We recently brought you the news that a McLaren P1 and F1 were going under the hammer at the same time in Monterey.
In terms of supercar sales, they turned out to be just two drops in a sea of with impressive transactions.
The P1 didn’t sell, by the way. Bidding reached USD $2,100,000 ($100,000 short of the lower estimate) and the car remains un-gavelled.
The F1, did however fetch an impressive sum, and we weren’t far off the mark with our AUD$18m guess. It sold for an astonishing AUD$19.7m. $1.7 million off is close, right?
However, our eyes were also drawn to a few other super-offerings present at the Pebble Beach and Monterey auctions. In order of their age, here they are. All dollar amounts are in AUD.
1970 Porsche 917K (Gooding & Company: $17,742,200)
The first on our list is also the most expense, and a record-breaker. Gooding & Co broke its own record when it sold this 917K, the previous holder of ‘most valuable Porsche ever sold at auction’ was a 956 sold for $12,752,212 in 2015.
1990 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary (Bonhams: $360,655)
Considering the pricetags on some of the cars it joined, the 5.2-litre V12 Italian was a bargain. The ultimate poster hero for ‘90s kids found a new owner for less than a brand new Huracan, and that’d only get you a V10.
1993 Jaguar XJ220 (RM Sotheby’s: $526,720)
Again, a bargain price considering this car is arguably the most legendary in Jaguar’s recent history. As one of 281 and an example with only 3390km on the odometer, the record-breaking speed this car was capable of made it the fastest production car until McLaren stole the trophy with the F1. But would that claim to speed be worth an extra $19 million to you?
2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition (Mecum: $529,240)
A supercharged V8 in a Ford will put a smile on most peoples’ faces, but a Mustang can’t usually command this much cash. The Gulf-liveried Ford GT celebrates the third in string of Le Mans wins in the’60s, by the original Ford GT40. At a glance, the mid-2000s recreation of the icon looks almost the same. Almost, though millions of dollars cheaper.
2014 Pagani Huayra Tempesta (RM Sotheby’s: $3,049,442)
This was the first of its kind delivered to a customer in North America, is the only example finished in Grigio Scuro Opaco (that’s really, really dark matte grey to us), and it’s one of 100 worldwide. It’s got just a tick over 1000km on the clock, but that shouldn’t make it that much more valuable, right? We hope the new owner gets out there and enjoys the thing.
2015 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse (Mecum: $ 2,961,235)
Not to be confused with the V8 Rover of the same name, the Veyron GSV, we’ll call it for short, has just a few more horses to put out. As one of 150 Grand Sports built, this particular wild looking Bug is said to have 895kW at its disposal and boasts 0-100km/h in 2.4s. 16 cylinders’ll do that.
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (RM Sotheby’s: $2,321,734)
Finally, one of the ‘hypercar holy trinity’, the 918 Spyder usually commands stable money, and this one is no different. Sans-Weissach Pack, this was one of the first to be imported into the US. With under 200km showing, it has a lot of enjoyment left to give.