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First Mecum auction in Austin scores nearly $14.7 million

First Mecum auction in Austin scores nearly $14.7 million

Mecum Auctions ended its collector-car calendar year on a high note with its inaugural Austin, Texas, auction achieving a near-70 percent sell-through rate for 660 vehicles for a total of $14,668,347. Yet again, a late-model Ford GT sports coupe ruled as the top-selling car, reaching $310,000 on the block (results do not include auction fees) […]

By December 17, 2014 Read More →
Elvis’ last Cadillac showcased by British museum

Elvis’ last Cadillac showcased by British museum

Elvis Presley’s 1977 Cadillac Seville, the last car he purchased for personal use and the last of more than 200 Cadillacs he bought for himself, friends, family – even strangers – is going on display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England. The King of Rock ’n’ Roll bought the car in October 1976 […]

By December 17, 2014 Read More →
Italian auto museum marks Zagato’s 95th anniversary

Italian auto museum marks Zagato’s 95th anniversary

As part of the celebration of the 95th anniversary of carrozzeria Zagato of Italy, a special exhibition, “Zagato: Collectibles and Design since 1919” has opened at the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Torino, Italy, and runs through March 2015. According to a news release, the exhibition “is a special, first-time opportunity for the public to witness […]

By December 16, 2014 Read More →
Burt Reynolds’ ‘Bandit’ Trans Am goes for $450K

Burt Reynolds’ ‘Bandit’ Trans Am goes for $450K

Burt Reynolds’ own Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am sold for $450,000 at an auction of his various personal effects, career memorabilia and fine-art collection late last week. “The Collection of Award Winning Actor Burt Reynolds” was held by Julien’s Auctions at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Overall, Reynolds’ possessions brought $2.5 […]

By December 16, 2014 Read More →
Stirling Moss reunites with Mille Miglia-winning 300SLR at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Stirling Moss reunites with Mille Miglia-winning 300SLR at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance celebrates the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest racing victories in history – the record-breaking 1955 Mille Miglia run by Stirling Moss driving a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR – by reuniting the world-champion driver with the winning sports car at its March 2015 event. The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours will […]

By December 15, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Gooding adds significant Ferraris for Arizona auction

Gooding adds significant Ferraris for Arizona auction

A pair of exceptional – and exceptionally valuable – classic Ferraris has been added to the docket for Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auction in January during Arizona’s collector-car sales week. One of the most legendary and beautiful road cars from Maranello, a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider with an estimated value of $8 […]

By December 12, 2014 Read More →
Ford GT tops another Mecum auction

Ford GT tops another Mecum auction

A late-model Ford GT sports coupe has again scored top dollars at a Mecum auction, this time reigning at the Kansas City sale last weekend. The 2005 Ford GT also rules as the highest-dollar vehicle ever sold at any Mecum Kansas City auction, hammering at $290,000 (sales results reflect prices before auction fees). Total sales […]

By December 12, 2014 Read More →
Mecum ends the year with its first Austin auction

Mecum ends the year with its first Austin auction

Mecum Auctions further expands its reach this weekend with its inaugural Austin, Texas, sale, which will close out the year’s schedule of 21 auctions. The Austin auction, to be held December 12-13 at the Austin Convention Center, features a selection of around 600 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, resto mods and sports cars, including […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
Dutch auction features one collector’s American classics

Dutch auction features one collector’s American classics

‘When we were offered this auction, we were dazzled,” said Frank Adam, commercial manager of Troostwijk Auctions, which is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “If you visited America in the Fifties or Sixties, you really would think you’d stepped back in time,” he added. “And anyone who has seen the film Black to the Future […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
1928 Riley Brooklands sets pace for Berlin-based online auction

1928 Riley Brooklands sets pace for Berlin-based online auction

Established in 2012 in Germany primarily as an art auction house, Auctionata has gotten into the sale of luxury items and collectables, from watches to wine, and now classic cars. It recently held its first classic car auction — and held it online — and reports that 26 of 39 vehicles sold with 11 of […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →