RM Auctions will hold its Automobiles of Amelia Island 2011 auction on Saturday, March 12th in Amelia Island, Florida. Held in partnership with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, RM Auctions’ 13th annual auction will once again be held on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
RM Auctions assembled more than 100 cars for the single-day auction, which will again act as a prelude to this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. A featured highlight of the 2011 event will be pair of early Ferraris from the collection of Larry Nicklin, co-founder of the Ferrari Club of America. The 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe, s/n 0224 AT, is one of three coupes built and it finished 3rd overall at the 1952 Carrera Panamericana. The 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Coupe by Vignale, s/n 0267 EU, recently emerged from a garage untouched since the mid-1980s.
Other headline entries include the 1930 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe with Murphy Coachwork; 1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open Drive Landaulette; 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider; 1938 Peugeot Darl’mat Leger ‘Special Sport’ Roadster; and 1908 Oldsmobile Limited Prototype.
RM Auctions will also present three cars from the collection of Brock Yates at Amelia Island. The first is the Elder-Crawford Indy Roadster, better known as the “Meguiar’s Mirror-Glaze Special,” which boasts Indianapolis race history, complete provenance and a correct Offy motor. Also offered from his collection are the Kurtis 500S Roadster, one of 24 built by Arlen Kurtis, and an Edmunds Midget “Casey Special,” never damaged and race-ready.
In 2010, RM Auctions offered 112 automobiles for sale, with 98 finding a new owner, reflecting an 88% sales rate. Total sales volume was $19,147,550, inclusive of buyer’s premiums. The average price per car sold was $198,383. Top sale went to a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Berline at $1,705,000. (See 2010 RM Auctions Amelia Island Results).
The official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, RM’s Automobiles of Amelia Island event returns to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Amelia Island on March 12th, 2011. A preview of the auction will be held from 9am – 6pm on March 10th and 11th, followed by all the auction action on March 12th from 11am. Admission requires the purchase of an official auction catalog, available for $100. The catalog admits two and must be presented for entry. Bidder registration is $200 and includes an official auction catalog and admission for two to the previews, reception and auction.
For more information, contact RM Auctions at (800) 211-4371 or visit www.rmauctions.com.
RM Auctions Automobiles of Amelia Island Sale 2011 – Preview
[Source: RM Auctions]