The Best of Show winners for the 2019 Amelia Island Concours were just announced here on Sunday afternoon. The Best of Show Concours D’Elegance winner is a 1938 Mercdes-Benz 540K from the Keller Collection of Petaluma, California, and the Concours De Sport winner is a 1957 Ferrari 335S owned by Cavalino Investments, of Cortland, Ohio. The Concours D’Elegance and Concours De Sport Best of Show awards are among the most important trophies in the collector car hobby.
Elegant roadsters and stately vintage touring cars covered the showfield at The Golf Club of Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel complex on Sunday. The Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance is the biggest event of its kind on the East Coast, and rivals the pomp and circumstance of legendary events such as Pebble Beach and the Meadowbrook Concours scheduled for later in the year. Some of the best classic and exotic cars in the world are represented here.
Cars-On-Line.com was on hand to bring you photos and videos from the showfield at the Ritz-Carlton grounds on Fernandina Beach this afternoon. Here are some of the other class winners, plus a look around the showfield. (Click through the slide show below.)
2019 Amelia Island Concours Auctions
In auction action earlier Saturday, the top sale of the weekend happened at the RM Sotheby’s Auction in a prelude to the 2019 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. When a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti crossed the auction block the crowd came to their feet as the bid reached $2 million. It was the top sale of the weekend, but only one of many that reached the seven figure mark making for a very successful auction event. RM Sotheby’s is the official auction house for the Amelia Island Concours. They concluded a two-day sale here on Saturday with about 140 vehicles to be auctioned off over the two days. The inventory had many high-end collector cars as well as classic European sports cars, vintage American luxury cars and exotic cars. Here is a recap of some of the action we caught for our readers here at the RM Sotheby’s Auction. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)
The show, starting on Thursday and running through Sunday, March 7-10, 2019, is a world class exhibition of automotive history. Nowhere will you see the variety of rare vintage cars like you do here at Amelia Island. Here is a video from Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com capturing the look and feel of the events here on Amelila Island this weekend.
A wild round of auction action happened here on Friday during the 2019 Amelia Island Concours weekend. Several cars topped the million dollar mark as the Gooding & Company Auction and the RM Sotheby’s Auction vied to record the highest sales here on Friday. Both auctions had some incredible cars on their auction dockets.
Gooding & Company recorded their top sale when a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout Boattail sold at the hammer for $1,600,000. Lots of Porsches at the auction on Friday also, most sold with a couple passing the million dollar mark. The top Porsche sale was a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach at $1,350,000. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)
On Thursday we were watching some of the action at the Bonhams Auction. The top sale was a 1930 Cadillac Series 426 V-16 Roadster which sold for $1,075,000. Bonhams was featuring the Don Bolton Collection of Brass Era cars (28 vehicles) plus there were a large number of other Brass Era cars at this auction sale. Several of the cars from the Don Bolton Collection sold over $250k with the high sales a 1904 Peerless Type 8 Selling for $630k and the 1913 Mercer Type 35J selling for $810k. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)