Amelia Island Auctions Highlight Week’s Events
Part of the fun of Concours Weekend are the Amelia Island Auctions here on the coast of Florida. During the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, March 8-11, 2018, collectors enjoyed collector car sales by three of the top auction houses in the nation. The Bonhams Auction on Thursday, and the Gooding & Company Auction plus the RM Sotheby’s Auction, both on Friday, were very interesting sales of fine motorcars. They added greatly to the ambience of this this popular classic car weekend here on Amelia Island.
Get a “flavor” of the atmosphere here at the Amelia Island Auctions this weekend in this action packed video:
RM Sotheby’s Auction Rescheduled to Friday
To celebrate the atmosphere here at the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, RM Sotheby’s held an auction sale of fine motorcars. Rescheduled to Friday because of the forecast of impending storms on Saturday and Sunday, the RM Sotheyby’s sale was complemented by its livery of incredible collector vehicles. Total sales came in at $27.7 million for the one-day auction event. Here are the cars we followed at the RM Sotheby’s Auction:
Gooding & Company Auction on Friday
As we anticipated, the Gooding & Company Auction had some of the finest cars for sale here on Amelia Island. Their sales totaled over $35 million for the one-day auction. Here are the cars we followed at the Gooding & Company Auction:
We think the big story here on Friday happened at the Gooding & Company Auction when two barn finds sold for outrageous prices considering they are in need of total restoration to be show quality. A 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy sold for $2,530,000 and a 1967 Shelby S/C 427 sold for $1,045,000. Both of these cars had recently been discovered tucked away in a garage that was to be torn down in North Carolina.
They had both been in storage for 27 years. This story has been covered by Hagerty Insurance Company in a video they did for their Barn Hunter Series. Click here to view the video as the Hagerty crew uncovered these treasures.
Bonham’s Auction on Thursday
On Thursday Bonham’s Auction Company saw some of the most valuable motorcars in the world sold off of their auction stage. What a blend of vintage motorcars, race cars and American classics. Here are some of the top sales for the Bonham’s Auction.
Once again, Cars-On-Line.com covered all the action this weekend for our readers just as if you were here yourself. You can also follow our posts on Facebook and Twitter. The highlight of the show weekend was the announcement of the 2018 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance Best of Show awards on Saturday afternoon. Follow this link for a closeup of the Best of Show winners.