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Star cars: Classic commercial vehicles featured at Packard Proving Grounds

Star cars: Classic commercial vehicles featured at Packard Proving Grounds

Historic commercial vehicles will be the stars next month at the annual Cars ‘R’ Stars show at the historic Packard Proving Grounds in Shelby Township just north of Detroit. Among the featured vehicles expected are a 1937 Ford Texaco Tanker; a 1947 Chevrolet used by the famed Michigan soda pop bottler, Vernor’s; a 1920 Ford […]

By May 26, 2014 Read More →
Rick Cole returns to Monterey, but with a new twist on the classic car auction

Rick Cole returns to Monterey, but with a new twist on the classic car auction

Nearly 30 years ago, Rick Cole had “a crazy idea.” His idea was to stage a classic car auction in conjunction with the Monterey Historics vintage races and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Cole, who regularly drove in those races, noticed how his fellow racers were buying and selling cars among themselves in the Laguna […]

By May 23, 2014 Read More →
Rare Ford GT40 Roadster in RM Monterey auction

Rare Ford GT40 Roadster in RM Monterey auction

Probably the most famous American race car ever, the Ford GT40 is famed both for beating Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 1960s and for its soaring value today as one of the world’s most-coveted collector cars. The 1965 Ford GT40 Roadster Prototype, chassis GT/108, that RM Auctions has announced for its […]

By May 23, 2014 Read More →
Rare muscle cars flex weight at Mecum’s spring auction

Rare muscle cars flex weight at Mecum’s spring auction

Mecum Original Spring Classic Auction at a glance Total sales $40.4 million Catalog 1,465 vehicles Sell-through 64 percent High sale $885,000 for a 1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Next 9 price range $235,000 to $530,000 Next auction June 13-14 in Seattle, WA An exceptional group of rare muscle cars led the bidding at Dana Mecum’s Original […]

By May 22, 2014 Read More →
The ‘real’ James Bond Aston Martin coming to auction

The ‘real’ James Bond Aston Martin coming to auction

The British sporting brand Aston Martin is forever linked with James Bond, thanks to author Ian Fleming and the spy-gadget laden DB5 that his fictional spy first drove in the novel and in the 1964 film Goldfinger. Another earlier Aston Martin, a 1954 Aston Martin DB 2/4, is believed to have been the inspiration for […]

By May 21, 2014 Read More →
Silverstone readies year’s first auction at historic British track

Silverstone readies year’s first auction at historic British track

Sixty is the magic number for Silverstone Auctions’ first sale of the year, with 60 classic and exotic cars and motorcycles spanning more than 60 years ready to cross the auction block Saturday. Held at the Silverstone Wing building on the historic race circuit, the sale includes vehicles ranging from examples of exotic Italian and […]

By May 20, 2014 Read More →
Three rare, legendary sports cars at Gooding auction

Three rare, legendary sports cars at Gooding auction

Three indisputably iconic sports cars, recently rediscovered in private collections, will be offered for sale for the first time in decades at Gooding and Company’s classic car auction during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance weekend in August. The cars – a 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S Spider America, one of the last ones ever built and […]

By May 20, 2014 Read More →
Jaguar to re-create ‘missing 6’ Lightweight E-types

Jaguar to re-create ‘missing 6’ Lightweight E-types

Jaguar originally planned to build 18 lightweight aluminum competition versions of its remarkable new E-type when it set out to beat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1963. But only 12 were ever constructed, which the automaker intends to rectify starting this year. The original “Special GT E-type Cars” were presented to the racing world as […]

By May 19, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams’ annual all-Aston auction totals $14.6 million

Bonhams’ annual all-Aston auction totals $14.6 million

Bonhams’ 15th annual auction at the Aston Martin Works in England sold a record 50 cars, plus more than 100 lots of automobilia, for $14.6 million. “The sale has been one of surprise and delight,” said James Knight, Bonhams group motoring director, “from selling a DB5 Sports Saloon project at four times its estimate to […]

By May 19, 2014 Read More →
Auburn Spring sets records for Auctions America

Auburn Spring sets records for Auctions America

With an 87-percent overall sell-through rate — a particularly strong figure for a sale that included 760 vehicles — Auctions America’s Auburn Spring event in northwestern Indiana generated $19.1 million through the sale of 629 cars, 10 motorcycles and 246 articles of nostalgia. Auctions America Auburn Spring 2014 Total sales $19.1 million Catalog 760 automobiles […]

By May 16, 2014 Read More →