[HOT NEWS] Sold! The Most Expensive Collector Cars at the 2017 Amelia Island Auctions
Each March, the Amelia Island Concours dElegance charms winter-worn attendees on Floridas Atlantic coast. Naturally, this event has become a hot spot for auction companies specializing in selling extraordinary automobiles. The sales extravaganza may pale when compared with the huge car-auction week in Arizona each January and the auctions leading up to the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance each August, but the Amelia Island sales are nonetheless notable. This years Amelia auctions featured five auction companies moving 365 cars, a total of $121 million worth of metal, according to observers from Hagerty Insurance. Thats down from 2016s Amelia totals of 333 cars and $140 million, but its still a lot of coin. Had Gooding & Company been able to sell this 1957 Jaguar XKSS, which was expected to command about $13 million, the totals wouldve been a lot closer. RM Sothebys made the most money of all the auction houses in Florida last weekend, with a total of $71.8 million and an average sale price of $524,234 per car; RM also placed seven cars on our list of the top 10 sellers (which actually numbers 11, since RM sold two cars for $1,705,000). Goodings total suffered when it couldnt sell the XKSS, but it still came in second place in both total sales and per-car average: $30.8 million and $440,267. Bonhams sold $10.0 million worth of cars, including one that made the list that follows, while less-familiar auction houses Motostalgia and Hollywood Wheels brought in $4.5 million and $4.2 million, respectively, with each moving a single seven-figure car. These are the priciest cars that sold at Amelia Island 2017.