The RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island classic car auction took place on 10/11th March 2017 at which a number of vehicles were sold. One of these was a classic Bugatti that sold for a significant amount of money.
The 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet by Vanvooren achieved a sale price of $7,700,000. Only 42 of these Type 57S vehicles were built and there were only 4 Vanvooren manufactured Type 57S cabriolets built with only 3 still in existence so it is very rare. It has had 6 owners. It has a 3,257 cc 170 bhp engine that is still original as is the gearbox, body and chassis.
There were many other classic cars sold at the above auction. For instance, a 1956 Maserati A6G/54 Coupe Series 111 by Frua was sold for $2,365,000. Only 2 of these vehicles were built but this is the only one still in existence. The car has been restored over the last 10 years. It has a 1,985 cc engine producing 160 bhp.
Not all the vehicles were sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars. For example, a 1958 Morris Minor Traveller achieved a sale price of $45,100.This is a beautifully restored example of this British car with a dark green bodywork and some fantastic looking woodwork. The mileage was just over 87,000 so it has obviously been well used over the years. This two seater has a 948 cc engine capable of producing 37 bhp.
A 1952 Fiat 500 C Topolino Transformable was sold for $46,200. Its 34.9 cu.in 16 bhp engine was capable of taking the car to a speed of as much as 59 mph. Its fuel tank only holds just over 6 gallons of fuel. It has been beautifully restored.
No doubt the new owners of these vehicles, if required, have arranged suitable classic car insurance. If this is something that you wish to look at then please feel free to get in touch with us and we will help arrange a competitive classic car insurance quote.