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Auctions America ‘live’ online sale tops $1.1 million

Auctions America ‘live’ online sale tops $1.1 million

Auctions America’s first online collector-car auction, a one-day “live-virtual” sale in which all the bidding was done over the Internet, exceeded $1.1 million, the company reported, adding that it already is planning additional online-only auctions in the future. The BidAnywhere auction held November 21 featured a live auctioneer calling the action while potential buyers placed […]

By December 3, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Articurial gets Malcolm Campbell’s Bugatti, Jane Fonda’s Ferrari for Retromobile sale

Articurial gets Malcolm Campbell’s Bugatti, Jane Fonda’s Ferrari for Retromobile sale

Artcurial, France’s major classic car auction house, has announced two of the headline vehicles to be offered at its Retromobile Salon sale February 6, 2015 in Paris. Those cars are 1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport raced by Malcolm Campbell and a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 formerly owned by Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda. Campbell, […]

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Leake goes ‘platinum’ with $10.5-million Dallas auction

Leake goes ‘platinum’ with $10.5-million Dallas auction

Nine vehicles and the trademarks to the Cord automotive marque sold for six figures at Leake Auction Company’s Dallas Fall sale in late November. “This was an extraordinary auction,” Richard Sevenoaks, Leake president, said in a news release after the sale. “We were very successful with the debut of our Platinum Series in Dallas, which […]

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Bonhams does nearly $20 million at Bond Street sale

Bonhams does nearly $20 million at Bond Street sale

On our side of the pond last weekend, shoppers were looking for Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargains. But in London, classic car bidders were paying record high prices for several vehicles at Bonhams’ second annual Bond Street sale. “We had a full auction room with bids also coming in from across the world,” said […]

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BMW ‘Art Cars’ set for display at Miami Beach show

BMW ‘Art Cars’ set for display at Miami Beach show

Two of BMW’s legendary “Art Cars” that blend high-performance with fine art will be on display December 3-7 during Art Basel`s international gallery show at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The one-of-a-kind, hand-painted cars – a BMW 320 race car by famed American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1977) and a BMW M3 by Australian aboriginal […]

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Concorso Italiano picks Ferrari as honored marque

Concorso Italiano picks Ferrari as honored marque

Those who have attended the grand Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California, during classic car week every August know that a sea of vintage and contemporary Ferrari sports cars is pretty standard fare. But next year, it’s official: Ferrari is the featured marque for the August 15, 2015, meet of Italian splendor. The celebration of everything […]

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Carlisle sets indoor swap meet, January 16-18 at Allentown

Carlisle sets indoor swap meet, January 16-18 at Allentown

After celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, Carlisle Events launches its 2015 calendar January 16-18 with its annual Allentown Auto Mania at the Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds, where vendors fill the 59,000-square-foot Agricultural Hall of a huge automotive swap meet. In addition to the indoor sales, there will be a car corral with classics for sale […]

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Coys auction showcases cars, posters as investments to enjoy as they appreciate

Coys auction showcases cars, posters as investments to enjoy as they appreciate

Remember an advertising campaign that suggested that you “give the gift that keeps on giving?” That very well could be the tag line for British auction house Coys’ annual “True Greats” auction, this year scheduled for December 2 in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall in Westminster. Noting that classic cars have outperformed many investments […]

By November 28, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

‘Shorty’ Mustang concept headed to Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale in March, 2015

We are still months away from March, 2015, but Auctions America is starting to beat the drums for its annual sale at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where it will offer up the “Shorty” Ford Mustang concept car for bidding. Back when it was developing the Mustang, Ford did a series of concept versions, starting with the […]

By November 27, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

People’s choice: Simeone will exercise four cars this Saturday

You may remember the story we ran last week about how the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia was inviting everyone to vote to decide which three cars from its collection would participate in the People’s Choice Demo Day this Saturday. Well, not only are the votes in, but they came in record numbers, so […]

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