Five things to take away from the 2018 Amelia Island sales

The results from this year’s Florida auctions are in. After a late night in The Lobby Bar of the Ritz Carlton, we give you our take, with five things that characterised this year's sales.

You can download all results sorted by make and model HERE. 1. First up, there's the generation gap, or an exasperated, “Pop, you’ve already got six of those...

The 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

From the racing cars of Emerson Fittipaldi, through the customs of ‘Big Daddy’ Ed Roth, to the Porsches and Lancias of the Martini Racing team, ‘something for everyone’ doesn’t do Bill Warner’s standard-setting event justice.

As an example, how about this? In place of the priceless trophies on display by the lake last year, this time there wa...

Likely $27m for RM at Amelia Island in 2018

The Canadians wrapped up the 2018 Amelia Island auctions with a typically efficient performance that – working on provisional figures – should gross some $27m. At least 83% of the catalogue found new owners.

RM’s massive total of $70.77m in 2017 was boosted by a single-owner collection and the auction ran over ...

Gooding at Amelia Island 2018: 94% sell-through, $35.7m gross

Hats off to David Gooding’s team for the all-round effort that resulted in an impressive sell-through-by-number of well over 90%. Unfortunately for the gross, the handful of non-sellers included the two star cars of the 2018 Amelia Island auctions. At a glance:

* Gross: $35,687,250 (2017: $29,268,700)
* Percent...

Bonhams’ $13m 2018 Amelia Island sale

Playing to a well-attended house on the opening day of the 2018 Florida sales, over a seven-hour marathon auctioneers Rupert Banner and Malcolm Barber sold 85% of the motor car catalogue.

The cover star Ferrari generated bids around the $2m mark in the room and on the phones, but not enough to sell the red/black US-spec ‘D...

Bad weather forces Amelia Island Concours to move to Saturday

The prospect of extreme conditions on Sunday, 11 March, has led to the organisers once again bringing the annual event forward by one day. RM’s planned Saturday auction will now be held on the Friday.

It means the Canadians will again go head-to-head with Gooding, whose sale commences at 11:00. Thankfully, RM’s resch...

The 2018 Amelia Island sales: All you need to know

The 2018 Amelia Island sales are more low-key than usual. Twelve months ago, Gooding touted a Jaguar XKSS and RM packed a Ferrari 250 GT SWB. This year, well, there’s a stack of Porsches – those we consider in a separate feature with marque expert Lee Maxted-Page – and the occasional headliner.

Porsches at the 2018 Amelia Island auctions – an expert’s view

Of the 294 cars offered by the Big Three in Florida next month, 73 are Porsches – near enough 25%. We asked marque specialist Lee Maxted-Page for his take on a selection that ranges from a 1953 356 1500 ‘bent window’ Super Coupé to a 2016 991 GT3 RS.

First, what’s the latest on Porsche values in 20...