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RM Sotheby’s top £7.4m at Motor City auction

Luxury Ameircan cars star at annual auction in Plymouth.

An ex-Lucius B.Manning Duesenberg SJ Phaeton was among a number of stand-out sales at this years RM Sotheby’s Motor City auction.
The 1935 Dual Cowl Phaeton led a total of 68 car sales at the auction, which racked up a sales total of $7,402,450, with the Duesenberg selling for the auctions highest price of $852,500.
Luxury pre-war American cars ruled the auction as expected, with a 1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custim Sport Phaeton ($506,000) and an 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster ($506,000) both fetching large sums in Michigan. 
European presence was still felt, with a 2001 BMW Z8 ($192.500) and a 1988 Lamborghini LM002 ($192,500) proving the pick of the bunch from outside of America.

The auction enjoyed a sell-through rate of 79%, which is a 2% rise on those recorded in 2014.

Top 10:
1.1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton  sold for $852,500
2.1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton sold for $506,000
3.1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster sold for $506,000
4.2005 Ford GT sold for $319,000
5.1930 Packard Deluxe Eight Dual-Cowl Sport Phaeton sold for $308,000
6.1929 Stutz Model M Four-Passenger Speedster sold for $302,500
7.1934 Pierce-Arrow Twelve Convertible Coupe Roadster sold for $297,000
8.1938 Packard Super Eight Sedanca deVille sold for $220,000
9.1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible sold for $203,500
10.2001 BMW Z8 sold for $192,500
RM’s next collector car auction in Monterey will take place on Aug. 13-15. 

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