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RM Sotheby’s 2022 Fort Lauderdale Auction is a Spicy Stew

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RM Sotheby’s 2022 Fort Lauderdale Auction looks like one of the most-interesting auctions I’ve see in a while.

It’s a spicy stew of interesting cars from a variety of price points, and RM Sotheby’s plans to run 350 cars over the block during the March 25-26 auction at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

This auction features top-notch sports cars, muscle cars, interesting European cars, Classics and a bunch of Youngtimer cars. 

The sheer number of lots is huge for an RM Sotheby’s auction — although they’ve done even bigger auctions, such as the massive 2016 Duemila Route Auction in Milan, Italy, where 817 lots brought $54.85 million.

The Fort Lauderdale Auction has blue-chip star cars, such as a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT with only 1,315 miles on the clock. This car carries a $1,975,000 to $2.2 million pre-sale estimate.

On the other end of the price spectrum — but not too far away in the raw power world — is a 1995 Dodge Viper RT/10 Roadster with a pre-sale estimate of $52,000 to $58,000.

Yet, a lot of really cool cars are clustered in the vast spaces between million-dollar lots and sub-$100,000 lots. Many of those cars qualify for Youngtimer status.

I’ve got my eyes on a 1993 Toyota Supra Twin Turbo Sport Roof with a pre-sale estimate of $115,000 to $145,000. Ten years ago, no one would have imagined these cars in the $100k range. 

I’m also going to watch the 1989 Lancia Delta HF Integrale 16V — the still-spicy civilian version of the Lancia Delta HF rally car. These cars are hard to find in the United States, and I suspect this one will see strong bidding.

For more information on this sale, visit https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/fl22