RM Sotheby’s 2022 Phoenix Auction was a once-in-a-lifetime show.
Starting strong for 2022, RM Sotheby’s sold $43.3 million in cars at their Phoenix, Arizona event, with 95% percent of all lots sold. Nearly a quarter of all bidders were first-time bidders for RM Sotheby’s and that’s thanks to there being some truly incredible cars crossing the block.
The star of the show was a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, which set a price record for the model by selling at nearly $7 million, with its original alloy body and original engine. Another 300 SL, this time a Roadster, took the place of the third biggest seller at $2.3 million, with a rare set of specifications, a full cosmetic restoration, and one owner between 1971 to 2013. The car, manufactured in 1964, was the third to last 300 SL ever produced.
Other cars sold at auction included a Duesenberg Model J Tourster, which sold for $3.4 million, yet another 300 SL Gullwing that sold for $1.7 million, a Porsche Carrera GT that sold for $1.5 million, and the original Cizeta-Moroder V16T, owned and created by disco legend Giorgio Moroder, which sold for $1.3 million. With such an exciting start to the year for RM Sothebys, we look forward to the Paris sale on February 2, and the Amelia Island sale on March 5.
The 10 Sales From RM Sotheby’s Arizona
|Lot # 159||1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing||$6,825,000|
|Lot # 152||1931 Duesenberg Model J Tourster by Derham||$3,415,000|
|Lot # 115||1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster||$2,315,000|
|Lot # 135||1967 Ferrari 330 GTS by Pininfarina||$1,957,500|
|Lot # 134||1965 Ferrari 275 GTB by Scaglietti||$1,875,000|
|Lot # 129||1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing||$1,710,000|
|Lot # 148||2015 Porsche 918 Spyder||$1,600,000|
|Lot # 149||1987 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort’||$1,600,000|
|Lot # 143||2005 Porsche Carrera GT||$1,545,000|
|Lot # 168||1988 Cizeta-Moroder V16T||$1,363,500|
Source: RM Sotheby’s