Held annually in association with the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (held Sunday, March 11).
An official auction catalog is available for $120 US and admits two people to the preview and auction.
From the RM Auctions media release for the event, auction highlights include:
- An exceptional 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale, s/n 0465 GT, featuring rare 410 Superamerica-style, Pinin Farina Berlinetta coachwork. One of just four examples built, 0465 GT remains unique among its peers thanks to numerous special-order items including gauges, telescopic steering wheel, high bolster seats, twin fuel tanks with twin fillers and a custom lowered driver’s window crank. Immaculately presented, it carries Ferrari Classiche certification and is a multiple award-winner, most recently receiving a ‘First in Class Platinum’ award and judged ‘Most Elegant Ferrari’ at Cavallino in January 2012 (Est. $1,300,000 - $1,600,000)
- Other notable Ferraris on offer include a beautifully restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, s/n 1755 GT, featuring rare covered headlights and finished in its original Avorio (Ivory) color (Est. $600,000 - $800,000); a highly desirable, Ferrari Classiche certified 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, s/n 15417 (Est. $1,100,000 - $1,300,000); and a well-documented, matching numbers 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, s/n 09721, with recent cosmetic freshening and engine overhaul (Est. $1,200,000 - $1,400,000).
- Blue-chip American marques are also well-represented. Joining the previously announced 1934 Packard Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria and 1929 Cord L-29 Special Coupe, likely the most important Cord in existence, is a majestic, well-documented 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Berline, J103. The first LWB chassis built, this example was one of seven publicly unveiled at the 1929 New York Auto Show (Est. $800,000 - $1,000,000). Another great example and no stranger to the spotlight is the 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Riley & Scott Racing Car. One of three Corvettes on offer, it holds a special place in the history books as the late Paul Newman’s 2003-2007 SCCA racer in which he won his last race. In addition to his exploits in the racing world, Newman was widely regarded as one of Hollywood’s most talented A-list actors.
- A beautifully appointed, show-quality 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile Coupe (Est. $1,250,000 - $1,750,000)
- A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Convertible, one of seven original Vantage-powered DB5 Convertibles produced (Estimate available upon request)
- A concours quality 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster featuring original hardtop, tool roll and desirable Rudge wheels (Est. $850,000 - $1,000,000)
- A pair of rare and highly collectible Hispano-Suizas, including a 1913 Hispano-Suiza “King Alfonso XIII” Double Berline (Est. $750,000 - $1,000,000) and 1918 Hispano-Suiza Type 32 Collapsible Brougham (Est. $350,000 - $400,000)
- An ultra-rare, supercharged 1937 Squire 1½-Liter Drophead Coupe, the only Squire bodied by preeminent English Corsica coachworks and an exceptional prewar sports car (Estimate available upon request)
- A historic 1941 Chrysler Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton, the actual pace car of the 1941 Indianapolis 500 race and subsequently owned and driven by Walter P. Chrysler Jr. (Est. $1,500,000 - $2,000,000)
Start Date:10 March 2013
End Date:10 March 2013
Location:Amelia Island, Florida