Amelia Island Week: A Photographic Tour, RM Auctions

The Amelia Island Concours and its related events are something every car lover must see at least once.  Originally organized as an alternative to the West Coast Pebble Beach events by former Road and Track photographer Bill Warner as a charity event 25 + years ago, the Amelia Concours has now become about as big as the Pebble event in many ways.  There are few automotive gatherings like it, and I honestly think that the Saturday Cars & Coffee event is not easy to match anywhere in the depth of quality of cars on display.  Disclosure: I hope to be there with my car next year 🙂

Thursday & Friday:  Short drive from where I was staying for the week to the Ritz Carlton hotel + RM Auction Open Preview.  This auction took place on Saturday, and had a 100% sell through rate for a total of over $60 million in sales. There were other auctions over the next few days by Bonham’s and Gooding as well.  But these pictures are from the RM preview over Thursday and Friday.

On the way over on Thursday, I got to see the newspaper (FL Times Union of Jacksonville) photoshoot for the promotional newspaper ad for the show.  It featured these, James Campion’s Lancia rally car collection.




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1961 Monaco GP Painting
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Jaguar XK 150
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Jaguar E-Type Voltage Regulator
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Jaguar E-Type Spyder
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Rolls Royce 40/50 1912
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1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder
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1956 Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari D50
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Ferrari Boxer Gauge Cluster
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Ferrari Boxer Engine
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Ferrari BB512

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Ferrari 212 Europa, $1.55 million

IMG_20150312_1427448001931 Alfa Romeo 8c 1750, one of the stars of the auction.  Sold for $2.42 million

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1953 Eldorado and 1953 Buick Skylark

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Bertone Siata 300BC Barchetta.  Basically a Fiat 1100 with a specialty body and larger carb.  Sold for $220k

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                                           1975 Porsche Carrera 2.7 MFI, $308k

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RM indoor auction room

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The notorious egg 😀

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Model K Lincoln and Porsche 356.  $112k and $253k respectively

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Mercedes 190SL.  Becoming an auction regular.  $165k

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1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII.  Channel your inner Bond.  $700k.  Lincoln KB Coupe is the green car off to the right.

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Japanese cars are becoming increasingly popular at auctions.  This shows the Toyota 2000GT ($880k) and the Datsun (Nissan) Fairlady Z (as called in the Japanese market, this is a Japan market car) $253k. I thought that the most astounding result of the entire auction.  These were utterly disposable cars in the 1970s.

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Yes that is a Fiat 500C Topolino under the plastic sheet.  $52k.

MGTC What appeared a really nice MGTA.  $115k

And how better to finish off than a Lamborghini Miura SV.  This is the 4-valve per cylinder performance model, with many upgrades that made it much more usable and better handling.  $2.3 million. MiuraandFerrari Ferrari Daytona Spyder, Ferrari 400 Superamerica Spyder in background.  $2.3 million and $6.3 million respectively.  A 427 Shelby Competition Cobra can also be seen. That was 2.1 million. All cars and auction prices from the Amelia RM can be seen here.

http://rmauctions.com/results/result.cfm?SaleCode=AM15

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