Ferrari 400 Superamerica raises $6.38 million

Past weekend RM Sotheby’s achieved an impressive $60 million result from its auction at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It represented the first RM Sotheby’s event since RM Auctions and Sotheby’s merged earlier this year.
The star of the auction was a restored, matching numbers, green 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet which sold for $6,380,000. Setting a world record for this particular model. Importantly, proceeds are going to the consignor’s charity for children’s education.

The “runner-up” was a concours 1955 Jaguar D-Type which garnered $3,675,000.00.


Both cars were accompanied by 11 other cars bringing in more than $1 million (see below for a complete list). This included a genuine 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, selling for $3,300,000.

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider - Robin Adams ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider – Robin Adams ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

Other remarkable Ferrari results were:

  • 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, dubbed “the Condo Find” – $770,000
  • 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB with a rare six-speed manual, sold for nearly triple its estimate at $682,000
  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4 – $495,000
  • 1995 F512 M – $462,000
  • 1980 512 BB – $418,000

Besides Ferrari other brands also made some impressive proceedings:

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring - Erik Fuller ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – Erik Fuller ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring – $891,000
  • 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Slant Nose’ Cabriolet – $363,000
  • 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo – $253,000
  • 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432 – $253,000

This wasn’t the only auction during the Amelia Island week but the $60 million exceeded the proceedings of all participating auctions combined. No need to say that this is another indication that the collector car market keeps expanding. Investing in (blue-chip) cars seems more popular than ever.

The cars with more than $1 million sales at the RM Sotheby’s auction:

  • 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet (Chassis 1945 SA) – $6,380,000.00
  • 1955 Jaguar D-Type (Chassis XKD 530) – $3,675,000.00
  • 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider (Chassis 15417) – $3,300,000.00
  • 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Cabriolet A (Chassis 105384) – $3,025,000.00
  • 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Spider (Chassis 10814313) – $2,420,000.00
  • 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Cabriolet (Chassis 57710) – $2,337,500.00
  • 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV (Chassis 4884) – $2,310,000.00
  • 1988 Jaguar XJR-9 (Chassis TWR-J12C-388) – $2,145,000.00
  • 1967 Shelby 427 ‘Semi-Competition’ Cobra (Chassis CSX 3045) – $2,117,500.00
  • 1953 Ferrari 212 Europa Coupe (Chassis 0287 EU) – $1,550,000.00
  • 1930 Duesenberg Model J ‘Sweep Panel’ Dual-Cowl Phaeton (Chassis 2336) – $1,155,000.00
  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Cabriolet (Chassis 188.013.6500077) – $1,100,000.00
  • 1955 Austin-Healey 100S (Chassis AHS-3504) – $1,012,000.00

To view the full results from RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale, please visit www.rmauctions.com.