Five days, $223.8 million. That’s the final tally from the classic and collector car auctions that concluded Sunday night in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The annual event draws hundreds of thousands of car fans who buy, sell and watch the auctions held by firms such as Barrett-Jackson, Gooding & Co. and RM Auctions. This year, the sales reflect a 21.7% increase from the $183.9 million in vehicles sold in 2012.
Notable sales include $4.6 million for the original George Barris Batmobile from the 1960s ABC TV series, and $1.1 million for the first production 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
But it was European makes that dominated the top 10 sales from the auctions, with only a single American Duesenberg joining the Batmobile on the list of most expensive vehicles sold. Here’s the list:
1. $8,250,000 for a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Spider
2. $8,140,000 for a 1960 Ferrari GT SWB Competizione Berlinetta
3. $4,620,000 for the George Barris Batmobile
4. $3,135,000 for a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Roadster
5. $3,080,000 for a 1957 Maserati 150 GT Spider
6. $2,750,000 for a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A
7. $2,695,000 for a 1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe
8. $2,365,000 for a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Speciale Coupe
9. $2,035,000 for a 1947 Talbot-Lago Record T26 Grand Sport Coupe
10. $2,035,000 for a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe