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RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2017: auction treasures in the millions

Darin Schnabel /RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2017
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D he super-rich and classic lovers met on March 10th & 11th on Amelia Island - a small island near Florida. Some pulled out their wallets to secure one of the coveted auction cars, others left their bills in.

1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabrio from Vanvooren for $ 7.7 million

The auction house RM Sotheby's sold 18 cars worth millions at its auctions. Together, the 18 models are valued at over US $ 35 million. Most of the money was made by a Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet from 1937.

One buyer got the luxury car for 7.7 million US dollars. The luxury vehicle on offer is one of four convertibles that the French coachbuilder Vanvooren has dressed. Only three of them are said to have survived to this day. The chassis, the outer skin, the 3.2-liter eight-cylinder with over 170 hp and the 4-speed gearbox have been looked after and preserved for over 80 years.

RM Sotheby's auctioned a Ferrari with a celebrity bonus F50, which once belonged to Mike Tyson. Experts had expected that the Tyson Ferrari would bring in around two million US dollars. In the end it was 2.640 million.

Erik Fuller /RM Sotheby's
Not auctioned: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti

Some highly endowed classics had to be repacked without being sold. The most prominent examples: 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta by Scaglietti with three-liter V12, 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta by Touring with two-filter V12 and Bentley 4½-liter Le Mans Sports 'The Bobtail' by Vanden Plas from 1928.

In our photo show we show you theClassics that RM Sotheby’s auctioned on Amelia Island for one million US dollars and more, and the most expensive cars that never found buyers.

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