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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

Published on Feb 05, 2016