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By Phil Skinner
Today Bonhams kicked off their 2nd Annual Scottsdale sale at the beautiful Westin Kierland in the northern sector of Scottsdale. A total of 113 automotive lots and over 270 automobilia lots were offered and great success was seen. Looking strictly at the vehicles a total of 113 lots crossed the block with 94 of those declared sold for an 83.2% sell-through rating.
Taking the high-sale at Bonhams was a spectacular 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV coupe, hammered sold at $1,100,000, plus a commission of about $115,000. There was a little bit of something for nearly everybody including a sharp 1957 Pontiac Star Chief hardtop called sold for a bid of $28,000, while a sharp 1961 Corvette with original numbers matching engine for $45,000
Overall this sale raised just over $12 millions plus commissions for a total of 15% for the first $100,000 and 10% there after.
Friday, RM will hold its one-day sale with 89 lots, while Gooding and Company will present 50 lots. Both companies seem to have the cream of the crop.