RM | AUCTIONS

Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center , Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 - 3 April 2016

AUCTIONS AMERICA KICKS OFF ITS 2016 SEASON WITH $20 MILLION IN SALES AND 40 PERCENT NEW BIDDERS AT FORT LAUDERDALE

Auctions America saw a strong start to its 2016 auction season, generating $20 million in sales with 70 percent of all lots sold at its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale event. Widely respected and celebrated as South Florida's premier collector car show and auction, the multi-day event enjoyed strong attendance, with bidders hailing from 41 states across the U.S., along with 18 countries, including Japan, Brazil, and Australia. Reflecting a continued enthusiasm and interest in the hobby, nearly 40 percent of bidders represented new clients to Auctions America.

Leading the top-sellers list was a restored, U.S.-delivery 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona, which commanded $649,000 during Saturday's sale session, while a 1930 Bentley “Blue Train” Re-creation, a wonderful interpretation of the fabled marque's history, also sold well at $522,500. The remaining results within the top five demonstrate that rare, best-of-category examples continue to bring strong prices at auction. The limited-production 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 S, stunning in cream with a tan leather interior, achieved a respectable $506,000, leading a string of additional Mercedes-Benz tourers that sold well, including a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 at $269,500 (pre-sale estimate: $175,000–$225,000). Big-block American muscle also shined on the Fort Lauderdale stage, highlighted by a 430-hp 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Sport Coupe, one of just 69 built, for $404,250, and a 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, one of just 16 originally equipped with a four-speed manual transmission, at an above-estimate $330,000. 


Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
33316