I last year the auctions in Pebble Beach brought in over 338 million US dollars Dollar one. In 2017 it was a little less. Classic Analytics is valued at $ 327.3 million. Divided into 745 auctioned cars with a total of 1,277 offers. This corresponds to a sales rate of 58 percent.
The specialists calculate the average sales price at 439,361 dollars. The most expensive example this year is the Aston Martin DBR1 Roadster, which RM Sotheby’s auctioned for over 22 million dollars. The buyer was not there at all, but was scrambling with a colleague on the phone for the racing roadster with chassis number 1, which was already driven by Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Carroll Shelby. Never before has a British car achieved such a high value at auction.
McLaren F1 for over 15 million US dollars
The three major auction houses share all places in the top 10 on. RM Sotheby’s has the most sales with almost $ 133 million of 103 cars auctioned. 32 cars alone crack the one million mark. It is followed by Gooding & Company with over $ 91 million and Bonhams with over $ 53 million. The London auction house is auctioning a 1995 McLaren F1 in California for $ 15.6 million. For this sum you could buy Bugatti Chiron, Ferrari La Ferrari and Porsche 918 Spyder and still have a few billions left for a chic villa. The auctioned McLaren F1, number 44, was the first specimen that made it to the USA at the time.
Number 3 in Pebble Beach's auction statistics is again a classic fromolder blow. Gooding & Company sold the Ferrari 275 GTB /C Coupé with its original chassis, original body and 3.3-liter V12 for $ 14,520,000. The cars behind it also sound like music in your ears: Porsche 917K, Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta from Scaglietti, Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Roadster, Aston Martin DB4GT Prototype Coupé, Ferrari 121 LM Spider, Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series III Coupé and Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet.
The latter finds a new owner worth $ 4,840,000 million. That is the equivalent of around 4,115,471 euros. At this price you could buy the VW Golf GTI with 230 hp and six-speed manual gearbox 137 times. Or about 17 copies of the Ferrari 488 Spider. Just to put it in perspective.