Jaw-Dropping Sales Record Shattered!

The Daily Vroom

Hey Vroomers!

Wow, can you believe it? On a Monday when most of us were gazing up at the sun, we actually smashed some sales records (details below). It's a real testament to the passion and dedication of the car enthusiast community. Clearly, nothing can put the brakes on the sale of a diverse lineup of vehicles!


💰 The figures shared below don’t count any other sales such as car seats, memorabilia etc… All online auction sites are analyzed to put this leaderboard together.

I only include websites that have sold 5+ cars in the chart below.

Talk about the power of the solar eclipse ☀️ on our sales yesterday!

Before we dive into the details of the vehicles that found new homes, let’s take a moment to marvel at some staggering figures. Yesterday, we saw a whopping $10.5 million in vehicle sales, which is twice the haul of a typical Monday. We shattered records over at BaT, Cars & Bids was knocking listings out of the park left and right, and we even had the rare pleasure of seeing Hagerty make a splash on our leaderboard.


Let’s dive right into the heart of the action because yesterday wasn’t just any day; it was a day for the record books in more ways than one.

First off, the crown jewel of yesterday's auction had to be the 2018 Bugatti Chiron, fetching a cool $3,075,000, marking it as the top sale of the year. This wasn’t just any Bugatti Chiron; it was the fifth one to grace BaT and only the second to find a new owner. Despite being the lowest final bid among all five, it still sold, setting a precedent as the first 2018 model to be listed.

What I absolutely adore about these auctions is the unpredictability – like how a bidder can emerge out of nowhere, place a single bid, and claim victory. This particular winner has been virtually invisible, with just one other bid across all auctions and zero comments. One can only imagine what other treasures lie in his garage. This goes to show the stealthy, yet serious, caliber of bidders we have lurking in the wings, eagerly waiting for their perfect moment to strike.

Then there's the 2012 Lexus LFA, which not only sold but did so at a record price for the model. It’s a clear indicator that, despite a general market slowdown, enthusiasm for select models and makes remains sky-high. If you’re curious about the numbers for any makes/models or have any questions, shoot me an email. Believe me, we’re swimming in data over here – too much to cram into a single newsletter. 😉

And let’s not overlook the fact that all this action unfolded on a Monday, traditionally the slowest day of the week for sales.

I couldn’t end this without a cybertruck tidbit. Cars & Bids sold their no reserve listing for $146,500. Wonder if the seller that refused $158,000 is sleeping well 😀.

And don’t forget we have the no reserve CyberBeast ending today…

If you're itching to see the listings for yourself, all you have to do is click on the cars

2018 Bugatti Chiron $3,075,000

2012 Lexus LFA $903,111

1990 Porsche 911 Carrera by Ninemeister $262,250

1998 Ferrari 550 Maranello $247,500

2011 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe 6-Speed $182,500

Auctions Ending Today

A few auctions that caught my eye that are ending in the next few hours…

This 1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet 5-Speed seems like a great car and deserves more than 2,700 views!

It seems that the owner, a mechanic, bought this car from a customer and is selling it soon after. He says that if it were a coupe, he would keep it. I think he is missing out on the beauty of open air 911 motoring, but to each his own.

For a mechanic owned car, there still seem to be some smaller repairs that were left untouched (it seems that the passenger seat won't stay up), which seems odd to me. Why not sort the details? I love the later aero mirrors on early 964s and, if I were the buyer, I would source some cup wheels to replace the D90s. This will either pick up some serious bidding action today, or will likely end up RNM, as the current bid of $30K as of Monday night is certainly not going to bring this home.

When arriving in style is the only option, I present this Rolls-Royce masterpiece. New Phantoms aren't usually my thing, but this one just has such presence. A commenter has chimed in that this car was purchased by their family to chauffer their father to cancer treatments. Even with an accident history, this car seems like a nearly perfect example of the ultimate in luxury motoring.

Just checked out this 1978 Aston Martin V8 Series 3, and it's a stunner. After a hefty £30,000 restoration, it’s rocking its original Jubilee Silver and red leather combo, which is a knockout. It’s one of the last Series 3 models, souped-up with a Stage 1 factory upgrade to a hefty 300bhp. Seriously, this car is a slice of Aston Martin’s golden era, fully restored to glory by Golding Barn Garage. With its history, condition, and that roaring 5,340cc V8 engine, it's not just a car; it's a piece of art. And back in its factory-correct Silver Jubilee, it’s never looked better. If you're into cars with a soul, this is it.

This 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon is a gem that's caught my eye. With a twin-turbo V8 and the P30 AMG Performance Package, it's seriously underrated at the current bid. Despite its mileage and minor wear, its blend of raw power and practicality is compelling. Personally, I see its quirks as character, making it an even more attractive pick for those who appreciate the essence of AMG performance in a versatile package.

Pillarless coupes always hold a special place in my heart. Growing up riding in the back seat of these cars, I remember the unobstructed view of the world passing by outside. The proportions and lines of these BMWs always seem just right to me and this one, with tasteful modifications and a more modern power plant, seems to sit perfectly.

A real, early and documented Special Works slantnose. Not something you see every day… You know I have a soft spot for these. This one has been driven (see the scratches under the front spoiler) and enjoyed, but still has plenty of life left in it. This gem has lived in Texas and Arizona since 1982. Where will it live next? I sure wish it would end up here in Sam's garage…

Alumni Catchup

Below are the top 5 Alumni sales yesterday. The arrows in the diagram below show whether the vehicle sale has gone down or up in value.

The 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo caught my eye right away, especially seeing its price increased by $63k since its last sale. What also helps is that the car is represented by one of the best in the business 1600Veloce who leaves no stone unturned with his listings. Clearly, this sale is a win for the seller, but rest assured, the buyer is going to be thrilled with their purchase without a doubt.