RM Auctions’ Amelia Island Sale Makes A Record-breaking $24.3 Million – Bornrich

1952 ferrari 340 mexico coupe

The iconic 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe, which we included in our list of most important upcoming auctions of 2011, turned out to be the top seller at RM Auctions’ 2011 Amelia Island sale. The rare car, chassis number 0224 AT, offered from the private collection of Larry Nicklin, exceeded its pre-sale estimate ($2,750,000-$3,500,000) and went for a whopping $4,290,000. Another classic from the Nicklin Collection offered for sale was a highly original 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupé, which fetched $660,000. It was earlier expected to go for between $375,000 and $550,000.

The 2011 Amelia Island sale set new records for the auction house, doing $24.3 million in total sales; the highest tally achieved in the event’s 13-year history. The top 10 sales honors from the event included…

1. 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Coupé – $4,290,000

1952 ferrari 340 mexico vignale coup

2. 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider – $990,000

1930 alfa romeo 6c 1750 gs spider

3. 1933 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Victoria – $979,000

1933 duesenberg model j torpedo victoria by rollston

4. 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe – $962,500

1930 duesenberg model j convertible coupe by walter m murphy co

5. 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta – $935,000

1968 ferrari 275 gtb 4 berlinetta

6. 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS – $770,000

1967 ferrari 330 gts

7. 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe – $660,000

1953 ferrari 212 inter coupe by vignale

8. 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – $627,000

1961 mercedes benz 300 sl roadster

9. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe – $627,000

1955 mercedes benz 300 sl coupe

10. 1957 Ferrari 250 GT “Low Roof” Berlinetta – $605,000

1957 ferrari 250 gt low roof berlinetta by boano

Other than the sale event, rare classics reached Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance 2011, including a 1960 Plymouth XNR Concept Car and the historic 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet.598692

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