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GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

General Motors Futurliners, those big, red, bus-sized display stages riding on eight wheels, have been much in the news lately. There was the one displayed at the SEMA Show in October after its recent restoration at Kindig-it Design. There was the one Ron Pratte sold last weekend at Barrett-Jackson to raise $4 million for the […]

By January 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
‘Goodness gracious!’ Auction of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley could hit million-dollar mark, Mecum says

‘Goodness gracious!’ Auction of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley could hit million-dollar mark, Mecum says

While million-dollar-plus collector cars are seen relatively frequently these days, the very idea of a million-dollar motorcycle still seems far-fetched. But Dana Mecum, head of Mecum Auctions, believes he might have a potential seven-figure motorcycle coming over the block Saturday at Kissimmee, Florida. The bike is a 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH with just over 2,000 miles […]

By January 23, 2015 4 Comments Read More →
Vintage European rally cars for Simeone Demo Day

Vintage European rally cars for Simeone Demo Day

The Simeone Automotive Museum will feature its latest acquisition, a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe, during the Philadelphia collection’s next Demo Day, which takes place Saturday and will showcase significant European competition rally cars. The public event – called “Rally!” – starts at noon and includes four of the greatest examples of vintage race […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
Thomas Edison’s estate is site of new concours

Thomas Edison’s estate is site of new concours

Joseph Cassini III not only ruled from the judge’s bench in the courtroom, but cars from his collection have been honored on concours d’elegance showfields from coast to coast, including best-of-show accolades in 2013 at Pebble Beach for his 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria. Now that the judge has retired from the bench, […]

By January 21, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams motorcycle sale in Vegas hits $4.47 million

Bonhams motorcycle sale in Vegas hits $4.47 million

Rare British motorcycles led the pack as Bonhams’ fifth annual Las Vegas bike auction reached $4.47 million recently at Bally’s Hotel & Casino, while an antique Harley scored because of its Steve McQueen connection. Two world records were set by Vincent motorcycles: a 1950 Vincent Series C White Shadow, one of just 15 produced, sold […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →
Porsche 914s, East and West Coast hot rods featured at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Porsche 914s, East and West Coast hot rods featured at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Another sign of the generational shift in collector cars: The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has announced that the once-humble Porsche 914 will be among the honored marques in March. Of course, this is the prestigious Amelia Island Concours, so you won’t see your neighbor’s 914 driver sitting on the lawn among the classic car finery. […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →
Preliminary sales figures show Arizona auctions exceed $292 million

Preliminary sales figures show Arizona auctions exceed $292 million

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we have been bringing you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. We […]

By January 19, 2015 Read More →
Coys starts 2015 with two auctions in one day

Coys starts 2015 with two auctions in one day

British auction house Coys opened its 2015 calendar by staging two sales in the same day in two countries. Earlier this month, Coys held an auction in conjunction with the Autosport International racing car show in Birmingham, England, and another in conjunction with the Interclassics and Topmobiel show at Maastricht, the Netherlands. “It was an […]

By January 19, 2015 Read More →
Futurliner wows the crowd during Barrett-Jackson auction of Ron Pratte’s top vehicles

Futurliner wows the crowd during Barrett-Jackson auction of Ron Pratte’s top vehicles

With the massive crowd at Barrett-Jackson on their feet, many of them waving tiny American flags, and an honor guard of military veterans on stage, the huge Futurliner crept slowly up the ramp toward the auctioneers like some behemoth from a science-fiction movie. The 1950 General Motors Futurliner tour bus, a brawny piece of modern sculpture […]

By January 18, 2015 Read More →
Saturday Arizona auction sales exceed $93 million

Saturday Arizona auction sales exceed $93 million

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we bring you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. Television’s eye was […]

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