While a stunning 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K roadster hammered at the recent RM Sotheby’s Scottsdale auction for a remarkable $9.9 million (all prices in US dollars), we’re interested to see how our four picks did.
Our supercar favourite, the Jaguar XJ220 sold for a still reasonable $385,000 and even at this price we’re willing to argue that these oft-forgotten supercars are a bargain compared to the Ferrari F40s and Porsche 959s of the era.
The Toyota 2000GT fell well shy of its near-million dollar estimate and sold for $675,000. It remains perhaps the most attractive Japanese sports car ever conceived.
The last time I saw a BMW M1 sell for $300,000 was a couple of years ago. This particular car carried the stigma of being a former press car and I’d like to think that helped keep the selling price this low, but I suspect there are other factors at play. Someone got themselves a bargain.
Finally, the storied, late-production, low mileage Ferrari Testarossa hammered for a steal at just $154,000, which is well under ask for other Testarossas in similar condition.
There were some other notable sales and any twelve cylinder Ferraris gather my attention. With two Ferrari Daytonas selling in the $700,000 range, the 365 GTCs sold for $300,000 and $247,500 – and I just love those GTC with their understated styling – these GTCs are a great way to get into a twelve cylinder Ferrari for a not unreasonable sum.
Images courtesy RM Sotheby’s.