The Auctions America Hilton Head 2016 sale was held November 5 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, resulting in $5,710,003 in total sales and a 63.57 percent sell-through rate on all lots sold. Auctions America’s second annual Hilton Head sale featured 103 vehicles during the single-day auction.
A ‘time-warp’ 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster stole the show when it almost tripled its pre-sale high estimate. Recently surfacing after more than 40 years parked in a Chicago-area garage, the Aquamarine Blue speedster spurred a bidding contest between collectors in the room and on the phones before selling for $665,500 (versus a pre-sale estimate of $200,000 – $250,000).
“We’re thrilled with the result for the Porsche 356, which reflects the continued appetite for highly original, unmolested cars. We anticipated strong interest in the Speedster given its fascinating provenance and long-term ownership, but could certainly have not predicted its incredible final price. It was a thrill to witness—13 phone bidders battling it out with collectors in the room in a bidding contest that lasted almost seven minutes—certainly one of the most exciting auction moments in recent memory,” said Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America.
In addition to the barnfind Porsche, other highlights included: a factory-original, Shelby Registry-documented 1967 AC Shelby 427 Cobra for $726,000; a single-owner 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition garnered $305,250; and, a 1960 Maserati 3500 GT realized $222,750. Another star of the weekend, an “as new” 2004 Porsche Carrera G — believed to be the lowest mileage example on the planet with 24 miles on its odometer — exchanged hands for a final $800,000 after the sale’s conclusion.
Gould adds, “We were happy to return to Hilton Head Island for our second annual sale, and take our hats off to the gallant efforts made by the Motoring Festival committee, together with the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton communities, in getting the Island back in shape in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. The auction welcomed bidders from nine countries and 31 states, with 37 percent representing new clients.”
Auctions America Hilton Head 2016 – Top Ten Auction Results
1. 2004 Porsche Carrera GT – $800,000
2. 1967 AC Shelby 427 Cobra – $726,000
3. 1957 Porsche 356A 1600 Speedster – $665,500
4. 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition – $305,250
5. 1960 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring – $222,750
6. 1983 Ferrari 512 BBi – $175,000
7. 1965 Jaguar E-Type Series I 4.2 Roadster – $163,900
8. 1958 Jaguar XK 150S Roadster – $125,400
9. 1965 Shelby Cobra – $115,000
10. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe – $110,000
10. 1967 Porsche 911S Coupe – $110,000
For complete results, visit AuctionsAmerica.com.
Auctions America will kick off its 2017 auction season in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 31 – April 2.
[Source: Auctions America]
What’s with that 65 Cobra for only $115,000?