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Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale posts $16M

O'Quinn estate cars bring in nearly $7 million
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Top-seller of the weekend was a 1935 Auburn 851 SC Convertible
Sedan from the John O’Quinn estate, realizing $211,750.

In all 365 cars sold achieving $16 million in total sales and a solid 79% percent sell through rate.

RM once again represented automobiles from the estate of John M. O’Quinn. A total of 138 O’Quinn motor cars, all offered without reserve, crossed the block in Fort Lauderdale, representing $6,843,000 million in sales.

The top-seller of the weekend was a well-documented and restored 1935 Auburn 851 SC Convertible Sedan, from the O’Quinn estate, which brought $211,750.

Other high sales include:
- a 1931 Cadillac Model 370-A V12 Convertible Coupe for $209,000;
- a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP64 also for $209,000;
- a perfectly restored 1954 Buick Skylark Convertible for $187,000;
- a 1935 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan, from the O’Quinn estate, for $165,000; and,
- a high-quality 1969 Ford Boss 429 Mustang, from the O’Quinn estate, for $151,250

Up next on the RM calendar of events is the Classic Car Auction of Michigan April 24-25 at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi – the Midwest’s largest indoor auction. This event presents 300 plus motorcars, many offered without reserve, over the course of the two-day sale.

The Michigan auction is followed closely by the inaugural Sporting Classics of Monaco May 1 at the Grimaldi Forum and held during the same weekend as the 7th Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. An additional 12 automobiles from the O’Quinn estate will be on offer in Monaco.

RM is also set to drop the hammer on an outstanding private collection of high-powered muscle cars in San Diego, California on June 19. Billed Classic Muscle & Modern Performance, the event will present over 80 magnificent examples from a prominent Southern California collector, all to be offered without reserve. From GTOs to Corvettes, Chevelles and Mustangs, the offering spans a variety of iconic Detroit muscle and represents the owner’s lifelong passion for high-performance vehicles.


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