Amelia Island Hits the Ferrari Mother Lode

These auction cars will steal your heart; their prices will crush your soul.

Amelia Island Vintage Ferraris
Patrick Ernzen ©2016 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

Though it’s a frightfully elegant affair, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance tagline might be “show and sell.” Because while the formal invitations and prestige belong to those special cars parading across the Amelia Island golf course, the metal being sold a couple of tents over by Sotheby’s and RM is every bit as good. And, by good, we mean “superlatively beautiful,” “rarer than a Trump apology” and “more expensive than Zeus’ robe.”

This March, when droves of the monied and seer-sucked drive across that causeway into the dank, tropical environment of the island, they will have the option to buy metal so fine, it might even qualify for the concours. Take these Ferraris. These aren’t your rich uncle’s 360 Modena or those sad, chrome-rimmed 355s loitering outside of Miami-Dade impound lots. They’re, simply, the best.