Thursday, January 10, 2019

Top Cars at Auction in 2018

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO by Scaglietti. The third of 36 GTOs built; considered by marque experts to be one of the most authentic and original of all GTO examples. One of 3 factory converted to 'Series II'.

As was widely predicted, it made a princely $48.4m. The price achieved by the car is over $10m more than the previous world record auction 250 GTO, sold by Bonhams in 2014.
Gary Cooper’s 1935 Duesenberg “SSJ” was the star of the Gooding and Company's Pebble Beach 2018 auction. The Duesenberg realized $22m.

This record price makes the car the most valuable American collector car ever sold.

A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM, chassis 0628, sold for $22m at RM Sotheby’s auction at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. It is one of only four cars built and one of three survivors.
1963 Aston Martin DP215 Competition Prototype. It was the first car to hit 300kph (186mph) down the famous Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans du ring practice ahead of the 1963 race. The DP215 was 12 seconds per lap quicker than the Ferrari 250 GTO but was forced to retire that year after just 29 laps due to gearbox issues. This car made $21,455,000.

The current record for an Aston Martin sold at auction is $22.5m, paid for the 1956 Aston Martin DBR1/1 in 2017.
Bonhams sold this 1961 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato July 13th for £10,081,500, making it the most valuable British car ever sold at European auction. It is one of just 19 examples.

A 1966 Ford GT 40 Mk II, chassis P/1016 achieved $9.8m at RM Sotheby’s Monterey.

A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale, chassis 06437, sold for $8m. Top result at the Gooding Scottsdale sale.

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France Berlinetta, chassis 0905 GT, sold for $6.6m at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2018 sale.

$6,067,210 for an ex-Scuderia Ferrari 1932-4 Alfa-Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix Monoposto. Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed sale 2018.