RM Sotheby’s is preparing for a record-breaking Amelia Island sale of 88 automobiles with a low value of over $75 million, the largest single-day offering to date for the renowned auction house. Lots include 22 cars with values of $1 million or more and 45 with values of $500,000 or more.
A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti, a breathtaking example of Maranello’s most legendary open grand touring model, headlines the sale with an estimate of $9–$11 million.
Dotting the sale are significant American and European classics from prominent collections, highlighted by the 1931 Duesenberg Model J ‘Disappearing Top’ Convertible Coupe by Murphy from a discerning private collector, and the 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider by Zagato from the collection of the late Terence E. Adderley, both the very finest examples of their kind.
Also included are an awe-inspiring selection of halo cars, including a 2010 Pagani Zonda R Evolution, 1995 Ferrari F50, 2019 Bugatti Chiron, 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, a 1953 Maserati A6GCS/53 Spyder by Fantuzzi, and many more.
“With 24 years of tireless effort at Amelia Island and countless successes, we are preparing for our most memorable Amelia auction yet,” said Gord Duff, RM Sotheby’s Global Head of Auctions. “We’ve brought over $75 million of the absolute best cars the market has to offer as our ‘farewell’ to the event that Bill and Jane Warner founded in 1996.
“This sale is a culmination of the talent, drive, and creativity that defines RM Sotheby’s as the world’s greatest automotive auction house,” Duff continued. “We have shaped the car auction world for decades and will continue to do so, just like we did with our Miami 2022 sale, which was just the beginning of our plans in Florida and our vision for the future of collector car auctions. We are honored to recognize the Warners—founders of the Amelia Island Concours weekend—at this year’s event.”