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THE AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE IS HELD EACH MARCH, ON FLORIDA'S ATLANTIC COAST, AND SOME OF THE WORLDS BIGGEST AUCTION HOUSES SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL SOME TRULY SPECIAL CARS.
While it may pale when compared to the Arizona's huge car auction week, or the fantastic auctions held in August that lead up to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the Amelia Island auctions are still, impressive.
Hagerty Insurance values the 365 cars being auctioned at a whopping total of $121 million. Last years auctions had 333 cars, and $140 million, so while its down on last years, its still not pocket change. RM Sothebys made the most money, at $71.8 million and an average sale price of $524,234 per car; RM also have seven cars on our list of the top 10 sellers (which actually numbers 11, since RM sold two cars for $1,705,000). Gooding came in at second place, in both total sales and per-car average: $30.8 million and $440,267. Bonhams sold $10.0 million worth of cars, which includes one that made the list that follows, whilst lesser known auction houses Motostalgia and Hollywood Wheels brought in $4.5 million and $4.2 million, respectively, with each moving a single seven-figure car.