Car lovers in Florida were in for a treat for a lifetime as Auctions America held its annual auction at the Broward County/Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. It was a well-attended event as $20 million worth of sales were generated in the said event. In this year’s auction, over 450 cars were showcased to the public, getting the attention of car lovers not only in the United States but also globally. The cars that were put up for auction were American classics, European sports cars, hot rods and muscle cars.
In their 2016 auction season held on April 1-3, thousands of car enthusiasts from all over the United States flocked over to the Fort Lauderdale event. There were bidders from 41 different states in the United States. The auction also got the attention of the international car enthusiast market as there were also bidders from 18 different countries in the world, including Japan, Brazil and Australia. To add to that, a whopping number of 40 percent of bidders were new customers of Auctions America.
Leading the pack of top-sellers was a restored 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona which was sold for an astounding amount of $649,000. Another famed sale was a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Sport Coupe, which sold for $404,250.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Sport Coupe
There were also other cars which caught the spotlight and sparked the interest of the bidders. One is a 1965 Shelby GT 350 in Wimbledon white with dark blue stripes and its original engine, which was auctioned off for $314,600. Another vintage car that was included in the top sales list was a 1956 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, which was sold for $264,000.
1956 CADILLAC ELDORADO BIARRITZ
Car enthusiasts also had a grand time witnessing the sale of a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura Restomod, which was sold for $25,000. The proceeds of the sale for the particular vehicle all went to charity, as Auctions America did not forget to give back and support the astounding work of the
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCGC).
1964 FORD FALCON FUTURA
Donnie Gould, the president of Auctions America, was very happy with the results of Auction America’s event. He said, “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. 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.” Indeed, the event was a success.
Auctions America will have its next auction at Auburn Spring on May 5 to 7. It will be the first of its two yearly auctions in the area. The auction will be held at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana.