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Bonhams and Simeone focus on preservation at auction Monday

Bonhams and Simeone focus on preservation at auction Monday

With one exception, you won’t find seven-figure cars or even very many gleaming classics at Bonhams’ third-annual Preserving the Automobile sale Monday at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. Yes, Bonhams is a high-end auction house and, yes, the Simeone is the home to some of the most amazing vehicles in the world. But the […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →
‘Last’ Duesenberg heads to Leake auction in Dallas

‘Last’ Duesenberg heads to Leake auction in Dallas

Production of the Duesenberg Model J halted in the 1930s, its over-the-top opulence thwarted by the Great Depression. But the legendary luxury car was revived for one last hurrah in 1978 by a passionate proponent of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg company. Glenn Pray, an Oklahoma industrial arts teacher and Cord restorer who had acquired the […]

By October 2, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Dutch museum holding online auction of pre-war Fords

Dutch museum holding online auction of pre-war Fords

Here’s a car-guy fact that’s probably flown under your radar: In the town of Hillegom, Netherlands, resides the world’s largest private collection of Ford vehicles. The Den Hartogh Ford Museum, started in 1956 by obsessed Dutch collector Piet den Hartogh, holds more than 200 Ford and Lincoln vehicles ranging from 1903 to 1948 models. Now […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson hits record $33.3 million sale in Vegas

Barrett-Jackson hits record $33.3 million sale in Vegas

A pair of modern supercars – one domestic, one Italian, each boasting horsepower exceeding 700 – were the top sellers at Barrett-Jackson’s seventh annual Las Vegas auction, which upped its ante with total sales of more than $33.3 million, the most ever, including $1,642,500 raised to benefit local and national charities. As expected, the charity […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →
Sir Stirling Moss honored guest at Arizona Concours

Sir Stirling Moss honored guest at Arizona Concours

One of the greatest champions of auto racing, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, will be an honored guest at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix on January 11, 2015. The British racing legend will attend the intimate Arizona Concours with his wife, Lady Susie Moss, presenting entrants and […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →
Porsche 914 gains respect at Amelia Island Concours

Porsche 914 gains respect at Amelia Island Concours

The 914 is the Rodney Dangerfield of Porsches. The little mid-engine sports car gets no respect, at least not within the vast pecking order of status-seeking Porsche owners. But the Porsche 914 has lured plenty of fans over the years with its exceptional handling, spare styling and renowned durability. However one might view the 914’s […]

By September 25, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America readies all-Internet collector-car sale

Auctions America readies all-Internet collector-car sale

Auctions America enters a new realm of collector-car sales in November when it launches its “Live Virtual” online auction that takes place exclusively on the Internet. Called BidAnywhere, the sale will be a one-day event with an actual auctioneer calling the bids online but with the potential buyers placing bids remotely through a special platform […]

By September 24, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Maserati celebrates its centennial

Maserati celebrates its centennial

On a straight stretch of roadway near Cremona, Italy, Baconin Borzacchini set Maserati’s first world speed record, driving a 16-cylinder Maserati V4 to an average of 246 kilometers an hour (nearly 154 miles per hour) to set a Flying 10K record that stood for the following eight years. That was on September 28, 1929 — […]

By September 24, 2014 Read More →
’73 Trans Am drives off with ‘best of’ honors at AutoFair

’73 Trans Am drives off with ‘best of’ honors at AutoFair

A 1973 Pontiac Trans Am was declared best of show at the AutoFair at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina. The car is owned by Charlotte resident Mark Brantley, who noted that his first car also was a Trans Am. Cars from nearly 50 car clubs were eligible for honors at the AutoFair. Brantley […]

By September 23, 2014 Read More →
Ferrari 308s climb in value at British auction

Ferrari 308s climb in value at British auction

A rising tide lifts all boats, they say, which apparently holds true for Ferraris as well. While stunning multi-million prices for rare, early and competition Ferraris have become the norm in the past few years, values for the lesser production cars from Maranello are following suit, though perhaps not in such a spectacular way. This […]

By September 23, 2014 Read More →