Auctions America saw a strong start to its 2016 auction season this past weekend (April 1–3), generating $20 million* in sales with 70 percent of all lots sold at its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale event. Widely respected and celebrated as South Florida’s premier collector car show and auction, the multi-day event enjoyed strong attendance, with bidders hailing from 41 states across the U.S., along with 18 countries, including Japan, Brazil and Australia. Reflecting a continued enthusiasm and interest in the hobby, nearly 40 percent of bidders represented new clients to Auctions America.
“We’re very happy with the results of our 14th annual Fort Lauderdale sale, which was highlighted by numerous spirited bidding contests, making it clear that the auction room was packed with serious collectors,” says Donnie Gould, President, Auctions America. “We received highly positive feedback on the diversity of the offering, which is reflected in the top ten sales. From European sports and touring cars of every era through to iconic American classics and muscle and high performance late model collectibles, the group is a fantastic representation of the variety you’ll find in Fort Lauderdale each year.”
Big-block American muscle shined on the Fort Lauderdale stage, highlighted by a 430 hp 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Sport Coupe, one of just 69 built, for $404,250, and a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, one of just 16 originally equipped with a four-speed manual transmission, at an above-estimate $330,000.
Auctions America was also proud to once again support the important work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) at its South Florida event, raising $25,000 for the organization via the sale of a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura Restomod.
Auctions America continues its 2016 calendar with Auburn Spring, May 5–7, the first of its two annual sales held at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana. An event that has quickly emerged as a spring tradition for collectors in recent years, the upcoming sale will lift the gavel on approximately 500 quality collector vehicles and assorted automobilia. The Auburn Spring weekend will also include an onsite swap meet and car corral, as well as the all-new Automotive Midway, featuring display vehicles, club booths, manufacturer displays, detailing demonstrations and more.
For additional information on upcoming events or to view complete results from Auctions America’s 2016 Fort Lauderdale collector car auction, please visit www.auctionsamerica.com.
*Results are listed in USD and are inclusive of 10 percent buyer’s premium for automobiles and 15 percent for automobilia.