Auctions America has highly successful California Collector Car Auction in Burbank, California generated more than $17.2 million. Aired live for two days on NBC Sports Network, including color commentary from world-famous comedian and collector Jay Leno these auction has offered a range of almost 400 automobiles, hot rods, exotic European sports cars and vehicles with Hollywood provenance, as well an impressive selection of motorcycles and memorabilia.
Top sale at the California Auction was 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra which was sold for $825,000. Other highlights included a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster formerly owned by actor Robert Stack, which sold for $808,500, an exceptional 1974 Ferrari 246 Dino GTS that sold for $291,500 and a 1948 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible that sold for $247,500. The 1946 Indian Chief motorcycle formerly owned by Steve McQueen was sold for $143,750.
“This auction proves that with the right vehicles and the right team, Southern California can host a lucrative and successful collector car auction,” says Auctions America’s Ian Kelleher. “With over 400 listings and over 83% of the lots sold, with numbers above expectations, we could not be happier with the results of our first California Sale. The location in Burbank was central to most Los Angeles residents and the fact that we were just a few blocks from several major movie studios while cars with serious Hollywood history rolled over the block helped, but many of the top cars sold were simply outstanding cars that were highly sought-after. We want to thank everyone who came out to the sale – we will be back.” Next auction that Auctions America will organize is the auction at Auburn Auction Park on Auburn Fall weekend from August 29 – September 2.