Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Top lots at 2021 Amelia Island

1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Torpedo Convertible Coupe. $5,725,000 Presale estimates pegged the droptop for $4m. Best-in-Class finish at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster. With a fully independent suspension and an on-demand Roots supercharger, the 500K was a mechanical wonder. This car sold for $4.9m, representing Bonham’s biggest sale at Amelia Island.
1995 Ferrari F50. $3,772,500. Ferrari’s F50 had its genesis in F1 racing. A technological tour de force, the F50 was the last Ferrari supercar to offer both a manual transmission and open-air driving. The #1 (concours) value of these supercars had been around $2.2m so this $3.77m result exceeded expectations.
1930 Duesenberg Model SJ Rollston Convertible Victoria. Chassis Number: 2293 / Engine Number: J-272 / Body Number: 516-4435. The only early Rollston Convertible Victoria to be Supercharged from the Factory. Known ownership history. Shown at the 2012 Concours d'Elegance of America at St. Johns. Shown at the 2015 Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Factory Supercharged 420 CI inline 8-cylinder engine with 320 HP. Factory 3-speed manual transmission. $2.9m
1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Coupe. $2,810,000 The 275 saw the Columbo V-12 grow to 3.3 liters. This grand tourer spent 47 years with a single owner. One of just 330 produced over three years, chassis 10987 was the recipient of a two-year restoration and maintains its numbers-matching V-12 engine and transmission.