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Arizona Collector Car Auction

Each year car collectors enjoy attending the most important car auctions that are organized in the world. All the car auction houses go the extra mile to impress their buyers and visitors. People in search for a new beauty to add to their car collection find that these auctions are good places to be.

An exciting competition between the best auction houses takes place every year in Arizona. Every auction company tries its best to have the most amazing and unique cars and to attract as many people as possible. Believe me when I say that the Arizona Collector Car Auctions are the best events of the year.

An exciting Arizona Collector Car Auction took place in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Resort&Spa in January 2011. This auction was organized by The RM Auctions and offered a diverse palette of motor cars for car collectors. The offer included more than 160 cars, such as: muscle cars, sports and racing cars and the best European or American classic cars ever built. The event was a real success and achieved sales of $30.8 millions meaning that 96% of the lots were sold.

This 2011 Arizona Collector Car Auction wasn’t short of British cars either. The most important British brands were part of the auction. For example, a 1932 Rolls Royce Phantom II Newmarket Sport Phaeton was sold for $ 440,000, a 1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost brought to the RM $379,500, while an incredible 1958 Aston Martin DB2 Mark III was also auctioned.

1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

Moreover, the RM auction had a diversity of Ferrari cars. The officials said that nine of these exquisite cars were signed before the official start of the auction. One of the most wanted was a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder, former property of Reggie Jackson. Other Ferraris that were sold were the 1950 Ferrari 166 Inter Berlinetta, the stunning 1966 Ferrari Superfast Series I and the first F50 built by the “prancing horse”, the 1995 Ferrari F50 Show Car.

Another interesting event of the 2011 Arizona Collector Car Auction was the auction of private and estate collections. This year the RM Auctions put on sale a series of cars owned by Bill Jacobs Jr. This collection included amazing cars that impressed the audience.

Other cars that were in the spotlight were a 1941 Lincoln Continental Coupe that was a gift offered by Orson Wells to Rita Hayworth, a 1949 Cadillac Series 75 Woodie Limousine, a 1929 Duensenberg model J Dual Cowl and a 1939 BMW 327/328 Cabriolet.

When it came to top sales the 1949 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta won the gold medal and convinced its new owner to pay no more and no less than $1,870,000.This car is the 10th of the only 25 cars manufactured by Ferrari. Another car whose price exceeded 1 million dollars was a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe ($1,375,000). The bidding for this car was intense, a real “fight” between the Middle-East and Europe. Once again Ferrari proved its class and brought the RM Auctions another impressive sum of $935,000 through the sale of the 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast.

1949 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta

The American classic cars made it to the top sales as well, because of the rare 1933 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton which was sold for $1.76 millions. Another “over 1 million” classic car was the 1929 Duensenberg, driven by Elvis Presley when he shot the movie “Spinout” and sold for $1,237,500.

The 2011 RM’s Arizona Collector Car Auction was a great opportunity for car collectors to find amazing cars and spend incredible moments bidding for these exquisite cars. Join us next year!


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