If there is any downside to selling the world’s most expensive car at auction, it is that it becomes nearly impossible to escape the unfair comparison the following year. Bonhams entered its 2015 Quail Lodge auction with just such a task, and managed to produce a very successful event despite the fact that there were no $30M cars on offer. While numbers were naturally well down from 2014’s $106M figure, 96 of 109 cars sold for a total of $45.7M, which was far ahead of 2013’s $31M tally. Also encouraging was that the median sale price was actually up $6,000 from 2014.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2015/08/19/auction-recap-bonhams-quail-lodge-2015