Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 Auction

Offered by Cord in sedan, brougham, convertible coupe and convertible sedan body styles, only a handful of L-29 chassis were sent to coachbuilder Murphy for the addition of a Town Car body.
The inaugural Bonhams Amelia Island 2015 Auction was held Thursday, March 12 at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island, Florida resulted in $13.95 million in total sales. Classic Car Week saw pre-war American cars sell strongly and models from Alfa Romeo, BMW and Porsche set new auction records.

The top result went to the preserved 1930 Cord Model L-29 Town Car with coachwork by Murphy that sold to a US collector for $1,760,000.
A 1932 Stutz DV32 Super Bearcat made $1,012,000 and a 1912 Peerless Model 60 Runabout sold for $440,000.

A 1911 EMF Model 30 Factory Racer was bought for $242,000.
A 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Transformable Phaeton previously owned by Marlene Dietrich sold for $742,500.
A 1925 Bentley 3-Liter Four Seat Tourer achieved $462,000.
1981 BMW M1 Coupe realized $605,000
A 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900C Sprint Coupe sold for $415,800.

1980 Ferrari 512 BB made $359,700