Bonkers or bargains? Top 10 unexpected results from Amelia Island


The Amelia Island auctions drew to a close this week with a mixed bag of results, where headline-grabbing prices and world records rose above a sea of lots which struggled to reach their lower estimates. 

Among the stars were a Vanvooren-bodied Bugatti Type 57S, which fetched an incredible $7.7m, and a Porsche 911 GT1, which brought in a whopping $5.67m. Other notable results included a 1958 Morris Minor Traveller and a 1967 MGB Roadster, both of which sold on estimate but at a dizzying $45,100 and $38,500, respectively. 

We’ve rounded up the lots that outperformed the auctioneers’ expectations, as well as the top five bargain buys that sold for well below their pre-sale estimates. 


The highs

5. 1963 Meyers Manx $68,750 ($30-40,000)


4. 1966 Jaguar XKSS by Tempero $280,500 ($150-200,000) 


3. 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Estate $583,000 ($375-475,000) 


2. 1961 Jaguar E-type Series I 3.8 Roadster $412,500 ($250-325,000) 


1. 1956 Bentley S1 Continental Drophead Coupe $1,683,000 ($700-900,000) 


The lows

5. 1935 Amilcar Pegase Racer Grand Sport $236,500 ($350-450,000) 


4. 1948 Vauxhall-Zimmerli 18-6 Roadster $71,500 ($125-170,000) 


3. 1934 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental Drophead Sedanca Coupe $286,000 ($500-750,000)


2. 1970 Iso Grifo $264,000 (Est $400-500,000) 


1. 1947 Talbot-Lago T26 Record Cabriolet d’Usine $352,000 ($650-850,000) 

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