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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 […]

Bonhams confirms Amelia Island auction in 2015 at Fernandina Beach golf course

Bonhams confirms Amelia Island auction in 2015 at Fernandina Beach golf course

Although it has yet to make a formal announcement, Bonhams has confirmed to ClassicCars.com that it will stage a classic car auction next year as part of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance weekend. The Fernandina Observer newspaper has reported the auction will take place March 10-12, 2015, on the grounds of the Fernandina Beach municipal […]

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Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Among the many beautiful and wildly valuable vintage Ferraris that will be up for auction next month on the Monterey Peninsula is Mecum Auctions’ terrific headliner, a rare 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider with an evocative racing history and back story. Built for the rigors of endurance racing, the V12-powered Ferrari 375 MM is also […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →

Poll results: If you could have one classic car feature added to modern cars, what would it be?

The Question of the Week for the week of June 30th , 2014 asked if you could have one classic car feature added to modern cars, what would it be. Mouse over or tap on each slice to learn what you told us:   Other answers: “Headlight high beam switch on the floor.” “Bench seats.” “Floor […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →
Artcurial’s Le Mans auction exceeds expectations

Artcurial’s Le Mans auction exceeds expectations

Artcurial’s third Le Mans Classic auction resulted in an 82-percent sell-through and total sales of $18,031,885, some $2 million more than pre-auction expectations. Held in conjunction with the Le Mans vintage racing weekend, the sale featured two vehicles that sold for more than $1 million each — a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster went for […]

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Coys returns to motorcycle sales at British auction

Coys returns to motorcycle sales at British auction

Coys is adding more than 90 sports and racing motorcycles, including rare antiques and classic performance bikes, to its annual collector-car auction July 11-12 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, UK. The Blenheim auction marks a return of motorcycle sales for Coys, with the bike sale Friday followed by Coys’ customary classic car auction Saturday. An […]

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Jackie Stewart’s first race car headed to Silverstone auction

Jackie Stewart’s first race car headed to Silverstone auction

The first car raced by Jackie Stewart will be offered at Silverstone Auctions’ sale July 26-27 at the Silverstone racing circuit in England. The car is a 1960 Marcos GT Xylon. Silverstone Auctions expects the car to fetch between $60,000 and $85,000. The Marcos marque was founded in 1959 by British Racing Drivers Club member […]

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Texas couple wins Great Race for third time in a row

Texas couple wins Great Race for third time in a row

A Texas couple in a 1966 Ford Mustang achieved the first-ever threepeat of consecutive victories in Great Race history by winning the 2014 Maine-to-Florida classic car competition. While they were at it, Barry and Irene Jason also scored a couple of other firsts. No one before them had ever scored a perfect day in the […]

By July 3, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams Blockbuster: Ferrari 250 GTO to be offered at Monterey auction in August

Bonhams Blockbuster: Ferrari 250 GTO to be offered at Monterey auction in August

You can call it the Bonhams Blockbuster: The British classic car and art auction house has announced that a Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the most valuable cars in the world, will be offered for sale at The Quail Lodge on the Monterey Peninsula in August. Only some 57 of the now-legendary cars were produced. […]