The top results at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 sale were for a Packard Twelve Convertible, a LaFerrari, and a Duesenberg Model J.
The most expensive car sold in the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 sale was a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich that achieved $4,130,000. A 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan by Murphy was one of the surprise results when it sold for $3,525,000. Modern hypercars also achieved high prices including a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari for $3,662,500, a 2019 Bugatti Chiron for $3,360,000, and a 2020 McLaren Speedtail for $2,700,000. Twelve cars sold over a million dollar.
RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale 2022
RM Sotheby’s 24th annual Amelia Island auction: 5 March 2022 at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida. As the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, a one-day sale of more than 80 motor cars.
RM Sotheby’s results and earnings at recent Amelia Island auctions were as follows:
In 2017, RM Sotheby’s earned an Amelia Island record $70.9 million but in contrast to most years, a second auction day was held during which 63 cars from the Orin Smith collection were sold without reserve to earn a total of $31 million. The top result that year was $7,700,00 paid for a 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet by Vanvooren.
Top Results at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction 2022
The top results at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 classic car auction were:
|1||1934||Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich||4,130,000||3,750,000 – 4,500,000|
|2||2015||Ferrari LaFerrari||3,662,500||3,600,000 – 4,000,000|
|3||1930||Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan by Murphy||3,525,000||2,000,000 – 2,400,000|
|4||2019||Bugatti Chiron Sport||3,360,000||3,000,000 – 3,300,000|
|5||2020||McLaren Speedtail||2,700,000||2,600,000 – 3,000,000|
|6||1994||Bugatti EB110 GT Prototype||2,100,000||2,000,000 – 2,500,000|
|7||1955||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||2,040,000||1,500,000 – 1,650,000|
|8||1962||Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||1,545,000||1,400,000 – 1,700,000|
|9||1953||Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet||1,215,000||900,000 – 1,200,000|
|10||1964||Shelby 289 Cobra||1,132,500||1,100,000 – 1,300,000|
|11||1994||Porsche 911 Turbo S ‘Package’||1,105,000||900,000 – 1,200,000|
|12||1991||Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Lightweight||1,050,000||7000,000 – 900,000|
|13||1961||Maserati 3500 GT Spyder||896,000||850,000 – 1,100,000|
|14||1993||Jaguar XJ220||687,000||500,000 – 600,000|
|15||1953||Mercedes-Benz 300 S Cabriolet||621,000||600,000 – 700,000|
Note: Include auction premium, may include post-hammer deals.
Top Million-Dollar Results at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 Sale
Twelve cars sold for over a million dollar at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 sale:
1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria
The most expensive car sold in the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 sale was a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Convertible Victoria by Dietrich that achieved $4,130,000. 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 narrowly failed to take the Packard marque record, which remained at the $4,180,00 paid for a 1934 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Stationary Coupe by Dietrich at the RM Sotheby’s Andrews sale in 2015.
2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
A 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari in rare all-black livery was the most expensive of the modern hypercars on offer in the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 sale. It achieved $3,662,500 — although just within the $3,600,000 to $4,000,000 estimate, it was still the highest LaFerrari result in five years. The Ferrari had only 576 miles on the clock.
Ferraris were only offered in low numbers at recent auctions and the Amelia Island sales were no exception. The only top car failing to sell at RM Sotheby’s was a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTS with the highest bid of $1,550,000 just $50,000 shy of the lower estimate.
1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan by Murphy
The 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Sedan by Murphy was one of the surprise results when it achieved $3,525,000 at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 sale. The result was more than a million above the pre-sale upper estimate and the seventh Duesenberg Model J to have sold for over $3 million in the past year. This Model J took the Best of Class award in the Duesenberg Class at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
2019 Bugatti Chiron and 1994 Bugatti EB 110 GT Prototype
A nocturne black over Beluga black and Italian red interior 2019 Bugatti Chiron sold for $3,360,000 — just above estimate but still one of the weaker Chiron auction results. This hypercar had 3,950 miles on the clock — significantly more than many of the other as new, barely used limited-edition hypercars that are often on offer at auctions.
The 1994 Bugatti EB110 GT Prototype initially failed to sell with a highest bid of $1,850,000 but was later listed as sold for $2,100,000, which is the highest result for an EB110 GT. Bonhams sold one for €1,817,000 ($2,050,666) in Paris 2022 only the day after RM Sotheby’s increased the model record to €1,805,000.
2020 McLaren Speedtail
The 2020 McLaren Speedtail sold for $2,700,000 — although within the estimate, not a spectacular result. The three other Speedtails sold at auction thus far all achieved over $3 million including $3.3 million at Mecum Kissimmee 2022. This Speedtail was the 87th of the production run limited to 106.
Other Interesting Results at RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction 2022
A few further interesting results at the RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2022 classic car auction:
- The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing sold for a very strong $2,040,000 while the 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster achieved a good within-estimate $1,545,000.
- The 1953 Cunningham C-3 Cabriolet increased the marque record by $5,000.
- The 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Lightweight sold well above estimate, although the most expensive Porsche was at Bonhams and the largest number at Gooding.
- The 1993 Jaguar XJ220 sold for a new model record.
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