RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, continued its strong track record in Northern Florida, generating more than $23 million in sales before a packed house at its well-established sale at the Ritz-Carlton. An amazing six automobiles achieved million-dollar-plus sales results, where spirited bidding lead to numerous auction records. Top honors went to a stunning 1929 Cord L-29 Special Coupe by the Hayes Body Corporation, selling for an impressive $2,420,000.
RM’s strong sales results were complemented by success on the show field at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, with a number of award-winning entries having passed through RM Auto Restoration’s doors, cementing the company’s reputation as the world’s premier restoration facility for vintage automobiles. Among those receiving accolades were the majestic 1931 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster, owned by Judge Joseph Cassini III and Margie Cassini of West Orange, New Jersey which was judged Best in Class, and the elegant 1938 Jaguar SS Graber Coupe, owned by Frank and Milli Ricciardelli of Monmount Beach, New Jersey, which received a Special Amelia Award.
RM Auctions’ Amelia Island Top Sales:
- 1929 Cord L-29 Special Coupe – $2,420,000
- 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale – $1,430,000
- 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible – $1,210,000
- 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder – $1,210,000
- 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta – $1,100,000
- 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Cope – $1,017,500
- 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – $990,000
- 1937 Squire 1½-Liter Drophead Coupe – $990,000
- The Lalique Mascot Collection of Ele Chesney – $805,000
- 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline – $803,000