorn was built to race…but never allowed to. This 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Lightweight, up for auction by RM Sotheby’s at Amelia Island in March, has a pre-sale estimate of $700k – $900k. Read the story of this uber-rare car.

Light Ivory 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet front view

Picture yourself behind the wheel of this classic 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, with your hair slicked back and Wayfarers on. Back then, you would have paid $14,380 for a new one. Today, the pre-sale estimate for this restored beauty at RM Sotheby’s Scottsdale auction is $300k – $350k.

Silver Ferrari 250 GTE front three-quarter left view

Ferrari’s long-awaited Purosanque SUV, scheduled for launch in early 2022, is not the marque’s first “family” car. Ferrari’s discontinued GTC4 Lusso was preceded by a number of “2+2” coupes; notably its 250 GTE Series, introduced in 1960. RM Sotheby’s will offer two at Scottsdale: a silver 1963 Series III and a red 1962 Series II.

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