This is a continuation of the Auction Weekend here at Hooniverse. I’m switching gears for a moment, and decided to look at the auction results from the RM Auction held at the Arizona Biltmore Resorts. While not as large as the Barrett-Jackson extravaganza, there were some great cars that were auctioned off. Make the jump to see the ones that were sold for over a Million Dollars…
RM Auctions marquee vehicle within their catalog this year was this 1967 Shelby 427 Semi Competition Roadster, one of only 29 produced. Auction estimates for this particular car ranged from $1,400,000 to $1,700,000 and is well documented within the catalog.
This car went across the auction block, and the new owner paid $2,007,500 to call this car his own.
The next million dollar classic is this 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Coupe, with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi. According to RM Auctions Catalog, this car was displayed on the Figoni et Falaschi stand at the 1938 Paris Salon, and received a Concours restoration by marque specialists Atelier Automobiles Anciennes Dominique Tessier and overseen by Mr. Claude Figoni. The winner also received an invitation to the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, where it will compete with other breathtaking classics for Best-In-Show. Auction estimates for this car ran from $1,000,000 to $1,400,000.
It was pronounced sold for $1,540,000.
This is an exceptional 1954 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe, with coachwork by Carrozzeria Pinin Farina. According to the RM Auctions Catalog this car is one of only 16 examples produced, with Legendary Lampredi V-12 power. This car has received an extraordinarily high quality restoration and received subsequent care throughout. Initial auction estimates for this car ran from $800,000 to $1,000,000.
When this car ran through the auction show line, the final price hammered was $1,017,500.
Lot number 141 is a gorgeous 1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster with coachwork by Derham. Of course this car was going to fetch over a Million Dollars, since that seems to be the going rate for these cars. This one is a bit special though, and according to the Catalog, this car was stored under a haystack on a farm in Italy during the war years, and was discovered by an American Soldier near the end of the conflict. It was brought back to the states by a Connecticut Businessman, who’s family still owned the car prior to selling it at this auction. Initial estimates were between $1,200,000 and $1,600,000.
This car was sold to a new owner for $1,320,000, a bit less than the high estimate, but still a great deal of money.
This is a beautiful 1967 Ferrari 275 GT/4, with coachwork by Scaglietti from a design penned by Pinninfarina. This car is a numbers-matching example, Certified authentic without exception by Ferrari Classiche. The restoration was completed in July of 2012, with a complete transaxle rebuild by Ferrari expert Patrick Ottis. Only 500 km was accrued since restoration, and is finished in rare,original colors, and includes desirable factory power windows. Initial auction estimates for this very desirable Ferrari was between $1,400,000 and $1,750,000.
This beautiful Blue Ferrari crossed the auction stage and was hammered sold for $1,842,500.
Another Ferrari 275, this time a 1966 GTB version, also surpassed the Million Dollar Mark. Again this is a car with coachwork by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, and penned by Carrozzeria Pinninfarina. This car is said to be the most desirable and iconic sports GT cars of the mid-20th century, and at this price, why not? Initial Auction Estimates put this car at between $1,200,000 and $1,600,000.
This car found a new owner at the Biltmore, with the final price of $1,320,000.
Another Ferrari, only a bit more modern. This is a 2003 Ferrari Enzo, one of only six painted silver, and this is the only one in the States. Only 9,000 miles from new, and the initial Auction Estimates ranged from $1,250,000 – $1,500,000.
This car sold for $1,320,000. I don’t really see this car appreciating any further as it ages, but what do I know?
By the way, the Cover Car of the Catalog, A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta ‘Competizione’ by Carrozzeria Scaglietti, was sold for over $8,000,000!
All Photos Courtesy of RM Auctions.