RM Sotheby’s Kicks Off 2024 with a $22.9m Sale at Arizona Car Week

240130 RM Sotheby’s Kicks Off 2024 with a $22.9m Sale at Arizona Car Week [678]

RM Sotheby’s returned to the Biltmore to host their 26th auction in Arizona, with the 2020 McLaren Speedtail selling as the top lot of the sale for more than $2M

  • The 2020 McLaren Speedtail and the 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster in the style of Sindelfingen were the premier lots sold
  • 1984 Audi Sport Quattro breaks previous record by over $100,000
  • The sale had nearly 600 bidders. Of these, 20% were bidding for the first time, and 36% ended up being new buyers
  • All results can be viewed HERE

BLENHEIM, CANADA – January 30, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – RM Sotheby’s kicked off the 2024 auction season at the iconic Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. Celebrating its 26th year in Arizona, the Biltmore turned into a gathering place for both automotive enthusiasts and collectors. The auction saw a successful sale of 76% of all lots, resulting in a total sales figure of $22,937,660.

Highlights

2020 McLaren Speedtail – Number 69 of 106 individually specified examples produced, the 2020 McLaren Speedtail went under the hammer finished in bespoke McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Liquid Blue Silver over blue and gray full aniline leather and is the legacy of McLaren’s seminal F1 supercar reimagined for the 21st century. Indicating just 54 miles at time of cataloguing, the Speedtail went to its new owner for $2,012,500.

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster in the style of Sindelfingen – This exceptionally restored 540 K, in the sought-after Special Roadster style by master craftsman Cass Nawrocki, stood out with beautiful colors and presentation. An exceptional example of coachbuilding and automotive artistry, it beckons for both showcasing and thrilling road adventures. The supercharged engine ensures unmatched performance, and it will provide a unique and unforgettable driving experience as one of the great Full Classics as it sold for $1,545,000.

1984 Audi Sport Quattro – This Sport Quattro is a rare gem among the 214 constructed, with a unique history as one of the few examples believed to be originally delivered new to Japan. The car is remarkably preserved, boasting just 8,806 kilometers (5,472 miles) at the time of cataloguing. The exterior showcases an elegant white finish, complemented by gray leather and cloth Recaro sport seats in the interior. Breaking its previous record by over $100,000, this example sold for an impressive $665,000.

Top 10 Lots Sold

  1. 2020 McLaren Speedtail sold for $2,012,500
  2. 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster in the style of Sindelfingen sold for$1,545,000
  3. 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso by Scaglietti sold for $1,352,500
  4. 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra sold for $1,215,000
  5. 2021 Ford GT Mk II sold for $1,006,000
  6. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Coupe sold for $797,000
  7. 1957 Porsche 356 A Outlaw by Emory sold for $747,500
  8. 1984 Audi Sport Quattro sold for $665,000
  9. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona by Scaglietti sold for $632,000
  10. 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT by Touring sold for $632,000

Important Numbers

  • 563 bidders
  • 20% new bidders
  • 36% new buyers

VIEW ALL RESULTS HERE

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RM Sotheby’s is the world’s largest collector car auction house by total sales. With over 40 years of proven results in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from auctions (live and online) and private sales to estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of Car Specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM Sotheby’s is currently responsible for eight of the top ten most valuable motor cars ever sold at auction.

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