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Bonhams’ sale at Mercedes museum totals more than $16 million

Bonhams’ sale at Mercedes museum totals more than $16 million

With nearly 50 vehicles selling for more than $16 million, the inaugural Bonhams auction at the Mercedes-Benz Museum goes down as a rousing success. “Today’s sale demonstrated the fantastic diversity and engineering excellence available from the Mercedes-Benz classic motor car range,” said Malcolm Barber, Bonhams co-chairman. “We’re delighted to have placed a marker in the […]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
Military vehicles bring more than $10 million at Auctions America’s Littlefield Collection sale

Military vehicles bring more than $10 million at Auctions America’s Littlefield Collection sale

Even though special permits will be required to transport several of the lots away from the auction venue, very competitive bidding from an international group of collectors marked the Littlefield Military Collection auction staged by RM’s Auction America division. Some 98 percent of lots sold for a total of $10.24 million. The top-dollar sale of […]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
Detroit’s concours promises to rev up its show field

Detroit’s concours promises to rev up its show field

If you want stodgy, you might want to steer clear of the Concours d’Elegance of America later this month. Oh, sure, the 300-vehicle showcase will include the usual array of American and European classics. And, yes, there will be an entire class of Model J Duesenbergs. This being Detroit’s own concours, there also will be […]

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s AC roadster to debut after restoration at 2015 Arizona Concours

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s AC roadster to debut after restoration at 2015 Arizona Concours

The second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, which will feature a special class dedicated to the Cars of Frank Lloyd Wright, has announced the entry for the January 11, 2015, event of a rare piece of motoring history from the intriguing life of the famed architect The 1937 AC 16/80 “Ace” roadster that was owned and […]

By July 15, 2014 Read More →

Poll results: What are you doing for Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 11th

The Question of the Week for the week of July 7th , 2014 asked what you were doing for Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 11th. Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:    Other answers: “Restoring my 1966 Falcon Ranchero” “Trying to find a great mechanic.” “Waiting for my […]

By July 14, 2014 Read More →
Coys breaks pair of records in motorcycle auction

Coys breaks pair of records in motorcycle auction

Coys of Kensington celebrated its return to motorcycle auctions by breaking two world records Friday at Blenheim Palace in the United Kingdom, one for a brawny American classic and the other for a petite Italian road racer. The 1931 Indian four-cylinder that served as the auction’s featured lot eclipsed previous records with a result of […]

By July 14, 2014 Read More →
Hagerty pumps 1,400 gallons into more than 200 classics at rollback prices

Hagerty pumps 1,400 gallons into more than 200 classics at rollback prices

The folks from Hagerty Classic Car Magazine pumped more than 1,400 gallons of gasoline into more than 200 classic cars Friday morning as part of the national Collector Car Appreciation Day celebration. “National Collector Car Appreciation Day is a great way for us to celebrate our belief that ‘Life’s Better in a Classic,’’ said McKeel […]

By July 11, 2014 Read More →
Hagerty rolls back gasoline prices for Collector Car Appreciation Day

Hagerty rolls back gasoline prices for Collector Car Appreciation Day

If you have a classic car that’s at least 25 years of age or older, and if it is at all possible, you want to be at the Mobil gas station at 36101 Woodward Avenue in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham between 7 and 10 a.m. Friday. Why? Because it’s national Collector Car Appreciation Day […]

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 454 is a true holy grail of the muscle-car era, a one-year-only confluence of ingredients that produced the mightiest Chevelle ever as the decade of unbridled performance drew to a close. Powered by a race-bred 454 cid big block V8 with an advertised 450 horsepower, though contemporary test drivers […]

5,000 vintage British motoring photos go online

5,000 vintage British motoring photos go online

A vast collection of 5,000 vintage photographs chronicling “the golden age of British motoring” has been added to the Motoring Picture Library’s website for public view and purchase. The images from the National Motor Museum Trust’s Bill Brunell Photographic Collection are now available at www.motoringpicturelibrary.com. They include many striking images of motorsports competition from the 1920s […]