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Porsche racer reaches highest online sale for Bonhams

Porsche racer reaches highest online sale for Bonhams

The highest online sale for a Bonhams classic car auction happened Sunday when a 1990-93 Porsche Type 962 C Endurance Racing Competition Coupe sold for €1,495,000 ($1,624,000 at the current exchange rate) during the Spa Classic sale at the famed Belgian grand-prix racing circuit. The sale was part of a record €5,497,918 (nearly $6 million) […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →
Cars from Roy Cats Lamborghini collection at Mecum

Cars from Roy Cats Lamborghini collection at Mecum

Six unique Lamborghinis from the Roy Cats collection are set to cross the block at Mecum Auctions’ sale in Seattle auction June 5-6, adding some Italian supercar luster to an auction that already includes the John Wickey collection of American muscle cars. The mid-engine V12-powered Lambos range from 1989 with an ultra-exotic Countach in 25th […]

By May 28, 2015 Read More →
Stirling Moss selling vintage Porsche race car at auction

Stirling Moss selling vintage Porsche race car at auction

Famed racing driver Stirling Moss, much in the news lately because of his many appearances at concours and other events, has consigned a vintage competition Porsche from his own collection to the Bonhams Auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The 1961 Porsche RS-61, like the agile RennSport race cars that Moss […]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →
ELK Charity Challenge: Generous people doing good

ELK Charity Challenge: Generous people doing good

’50 Philanthropists, 3 Charities, 1 Reason.” That is the tagline on the home page of the ELK Charity Challenge, a 7-day, 1,000-mile automotive adventure held last week. The E L K in the event’s name is shorthand for Everyone Loves Kids, and the reason for the event was to help make a better life for […]

By May 26, 2015 Read More →
High bids fall short but RM Sotheby’s still does nearly $30 million at Villa Erba

High bids fall short but RM Sotheby’s still does nearly $30 million at Villa Erba

With 33 of 38 vehicles selling — among the no-sales the highest bid of the auction — RM Sotheby’s annual Villa Erba sale, held in conjunction with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, generated more than $29.9 million in two-and-a-half hours Saturday on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. As expected, Ferraris dominated the sale with […]

By May 24, 2015 Read More →
David Swig joins RM Sotheby’s as car specialist

David Swig joins RM Sotheby’s as car specialist

Lifelong auto enthusiast David Swig, son of the late founder of the California Mille, Martin Swig, has joined the team of global car specialists with RM Sotheby’s, the auction company has announced. Formerly a car specialist with Bonhams, David Swig comes from a family of car people – his father was a leading vintage-motoring devotee […]

By May 23, 2015 Read More →
Muscle Cars from Wickey collection to cross Mecum block in Seattle

Muscle Cars from Wickey collection to cross Mecum block in Seattle

To make room for additional vehicles, muscle-car collector John Wickey is selling some of his cars at the Mecum auction in Seattle on June 5-6. Wickey, a native of Lenthbridge, Alberta, Canada, has assembled a collection of original vintage muscle cars from GM, Ford and Chrysler produced during the golden age of high performance, as […]

By May 21, 2015 Read More →
Exotic supercharged Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet leads Bonhams’ auction in Greenwich, Connecticut

Exotic supercharged Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet leads Bonhams’ auction in Greenwich, Connecticut

One of the most successful models produced by Bugatti was the Type 57, created by founder Ettore Bugatti’s son, Jean, and introduced in 1934. With numerous body styles by renowned coachbuilders as well as the Bugatti factory, including such exotics as the iconic Atlantic prototype, the Type 57 is today the best-remembered of the French […]

By May 19, 2015 Read More →
Racers and barn finds set for Dragone sale

Racers and barn finds set for Dragone sale

Classic racing cars and several barn-found vehicles will be available at the Dragone Auctions sale being held in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance weekend. The auction is Saturday, May 30, at the Dragone’s gallery in Westport, Connecticut. Notable vehicles crossing the block include a supercharged 1951 Simca Abarth convertible with special “Extra Lusso” coachwork […]

Glenn Pray’s barn-found ’37 Cord going to auction

Glenn Pray’s barn-found ’37 Cord going to auction

To help fund his purchase of the remains of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company in 1960, Glenn Pray, an Oklahoma high school industrial arts teacher and auto enthusiast, sold his 1937 Cord Phaeton Model 812. The buyer was Jim Leake. Pray had purchased the Cord in 1953, had restored it and used it as his […]