Amelia Island (Florida) Auctions and Concours d’Elegance

The annual Amelia Island classic car auctions in Florida, USA, are held in conjunction with a Concours d’Elegance. These auctions by RM Auctions, Gooding & Co, and Bonhams are the first major East Coast classic car sales of the year.

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider was the most expensive of all cars sold at the 2023 Amelia Island auctions.
Amelia Island Record: $18,045,000 for a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider © Gooding

The Amelia Concours d’Elegance goes back to 1996 and has since grown to one of the most prestigious classic car events in the USA. The quality of the more than 200 cars on display ensured that classic car auctioneers soon followed. Currently, RM Auctions (not planning to attend from 2024), Broad Arrow, Gooding & Co, and Bonhams have their first East Coast auctions of the year here in Florida. (Mecum starts the year early January with the massive Kissimmee auctions in Florida, while RM Sotheby’s may move their Florida sale elsewhere.)

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Amelia Concours d’Elegance

The Amelia Concours d’Elegance (Island was dropped from the name from 2022) has developed into one of the most important classic car events in the USA. In addition to showing and judging beautiful and valuable cars, Amelia Island is also a charity event that collected more than $2.5 million since 1996.

The Amelia Concours d’Elegance is held in early March in sunny Florida while much of the American East Coast is still in the grips of winter. Classic car enthusiasts very much prefer sunny weather, especially when Concours-quality automobiles are on display. However, events are held come rain or shine.

Classic Car Auctions in Amelia Island, Florida

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet Vanvooren
1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet Vanvooren – Darin Schnabel © 2016 courtesy RM Sotheby’s

The classic car sales at Amelia Island usually see several cars achieving more than a million dollars. The main auctions in the top league are:

  • Broad Arrow — currently the official sponsor auction of the Amelia Island Concours. 
  • The Gooding & Co Amelia Island sale is held in the nearby Omni Amelia Island Resort.
  • Bonhams stages its Amelia Island auction at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
  • RM Auctions held a competing event in Miami in 2024.

Amelia Island Auctions Results

2024Overview: Broad Arrow, Gooding, RM Sotheby’s
2023Overview, Gooding, RM Sotheby’s
2022OverviewBonhamsGoodingRM Sotheby’s
2021BonhamsRM Sotheby’s
2020OverviewBonhamsGoodingRM Sotheby’s
2019Auctions Canceled
2018OverviewGoodingRM Sotheby’s
2017OverviewBonhamsGoodingRM Sotheby’s
2016OverviewBonhamsGoodingRM Sotheby’s
2015OverviewBonhamsGoodingRM Sotheby’s