Start of the most relevant vehicle auctions in Scottsdale/Phoenix Arizona

Every year in mid-January the auction season starts with the leading auction houses Bonhams, Gooding and RM/Sotheby’s in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Also this year from 15th to 19th January 2020 represent the market-relevant vehicles and unique rarities, some of which achieved amazing prices.

The auctions were characterized by a well-attended international audience willing to buy, which underlines the importance of the market prices at these events in Arizona. Contrary to the supposedly stagnant vintage car prices in Germany and Europe, there can be no question of this in an international comparison. On the other hand, there is an opportunity not only to find high-quality vehicles but also to achieve very good sales prices with reasonable additional costs. At the three auctions, an average of 90% of the classic/super sports cars was sold with a total value of over USD 90 million. In some cases, new record prices for the vehicles were achieved.

Here are some highlights (including premium; rounded):

–        1968 Ford Mustang, Steve McQueens Vehicle from the movie Bullitt, sold for USD 3,7 Mio.

–        1967 Ferrari 330 GTS sold for USD 1,7 Mio.

–        1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV sold for USD 1,4 Mio.

–        1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing doors sold for USD 1,3 Mio.

–        1930 Cadillac V-16 Sport Phaeton sold for USD 1,1 Mio.

–        2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 sold for USD 1,1 Mio.

–        2005 Porsche Carrera GT sold for USD 800 Tsd.

–        1932 Hispano-Suiza J12 Dual Cowl Phaeton sold for USD 2,4 Mio.

–        1948 Tucker 48 sold for USD 2,1 Mio.

But also:

–        1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale sold for USD 108 Tsd.

–        1979 Porsche 911 Turbo sold for USD 392 Tsd.

–        1966 Lamborghini 400 GT sold for USD 616 Tsd.

–        1976 Porsche 914/4 2.0 sold for USD 53 Tsd.

–        1961 Porsche 356B 1600S Cabriolet sold for USD 120 Tsd.

–        1958 Porsche 356A 1600S Cabriolet sold for USD 140 Tsd.

–        1960 Facel Vega HK500 sold for USD 213 Tsd.

–        1973 Porsche 911T sold for USD 151 Tsd.

–        1979 Porsche 911SC Targa sold for USD 123 Tsd.

–        1978 Mercedes-Benz 280SE sold for USD 78 Tsd.

–        1969 Alfa-Romeo 1750 Spider Veloce sold for USD 72 Tsd.

–        1966 Jaguar E-Type Serie 1 4.4 Liter sold for USD 199 Tsd.

–        1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evo II sold for USD 437 Tsd.

A special highlight was an “Aerodyne” unique piece by the former Nissan designer John Toom. The car, built on a Jaguar XK140, was valued at USD 125-150,000 and sold for USD 280 thousand.


So much for our brief overview of the start of the new decade. The Arizona sun was good and everything together was a lot of fun and made us even more excited for the coming season in Germany and Europe!

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