Two-thousand-sixteen marked the 5th annual Bonhams Scottsdale auction held at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona posting $18 million in the one day sale, January 28, accompanied by an 84 percent sell-through rate.
The auction house featured a selection of 115 automobiles with a range of years, makes, and models encompassing 110 years of automotive history and hertiage from the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Nearly 20 percent of the cars offered were Porsches, with the most common being the 911, however the top selling car of the event was a 2015 McLaren P1. The car set a new auction world-record for the model as it crossed the block at $2,090,000. The McLaren was followed by a well-documented 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster which crossed the block at $1,485,000. Rounding out the top three was a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta selling for $1,155,000 with less than 9,000 original miles.