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Arizona Auction Week final tally: Records galore

Arizona Auction Week final tally: Records galore

Very interesting observation in the Hagerty newsletter’s wrap-up of Arizona Auction Week: “Looking at the numbers from a different angle, many unsold cars were bid to amounts that would have purchased them six months ago.” Think about that for a second. Prices that would have bought a car six months ago — say at Monterey […]

By January 27, 2015 Read More →
Update: Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley hits $385k at auction

Update: Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley hits $385k at auction

Although the pristine 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH owned by rock legend Jerry Lee Lewis failed to achieve the forecast million-dollar mark Saturday at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, Florida, it did sell for a resounding $385,000, including auction fee. The Harley has just over 2,000 miles on its odometer and until its sale was owned since new […]

By January 26, 2015 Read More →
1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 undergoing restoration by RK Motors in Charlotte

1966 Le Mans-winning GT40 undergoing restoration by RK Motors in Charlotte

The Ford GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and led a stunning 1-2-3 sweep by the automaker’s cars in the classic endurance race, is arguably the most-significant American race car of all time. With a team led by the legendary Carroll Shelby, the newly developed GT40s not only accomplished the goal […]

By January 26, 2015 Read More →
GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

GM Futurliner No. 10 takes a place in the National Historic Vehicle Register

General Motors Futurliners, those big, red, bus-sized display stages riding on eight wheels, have been much in the news lately. There was the one displayed at the SEMA Show in October after its recent restoration at Kindig-it Design. There was the one Ron Pratte sold last weekend at Barrett-Jackson to raise $4 million for the […]

By January 23, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
‘Goodness gracious!’ Auction of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley could hit million-dollar mark, Mecum says

‘Goodness gracious!’ Auction of Jerry Lee Lewis’ Harley could hit million-dollar mark, Mecum says

While million-dollar-plus collector cars are seen relatively frequently these days, the very idea of a million-dollar motorcycle still seems far-fetched. But Dana Mecum, head of Mecum Auctions, believes he might have a potential seven-figure motorcycle coming over the block Saturday at Kissimmee, Florida. The bike is a 1959 Harley-Davidson FLH with just over 2,000 miles […]

By January 23, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
Vintage European rally cars for Simeone Demo Day

Vintage European rally cars for Simeone Demo Day

The Simeone Automotive Museum will feature its latest acquisition, a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupe, during the Philadelphia collection’s next Demo Day, which takes place Saturday and will showcase significant European competition rally cars. The public event – called “Rally!” – starts at noon and includes four of the greatest examples of vintage race […]

By January 23, 2015 Read More →
Thomas Edison’s estate is site of new concours

Thomas Edison’s estate is site of new concours

Joseph Cassini III not only ruled from the judge’s bench in the courtroom, but cars from his collection have been honored on concours d’elegance showfields from coast to coast, including best-of-show accolades in 2013 at Pebble Beach for his 1934 Packard 1108 Twelve Dietrich Convertible Victoria. Now that the judge has retired from the bench, […]

By January 21, 2015 Read More →
Porsche 914s, East and West Coast hot rods featured at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Porsche 914s, East and West Coast hot rods featured at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Another sign of the generational shift in collector cars: The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has announced that the once-humble Porsche 914 will be among the honored marques in March. Of course, this is the prestigious Amelia Island Concours, so you won’t see your neighbor’s 914 driver sitting on the lawn among the classic car finery. […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →
Bonhams motorcycle sale in Vegas hits $4.47 million

Bonhams motorcycle sale in Vegas hits $4.47 million

Rare British motorcycles led the pack as Bonhams’ fifth annual Las Vegas bike auction reached $4.47 million recently at Bally’s Hotel & Casino, while an antique Harley scored because of its Steve McQueen connection. Two world records were set by Vincent motorcycles: a 1950 Vincent Series C White Shadow, one of just 15 produced, sold […]

By January 20, 2015 Read More →
Preliminary sales figures show Arizona auctions exceed $292 million

Preliminary sales figures show Arizona auctions exceed $292 million

Throughout Arizona Auction Week, we have been bringing you daily results as reported to us by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and pricing-guide publisher, which staffs each of the venues and tracks the sales. These are raw results witnessed by Hagerty staffers and may not include post-sale transactions. Figures do include the buyer’s premium. We […]

By January 19, 2015 Read More →