2017 Santa Monica Auction In Review …
As the 2017 Santa Monica Auction begain to get traction in the late afternoon, exotic sports cars were drawing buyer’s attention. It was getting a little intense here in the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica as a 1992 Ferrari F40 sold for $870,000. We thought that was the top sale of the auction. Later, a rare Light Green Poly 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster was bid up to $1,000,000 but did not meet the reserve price. RM Sotheby’s got the seller and the bidder together and worked out a deal. The new sale price was $1,100,000, making it the top sale of the 2017 Santa Monica Auction.
Over 170 cars made up the auction docket. Here are some of the top cars:
RM Sotheby’s auction team brought you some scintillating sights and sounds during this year’s 2017 Santa Monica Auction. RM Sotheby’s has proudly expanded its footprint in California as they hosted this year’s Santa Monica sale of fine collector cars.
Those who could not make it to the Southern California car culture event could at least experience it all here with the Cars On Line.com staff as they watched it on a live stream. Although it was a little difficult to find the live video feed link on the RM Sotheby’s site, Cars On Line’s readers were able to access the 2017 Santa Monica Auction live video feed here on this page. Then, our fans had a chance to join a discussion on the Cars On Line Facebook and Twitter pages. We alerted our followers with Facebook posts to let you know when some of the top cars were going to cross the auction block. Cars On Line fans were invited to predict what each car would sell for.
You can still follow this link to see the auction docket, listing all the cars in the order they came up in at Barker Hangar.
RM Sotheby’s has prepared a unique virtual catalog of many of the cars offered at the 2017 Santa Monica Auction. Follow this link to read their elegant catalog presentation with detailed photos.
Over the past five years, the Santa Monica Auction has emerged as a highlight on SoCal’s buzzing collector car scene. Last year, the auction generated $14.2 million in sales, with bidders from all over the globe.