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RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction 2019
January 18 @ 8:00 am - January 19 @ 5:00 pm
Always kicking off the collector car auction season on a strong note, RM Sotheby’s returns to the vibrant grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, 17–18 January, for its 20th annual Arizona sale. Our 19th annual Arizona auction was one for the books, generating a final sales total of $36,523,620, with 88 percent of all lots sold.
Attracting bidders from around the globe, the company’s 19th annual Phoenix sale was a truly global event, once again illustrating that Arizona is the epicenter of the collector car world in January. Following a very well-attended outdoor preview, the packed auction room saw high energy and spirited bidding across the two-day event, with top sale honors going to the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra ‘Semi-Competition,’ CSX 3040. Offered from an esteemed private collection and just four owners from new, CSX 3040 is one of the finest semi-competition examples in existence and has benefitted from a restoration by leading Cobra expert Mike McCluskey. The matching-numbers Cobra eventually soared past its pre-sale estimate of $2,000,000–$2,400,000 to bring a final $2,947,500.
RM Sotheby’s 2019 Arizona sale is set to continue the company’s strong track record in Phoenix, presenting more than 100 blue-chip automobiles from the world’s most iconic marques. Hand-selected by RM Sotheby’s international team of specialists, the catalogue will span the spectrum of the market, from pre-war classics and contemporary supercars through important sports and racing cars.
With over 35 years’ experience, RM Sotheby’s is the market leader in the collector car hobby. Our international team of expert Car Specialists, coupled with our in-house Research, Creative, Marketing, PR, and Client Service teams, provide an unsurpassed level of service in the global collector car market.