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Alloy Ferrari 250 GT raises ante for RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey

Alloy Ferrari 250 GT raises ante for RM Sotheby’s auction in Monterey

Once again, the auctions of Monterey Classic Car Week next month appear to be a Ferrari wonderland of fabulously rare and valuable sports cars and race cars that wear the prancing horse. Seven- and eight-figure sales should be plentiful, as they were during last year’s Ferrari lovefest. Here’s another one to watch: RM Sotheby’s has […]

By July 21, 2015 Read More →
Bentleys highlight offerings by Barons in Britain

Bentleys highlight offerings by Barons in Britain

Now into the next chapter of its history, British auction house Barons anticipates its biggest sale ever July 28 at Sandown Park, where more than 80 vehicles will be open for bidding. Barons was established in 1998 by Laurence Sayers-Gillan, a former racer, racing team owner, singer, songwriter, jazz/rock/blues dummer and Jaguar specialist who retired […]

By July 21, 2015 Read More →
Coys does nearly $9.4 million at Blenheim Palace sale

Coys does nearly $9.4 million at Blenheim Palace sale

Coys recent classic and collector car auction in conjunction with the Blenheim Palace Concours d’Elegance posted sales of nearly $9.4 million, led by a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing” coupe that went for more than $1.4 million and a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe that sold for more than $1.194 million, a record for such […]

By July 20, 2015 Read More →
Delahaye 135M with Figoni et Falaschi coachwork to be offered at Rick Cole’s Monterey auction

Delahaye 135M with Figoni et Falaschi coachwork to be offered at Rick Cole’s Monterey auction

Coachbuilders Figoni et Falaschi created some of the most evocative automobiles of the Classic Era, their flowing streamlined designs most often adorning the greatest luxury and performance cars of the day. The Delahaye 135M Narval, completed in 1947, is one such masterwork, an over-the-top example sold to the president of an Ohio ladies footwear company. […]

By July 17, 2015 Read More →
Steve McQueen’s Porsche Turbo Carrera added to Mecum auction in Monterey

Steve McQueen’s Porsche Turbo Carrera added to Mecum auction in Monterey

Just when you thought there were no more automotive relics of movie and motorsports icon Steve McQueen, along comes another piece of his fabulous personal history. This time, it’s the last car special-ordered by the King of Cool, a 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, the ultra-performance version of the 911 that’s as emblematic of the […]

Keith Richards’ famous blue Bentley coming to auction at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale

Keith Richards’ famous blue Bentley coming to auction at Bonhams’ Goodwood sale

If this blue Bentley could only talk, what tales it could tell about its astonishing adventures with Keith Richards and the Rolling Stones.   This was in the swinging ’60s, when the rock star was high on success and any number of illegal substances. The car would transport Richards, his band mates and their collection of […]

Mecum’s 1,000-item Road Art sale offers signs and much more, including a 40-foot carousel

Mecum’s 1,000-item Road Art sale offers signs and much more, including a 40-foot carousel

Mecum Auctions is known for sales with a thousand or more classic cars, but next weekend, July 17-19, its inaugural Road Art Auction will include no cars — well, there will be several pedal and toy cars — but instead it will feature more than 1,000 items including dealer signs, assorted automobilia, barber shop nostalgia, […]

By July 14, 2015 Read More →
Historic Porsche racers at Gooding sale in Monterey

Historic Porsche racers at Gooding sale in Monterey

Three significant Porsche works race cars, including a spectacular 1960 RS60 four-cam Spyder, have been added to Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction in August. The historic Spyder, raced by the factory team in grueling endurance competition at Le Mans, Sebring, the Nürburgring and the Targa Florio, is the star of a nine-car private collection […]

By July 13, 2015 Read More →
RM Sotheby’s lands one-off Lamborghini concept for New York City auction

RM Sotheby’s lands one-off Lamborghini concept for New York City auction

We weren’t all that surprised last month when RM Sotheby’s announced that it had secured the consignment of the astounding Pinnacle Portfolio of some 30 important post-war sports cars. But what was surprising was that those cars would be offered not at the “Art Automobiles” sale in November in New York City but would be […]

By July 9, 2015 Read More →
Supercharged sale: RM Sotheby’s previews its Motor City auction

Supercharged sale: RM Sotheby’s previews its Motor City auction

Supercharged cars from different eras highlight the docket for RM Sotheby’s annual Motor City auction, to be held July 25 in conjunction with the Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan. Representing the state of the supercharged automotive art and science of the 1930s is a 1935 Duesenberg Model […]

By July 9, 2015 Read More →