The top cars on sale at the Amelia Island 2022 classic car auctions include classic 1930s French and American automobiles, racing Porsches, and modern hypercars.
The most expensive car by far on offer at the Amelia Island 2022 classic car auctions is a magnificent 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe (Estimate: In excess of $10,000,000) on sale at Gooding. The top car at RM Sotheby’s is a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich (Estimate: $3,750,000 – $4,500,000) while Bonhams is leading with a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder (Estimate: $4,500,000 – $ 5,500,000). A 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT, (Estimate: $2,750,000 – $3,500,000) is likely to set a new world record for a Japanese car at public auction. More than 40 cars are expected to achieve prices in excess of a million dollar.
Top Million-Dollar Cars on Sale at Amelia Island 2022 Auctions
The following 43 cars on offer at the Amelia Island 2022 classic car auctions by Bonhams (5), Gooding (24), and RM Sotheby’s (14) in early March 2022 have upper estimates exceeding a million dollars each:
|1||1937||Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe||In Excess of $10,000,000||Gooding|
|2||1955||Porsche 550 Spyder||4,500,000 – 5,500,000||Bonhams|
|3||1934||Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich||3,750,000 – 4,500,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|4||2015||Ferrari LaFerrari||3,600,000 – 4,000,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|5||2019||Bugatti Chiron Sport||3,000,000 – 3,300,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|6||1967||Toyota Shelby 2000 GT||2,750,000 – 3,500,000||Gooding|
|7||2020||McLaren Speedtail||2,600,000 – 3,000,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|8||1959||Porsche 718 RSK||2,500,000 – 3,500,000||Gooding|
|9||1965||Porsche 904/6||2,500,000 – 3,250,000||Gooding|
|10||1991||Ferrari F40||2,400,000 – 2,800,000||Gooding|
|11||1954||Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback||2,000,000 – 2,500,000||Gooding|
|12||1994||Bugatti EB110 GT Prototype||2,000,000 – 2,500,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|13||1959||BMW 507 Series II||2,000,000 – 2,400,000||Gooding|
|14||1967||Ferrari 330 GTS||2,000,000 – 2,400,000||Gooding|
|15||1930||Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan by Murphy||2,000,000 – 2,400,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|16||1960||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,900,000 – 2,300,000||Bonhams|
|17||2005||Porsche Carrera GT||1,800,000 – 2,400,000||Gooding|
|18||1932||Packard 904 Delux Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe||1,800,000 – 2,400,000||Gooding|
|19||1993||Porsche 964 Carrera RS 3.8 Clubsport||1,800,000 – 2,400,000||Gooding|
|20||1979||Porsche 935||1,700,000 – 2,000,000||Gooding|
|21||1965||Ferrari 275 GTS||1,600,000 – 2,000,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|22||1979||Porsche 935||1,500,000 – 1,800,000||Gooding|
|23||1955||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,500,000 – 1,650,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|24||1998||RUF Turbo R Limited||1,400,000 – 1,800,000||Gooding|
|25||1962||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,400,000 – 1,700,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|26||1938||Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet||1,300,000 – 1,700,000||Bonhams|
|27||1965||Ferrari 275 GTB||1,300,000 – 1,600,000||Gooding|
|28||1966||Shelby 427 Cobra||1,200,000 – 1,400,000||Gooding|
|29||1954||OSCA MT4 2-AD 1500 Spider||1,100,000 – 1,400,000||Gooding|
|30||1974||Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC||1,100,000 – 1,300,000||Gooding|
|31||1954||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||1,100,000 – 1,300,000||Gooding|
|32||1964||Shelby 289 Cobra||1,100,000 – 1,300,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|33||1932||Packard 904 Delux Eight Individual Custom Convertible Victoria||1,000,000 – 1,300,000||Gooding|
|34||1977||Porsche 934/5||1,000,000 – 1,300,000||Gooding|
|35||2019||Ford GT||950,000 – 1,100,000||Gooding|
|36||1954||Jaguar XK120 SE Coupe||900,000 – 1,300,000||Bonhams|
|37||1951||Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe||900,000 – 1,200,000||Gooding|
|38||1929||Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria||900,000 – 1,200,000||Bonhams|
|39||1953||Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet||900,000 – 1,200,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|40||1994||Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Package’||900,000 – 1,200,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|41||1955||Dodge Firebomb||900,000 – 1,100,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|42||1961||Maserati 3500 GT Spyder||850,000 – 1,100,000||RM Sotheby’s|
|43||1974||Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR||800,000 – 1,200,000||Gooding|
1930s Classics at the Amelia Island 2022 Auctions
The most expensive car by far on offer at the Amelia Island 2022 classic car auctions is a magnificent 1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C-SS Teardrop Coupe (Estimate: In excess of $10,000,000) on offer at the Gooding sale. Only around ten coupes with aerodynamic Goutte d’Eau coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi were ever produced with the car on offer the sole survivor of only two ever made with fully enveloping, skirted front fenders. The Talbot-Lago marque record is $7,150,000 achieved by a 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi at the RM Auctions Art of the Automobile Sale in 2013.
From the same era, but American and far from the sweeping lines of the French automobile is a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich (Estimate: $3,750,000 – $4,500,000) — the most expensive car on offer at RM Sotheby’s. This First in Class and runner-up to Best of Show at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is one of only three known survivors. It could challenge the Packard marque record of $4,180,00 paid for a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Stationary Coupe by Dietrich at the RM Sotheby’s Andrews sale in 2015.
For the smaller budget, Gooding is offering another interesting Packard pair: a 1932 Packard Model 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Stationary Coupe (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,400,000) and a 1932 Packard Model 904 Deluxe Eight Individual Custom Victoria (Estimate: $1,000,000 – $1,300,000).
Duesenbergs performed strongly at recent auctions: 10 sold for over a million in the past 18 months including six for over $3 million. The 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan by Murphy (Estimate $2,000,000 – $2,400,000) at RM Sotheby’s was awarded Best of Class in the Duesenberg Class at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. A 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Victoria is available at Bonhams.
All three auction houses have a Bugatti Type 57 on offer but only the 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Stelvio Cabriolet at Bonhams is likely to achieve a million dollar.
Top Porsches on Sale at Amelia Island 2022
Porsches traditionally perform well at the annual Amelia Island classic car auction in Florida in early March. Gooding alone has ten million-dollar Porsches on offer but the most expensive Porsche at all the Amelia Island 2022 sales is a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, estimate $4,500,000 – $ 5,500,000, at Bonhams. This 550 was extensively raced in period in Germany before being imported to the USA by a returning serviceman. It raced in SSCA and other races in North America until the mid-1960s.
All the other top racing Porsches are on offer at Gooding: the 1959 Porsche 718 RSK was raced in SCCA and other events in North America while the 1965 Porsche 904/6 was a works racer in European events before being raced privately in SCCA events.
The Gooding sale further includes two 1979 Porsche 935s — one raced at Le Mans in 1979 by Interscope racing and the second raced by Otis Chandler’s Vintage Racing team — and a 1977 Porsche 934/5 and a 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RSR IROC.
Of the road-going Porsches, the most anticipated result is probably for the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,400,000). A year ago, a result half the lower estimate would have been considered very good. However, the model record was increased twice at Scottsdale 2022: RM Sotheby’s sold one for $1,545,000, and a few days later the model record was set at $1,980,000 at Barrett-Jackson. Remarkably, Gooding announced the whopping estimates before the Scottsdale results were known.
Modern Hypercars and Supercars at Amelia Island 2022
Almost a third of cars sold for over a million dollar thus far in 2022 at public auction was less than a decade old. Except for a 2019 Ford GT at Goodings, this section of the market was left entirely for RM Sotheby’s at Amelia Island 2022. The three modern hypercars on sale are a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, 2020 McLaren Speedtail, and a no-reserve 2019 Bugatti Chiron Sport — all three are likely to achieve results above $3 million.
The list of other top modern supercars on offer at Amelia Island 2022 is surprisingly short. Other than the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, RM Sotheby’s has a 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT Prototype — the EB110s sold very well recently — and Gooding a 1991 Ferrari F40.
Other Cars to Watch at Amelia Island 2022 Auctions
A few further results will be keenly watched. The 1967 Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT, chassis MF10-10001, estimate: $2,750,000 – $3,500,000, on offer at the Gooding Amelia Island 2022, is likely to become the most expensive Toyota and the priciest Japanese car ever sold in a public auction. It was the first Toyota 2000 GT produced and used as a promotion car in the USA before Carroll Shelby prepared and race it as the first Toyota participating in SSCA events.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs have sold for very strong prices thus far in 2022 — 7 for above a million. The model-record $6,825,000 paid for the extremely rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing at RM Sotheby’s Arizona 2022 was for a very special car but a not particularly special Gullwing sold for $2,640,000 at Mecum Kissimmee 2022 while a 1964 Roadster achieved $2,315,000 at RM Sotheby’s Arizona — the fourth-highest price ever paid for a Roadster at auction. At Amelia Island 2022, Gooding is offering a Gullwing, Bonhams a Roadster, and RM one of each. The yellow 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster at Bonhams is the best 300 on offer but owners will watch all results with interest.
Ferraris will again play a rather small role in the auctions. Only six are likely to achieve a million-dollar and although all six are fine cars, none come with a special history, provenance, or exceptional features.
Amelia Island Classic Car Auctions 2022
Top Amelia Island 2022 Auctions
The top auctions at Amelia Island are by:
- RM Auctions at the Ritz Carlton hotel on 5 March 2022.
- Gooding & Co at the Omni Amelia Island Resort on 4 March 2022
- Bonhams at the Fernando Beach Golf Club on 3 March 2022
Amelia Island 2022 Auction Results
- Amelia Island 2022 Auctions Results Overview
- Gooding: Amelia Island Auction 2022 Results
- Bonhams: Amelia Island Auction 2022 Results
- RM Sotheby’s: Amelia Island Auction 2022 Results
Amelia Island 2022 Auction Previews
Amelia Island 2022 Pre-Sale Announcements
- Bonhams: 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
- Gooding: Talbot-Lago Teardrop Coupe
- Gooding: Racing Porsches Announced (935 & 911 Carrera RSR)
- Gooding: Top Porsches Announced (718 RSK, 964 Carrer RS 3.8, Carrera GT)
- Gooding: American Classics (Pair of Packard Model 904s and 1960s Corvettes)
- Gooding: Toyota-Shelby 2000 GT (Like Most Expensive Japanese Car Ever)
- Gooding: Works Porsche 904/6
- Gooding: BMW 507 Roadster
- Gooding: Italian Classic Sportcars (330 GTS, 275 GTB, OSCA MT4)
- RM Sotheby’s: Modern Hypercars (LaFerrari, Chiron Sport, McLaren Speedtail)
Amelia Island 2021 Auction Results