Auctions America sale brings $15.4 million in California

Retro Ray

Retro Ray

2015-07-27 14:15:50

Auctions America's annual classic cars sale in California has realized $15.4 million.

The auction, which took place at its new location of the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, featured around 300 vehicles and a selection of vintage automobilia.

Leading the sale was a pair of completely different, but equally stunning automobiles: a luxurious 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, and a powerful 2004 Ferrari Enzo, each of which achieved a price of $1,870,000.

The cars were amongst three lots to realize seven-figure sums, with the trio completed by a stylish 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS which sold for $1,622,500.

Further notable lots included a Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet which exceeded its estimate to sell for $407,000; an iconic 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition which sold for $360,250; a Ford 'Beatnik Bubbletop' Custom, the world’s largest bubbletop custom car, which fetched $165,000; and a newly-restored 1972 Porsche 911T Coupe which sold for $140,250.

“We’re very pleased with results from our third annual California sale, which cements our reputation as the leading auction house serving the Southern California collector community,” said Ian Kelleher, Managing Director, Auctions America’s West Coast Division.

“Despite the rainy weather, we enjoyed strong attendance on Saturday, with some solid prices recorded across the board. Our new venue at the Barker Hangar proved particularly popular among attendees, and provided us with a great opportunity to showcase our team’s creativity. All in all, the event was a success on all fronts and created an excellent foundation for us to build on in the future.”

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Retro Ray


2015-07-27 14:27:48

If it was between the Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari I'd go Mercedes-Benz :)

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