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The Don Davis Collection
RM Auctions continued its strong track record with the record-breaking sale of the Don Davis Collection in Fort Worth, Texas. Held onsite at Mr. Davis's estate, the single-day auction of the esteemed "collector's collection" saw 64 prized automobiles sell for more than $21.2 million before a packed house.
The exceptional quality of the collection was reflected in the strong global interest in the sale, with bidders hailing from 14 countries around the world, including from as far away as Brazil, Australia, and Kuwait. Top sale honors went to a rare, matching-numbers 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. Representing the epitome of mid-Sixties Italian GT styling, and stunning in Blu Scuro, the example on offer attracted tremendous interest from collectors, selling for an extraordinary $1,936,000, which set a new world record for a Ferrari 330 GTS sold at auction.
Taking the number two spot was another dream car, the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, which garnered a remarkable $1,650,000. In total, five lots achieved individual million-dollar-plus results, while spirited bidding saw a number of automobiles well-exceed pre-sale estimates to set no less than eight new world records.
The Don Davis Collection sale is the latest on a list of highly successful single-vendor auctions presented by RM Auctions, furthering the company's reputation as the specialist for private and estate collection sales.
"The entire RM Auctions group was outstanding in handling my auction," said Don Davis, following the sale. "From start to finish, every person handled each step of the process in an extremely professional and friendly manner. The enhancements made to my warehouse by the team completely transformed it to showcase the cars in the best possible way. From the outset, I was told all I needed to worry about was showing up on sale day. Because of the confidence I had in RM, that's exactly what I did! My experience with the entire RM team was absolutely stellar!"