Amelia Island Sale

Elite Cars Offered in March

Larry Jewett - January 28, 2014 03:21 PM

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RM Auctions, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles, added some blue-chip consignments for the Amelia Island, Florida, sale, held March 8 at the Ritz-Carlton. An award-winning 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, chassis 198.042.7500569, originally owned by Natalie Wood, tops the list of recent entries.
The 300 SL Roadster was purchased new in January 1958 by legendary Hollywood actress Natalie Wood, at the age of only 19. Although it was delivered in a gorgeous shade of Mercedes-Benz Silver, Wood had the car repainted a bright pink, but kept the red leather interior. The car was later refinished in its current ravishing color combination of Mercedes-Benz Silver Blue with a red leather interior and dark blue convertible top, and it was fully and authentically restored in 2000 by model expert Rudi Koniczek.
Additional notable highlights for the one-day sale include a 1934 Duesenberg Model SJ Convertible Sedan, engine no. J-494, which was one of a few Duesenbergs that were supercharged when new and is the only SJ chassis to have carried this elegant LeBaron coachwork. The example on offer boasts known history from new and its original engine, body, and chassis.
As the official auction house of the famed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, RM’s Amelia Island sale will feature a magnificent selection of more than 80 handpicked automobiles, with an emphasis on important and historic sports and racing cars, along with elegant coachbuilt classics. Full events details, including a frequently updated list of consignments, are available online at
For those unable to attend the event in person, RM offers a broad range of remote bidding options, including Internet, absentee, and telephone bidding, and the auction will stream live online at to provide real-time coverage of the sale.