A $173,000 Supra just scratches the surface of Youngtimer fever

The Youngtimer Collection from RM Sotheby’s has raised quite a bit of interest since its announcement back in December of 2018. Comprised of rare and low mileage European and Japanese sports cars, the collection has been slated to be sold off over the course of four auctions. The first batch was offered during Retromobile and achieved outstanding results. Strong results at Amelia Island shows that the magic hasn’t been lost. Of the ten cars from the collection offered, six of them achieved prices above their high estimate. Here are four of those cars that blew away everyone’s expectations.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/03/11/amelia-island-youngtimer-auction-results

A rather important detail in writing a piece about the off-the-chart prices being fetched by a group of cars is to include the actual price the vehicle sold for…don’t you think? (ie, 850 CSi)

@kcturbodug - Thanks for the note on the 850 CSI, we are updating the article to include the $184,800 sale price.

What a beauty the 8-series was then - and now.

Ahhh, deep pockets and very little brain power, let the bidding wars begin. That is until they tire of these offerings and go looking for the next “hot item”.
I would vomit but it’s just not worth it.

What about the 1989 20th Anniversary Turbo Trans Am? It was a low production, one year drive train vehicle, just over 1500 produced, with a very underrated 245 hp Turbo V6 Buick engine. The car had a 0-60 of 4.6 seconds per Car and Driver.

Hi Dave, back in December we mentioned the '89 Turbo and said “prices have recently plateaued after months of decline, making now a good time to jump on one.”