2024 Florida Spring Sales Results (Amelia Island and Miami)

Broad Arrow, Gooding, and RM Sotheby’s had 43 million dollar car sales results at the spring 2024 Florida auctions at Amelia Island and Miami.

A rare 1903 Mercedes-Simplex 60 HP ‘Roi des Belges’ in excellent condition and well-known history sold for $12,105,000, as the top result at the Gooding Amelia Island 2024 classic car auction.
© Gooding

Florida Spring 2024 Auctions at Amelia Island and Miami

The traditional early March classic car auctions at Amelia Island, Florida, USA, were held on 29 February, 1 and 2 March 2024 by Bonhams, Broad Arrow, and Gooding. RM Sotheby’s held an alternative auction at ModaMiami on 1 and 2 March 2024. In order to facilitate comparisons with previous years, the two sets of auctions are now often clumped together as Florida Spring auctions to distinguish them from for example Mecum’s Kissimmee in January and many further smaller car auctions in Florida held at other times of the year.

At the Florida Spring 2024 auctions, 43 cars sold for over a million dollars each. Gooding earned the most with $67,342,270, followed by Broad Arrow with $62 million, RM Sotheby’s with $50 million, and Bonhams with around $7 million.

Top 25 Results at Florida Spring 2024 Auctions at Amelia Island and Miami

Blue 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider one of the top sale results at Broad Arrow Amelia Island 2024 classic car auction
© Deremer Studios, LLC / Courtesy of Broad Arrow

The following were the top 25 results at the spring classic car auctions in Florida at Amelia Island (Broad Arrow, Gooding) and Miami (RM Sotheby’s):

YearCarPrice ($)Auction House
11903Mercedes-Simplex 60 HP ‘Roi des Belges’12,100,000Gooding
21967Ford GT404,405,000Broad Arrow
31953Ferrari 250 Europe Coupe by Vignale4,295,000RM Sotheby’s
42022Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport4,047,500Broad Arrow
51954Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider3,995,000Gooding
61930Duesenberg Model J “Disappearing Top” Convertible Coupe by Murphy3,855,000RM Sotheby’s
71972Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider3,635,000Gooding
82015Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach3,525,000Gooding
91961Porsche RS613,410,000Gooding
101990Ferrari F403,360,000RM Sotheby’s
111973Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider3,305,000Broad Arrow
121988Porsche 959 SC Reimagined by Canepa3,095,000Broad Arrow
132010Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport “Sang Blue”3,085,000RM Sotheby’s
141967Ferrari 275 GTB/42,915,000Gooding
151931Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe2,645,000Gooding
=2021Lamborghini Sian2,645,000Broad Arrow
171938Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe2,260,000Gooding
=1957Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster2,260,000Broad Arrow
=1963Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster2,260,000RM Sotheby’s
202022Hennessey Venom F52,205,000Broad Arrow
=1939Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen2,205,000RM Sotheby’s
=1966Porsche 906 Carrera 62,205,000RM Sotheby’s
232020McLaren Speedtail2,067,500Broad Arrow
241957Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster2,012,500Gooding
251973Porsche 911 RS 2.7 Coupe Homologation1,985,000Gooding

Excluding the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder ‘Lucybelle III) and 1966 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra Broad Arrows sold post-hammer at undisclosed prices but believed around $2.5 million each.

Outstanding Results at Florida Spring 2024 Classic Car Auctions

A 1903 Mercedes-Simplex 60 HP ‘Roi des Belges’ sold for a marque-record $12 million to top sale results at the Gooding Amelia Island 2024 classic car auction.
© Gooding

The most expensive car sold at the Florida Spring 2024 classic car auctions was the rare 1903 Mercedes-Simplex 60 HP ‘Roi des Belges’ which achieved $12,105,000 at the Gooding Amelia Island 2024 classic car auction. This was the highest price ever paid for a car manufactured before 1930 and of course also the most expensive antique or vintage car ever. It is also the first car older than a century, or 1930 for that matter, to sell for over $10 million at public auction.

This Mercedes 60 HP was ordered new by British publishing tycoon Alfred Harmsworth, Viscount Northcliffe, and remained in family ownership for 121 years. It was displayed at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England for over six decades. The Mercedes remains in highly original condition, with its Rothschild bodywork still retaining much of its original leather upholstery.

The top result at the Broad Arrow Amelia Island 2024 classic car auction, and the second highest result at the Florida Spring 02024 auctions, was $4,405,000 paid for a 1967 Ford GT40. This car was one of only 31 GT40 road cars produced and was one of 20 used for press and other promotions by Ford.

A 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Vignale and a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Convertible Coupe by Murphy were the top results at RM Sotheby's Moda Miami 2024 sale.
©2024 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

The most expensive car sold at the RM Sotheby’s Miami 2024 classic car auction was a 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Vignale, which achieved $4,295,000, shattering the previous world record for the model by $995,000. This 250 Europa was the first of only 22 produced, one of only two fitted with a 3-liter Clombo V-12, and one of only three fitted with the exquisite coupe bodywork designed by Vignale’s Giovanni Michelotti.

2022 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, with only 393 miles on the clock, sold for a new Pur Sport model record $4,047,500 at Broad Arrows. It is one of 60 Chiron Pur Sport cars produced and was fitted with almost $400,000 in options. The 2010 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport ‘Sang Bleu’ also set a new model record.

The 1954 Ferrari 500 Mondial Series I Spider at Gooding was sold post-hammer but during the auction for just below $4 million soon after. In the same sale, a green 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider sold for well above the presale estimate of $2,500,000 – $3,000,000 to set a new model record at $3,635,000.

A perfectly-restored 1930 Duesenberg Model J ‘Disappearing Top’ Convertible Coupe by Murphy sold for $3,855,000, as the second highest result at the RM Sotheby’s Miami 2024 sale. This was over a million more than Gooding achieved on a similar model at Amelia Island 2024. Only 25 ‘Disappearing Top’ convertible coupes were ever built by Murphy for the Model J.

Top Florida (Amelia Island and Miami) Spring 2024 Classic Car Auctions

The top auctions end March in Florida at Amelia Island and Miami are by:

  • Bonhams at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on February 29, 2024
  • Broad Arrow at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island on March 1 and 2, 2024
  • Gooding & Co. at the Omni Amelia Island Resort on February 29 and March 1, 2024
  • RM Auctions held a competing ModaMiami event in Miami on March 1 and 2, 2024.

Amelia Island 2024 Auctions: Sale Results

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