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RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona

RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona January 2014
• RM Auctions 15th annual Arizona sale generates more than $45.5 million in sales with 85 percent of all lots sold
• Two-day sale features exceptional offering of 125 automobiles, one boat and one motorcycle
• Ten automobiles achieve million-dollar plus results with multiple new auction records set
• Top-seller: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sells for an outstanding $8,800,000
• Full results are now available online at www.rmauctions.com
• RM continues its 2014 auction calendar with its debut sale in Paris, France, February 5 during the world famous Retromobile week

PHOENIX, Arizona (January 18, 2014) – RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, kicked off its 2014 auction season on a fantastic note once again this week, realizing an impressive $45,563,450 million in sales* with 85 percent of all lots sold at its 15th annual Phoenix, Arizona sale.

Within a beautiful setting and stunning presentation at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, the results represent a new high for the international auction house in Arizona. The two-day sale saw ten million-dollar-plus transactions and numerous auction records set, headlined by the top-selling 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider. Reflecting RM's international clientele and the global appeal of the well-established event, bidders hailed from 20 countries around the world.

'RM Auctions continues to prove that the combination of great cars, knowledgeable clients and a beautiful auction venue is a winning formula for both buyers and sellers,' says Ian Kelleher, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. 'This year's two-day sale was an unqualified success and set a terrific benchmark for the entire Arizona auction week, not to mention a fantastic start for the 2014 auction season.'

Top sale honors went to the highly desirable 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, chassis 1055 GT with coachwork by Scaglietti, selling for an incredible $8,800,000 before a packed auction room, making it the most valuable car ever sold in Arizona auction week history. The 11th of only 50 long-wheelbase California Spiders ever built, 1055 GT goes to its new owner in remarkably well-preserved condition. Continuing RM's outstanding track record for the sale of important Ferraris at auction, additional Ferrari highlights from the two-day sale include: the beautifully restored 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso', chassis 5215 GT, which sold for $2,447,500, setting a new record for the model at public auction; a wonderfully preserved 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB, chassis 8349, which sold for $1,815,000; and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS, chassis 08353, which sold for $1,485,000.

Additional impressive million-dollar-plus sales include the brilliantly restored, ex-Bob Donner and Don Wester 1961 Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder, taking the number two spot at $2,750,000. Representing the diverse roster of automobiles, a 1930 Duesenberg Model J ‘Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe, offered for public sale for the first time since new, sold for a fantastic $2,200,000.

RM Arizona 2014 - Top Ten Sales:
1. Lot 112 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider $8,800,000.00
2. Lot 51 1961 Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder $2,750,000.00
3. Lot 89 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L 'Lusso' $2,447,500.00
4. Lot 22 1930 Duesenberg Model J 'Disappearing Top' Convertible Coupe $2,200,000.00
5. Lot 100 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB $1,815,000.00
6. Lot 104 1995 Ferrari F50 $1,650,000.00
7. Lot 110 1966 Ferrari 275 GTS $1,485,000.00
8. Lot 83 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing $1,292,500.00
9. Lot 99 1935 Hispano-Suiza J12 Cabriolet deVille $1,045,000.00
10. Lot 20 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster $1,045,000.00

Further notable sales from the Arizona auction include:
• Lot 21 – 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Coupe - $511,500 (Record for a Bentley S1 Continental at public auction)
• Lot 18 – 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL 'Pagoda' - $165,000 (Record for a Mercedes-Benz 280SL at public auction)
• Lot 43 – 1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO - $242,000
• Lot 88 – 1961 Bentley S2 Continental ‘Flying Spur' - $297,000 (Record for a Bentley S2 Continental ‘Flying Spur' at auction)
RM Auctions continues its exciting 2014 calendar with its debut sale in Paris, France, February 5 at Place Vauban. Held during the world famous Retromobile motoring week, the sale will present a spectacular selection of more than 50 automobiles from all sectors of the collector car market. The Paris sale is closely followed by RM's 16th annual Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 8, the official auction of the renowned Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Full results from RM's Arizona sale along with details on upcoming events are available online at www.rmauctions.com.


*Please note, results are in USD and are inclusive of a 10 percent buyer's premium on automobiles and 15 percent on all other lots.

Galleries

1905 REO Two-Cylinder  
1916 Stutz Model C  
1929 Bugatti Type 35B  
1930 Duesenberg Model J Murphy  
1930 Packard Series 734 Eight  
1931 Packard Model 840 DeLuxe Eight  
1932 Auburn 12-160A  
1932 Stutz Model DV-32  
1933 Packard 1005 Twelve  
1933 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental  
1934 Packard 1107 Twelve  
1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II  
1935 Hispano Suiza J12  
1935 Lincoln Model K  
1936 Delage D6-70  
1937 Cord 812  
1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30HP  
1938 Bugatti Type 57  
1938 Buick Series 40 Special  
1938 Jaguar SS 100  
1938 Packard 1608 Twelve  
1938 Rolls-Royce Phantom III  
1939 BMW 328  
1940 Packard One-Twenty  
1946 Ford Super Deluxe  
1948 Packard Super Eight  
1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500  
1950 Hudson Commodore  
1951 Bentley Mark VI  
1952 Mercedes-Benz 220  
1953 Bentley R-Type  
1953 Fiat 8V  
1953 Packard Caribbean  
1953 Siata 208 S  
1954 Kaiser Darrin  
1955 Chrysler C-300  
1955 Jaguar XK-140  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300b  
1956 Austin-Healey 100M BN2  
1956 Cadillac Eldorado Seville Prototype  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL  
1956 Talbot-Lago T14 LS  
1957 BMW Isetta  
1957 Ford Thunderbird Model F  
1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS  
1958 Bentley Continental S1  
1958 Chevrolet Corvette C1  
1958 Facel Vega FVS  
1958 Ferrari 250 GT California  
1958 Fiat Jolly 500  
1958 Imperial Crown Series  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL  
1958 Pontiac Bonneville Series 25  
1959 Autobianchi Bianchina  
1959 BMW Isetta 600  
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz  
1959 Edsel Corsair  
1959 Imperial Custom Series  
1960 AC Aceca  
1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale  
1960 DKW Schnellaster Kastenwagen  
1960 Imperial Crown  
1960 Osca 750 S  
1961 Bentley S2  
1961 Chaparral 1  
1961 Fiat 1500S  
1961 Porsche 356B  
1961 Porsche RS 61  
1961 Volkswagen Transporter  
1962 Alfa Romeo 2000  
1962 Jaguar Mark II  
1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II  
1963 Chevrolet Corvette  
1963 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso  
1963 Ford Thunderbird  
1963 Porsche 356  
1964 Jaguar XKE E-Type  
1965 Aston Martin DB5  
1965 Austin-Healey 3000  
1966 Ferrari 275 GTB  
1966 Ferrari 275 GTS  
1966 Ferrari 330 GT  
1966 Fiat Abarth OTR 1000  
1966 Porsche 906  
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4  
1967 Fiat Abarth 1000TC  
1967 Maserati Ghibli  
1968 Jaguar XKE E-Type  
1969 Chevrolet Camaro  
1970 Aston Martin DB6  
1970 Porsche 911E  
1971 Mercedes-Benz 280  
1972 Ferrari 246 Dino  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4  
1973 Porsche 911E  
1977 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ 40  
1978 Maserati Merak  
1986 Ferrari 328  
1986 Toyota Celica GTO  
1988 Porsche Type 959  
1989 Porsche 911  
1990 Ferrari F40  
1995 Ferrari F50  
2005 Ford GT  
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