By Charles Farley
The 13th annual Russo & Steele Collector Car Auction held in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the intersection of Loop 101 and Scottsdale Road, ended late Sunday night, Jan. 20. Results are still being tabulated, but it was clear that this mega event was a 100% success.
The jaw dropper to all but the most jaded attendees, was a pristine 1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster (pictured) that sold for $660,000.
Some other highlights that Old Cars Weekly had noted recently in Auction Express News were:
- A 1966 Mustang Trans AM all original race car sold for $120,000
- A 1969 Mustang Boss 429 Mustang S-Code KK sold for $212,500
- A 1963 Pontiac Catalina factory lightweight, the “swiss cheese special” was bid to 425K but not meet the 475K reserve.
- A 1969 Yenko Camaro with a dual gate AT was bid to 195K but did not meet the reserve.
Interestingly enough, the above two “No Sales” had similar, but not identical twins that did sell, a 1962 Pontiac factory lightweight with an all aluminum front clip sold for $126,500, and a yellow 1969 Yenko Camaro by Douglass Chevrolet actually sold for more than the no sale Yenko, hammering at $230,000.
Look for the final tally and more photos in an upcoming issue of Old Cars Weekly.