RM | AUCTIONS
America hosted the first of its two annual sales at Indiana's historic Auburn Auction Park over the weekend (7–9 May), bringing thousands of enthusiasts and families to its Auburn Spring collector car event.
The auction, which offered a variety of memorabilia followed by a diverse selection of 350 vehicles, achieved total sales of $5,521,885, with 77 percent of all lots sold. From American classics to modern supercars, the multi-day auction offered something for everyone, attracting bidders from eight countries as well as 34 states across the U.S. Significantly, 30 percent of bidders represented first-time Auctions America clientele.
Late-model collectibles stole the show, with top sale honors going to a unique 2006 Ford GTX1 TT 'Spyder,' one of just 30 examples produced by Ford-authorized coachbuilder Genaddi Design Group. Distinguished by its 5.4-liter V-8 powerplant, delivering an incredible 1,000-hp, this American supercar sold for a strong $330,000 to applause from the crowd. Amongst many European collectibles that went under the gavel, an extensively documented 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet secured the event's second highest sale at $299,750. Rarities of the 1980s also continued to pick up speed, with a turbocharged 1987 Buick GNX, showing just 119 original miles, realizing $110,000.