A 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari sold for $3 million as the top result at the RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale 2019 classic car auction.
The highest price paid at the RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale 2019 sale was $3,080,000 for a yellow 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari. The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that belonged to Adam Levine sold for a solid $1,155,000. RM Auctions earned $23.2 million during the two-day collector car auction.
RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale Sale 2019
RM Auctions scheduled the company’s 17th annual Fort Lauderdale sale for 29-30 March 2019 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Florida, USA.
RM Auctions, a division of the RM Sotheby’s Group, achieved the best result in the event’s 17-year history. Total sales across the two-day auction reached more than $23.2 million, with more than 80 percent of the 476 lots on offer finding new homes.
Top Ten Results at RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale 2019
The ten highest results at the RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale 2019 classic car auction were:
|1||2015 Ferrari LaFerrari||$3,080,000|
|2||1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||$1,155,000|
|3||2017 Ferrari F12tdf||$975,000|
|4||1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta||$550,000|
|5||2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Coupe||$478,500|
|6||2018 Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series||$350,000|
|7||2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary||$299,750|
|8||2006 Ford GT||$286,000|
|9||1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV Monterey Edition||$258,500|
|10||2006 Ford GT||$255,750|
Top Results at RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale 2019
The RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale auction was led by a 600-mile 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, finished in eye-catching Giallo Modena over a black and yellow interior. The hypercar reached a final price of $3,080,000. Although this was only just below the pre-sale estimate of $3,200,000 – $3,500,000, it confirmed that LaFerrari prices are now lower similar to weaker results for McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 cars at recent auctions. This was one of the lowest results ever accepted for a LaFerrari – the same car received an unaccepted highest bid of $3,200,000 at the 2018 Mecum Monterey sale
The second highest result of the auction was for a matching-numbers 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing offered from significant celebrity ownership, which achieved a final $1,155,000. This Gullwing was sold by Adam Levine.
The 2017 Ferrari F12tdf just failed to break the million-dollar mark. Bidding for the 2008 Koenigsegg CCX (Est. $950,000 – $1,200,000) ran out of steam with the highest bid of $875,000 not accepted.
“We could not be happier with the results of our 17th Fort Lauderdale auction,” said Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s Group, following the sale. “We achieved our strongest results to date, again with a smaller, higher quality group of cars, and we’re thrilled with the sell-through rate we secured for our valued clients. On top of the most valuable car ever sold at the event, we also saw continued lively bidding for special cars from private collections offered without reserve, with exceptional interest from clients participating remotely via the phone and internet as well.”
Further Highlights of the RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale 2019 Sale
Additional highlights across the Fort Lauderdale auction included continued rising interest in modern and emerging collectibles. A 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV Monterey Edition, the final example of just 20 built, sold for $258,500 following an extended bidding competition, exceeding its pre-sale estimate of $200,000-$225,000 (offered without reserve). A 2010 Ferrari California, presented in Grigio Alloy with Bordeaux Daytona-style seats, also offered without reserve, sold for a final $115,500, with a portion of proceeds to benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County, an organization near and dear to the RM Auctions team.
A selection of cars offered from the much-buzzed-about Youngtimer Collection also continued to draw tremendous interest in Fort Lauderdale, which many of the 19 lots exceeding pre-sale expectations. Highlights include a very well-preserved, 3,000-mile 1991 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, which reached a final $66,000 (est. $30/40k, offered without reserve) to set a new record for the model at auction. A six-speed 2009 Aston Martin DBS also smashed pre-sale estimates at $121,000 (est. $80/100k), while a 1994 Bentley Touring Limousine reached $71,500 (est. $30/40k, offered without reserve). The remaining 85 motor cars from the Youngtimer Collection will be offered at RM Sotheby’s upcoming inaugural German sale, set for 11-12 April at the Techno Classica Essen show.
Additional private collections offered without reserve also achieved strong results in Fort Lauderdale, with a 1953 Hudson Hornet Sedan offered from a Private Swiss Collection and formerly owned by Steve McQueen bringing $165,000 and a 1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible offered from the Richard L. Burdick Collection bringing $99,000 (est. $65/85k).
RM Auctions Fort Lauderdale sale also played host to RADwood at RM Auctions, the first-ever South Florida event for the car show that presents the best of the 80s and 90s automotive lifestyle. The event saw a curated group of cars at the Broward County Convention Center, including such rad rarities as a 3500-mile, six-speed 1998 Toyota Supra, a 1986 Lamborghini “Downdraft” Countach, one of three in Rosso Speciale, a 1989 RUF RCT Evo, and a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Wide-Body with a quad-cam motor and Recaro interior.