The Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2014 Auction was held March 14–16 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Florida, resulting in more than $21 million in total sales and a 76% sell-through rate. The 12th annual Fort Lauderdale sale attracted its strongest attendance to date and realized a nearly 20% sales increase over 2013. Bidders represented 13 countries from around the world, including from as far away as South America, Asia and Australia, while also bringing in bidders from 44 states across the United States.
“The Fort Lauderdale sale gets better and better every year,” said Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America. “This year, Auctions America had record high sales and over 30 percent new clientele—demonstrating that our reach is continuing to expand thanks to our promotional efforts and the dedication of our expert team of car specialists who work tirelessly to secure exciting and significant vehicles for the sale. This weekend’s event was a fantastic success, the excitement on the auction block was electric and we’re looking forward to continuing that energy throughout 2014.”
The top result at the 2014 Auctions America Ft. Lauderdale auction went to a freshly restored 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra, the 23rd production example built, which realized a final sale price of $825,000. Also attracting strong interest from collectors was the 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition with only 80 miles from new which achieved $412,500 – a new world record for Heritage Edition Ford GTs sold at auction. Another notable result was the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird that ignited a spirited bidding contest between a bidder in the room and on the phone, eventually realizing $319,000.
Within a roster of cars that ranged from Brass Era speedsters to modern supercars, there were numerous sales of note, including a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Fuel-Injected Coupe, which almost doubled its pre-sale estimate at $189,200. Additional lots that sold very well included a 1961 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster that achieved $149,600 to surpass its pre-sale estimate; a restored 1947 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible that garnered $93,500; and a well-equipped 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Ram Air III that sold for $140,250.
Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2014 – Top Ten Auction Results
1. 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra – $825,000
2. 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe – $605,000
3. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – $412,500
4. 1934 Packard Twelve – $390,500
5. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird – $319,000
6. 2005 Ford GT – $259,600
7. 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – $255,750
8. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 – $250,250
9. 1965 Shelby GT350 – $214,500
10. 1947 Chrysler Town & Country – $211,200
For complete auction results, visit AuctionsAmerica.com.
Auctions America continues its 2014 auction calendar with its annual Auburn Spring sale, May 8-10 at the Auburn Auction Park in Indiana. Expanding this year, the sale will feature more than 900 cars, including the John Scotti Collection of over 450 vehicles offered without reserve, along with a full day of memorabilia. The event is also home to the return of the AACA’s Special National Spring Meet. Auctions America’s summer includes two stops on the West Coast, beginning with the sale of The Littlefield Collection in Portola Valley, California, July 11-12, offering more than 200 historically significant military vehicles, parts and accessories without reserve, closely followed by the company’s second annual California sale in Burbank, August 1-2.
For more information, visit AuctionsAmerica.com.
[Source: Auctions America]