The Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 auction was held April 1-3 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center in Florida, resulting in $20,058,370 in total sales and a 70 percent sell-through rate. The 14th annual Fort Lauderdale event saw bidders from 41 states across America, along with 18 countries, including Japan, Brazil and Australia, with nearly 40 percent representing new clients to the auction house.
“We’re very happy with the results of our 14th annual Fort Lauderdale sale, which was highlighted by numerous spirited bidding contests, making it clear that the auction room was packed with serious collectors,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America. “We received highly positive feedback on the diversity of the offering, which is reflected in the top ten sales. From European sports and touring cars of every era through to iconic American classics and muscle and high performance late model collectibles, the group is a fantastic representation of the variety you’ll find in Fort Lauderdale each year.”
Leading the top-sellers list was a restored, U.S.-delivery 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona that commanded $649,000 during Saturday’s sale session, while a 1930 Bentley “Blue Train” recreation sold for $522,500.
The remaining results within the top five included a 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 S that brought $506,000, leading a string of additional Mercedes-Benz tourers that sold well, such as the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 at $269,500 (pre-sale estimate $175,000 – $225,000).
Big-block American muscle also shined on the Fort Lauderdale stage, highlighted by a 430 hp 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Sport Coupe, one of 69 built, for $404,250, and a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, one of 16 originally equipped with a four-speed manual transmission, at an above-estimate $330,000.
Additional highlights from the three-day sale included a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, which exceeded estimate at $264,000, and a 1999 Ferrari F355 Spider Serie Fiorano, which sold for a record $211,750. A 1966 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupe by Park Ward was contested by numerous bidders both in the room and on the phone before eventually selling for $220,000 — $60,000 above its high estimate.
Auctions America once again supported the important work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) at its South Florida event, raising $25,000 for the organization via the sale of a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura Restomod.
Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2016 – Top Ten Auction Results
1. 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ – $649,000
2. 1930 Bentley “Blue Train” recreation – $522,500
3. 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300S – $506,000
4. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – $404,250
5. 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda – $330,000
6. 2005 Ford GT – $319,000
7. 1965 Shelby GT 350 – $314,600
8. 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR – $275,000
9. 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 – $269,500
10. 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – $264,000
For complete auction results, visit AuctionsAmerica.com.
Auctions America continues its 2016 calendar with Auburn Spring, May 5 – 7, the first of its two annual sales held at the Auburn Auction Park in Indiana. The upcoming sale will lift the gavel on approximately 500 collector vehicles and assorted automobilia. The Auburn Spring weekend will also include an on-site swap meet and car corral, as well as the all-new Automotive Midway, featuring display vehicles, club booths, manufacturer displays, detailing demonstrations and more.
[Source: Auctions America]