Bonhams, Goodings, and RM Sothebys: Top Auctions Leading Up to 2018 Amelia Island Concours
Of the 400+ vehicles sold at three of the top auction houses, Bonham, Gooding & Company, and RM Sotheby’s, 21 vehicles sold for more than $1 million, with four of these cars exceeding $2 million. These were the top sales during car week at Amelia Island:
- 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series 1 Coupe – didn’t sell during auction, receiving high bid of $3,900,000, but sold afterwards for undisclosed amount (Gooding & Company)
- 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Alloy Longnose – sold for $2,530,000, including auction premium (Gooding & Company)
- 2003 Ferrari Enzo – sold for $2,365,000, including auction premium (Gooding & Company)
- 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Longnose – sold for $2,205,000, including auction premium (RM Sotheby’s)
Interestingly, the highest sale during the week, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 Longnose, was part of a once-in-a-lifetime barn find pair that also included a 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra. Both cars had been parked and left untouched in the same garage since 1991. The 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra, also auctioned at Gooding & Company, sold for $1,045,000, including auction premium. Here is a summary of sales at three of the top auction houses.
9th Annual Gooding & Company Auction
Gooding & Company’s auction, held March 9, garnered the two highest auction sales of the three top auction houses and achieved $35.9 million in total sales and a 95.4% sell-through rate.
20th Annual RM Sothebys Auction
RM Sotheby’s, the official auction house for the Amelia Island Concours, held its auction on Friday, March 9. Total sales was $27.7 million, and they realized a 86% sell-through rate.
4th Annual Bonhams Auction
Bonhams Auction was held on March 8 with $13.5-million in total sales and a 87% sell-through rate.
Sale Prices are Hammer Prices, unless otherwise noted.