Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

  • Highest price sale of the Amelia Island auction action was the $2,205,000 spent for this 1965 Ferrar

    “It appears that the Amelia Island auctions are reaching an equilibrium for the current market,” the Hagerty Insider report said in summarizing the collector car auctions leading up to the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance at the northeastern Florida resort community. Total sales reached $80.1 million, nearly equaling the 2018 total, while the sell-through rate and average sales price both improved compared with year-ago figures. As in Arizona in January, the highest-priced cars posted only a 64 percent sell-through rate and prices paid tended to be lower than anticipated...

  • Amelia Island winners on parade
    Mercedes-Benz 540K fastback, star-driven Ferrari take top honors at Amelia Island

    It must thrill an automaker when one of its products grabs the top prize at a concours, especially when that show is the 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance and the automaker is Mercedes-Benz, a title sponsor of this event for its entire 24-year history. A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K...

  • 1957 Jaguar XKSS that failed to sell during 2017 Amelia Island Concours auction
    Has the collector car market finally peaked?

    The collector car market in recent years has experienced never before seen levels of growth, due mostly to rock-bottom interest rates pushing up prices of almost all assets. Yes, sadly, cars are now viewed more as investment vehicles similar to jewelry or fine art, with many owners parking their...

  • Mike Tyson-owned Ferrari F50 for sale
    Ferrari F50 once owned by Mike Tyson up for sale

    You want to add a rare machine to your collection? There are plenty of low-run cars on the market right now so you have plenty from which to choose. Maybe you're also a boxing fan? If that's the case, have we found the car for you. This is a 1995 Ferrari F50, and it was purchased new by none other...

  • 1957 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas
    1937 Bugatti nets $9.7 million at Amelia Island auction: Video

    Bugatti's 57 model range is about as desirable as an antique car comes, but this particular 57SC Sports Tourer may take the cake after it sold for nearly $10 million at auction last weekend. The 57SC crossed the block at Bonhams' auction on the sidelines of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance...

  • 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
    Ferrari 250 GT California sells for $17 million at Amelia Island auction

    If you're looking to live out your Ferris Bueller Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] fantasy, it's going to cost $17.16 million—at least if you want the real thing. Last weekend at Gooding & Co.'s Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance auction, this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder crossed the...

  • Selection of Porsches from the Jerry Seinfeld collection - Image via Gooding & Company

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld pocketed enough money to buy more than a few coffee shops, let alone cups of coffee, thanks to the $22 million earned by selling some of his Porsches at an auction last weekend. The funny man sold off 18 cars, 16 of which were Porsches, via Gooding & Co.'s auction at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Seinfeld is believed to still have at least 150 cars, most of which are Porsches. DON'T MISS: Here are 5 things to avoid doing with a manual transmission: Video Highlights from the sale included a $5.35 million bid for a 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, $3...

  • 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV pre-production restored by Polo Storico
    Lamborghini's restoration division celebrates Miura's 50th birthday

    The iconic Lamborghini Miura supercar turns 50 this year. To celebrate, the Italian automaker's historical restoration division has unveiled a green Miura that looks like it could have just left the factory. On show this weekend at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida, the Miura SV, or...

  • Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer: North Carolina
    Singer to display two standout 911s at Amelia Island Concours

    Singer Vehicle Design's two latest "restored, reimagined, and reborn" Porsche 911s will be on display at this weekend's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, where they'll probably do a pretty good job of distracting audiences from the event's more subdued classic cars. The two models to be shown at...

  • Alfa Romeo-Powered Brabham At Watkins Glen In 1977
    Hans Stuck's 1977 Alfa-powered Brabham F1 racer heads to Amelia

    In 1977, Hans Stuck strapped himself into a Brabham BT45B. The car had the heart of an Alfa Romeo while Stuck was powered by giant brass...something or others. This was the 1977 Grand Prix of the United States, and it was set to unfold at a very wet Watkins Glen. Stuck would have a long day ahead...

  • 1964 Porsche 356 C Cabriolet once owned by Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin's Psychedelic Porsche Heads To Amelia Concours

    Last December, a rather special piece of Porsche history hit the auction block. A 1964 Porsche 356 C wearing a rather unique paint job garnered $1.8 million at the RM auction block. The previous owner was one Janis Joplin. Sadly, Joplin passed away at the age of 27 and her Porsche was rescued from...

  • Selection of Porsches from the Jerry Seinfeld collection - Image via Gooding & Company
    Here’s The Complete List Of Jerry Seinfeld’s Cars Coming Up For Auction

    Following last month’s announcement that famous Porsche collector Jerry Seinfeld would be selling some of his prize possessions at an auction taking place during next month’s 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, organizers of the sale have now released the complete list of...

  • Selection of Porsches from the Jerry Seinfeld collection - Image via Gooding & Company

    Famous Porsche enthusiast Jerry Seinfeld has decided it’s time to sell some of his cars. A selection from his sizable collection will be going up for auction at the Gooding & Company event taking place March 11 at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It’s thought the number of cars being sold represents about 10 percent of the comedian’s collection. The full list of cars is still being kept a secret but three have been identified. They include a blue 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder, a green 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster and a yellow 1974 Porsche...

  • 1966 Ford Mustang replica by Revology
    Florida’s Revology Builds A Modern 1966 Ford Mustang: Video

    There are a number of firms offering replica versions of some classic and much sought-after muscle cars, with one of the most popular candidates for recreation being the original Ford Mustang. One of the finer examples of these replicas is this 1966 Ford Mustang from Revology Cars, based in Winter...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish-based 'Thunderbolt' from Henrik Fisker Design and Galpin Auto Sports
    Henrik Fisker And Galpin Build Aston Martin Vanquish-Based Thunderbolt

    If you ever wondered what the latest Aston Martins may have looked like if Henrik Fisker was still penning them—recall that Fisker helped design the current DB9 and Vantage—then wonder no more as the Danish designer and entrepreneur, who is now running his own design firm, HF Design...

  • Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4
    Lamborghini Huracán Makes North American Debut At Amelia Island Concours

    Having only made its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show last week, Lamborghini’s new Huracán LP 610-4 has since made a surprise showing at the recent 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. On hand for the car’s official North American debut was Lamborghini CEO Stephan...

  • Purple People Eater Chevrolet Corvette race car
    Long-Lost 'Purple People Eater' Corvette Race Car Heads To Amelia Island

    The Purple People Eater is one of the most famous Corvette race cars of the 1950s.

  • Infiniti Q60 Convertible Bobby Unser
    Infiniti Heads To Amelia Island With Special Q60 Convertible

    Every year, Amelia Island plays host to some of the most stunning automobiles on the planet. The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance typically runs with a few honorary themes for each new year, and the 2014 event promises to take a close look at McLaren Racing, the sports cars of Jochen Mass, and...

  • Best In Show at Amelia Island, 2013 - image: Neil Rashba for the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

    If you couldn’t make it to this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, you missed a truly memorable show. Once again, the weather was spectacular, and event chairman and founder Bill Warner managed to attract an impressive array of cars and draw a crowd of some 25,000 spectators. As in previous years, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance judges doled out two “Best In Show” awards, one for the Concours d’Elegance category (reserved for road-going cars) and a second for the Concours de Sport class (reserved for race cars). This year’s winner...

  • Sir Stirling Moss and his new Aston Martin Cygnet
    Sir Stirling Moss To Attend 2013 Amelia Island Concours

    A living legend, Sir Stirling Moss, has confirmed his attendance at the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance taking place this month. The British F1 hero is regarded by many as ‘the greatest driver to have never won a World Championship,’ and though he quit motorsport’s...

  • The Prinz Heinrich Benz, from the Mercedes-Benz Museum collection - image: Mercedes-Benz
    Mercedes-Benz 'Prinz Heinrich' Models On Display At Amelia Island

    In the early 1900s, automobile racing was beginning to take off on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States, among the most significant early events were the Vanderbilt Cup races, first run in 1904, followed by the Indianapolis 500, which began in 1911. In Europe, the first Grand Prix was...

  • The final Alfa Romeo Zagato Stradale TZ3 - image: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
    Final Alfa Romeo Zagato Stradale TZ3 To Appear At Amelia Island

    What do you get when you cross the engine and mechanicals of a Dodge Viper with a hand-built carbon fiber body designed by Zagato? The answer, oddly enough, is a car with an Alfa Romeo badge on its stunning hood: the Alfa Romeo Zagato Stradale TZ3. Originally shown as a concept honoring 100 years...

  • 2003 Cadillac Sixteen Concept
    1000-HP Cadillac Sixteen Concept To Appear At Amelia Island Concours

    One of Cadillac’s most famous concepts, the imposing ‘Sixteen’ sedan from 2003, will be the highlight of a special showing of past concepts from the American luxury brand at next month’s Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. In case you’ve forgotten, the Sixteen gets its...

  • Dan Gurney in 1965 - image: Lothar Spurzem
    Dan Gurney To Discuss Ford GT40 At Amelia Island Concours

    While the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is best known for its superb selection of historically significant and interesting automobiles (and its perpetually idyllic weather), Bill Warner and his staff also manage to produce some of the best automotive and motorsport-related seminars...

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