RM Sotheby’s 2016 Arizona sale at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.
RM Sotheby's sale saw $62.8 million in total sales and 85 percent of all lots sold. The event was headlined by the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster, which achieved $9.9 million to set a new record for the most expensive car to ever sell at Arizona auction week.
“We are thrilled with the sales result from this week’s Arizona auction. Though we did not witness significant price increases, we were very encouraged to see the strong sell-through rate, which indicates continued interest in the hobby,” said Ian Kelleher, managing director of RM Sotheby’s West Coast Division. “There remains a healthy appetite for high-quality, fresh-to-market consignments, and with this week’s results on par with the strong success of last year’s Arizona sale, we expect continued interest, attendance and participation at our upcoming events.”
RM Sotheby's top sales at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster (Chassis 130894) $9,900,000
1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Torpedo Convertible Coupe (Chassis 2199) - $3,000,000
1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra (Chassis CSX 3010) - $2,255,000
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (Chassis 07053) - $2,117,500
1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV (Chassis 4912) - $2,000,000
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS (Chassis 07935) - $1,760,000
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series II (Chassis 2153 GT) - $1,650,000
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (Chassis WP0CA2A13FS800804) - $1,595,000
1962 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe (Chassis AM103 040) - $1,540,000
1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe (Chassis 536253053) - $1,430,000
Results are listed in USD and are inclusive of 10 percent buyer’s premium for automobiles and 15 percent for nostalgia and include post-auction private sales. Results can also be found online atwww.rmsothebys.com.
Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction tops $43 million
Gooding and Co. sold 97 of 113 lots for an 86% sales rate, which resulted in an average price of $443,412 per car sold. Highlights were plentiful, especially surrounding the Ferrari, Bugatti and Alfa Romeo marques. The top sale was the coach-built 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans at $6,490,000.
“We were thrilled to set some new world records for exceptional cars at this weekend’s auctions," said David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. “The demand in the market is definitely high for cars that are the best of their category and never before offered such as the Ferrari 166/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans, the Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale and the Bugatti Type 49. Further impressive results were illustrated by the Ferrari Enzo, the Ferrari F50 and the 1966 Jaguar E-Type. We are seeing collectors pay a premium for cars that are unique because of history, condition and provenance.”
Demand for Ferraris continues to rise, with the most spectacular lot of the weekend being the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. One of only six examples of the Berlinetta Le Mans, this Ferrari was campaigned in important races by the factory and displayed by Luigi Chinetti at the 1950 Paris Auto Salon. The hammer finally dropped at $6,490,000. A1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale reached a final price of $3,410,000.
Gooding & Company's top sales in Scottsdale
1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans sold for $6,490,000
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC Speciale sold for $3,410,000
2003 Ferrari Enzo sold for $2,860,000
1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton sold for $2,420,000
1995 Ferrari F50 sold for $2,400,000
1990 Ferrari F40 sold for $1,534,500
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster sold for $1,155,000
1955 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback, sold for $1,017,500
1948 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sport Cabriolet sold for $1,012,000
1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe Speciale, sold for $990,000
RECORD ATTENDANCE AND STRONG SELL-THROUGH RATE HIGHLIGHT BONHAMS’ SCOTTSDALE AUCTION
Bonhams’ fifth annual sale at the Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa in sunny Scottsdale Jan. 28 saw throngs of people grace the green lawns and auction tent. The sale did not disappoint with an 84% sell-through rate resulting in over $18 million in total sales.
The 2015 McLaren P1 was offered near the beginning of the sale and quickly rose to achieve a new world auction record for the model when it was bought by a young American family for $2,090,000.
“What we saw this year in Scottsdale was that the ‘best-in-class’ cars are attracting strong interest," said Bonhams’ US Head of Motoring, Jakob Greisen. "We sold a lot of very good cars across a broad spectrum and collectors are responding to prime examples that are sensitively priced.”
Bonham's top sales in Scottsdale
2015 McLaren P1 Coupe - $2,090,000
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - $1,485,000
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe - $1,155,000
1928 Mercedes-Benz 630K La Baule Transformable - $973,500
1935 Hispano Suiza K6 Cabriolet - $869,000
1964 Aston Martin DB5 Saloon - $781,000
1962 Porsche Carrera 2 GS Coupe - $627,000
1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Coupe - $525,000
1955 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II Drop Head Coupe - $396,000
1973 BMW 3.0CSL Batmobile Coupe - $341,000
Following a spirited and high energy week as a major central component of Scottsdale, Arizona’s world renowned classic car week events, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions announced incredible sales results with totals reaching $20.7 Million on 723 lots offered with 520 hammering sold. This represents an impressive sell through rate of 72% helping the auction company’s Scottsdale numbers grow double digit percentages over 2015’s results with a 7 figure overall improvement in sales.
Next, Russo and Steele sets its sight on its return to California for its 4th annual Newport Beach auction June 10-12 and 16th annual Monterey Auction August 18-20.
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Russo & Steele’s top sales from Scottsdale
2003 Saleen S7 Coupe - $387,750
1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS Spider - $374,000
2005 Ford GT Coupe - $341,000
1963 Ferrari 250 GTE Coupe 2+2 - $324,500
1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 W-30 Convertible - $308,000
1990 Lamborghini Countach Silver Anniversary Coupe - $275,000
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426/425 Hemi hardtop coupe - $242,000
1965 Ferrari 330 GT SI Coupe 2+2 - $225,500
1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback - $192,500
1988 Ferrari Testarossa Coupe - $181,500
Silver Auction's top sales in Scottsdale
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster - $140,400
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window coupe - $81,000
1940 Mercury hot rod coupe - $63,180
1958 Chevrolet Series 3100 1/2 Ton Cameo Pickup - $50,760
1934 Desoto Airflow Coupe - $49,680
1940 Ford Deluxe - $48,600
1940 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Sedan - $44,280
1968 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe - $43,740
1958 Chevrolet Series 3100 Apache Pickup - $43,200
1967 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Pickup - $42,120
Barrett Jackson’s top sales from Scottsdale
2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder - $1,760,000
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet - $1,485,000
2017 Acura NSX Targa - $1,200,000*
1965 Shelby Cobra 289 R&P roadster - $797,500
1947 Talbot-Lago Record T26 cabriolet - $715,000
1955 Chevrolet Corvette roadster - $605,000**
1956 Chevrolet Corvette 265/225 convertible - $605,000**
1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/225 convertible - $605,000**
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 convertible - $577,500
1939 Talbot-Lago T-15 Cabriolet - $550,000
2016 Ford Focus RS hatchback - $550,000*
* sold as charity
** sold as a package.