Amelia Island 2020

Bonham's auctioned off these four classic cars for over $1 million each this weekend

The Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance is known for showcasing some of the best-looking cars from past and present to the rich and famous. Over the weekend, Bonham's auctioned off some of the most desirable vehicles collectors are after. Four breeched the $1 million mark.

Lot 153: 1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

1967 Ferrari 330 GTS

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This unique Ferrari has coachwork by Pininfarina. It is the 28th of only 100 330 GTS models built and made its way to the U.S. in 1967. It has a 4.0-liter V12 engine that gets 300 bhp. When it was new, it was offered with leather seats, and. electric windows. The car has 50,952 original miles on the odometer.

Bonham's sold the car for $1,475,000 including the premium.

Lot 159: 1907 Renault Type AI 35/45HP Vanderbilt Racer

1907 Renault Type AI 35/45HP Vanderbilt Racer

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William Kissam Vanderbilt lived a life of leisure and luxury thanks to his family's vast fortune. His passions included yachting and car racing. He purchased this Renault for racing. The model is powered by a 7.5-liter four-cylinder engine that yielded approximately 65 bhp. The car is only one of four that survives in the U.S.

Bonham's sold the car for $3,332,500 including the premium.

Lot 180: 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

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With its gullwing design and stylish exterior, the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was a hit right off the bat. This model started its life in Germany but then was sold to a buyer in Italy before making its way to the U.S. In 2010, Mercedes borrowed the model for its commercial "Welcome". In 2015 it led the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance.

Bonham's sold the car for $1,028,000 including the premium.

Lot 123: 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster

1932 Bugatti Type 55 Super Sport Roadster

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This model is one of the rarest gems in the automotive world. It's an icon of automobile design and this particular one has a matching chassis, engine, drivetrain, and coachwork. The coachwork is by Jean Bugatti Design, making it even more special. Before it made its way to Amelia Island, it was a Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance First in Class. It was originally purchased by Nathaniel Mayer Victor Rothschild, later the 3rd Baron Rothschild.

Bonham's sold the car for $7,100,000 including the premium.

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The F-Type P450 cars replace the P300 and P380 as part of the Jaguar lineup.

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Two new versions of the Jaguar F-Type are on the horizon. New versions of the model have been created to further the car's luxury proposition and both are powered by a roaring V8 engine. The new P450 variants replace the P300 and P380 models currently in the lineup. Jaguar is keeping the F-Type R around.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450

The 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 will be available as a coupe or convertible in P450 RWD or P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD grades. All varieties come with a 444-horsepower supercharged V8 under the hood that achieves 428 pound-feet of torque. An electronic active differential is standard. In all configurations, the car gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The car has received minor exterior updates from the 2021 model.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

In a nod to its suburban buyers, the F-Type has a Quiet Star mode that allows a more subtle roar out the back side of the car upon startup. Drivers who don't care about keeping quiet can switch the car in to Dynamic mode and let the rumble out.

Each F-Type P450 rides on 20-inch wheels, has larger brakes than traditional F-Type models, and has the switchable exhaust. Double J-Blade daytime running lights feature up front while new slender rear lights allow the body of the car to speak for itself.

Buyers who get the F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD get bespoke badging; a gloss black front splitter, side sills, valance, and venturi; auto-dimming, power- folding, heated door mirrors with memory; and 20-inch Style 6003, split-spoke, gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Wheels.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The interior sports a refined appearance.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Monogram stitch patterns on the car's seats and interior accents in Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome enhance the interior. Additionally, there are "Jaguar Est.1935" markings on the center console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides. Six-way electric power seats are standard on F-Type P450 RWD, while F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD adds 12-way electric memory front seats, electrically adjustable steering column with memory, Delta Aluminum Center Console, and R-Dynamic branded metal treadplates as standard equipment.

A 12.3-inch driver information display is standard.

F-Type P450 is available in 11 standard exterior colors, and can be ordered in over a dozen custom SVO paint finishes. It starts at $69,900 for the P450 RWD Coupe and $79,900 for the R450 R-Dynamic AWD Coupe.

2022 Jaguar F-Type R

The F-Type R is the pinnacle of the Jaguar lineup with torque on-demand all-wheel drive, Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control technology, a double wishbone front and rear suspension, and electric power-assisted steering.

It can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph thanks to its 575-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. All-wheel drive is standard.

This model starts at $103,200.

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Rare V8 roadster

This BMW Z8 is worth its price tag

The BMW Z8 is a modern classic.

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We could spend all day bemoaning car auctions' impact on vehicle pricing. Sites like Bring a Trailer and Cars and Bids invite frenzied buyers to offer wild sums of money for cars that might otherwise be considered ordinary. Some vehicles on those sites, however, are worth the coin, and we think this 2001 BMW Z8 is one of them. The 22,000-mile car's auction is almost over at the time of this post, and its sky-high price tag is actually warranted. The BMW Z8 is exceedingly rare to begin with, but this car's color combination of black over tan leather makes it even more of a unicorn, as only 229 were made in that combination.


BMW Z8 The Z8 took inspiration from BMW's classic roadsters.Bring a Trailer


Even the car's designer is noteworthy. Though he may be focusing on his own electric vehicle brand now, Henrik Fisker's 12-year run at BMW was the stuff of legend. Fisker's work included the design for the Z8, as well as contributions of the original X5 SUV, which is now part of an expansive BMW SUV and crossover lineup.

The Z8 reached legend status when it shuttled Pierce Brosnan's James Bond in The World Is Not Enough, but the cars were (and are) worthy of standing on their own. Under the hood, BMW installed a 394-horsepower 4.9-liter V8, which gave the car a claimed 0-62 mph time of just 4.2 seconds. That power reached the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, and this car has had maintenance performed to keep the drivetrain purring for years to come.


2001 BMW Z8 This Z8's color combination makes it exceedingly rare.Bring a Trailer


If you're wondering where this Z8's current bid price of $162,500 lands on the car's overall value spectrum, there's some good news, depending on how you view spending six figures on a car. Hagerty estimates that a Z8 in good condition should draw around $155,000, while a car in excellent condition should get $199,000. This car's mileage and condition match up with its price, which falls on the lower end of that range, and should allow it to be an actual driver for the right person. After all, what's the fun of buying a car just for display?

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