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Preliminary report: Pray Delahaye boosts RM’s Amelia Auction to $35.1 million

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court |RM photo by Darin Schnabel

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court |RM photo by Darin Schnabel

A preliminary report provided to ClassicCars.com by Hagerty Insurance has RM Auctions sale Saturday at Amelia Island doing $35.1 million in business with a 97 percent sell-through rate.

The overwhelming high-dollar individual sale was $6.6 million for a 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Torpedo Roadster from the estate of Malcolm Pray, who owned the Figoni et Falaschi-bodied car, one of two that exist, for more than 50 years.

A 1958 BMW 507 Series II roadster, also from the Pray Collection, was the second-highest sale at $2.42 million.

A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster original owned by actress Natalie Wood sold for more than $1.8 million. Also going for seven figures were a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Pinin Farina cabriolet ($1.76 million) and a LeBaron-bodied 1934 Duesenberg Model SJ convertible sedan (more than $1.5 million).

The average sales price at the auction was $398,688.

We’ll have a complete wrap-up on the sale after RM reports its official tally.

Results (preliminary) for RM sale at Amelia Island

Overall Total: $35.1 million

88/91 lots sold: 97% sell-through rate

Average Sale Price: $398,688

Overall Top 10 Sales:

  1. 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Torpedo Roadster sold for $6,600,000
  2. 1958 BMW 507 Roadster sold for $2,420,000
  3. 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold for $1,842,500
  4. 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SII PF Cabriolet sold for $1,760,000
  5. 1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Sedan sold for $1,567,500
  6. 1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster sold for $990,000
  7. 1965 Shelby GT350R Coupe sold for $984,500
  8. 1928 Bugatti Type 37A Grand Prix Roadster sold for $962,500
  9. 1937 Bugatti Type 57C Roadster sold for $902,000
  10. 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coupe sold for $781,000

2013 Overall Results

Total: $26.9 million

81/88 sold: 92% sell-through rate

Average Sale Price: $331,538

 

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