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Ford GT tops another Mecum auction

Ford GT tops another Mecum auction

A late-model Ford GT sports coupe has again scored top dollars at a Mecum auction, this time reigning at the Kansas City sale last weekend. The 2005 Ford GT also rules as the highest-dollar vehicle ever sold at any Mecum Kansas City auction, hammering at $290,000 (sales results reflect prices before auction fees). Total sales […]

By December 12, 2014 Read More →
Mecum ends the year with its first Austin auction

Mecum ends the year with its first Austin auction

Mecum Auctions further expands its reach this weekend with its inaugural Austin, Texas, sale, which will close out the year’s schedule of 21 auctions. The Austin auction, to be held December 12-13 at the Austin Convention Center, features a selection of around 600 American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, resto mods and sports cars, including […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
Dutch auction features one collector’s American classics

Dutch auction features one collector’s American classics

‘When we were offered this auction, we were dazzled,” said Frank Adam, commercial manager of Troostwijk Auctions, which is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. “If you visited America in the Fifties or Sixties, you really would think you’d stepped back in time,” he added. “And anyone who has seen the film Black to the Future […]

By December 10, 2014 Read More →
1928 Riley Brooklands sets pace for Berlin-based online auction

1928 Riley Brooklands sets pace for Berlin-based online auction

Established in 2012 in Germany primarily as an art auction house, Auctionata has gotten into the sale of luxury items and collectables, from watches to wine, and now classic cars. It recently held its first classic car auction — and held it online — and reports that 26 of 39 vehicles sold with 11 of […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
Mussolini-linked ’39 Alfa Romeo in RM’s Paris auction

Mussolini-linked ’39 Alfa Romeo in RM’s Paris auction

Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini wreaked havoc in Italy during the 1930s and into the wreckage of World War II. His reign of death and destruction left the country in ruins. Yet, he also left behind something beautiful, and here it is: The 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta by Touring that he gave to […]

By December 8, 2014 1 Comment Read More →
Barn find of barn finds? Expert weighs in on 60-car discovery in France

Barn find of barn finds? Expert weighs in on 60-car discovery in France

‘Certainly for 2014, this is the barn find of the year. We’ll have to see how it shakes out if it’s the barn find of the decade, or even the barn find of all barn finds.” Those words from Tom Cotter, who wrote not just the book on barn-found cars but several books on the […]

By December 5, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
A last hurrah before Pratte collection heads to auction

A last hurrah before Pratte collection heads to auction

What might be considered the greatest living man cave in modern history comes to an end starting today as the crew from Barrett-Jackson begins disassembly of the vast collection of classic cars and automobilia compiled by Chandler, Arizona, millionaire Ron Pratte. For legions of Barrett-Jackson fans, Pratte is the familiar presence in the front row […]

By December 4, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
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, […]

By December 3, 2014 Read More →
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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