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Mecum’s inaugural Harrisburg auction tops $21 million

Mecum’s inaugural Harrisburg auction tops $21 million

Buyers paid more than $21 million for cars and motorcycles at Mecum Auctions’ inaugural sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the company’s first foray into the Northeast collector-car market. A total of 735 cars and bikes went to new owners out of 1,056 offered, for a solid 70-percent sell-through rate, especially strong for a first-time event. […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
Great Porsches highlight Coys auction at Nurburgring

Great Porsches highlight Coys auction at Nurburgring

Fifteen spectacular Porsches will be among 50 special European classics (plus a pair of all-American Chevys) offered during Coy’s auction at the famed Nurburgring track in Germany. The Porsches comprise what the British auction company calls a “specialist section” of the August 9 sale of sports, GT and competition cars, including grand prix racers. “Nurburgring […]

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‘Grand Prix’ among features at Monterey film festival

‘Grand Prix’ among features at Monterey film festival

The second annual AutoMoto International Film & Arts Festival is scheduled for August 14-17 at two venues in Monterey, California — the Golden State Theater and the Monterey Marriott. The schedule includes screenings of new and classic movies, appearances by motorsports legends and a live “CarCast” podcast by Adam Carolla. “Building on the momentum from […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
Buyers go for ‘imports’ at RM’s Motor City sale

Buyers go for ‘imports’ at RM’s Motor City sale

RM Motor City 2014 at a glance Total sales $7.42 million Catalog 77 automobiles 1 boat Sell-through rate 77 percent High sale $495,000 1911 Mercedes 38/70 HP seven-passenger Touring Next 9 price range $220,000 to $352,000 Next auction August 15-16 in Monterey, California Imported classics, not made-in-Detroit cars, dominated sales at RM’s 20th anniversary Motor […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
Behind-the-scenes auction action: ‘Mecum Dealmakers’ debuts on NBCSN

Behind-the-scenes auction action: ‘Mecum Dealmakers’ debuts on NBCSN

For the uninitiated, a classic car auction can seem a confusing array of fast-paced bidding and auctioneer harangues, plus mysterious tactics by veteran buyers and sellers, sometimes with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake. A new reality series, Mecum Dealmakers, premiering Thursday at 10 p.m. (Eastern time) on NBCSN, is designed to take the […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
Silverstone Auctions hits top sales total in its history

Silverstone Auctions hits top sales total in its history

Silverstone Auctions reached its highest-ever sales total this past weekend at the historic Silverstone racing circuit with more than £5 million ($8.5 million) worth of classic cars finding new owners at an 85 percent sell-through rate. Top sale was for a rare 1950 Healey Silverstone, its name clearly appropriate to the venue, for £212,750 ($360,500), while […]

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Massive collection of 543 classic British cars bought by Jaguar Land Rover

Massive collection of 543 classic British cars bought by Jaguar Land Rover

The world’s biggest privately owned assemblage of classic British cars, with 543 vehicles amassed by an obsessive UK collector, has been purchased in its entirety by Jaguar Land Rover to bolster its focus on heritage. The collection, purchased by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, was brought together and restored by James Hull, who […]

By July 29, 2014 Read More →

Poll Results: Which defunct auto company would you most like to come back?

The Question of the Week for the week of July 21st , 2014 asked you which defunct auto company you would most like to come back. Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:        This poll is closed but you can participate in the current Question of the […]

Duesenberg, Bugatti take best-in-show at Detroit’s concours

Duesenberg, Bugatti take best-in-show at Detroit’s concours

Two one-of-a-kind classics — the only 1932 Duesenberg Model J with a Murphy-built Convertible Victoria body and the only 1939 Bugatti T57C with coachwork by Voll & Ruhrbeck — took best-in-show honors Sunday in the 36th annual Concours d’Elegance of America, which was held for the fourth time at The Inn at St. John’s in […]

By July 28, 2014 Read More →
Ferrari F40 once owned by Rod Stewart goes to auction

Ferrari F40 once owned by Rod Stewart goes to auction

The Ferrari F40 is a rock star among the world’s supercars, and the one offered at Auction America’s California sale also has the provenance of being owned by an actual rock star. The 1990 F40 is known in California collector-car circles as the “Rod Stewart Car” because of its former ownership by the legendary rock […]