The Top Sellers of Arizona Auction Week

The numbers from Arizona Auction Week are firming up. Combined totals from all five Arizona sales came to $251,802,843. This represents a decline of 15% from last year’s $294,426,923.

Barrett-Jackson sold 1,481 out of 1,490 cars (99%), and sales totaled $103,403,610, down 21% from last year’s $131,246,800. Three “Serial One” Corvettes — a 1955, a 1956 and a 1957 — took high-sale honors when they sold as a one-lot package for $1,815,000. View all the sold prices here.

The most expensive American car of the week was a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Torpedo convertible, sold for $3,000,000 at RM Sotheby’s. Preliminary totals at RM Sotheby’s came to $62,747,250, a 1% dip from last year’s $63,605,500 total. RM sold 126 out of 149 cars (85%). View all the sold prices here.

A 1929 Duesenberg Model J dual-cowl phaeton was the top American seller at Gooding & Company at $2,240,000. Gooding sold 96 of 113 lots (85%). Combined sales totaled $42,386,050, an 18% decline from $51,516,600 a year ago. View all the sold prices here.

Of 112 consignments at Bonhams, 94 changed hands (84%). Sales totaled $18,038,250, off 28% from $24,909,250 at 2015’s sale. The top American lot was a 2006 Ford GT at $310,000. View all the sold prices here.

At Russo and Steele, a 2003 Saleen S7 was the most expensive American lot at $387,750. Russo sales came to $21,307,765, a 9% increase from $19,556,895. Five-hundred-twenty-one cars sold out of 723 (72%). View all the sold prices here.

Sales totaled $3,919,918 at Silver, up 9% from $3,591,878. The high American sale was a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette 327/250 coupe at $81,000.

The next issue of American Car Collector features in-depth coverage of all the Arizona auctions. There’s still time to subscribe!


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