Rolls-Royce leads sales at $3.1 million EG Auctions event

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This 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith commanded the highest sale price at EG Auction's recent event in Palm Springs, California. | EG Auctions photos
This 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith commanded the highest sale price at EG Auction's recent event in Palm Springs, California. | EG Auctions photos

A 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith led EG Auctions’ recent Cars, Stars and Rock N’ Roll Collector Car Auction in Palm Springs, California, where a 76 percent sell-through rate was achieved and sales totaled $3.1 million.

More than 250 cars were on the auction docket.

The Wraith commanded a final sale price of $216,675. The car, which is still under factory warranty, has a white interior wrapped in a white paint job. It was originally purchased at a Rolls-Royce dealer in Beverly Hills, California.

A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback designed to look like the Eleanor hero car from the remake of Gone in 60 Seconds fetched the second-highest sale price. The officially licensed Eleanor Tribute Edition build has a 428cid V8 engine paired with a four-speed Toploader manual transmission. It also had Vintage Air, custom rally seats, power steering and a non-operational nitrous system. The Mustang was hammered at $147,000.

That was followed by a Mopar classic: A 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda with a 426cid V8 under the hood. The numbers-matching car decked in Plum Crazy Purple has only been driven 21,000 miles since it was restored. It fetched a final price of $117,700.

A 1967 Chevrolet Corvette followed that with a sale price of $112,350 and the top five sales were rounded out by a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spider that went for $101,650.

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EG Auction’s next event is scheduled for February 8-10, also in Palm Springs.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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