9 March 2013
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida
1935 DUESENBERG MODEL SJ CONVERTIBLE COUPE SELLS FOR INCREDIBLE $4.51 MILLION
RM | SOTHEBY'S
RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, continued its run of fantastic 2013 results with a highly successful Amelia Island, Florida, sale, which saw records tumble and more than $26.8 million grossed, with over 92 percent of all lots sold.
Celebrating its 15th year in 2013, the well-established auction saw an incredible roster of more than 85 blue-chip automobiles presented before a truly international audience of bidders. The sale's 'star car,' the beautiful 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Walker-LaGrande Convertible Coupe, one of only three produced and the only supercharged example, attracted immense interest, selling for an outstanding $4,510,000 to firmly establish itself as the top seller of the Amelia Island weekend.
The second-highest performer was the simply lovely 1933 Stutz DV32 Convertible Victoria, the recipient of a spectacular, class-winning restoration, which attracted spirited bidding in the room and on the phones, eventually selling for $1,512,500. The final sales price represented double the car's pre-sale estimate and a new marque record for a Stutz sold at auction.
The matching-numbers 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, chassis 07751, stunning in classic Ferrari red and having been in single ownership for 37 years, was the third highest-selling lot of the auction, realizing a strong $1,375,000.