RM's Amelia Island sale posts '$24.3m highest total in 13-year history'

RM Auctions' 2011 Amelia Island sale was a record-breaking success, posting a remarkable $24.3 million in total sales - the highest tally achieved in the event's 13-year history.

In total, the single-day sale presented some 103 lots, including a selection of vintage motorcycles, before a packed house. Overall, a strong 96% of lots sold.

1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Coupe

Top honours went to a rare 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Vignale Coupé, chassis number 0224 AT, offered from the private collection of Larry Nicklin.

One of just three built and boasting a superlative racing pedigree, the hugely valuable competition coupé sparked a spirited bidding war in the room and on the phones, exceeding its pre-sale estimate to sell for an extraordinary $4,290,000.

1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS Spider

Also offered from the Nicklin Collection and exceeding its pre-sale estimate was a highly original 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter Vignale Coupé, chassis number 0267 EU, which realised $660,000.

Both examples were offered for the first time in 30 years.

The distinguished collection of Jack and Marilyn Tallman also garnered significant interest, headlined by a handsome 1930 Cadillac Sixteen Roadster which sold for $506,000

1933 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo Victoria

In all, the collection generated over $2.3 million in total sales.

Beyond the top-seller's list, other notable highlights well-exceeding their pre-sale estimates included: a 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution, one of only 24 Evolutions built, for $159,500, and an exceptional early 1964 Porsche 911 for $225,500.


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