RM Auctions sold 64 lots at no reserve over the weekend, all from the Don Davis collection. The sale was held in Ft. Worth, Texas, on April 27, 2013, and a total of $21.2m in cars changed hands.
Plenty of world records were set, most notably for a yellow 1967 Toyota 2000GT, which became the first Japanese car to break $1M at public auction. A Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder took top honors at just under $2M, and 300SLs continued their price rise by topping $1.2M for a 1955 Gullwing, hitting $935,000 for a 1961 roadster, and realizing $770,000 for a 1957 roadster.
An expertly restored 1966 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser illustrated strong interest in vintage SUVs with an $88,000 sale price, including buyer’s premium. A 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL seemed reasonably priced at $99,000, given market activity for this model during the past year. Overall, RM again earned top prices for this single-collection sale.
- 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS Spyder sold for $1,936,000
- 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder sold for $1,650,000
- 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe sold for $1,237,500
- 1967 Toyota 2000GT sold for $1,155,000
- 1965 Shelby Cobra 289 R&P Roadster sold for $1,001,000
- 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold for $935,000
- 1963 Shelby Cobra 289 R&P Roadster sold for $935,000
- 1941 Chrysler Newport Indy 500 Pacemaker sold for $880,000
- 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster sold for $770,000
- 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort Coupe sold for $770,000
RM’s next auction is scheduled to take place at Villa Erba on Lake Como, Italy, on May 25, 2013. The run list contains a number of rare and desirable cars, including a 1957 BMW 503 Cabriolet, a 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Coupe Superprofilee, a 1947 Cisitalia 202 SMM Nuvolari Spyder, and a 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM competition Berlinetta. RM has also assembled what it is referring to as the “Ferrari supercar grand slam,” which includes five of Ferrari’s most potent modern cars. The Canadian-based company’s next North American sale will occur July 27, 2013, in Plymouth, Mich.