The Scottsdale Auction Week has just wrapped up its activities and has achieved its status as the most successful auction ever, pulling in $14.2 Million in final sales. Among those sales were some oldies, but goodies which brought in more than their fair share of benjamins.
"Scottsdale’s sunshine cast a warm glow over the Valley this week but the real heat emanated from our auction today with a fantastic crowd turnout and more than $14 Million in sales," said President and founder David Gooding. "Collectors and enthusiasts will not want to miss the excitement tomorrow, when highlights such as our barnfind 1948 Tucker and Fiat 8V Supersonic are presented."
On a vintage note, several significant and highly-original cars from the 1950s and 60s sold very well, including a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that sold for $858,000, a 1965Ferrari 275 GTB that sold for $797,500, and an unrestored 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra that sold for $610,500.
But one of the most impressive auctions was a 2006 Ferrari FXX Evoluzione which sold for an impressive $2.09 Million. This model is one of 30 FXX examples of Ferrari’s most advanced production car ever created. It is powered by a 6262 cc V12 engine that delivers 860 hp at 9500 rpm and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, while top speed goes up to an impressive 249 mph.