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27-car British classic and exotic trove brings $30 million in private sale

27-car British classic and exotic trove brings $30 million in private sale

John Collins said he had no idea there even was such a collection when he was contacted about visiting what turned out to be “an Aladdin’s cave” of 27 classic and exotic cars. However, in one of the largest private sales in British classic car collecting history, Collins immediately purchased the cars for slightly more […]

‘Motorbikes for the Masses’ exhibit runs through October 11 at AACA Museum

‘Motorbikes for the Masses’ exhibit runs through October 11 at AACA Museum

The motorcycle collecting hobby has been hot for a number of years and has been starting to really keep pace with the car hobby. Howeer, one part of the motorcycle scene that has been largely ignored is that of motorscooters and mopeds. The scooter, mostly in the form of the Vespa and Lambretta, was Italy’s […]

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Classic cars in a classic setting for Auctions America’s California Sale

Classic cars in a classic setting for Auctions America’s California Sale

Usually, it is the cars that draw us to the car shows and the classic car auctions. But sometimes, it’s the venue where those cars are being shown or sold. Consider the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, right there on the 18th fairway overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Or the Arizona concours within the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired […]

By March 10, 2015 Read More →
Al Unser Jr. set for Goodguys Autocross for Kids program

Al Unser Jr. set for Goodguys Autocross for Kids program

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will participate in the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s Autocross for Kids program in 2015,  Speedway Motors, the official speed shop of Goodguys, has announced. Unser will drive Speedway’s G-Comp 1965 Chevrolet Nova, a car he’ll share with his cousin, Robby Unser, himself an eight-time Pikes Peak hill […]

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Stirling Moss on the move: Opens display at British museum and then heads to Amelia Island

Stirling Moss on the move: Opens display at British museum and then heads to Amelia Island

Stirling Moss may be 85 years old, but he certainly isn’t slowing down any on his travel schedule. Late last week, he was in England to open A Chequered History display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, and this week he’s scheduled to be in Florida for various activities at the Amelia Island Concours […]

By March 9, 2015 Read More →
1940 ‘Mille Miglia’-winning BMW 328 at Amelia Island

1940 ‘Mille Miglia’-winning BMW 328 at Amelia Island

The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance will feature a BMW 328 that holds a special, if somewhat peculiar place in the history of motorsport. The fabled Mille Miglia-winning 1940 “Mille Miglia” Il Gran Premio Brescia Della aerodynamic coupe bodied by Touring of Milan will be the anchor of the BMW 328 class at the Florida concours […]

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Silverstone showcases vehicles ripe for restoration at Practical Classics sale

Silverstone showcases vehicles ripe for restoration at Practical Classics sale

For the second year in a row, Silverstone Auctions will stage a sale in conjunction with the Practical Classics Restoration Show, March 28 in the National Exhibition Centre near the Birmingham Airport in England. Because of the nature of the show, Silverstone focuses its docket on barn finds and vehicles ripe for restoration while also […]

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Bonhams does $1.65 million with horse-drawn carriages

Bonhams does $1.65 million with horse-drawn carriages

Back on Christmas Day, we shared the news that Bonhams would stage its first Carriage Collection Sale, but we promised that Santa’s sled was not among those being offered. Well, the sale was held last week with all 150 lots selling for a total of $1.65 million. The top-dollar sale was $372,000 for the Royal […]

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Cassini’s Minerva best in show at Boca Raton concours

Cassini’s Minerva best in show at Boca Raton concours

Cadillac and the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang were the features of the ninth annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance in Florida, but it was a 1930 Minerva AL owned by Margie and Joseph Cassini III of West Orange, New Jersey that drove off with best in show honors at the event. Presented by Mercedes-Benz […]

By March 6, 2015 Read More →
Princess’s Quattroporte among Coys auction highlights

Princess’s Quattroporte among Coys auction highlights

One of only eight such cars built with right-hand drive, the 1967 Maserati Quattroporte owned for 25 years by Princess Aly Khan, will be among the vehicles offered for sale Tuesday at Coys Spring Classics sale at the Royal Horticultural Society in London. The Quattroporte was ordered by French importer Agency Maserati and delivered to […]

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