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Auctions America set for 100-car boutique sale at Hilton Head


Anniversary edition Countach among star cars for sale at Hilton Head Island | Auctions America photos
Anniversary edition Countach among star cars for sale at Hilton Head Island | Auctions America photos

Hilton Head Island may not be Pebble Beach, but its annual Motoring Festival continues to grow in significance. This year the gathering from October 29 through November 1 at the South Carolina resort adds a vintage aviation event, a presentation by a panel of automotive (and entertainment) industry experts, and the festival’s first classic and collector car auction, being staged on Halloween by Auctions America.

“While Auctions America is best known for its multi-day sales, we’re focusing on a smaller, more elite group of automobiles for our final auction of the year,” Megan Boyd, Auctions American car specialist, said in a news release.

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC
1967 Ferrari 330 GTC | Ryan Merrill photo

“We’ve received tremendously positive feedback since announcing our debut Hilton Head Island sale and look forward to welcoming the collector community to South Carolina for what promises to be a terrific hobby weekend,” she added.

“The caliber and quality of entries secured for the sale have set the stage for a very exciting close to our 2015 season.

“The select offering of cars has been hand-picked by our team of specialists to complement the diversity and heritage that is showcased by the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance and we are looking forward to celebrating the hobby in one of America’s most scenic locations.”

In addition, she said, “We’re proud to sponsor the ‘Salute to Centennial Driving’ tour – another exciting fixture of this year’s Motoring Festival, scheduled for October 30 and followed by an afternoon auction preview.”

Featured cars at the auction include:

E-Code Thunderbird | Ryan Merrill photo
E-Code Thunderbird | Ryan Merrill photo
  • A 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC available after for decades of “careful and well-documented California ownership,” according the Auctions America, a subsidiary of RM Sotheby’s, which has set a pre-auction estimated value on the 12-cylinder car at $650,000 to $725,000).
  • 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition in which with black leather — and with only 10,900 kilometers on its odometer since new ($340,000 to $380,000).
  • A 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS in silver over red with flared fenders and Daytona-style seats ($290,000 to $330,000).
    A 1002 BMW Z8 roadster with less than 550 miles driven ($280,000 to $320,000).
  • A restored 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code (supercharged 312-cid V8) in Raven Black ($175,000 to $225,000).
  • A restored 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo previously raced by Jimmie Johnson, who drove the car to victory in the 2005 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona ($150,000 to $175,000).
  • A 2002 Porsche 911 GT2 coupe ($140,000 to $160,000).
  • A black-on-black 1977 (first-year) Ferrari 308 GTB with only 2,700 miles since new ($100,000 to $125,000).
  • A 2003 Chevrolet Corvette coupe that was one of four safety cars for the 24 Hours of Le Mans ($30,000 to $40,000).
  • A 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 ($25,000 to $30,000).

    Bud Shootout-winning NASCAR racer
    Bud Shootout-winning NASCAR racer

Here’s the link to the complete auction catalog.

Auctions America is scheduled to start its 2016 sales schedule April 1-3 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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