Arizona

19 - 20 January 2017

Arizona

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona

RM SOTHEBY'S CONTINUES ITS TRACK RECORD AS THE MARKET LEADER FOR HIGH-END COLLECTOR CARS WITH $53.8 MILLION ARIZONA AUCTION

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RM SOTHEBY'S CONTINUES ITS TRACK RECORD AS THE MARKET LEADER FOR HIGH-END COLLECTOR CARS WITH $53.8 MILLION ARIZONA AUCTION
RM Sotheby's ushered in 2017 with another strong performance in Arizona, generating $53,772,775 in total sales with 89 percent of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore. The company's 18th annual Phoenix sale, held 19–20 January, was a truly global event, attracting bidders from 30 countries—20 percent of which were new RM Sotheby's clientele—once again illustrating that Arizona is the epicenter of the collector car world in January.

Amongst the 141 lots that found new homes, the top seller was the one-off, owner-commissioned 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster. Originally built for Rolf Horn of Berlin with a rare five-speed transmission and various unique design cues, the beautifully restored Roadster drew eyes and bids, selling for a final $6,600,000 during Friday evening's sale session. Throughout Friday's sale, numerous best-of-category Ferraris also took top honors, led by a highly awarded, matching-numbers 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS. One of just 20 built, the exceedingly rare road-going Ferrari surpassed its pre-sale estimate, realizing $3,602,500, nearly triple the previous auction record for the model. Rounding out the top three, a pristine 1995 Ferrari F50, one of just two U.S.-delivery examples finished in black, demonstrated its desirability, bringing $3,135,000—a new auction benchmark for the model. Friday night also saw the exquisitely restored, ex-Greg Garrison and Skeets Dunn 1961 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupe Aerodinamico generate a strong result of $3,080,000, while perhaps the world's finest 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS sold at the top end of its estimate at $2,475,000.

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

2400 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona
85016

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