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Ghia creations of 1950s in Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Ghia creations of 1950s in Arizona Concours d’Elegance

Carrozzeria Ghia is one of Italy’s leading auto designers and coachbuilders, with a rich history of beautiful concepts and production cars from the company’s founding in 1915 to the present day. The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance welcomes two of Ghia’s most-famous creations from the 1950s – a custom-bodied 1953 Cadillac once owned by Hollywood […]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →
1934 Bugatti racer on the block Saturday at Leake’s Dallas sale

1934 Bugatti racer on the block Saturday at Leake’s Dallas sale

A 1934 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix racer known as “The Nuttle T-51” will cross the block Saturday at Leake Auction Company’s sale in Dallas Market Hall. The auction begins today and runs through Sunday. The Bugatti (serial number 51153) is one of 40 Type 51s produced between 1931 and 1934 and was originally invoiced […]

By November 21, 2014 Read More →
Simeone museum lets you, the people, pick Demo Day cars

Simeone museum lets you, the people, pick Demo Day cars

OK, we’ll admit it. The primary reason that we’re running this article is that we’re suckers for car collages such as the one above. But there is another reason we’re sharing that wonderful illustration: Each month, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia takes a few cars out of its indoor displays and exercises them […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Mecum Auctions does $15 million sale in Southern California

Mecum Auctions does $15 million sale in Southern California

Southern California has been a difficult nut to crack for classic car auction companies, but Mecum Auctions’ just-concluded sale in Anaheim posted sales of $15,238,429, a record for the sale held annually since 2012. To demonstrate Anaheim’s acceptance of the Mecum sale, Anaheim Ducks pro hockey team captain Ryan Getzlaf presented Dana and Frank Mecum […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Carlisle Events moving its Florida base to Lakeland next November

Carlisle Events moving its Florida base to Lakeland next November

Carlisle Events concluded its 2014 car show, swap meet and classic car auction schedule last weekend with its fifth Fall AutoFest at Festival Park in Zephyrhills, Florida. Carlisle also announced that after launching its 2015 season in February at Zephyrhills, it will move its Florida events to Lakeland, starting next November. Carlisle is based in […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Jaguar Land Rover sends 16 historic vehicles to British museum

Jaguar Land Rover sends 16 historic vehicles to British museum

You may recall that earlier this year, the Special Vehicles Operations division of Jaguar Land Rover spent some $170 million to purchase the largest private classic car collection in England, the 543 vehicles owned by British cosmetic dentist James Hull. The core of that collection included 140 cars significant to Jaguar’s history. Now that Jaguar […]

By November 20, 2014 Read More →
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shelby GT350 Mustang

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shelby GT350 Mustang

Carroll Shelby’s performance skill was already well-known to Ford when the automaker asked him to work his magic on its new sporty compact, the Mustang, to make the car formidable in competition. So just one year after the Mustang’s debut, the 1965 Shelby GT350 roared onto the scene, immediately racking up successes in SCCA road-racing events […]

By November 19, 2014 Read More →
Brand-new 34-year-old hatchback brings $79K at Silverstone auction

Brand-new 34-year-old hatchback brings $79K at Silverstone auction

Ever wonder what a “brand new” 34-year-old car might be worth? Well, just such a car sold last week at Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show sale in England, and it sold for twice its pre-auction estimate. The car was a 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam, sort of the British version of the Dodge Omni Shelby GLH […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →
Next generation of collectors helps push auction action past $1 billion in one-year period

Next generation of collectors helps push auction action past $1 billion in one-year period

The Classic Car Bookshelf Classic Car Auction Yearbook: 2013-2014 By Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi Published 2014 Publisher Historica Selecta Format Hardcover Pages 392 ISBN 9788896232064 Purchase Amazon In the past year — and for the first time — the sale of classic cars at major auctions around the world exceeded $1 billion — yes, […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America readies ‘virtual live’ all-Internet sale

Auctions America readies ‘virtual live’ all-Internet sale

Auctions America launches a new kind of collector-car auction Friday with a live sale that takes place entirely online. The one-day, BidAnywhere auction starts at 1 p.m. ET with 65 vehicles for sale. There will be a live auctioneer calling the bids, but potential buyers will place their bids remotely, from anywhere in the world, […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →