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Barn-found Jaguars going to ‘Restoration’ auction

Barn-found Jaguars going to ‘Restoration’ auction

A pair of 1958 Jaguar XK150s — one a drop-head coupe, the other a fixed-head coupe, are among the featured vehicles for the inaugural Restoration Show Sale to be held April 12 by Silverstone Auctions at the NEC in Birmingham, England. “It’s thrilling to be able to offer such exiting cars at this brand new […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →
Coys keeping two auction-record prices secret until TV show this summer

Coys keeping two auction-record prices secret until TV show this summer

Coys’ Spring Classics auction, which featured six cars from the upcoming British television series Cars, claimed three record prices, including $296,000 for a 1972 Maserati Ghibli SS. The other two record prices were for a 1981 Delorean DMC-12 and a 1950 Series I Land Rover 80, but because both are part of the new television […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →
‘Rivisioned’ ’64 Buick captures hallowed Ridler Award at Detroit Autorama

‘Rivisioned’ ’64 Buick captures hallowed Ridler Award at Detroit Autorama

‘Rivision” is the name J.F. Launier gave to the highly customized and stunningly yellow 1964 Buick Riviera that his JF Kustoms of Osoyoos, British Columbia, unveiled at the recent Autorama show in Detroit. Autorama judges gave Launier and his car the award named for the late Don Ridler. The Ridler and the America’s Most Beautiful […]

By March 14, 2014 Read More →
Desert Concorso: A piece of Monterey, but modified for a different environment

Desert Concorso: A piece of Monterey, but modified for a different environment

In the early 1980s, the Maserati Club International held a concours and awards dinner at the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley. A few years later, the club invited the Lamborghini Club to what had become Concorso Italiano, a “celebration of Italian style.” Soon, other marques joined the party, including the Ferrari Club, and by 2003 […]

Pomona hosts inaugural Street Machine Nationals

Pomona hosts inaugural Street Machine Nationals

A new event for street rod, pro-touring, custom and muscle car fans debuts March 22-23 when the O’Reilly Auto Parts Street Machine & Muscle Car Nationals takes over the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., bringing the popular Midwest car show to the West Coast for the first time. More than 1,000 performance machines and show cars are […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →
Italian cars show and go at UK’s Brooklands circuits

Italian cars show and go at UK’s Brooklands circuits

The new Desert Concorso isn’t the only place Italian cars will be the featured attraction in the coming weeks. While the Concorso Italiano in the Desert is brand new, the annual Italian Car Day at the Brooklands museum and racing circuits in England stages its 28th annual show-and-go event May 3. The British event not […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →
Corvette museum puts sinkhole survivors on display

Corvette museum puts sinkhole survivors on display

As work continues to stabilize the walls of the sinkhole and the spike-like red tower that soars with and through the roof of the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum, the five cars that have been removed from the hole have been put on display in the museum’s Exhibit Hall. Only four of the cars […]

By March 12, 2014 Read More →
Silver returns to Arizona for second sale of the season

Silver returns to Arizona for second sale of the season

Back in January, classic car collectors spent nearly $250 million at auctions in Arizona. Silver Auctions’ piece of that pie was a mere sliver — at $3.1 million it was less than 2 percent — and yet Mitch Silver was thrilled. “We were very, very happy with it,” the founder of Silver Auctions said as […]

By March 12, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island concours crowns 1937 Horch, 1958 Scarab as best in show

Amelia Island concours crowns 1937 Horch, 1958 Scarab as best in show

Sunny North Florida was not so sunny as the 19th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend of car events began. The Amelia weekend essentially begins the year’s classic and collector car show season and is arguably the second most prestigious U.S. event of its kind behind the Pebble Beach showcase each August. The weather steadily improved […]

By March 11, 2014 Read More →
Variety of makes, models, ages — and prices — at Auction America’s Fort Lauderdale sale

Variety of makes, models, ages — and prices — at Auction America’s Fort Lauderdale sale

OK, classic car hobbyists, now that we’ve seen what those who play in the deep end of the market are doing, it’s time for the rest of us to plunge into the auction pool. “We’ve had the opening auctions at Arizona and Amelia Island with the high-dollar stuff, and now we’re starting the ‘average’ collector […]

By March 11, 2014 Read More →