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Don Davis Collection Fetches Over $21 Million at Auction

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During this past weekend, RM Auction scored another great result, as its Don Davis Collection crossed the auction block for over $21.2 million - a record-breaking total. The collection included a total of 64 cars with the highest bid going to a 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS , which was sold for $1,936,000 - another auction record.

The second place goes to a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider , which was been auctioned for $1,650,000. Next there was a 1967 Toyota 2000GT that sold for $1,155,000 - a record for the model - a 1988 Porsche 959 ’Komfort’, which sold for an outstanding $770,000; a 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe for $577,500; and a 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe for $550,000.

After this success, RM Auction will continue to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend, May 25, Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, July 27th and Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 16th through 17th.

Click past the jump to learn more about the highest bids.

RM Auctions’ Don Davis Collection Sales

Don Davis Collection Fetches Over $21 Million at Auction
Lot 1321967 Ferrari 330 GTS$ 1,936,000 - Record for a Ferrari 330 GTS sold at auction
Lot 1481973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider$ 1,650,000
Lot 1421955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing$ 1,237,500
Lot 1491967 Toyota 2000GT$ 1,155,000 - Record for a Toyota 2000GT sold at auction
Lot 1121965 Shelby 289 Cobra$ 1,001,000
Lot 1471988 Porsche 959 ’Komfort’$770,000
Lot 1571965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe$577,500
Lot 1381965 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe$550,000

Press Release

Don Davis Collection Fetches Over $21 Million at Auction

RM Auctions continued its strong track record in Texas this past weekend with the record-breaking sale of the Don Davis Collection in Fort Worth, Texas. Held onsite at Mr. Davis’s estate, the single-day auction of the esteemed “collector’s collection” saw 64 prized automobiles sell for more than $21.2 million before a packed house.

The exceptional quality of the collection was reflected in the strong global interest in the sale, with bidders hailing from 14 countries around the world, including from as far away as Brazil, Australia, and Kuwait. Top sale honors went to a rare, matching-numbers 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS. Representing the epitome of mid-sixties Italian GT styling, and stunning in Blu Scuro, the example on offer attracted tremendous interest from collectors, selling for an extraordinary $1,936,000, which set a new world record for a Ferrari 330 GTS sold at auction.

Don Davis Collection Fetches Over $21 Million at Auction

Taking the number two spot was another dream car, the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, which garnered a remarkable $1,650,000. In total, five lots achieved individual million-dollar-plus results, while spirited bidding saw a number of automobiles well-exceed pre-sale estimates, to set no less than eight new world records.

Don Davis Collection Fetches Over $21 Million at Auction

Record-shattering sales were led by the 1967 Toyota 2000GT, which sparked an exciting bidding war, eventually selling for an amazing $1,155,000, which far-exceeds the previous world record for a Toyota 2000GT sold at auction. Also entering the history books and setting new auction records for their class were the highly sought-after 1988 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’, which sold for an outstanding $770,000; the 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe for $577,500; and the 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe for $550,000.

“We were honored to have been entrusted to offer Don Davis’s incredible collection,” says Ian Kelleher, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “The fantastic results reflect not only the truly exceptional quality of the cars, but also the continued health of the collector car market and Mr. Davis’s reputation for collecting the best of the best. From the Toyota 2000GT to the Ferrari 330 GTS, this was certainly a record-setting sale that we’re very proud to add to our portfolio of private collection auctions and to our strong track record in the Lone Star State.”



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