Home / Auto News / News article: Ferrari 340 Mexico Sells for $4.3 Million at RM Amelia Island Auction - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 15 2011, 9:52 AM

It’s amazing what some people will pay for vintage Ferraris. Take the case of a 1952 340 Mexico, chassis number 0224 AT. Previously owned by Larry Nicklin, it was a star attraction at the RM Amelia Island Auction on March 12.

Pre-estimates had this car going for between $2,750,000 to $3.500,000, but when the gavel went down for the final time, the price was listed at a staggering $4,290,000!

Other top sellers at the Auction included a 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 ($990,000); a 1933 Dusenberg Model J Torpedo Victoria ($979,000); a 1930 Dusenberg Model J convertible coupe ($962,500); a 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta ($935,000) a rough looking 1953 Ferrari 212 Inter ($660,000) and a pair of Mercedes SLs; a 1961 roadster and a 1955 gullwing coupe, both of which went for $627,000.

RM says this year’s Amelia Island event delivered record sales – some $24.3 million and looking at the vehicles mentioned above it isn’t easy to see why. It’s sometimes fascinating to see what lengths some people will go to when looking to buy a particular classic car.

  • Ken Vendley

    Much more than just a concours, it’s a yearly gathering of the car culture at the best location and time in Florida. Features galore make for a dazzling show of contrasts and unique cars to view. It’s an overwhelming venue and car show held at beautiful Amelia Island on the sparkling Atlantic location I have been going to this event and filming
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