Big bids fail to bag ‘big’ cars, but pickups, entry-level booming in Arizona

Our man-on-the-scene, Bob Golfen, reports that those attending Worldwide Auctioneers’ Scottsdale sale Wednesday evening saw a lot of big-ticket cars fail to sell, at least on the block (possible post-block sales might still be secured). But on the block, none of the auction’s cars promoted to be valued above seven figures made reserve.

Foremost among them was the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 770K Grosser, the former Adolph Hitler parade car that has received global attention, and which reached a high bid of $7 million before rolling off unsold.

The second-highest no-sale bid at Worldwide was $2.3 million for the 2003 Ferrari Enzo, followed by a $1.35 million no sale for the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder and $1.32 million for the 1970 Dodge Challenger Hemi convertible.

A number of Worldwide’s other mid-six-figure cars also failed to reach reserve, such as the Porsche Carrera GT, which hit $560,000, and a 2006 Saleen S7 Twin Turbo, which stalled

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