RM Auctions’ low mileage Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs stole the show at its Fort Lauderdale sale on 7 April. A European-spec 1962 Roadster just pipped its upper estimate, selling for $1,540,000, while a 1957 Gullwing took $1,193,500 (estimate $1,000,000 – 1,300,000), with the proceeds being donated to charity.
The two day sale featured over 300 lots, with strong emphasis on American machinery. A 1932 Packard Twin Six Individual Custom Sport Phaeton which was exhibited at the 1987 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance sold for $374,000 (estimate $375,000 – 425,000).
Both Ford GTs found new homes; the Centennial White example with just 10 miles on the clock made $352,000 (estimate $300,000 – 350,000) and the 500-mile two-owner car in Mark II Black fetched $330,000 (estimate $325,000 – 375,000).
Notable highlights also included a 1990 Lamborghini LM002 at $368,500 (estimate $335,000 – 375,000); a Bentley B Special Speed 8 built by Racing Green Engineering in 2011 using a Bentley Mk VI chassis sold for $365,750 (estimate $325,000 – 375,000); and a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Newmarket Convertible Sedan, with imposing two-tone coachwork by Brewster, changed hands for $209,000 (estimate $200,000 – 240,000).
RM’s 16th annual Fort Lauderdale sale generated a total of $19.1 million, with a 76% sell-through rate.
Classic car auction results and prices for: Mercedes-Benz | Packard | Ford | Lamborghini | Bentley | Rolls-Royce
From leading auction house: RM Auctions
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