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Coys to sell Brundza Collection including 35 Cadillacs

Coys to sell Brundza Collection including 35 Cadillacs

British auction house Coys says is one of the largest collections of Cadillacs ever offered at auction will be part of a sale of American and European classic cars to be held January 10 at Les Grandes Marques, Interclassics and Topmobile show at Maastricht, The Netherlands. The cars are from the Stassys Brundza Collection, which […]

By December 24, 2014 Read More →
RM, Sotheby’s planning another NYC sale

RM, Sotheby’s planning another NYC sale

In the fall of 2013, RM and Sotheby’s “set out to create the finest automobile auction that there has ever been,” which is how RM founder Rob Myers put it. That sale was the “Art of the Automobile” auction and was staged in New York City, where people are accustomed to purchasing major works of […]

By December 22, 2014 Read More →
What were the top classic car stories of 2014?

What were the top classic car stories of 2014?

Wow. This has been quite a year for the classic car community. Consider just a few of the events that have taken place since January 1, 2014: A post-war car won Best of Show at Pebble Beach. A sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum and swallowed eight cars. A fire-damaged and barn-found Ferrari sold […]

By December 21, 2014 Read More →
Velocity/Discovery Channel announce new on-air talent for Barrett-Jackson telecasts

Velocity/Discovery Channel announce new on-air talent for Barrett-Jackson telecasts

Cable TV’s Velocity and the Discovery Channel, which take over live coverage of Barrett-Jackson starting with the signature Scottsdale collector-car sales event in January, have announced an on-camera team of auto experts and television personalities. Barrett-Jackson announced in April that it was switching from the Fox network after its longtime TV partnership with SPEED, which […]

By December 20, 2014 Read More →
Honda opens heritage museum in Ohio

Honda opens heritage museum in Ohio

It was in September of 1959 that Japan’s Honda Motor Co. started selling motorcycles in the United States. Readers of a certain age will remember the tag line, “You meet the nicest people on a Honda,” that became part of the company’s early and very successful advertising campaign. Those initial Hondas included the Dream, the […]

By December 19, 2014 Read More →
Classic car auction sales hit $1.3B in 2014, Hagerty says

Classic car auction sales hit $1.3B in 2014, Hagerty says

Powered by a record $430 million in collector-car auction results during Monterey Classic Car Week in August, total auction sales in North America soared to $1.3 billion in 2014, compared with $1.2 billion in 2013, according to Hagerty classic-car insurance and valuations. Vintage Ferraris led the charge in rising values, with high-end sports cars and […]

By December 18, 2014 Read More →
First Mecum auction in Austin scores nearly $14.7 million

First Mecum auction in Austin scores nearly $14.7 million

Mecum Auctions ended its collector-car calendar year on a high note with its inaugural Austin, Texas, auction achieving a near-70 percent sell-through rate for 660 vehicles for a total of $14,668,347. Yet again, a late-model Ford GT sports coupe ruled as the top-selling car, reaching $310,000 on the block (results do not include auction fees) […]

By December 17, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Elvis’ last Cadillac showcased by British museum

Elvis’ last Cadillac showcased by British museum

Elvis Presley’s 1977 Cadillac Seville, the last car he purchased for personal use and the last of more than 200 Cadillacs he bought for himself, friends, family – even strangers – is going on display at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, England. The King of Rock ’n’ Roll bought the car in October 1976 […]

By December 17, 2014 Read More →
Italian auto museum marks Zagato’s 95th anniversary

Italian auto museum marks Zagato’s 95th anniversary

As part of the celebration of the 95th anniversary of carrozzeria Zagato of Italy, a special exhibition, “Zagato: Collectibles and Design since 1919” has opened at the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Torino, Italy, and runs through March 2015. According to a news release, the exhibition “is a special, first-time opportunity for the public to witness […]

By December 16, 2014 Read More →
Burt Reynolds’ ‘Bandit’ Trans Am goes for $450K

Burt Reynolds’ ‘Bandit’ Trans Am goes for $450K

Burt Reynolds’ own Smokey and the Bandit Pontiac Trans Am sold for $450,000 at an auction of his various personal effects, career memorabilia and fine-art collection late last week. “The Collection of Award Winning Actor Burt Reynolds” was held by Julien’s Auctions at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Overall, Reynolds’ possessions brought $2.5 […]

By December 16, 2014 Read More →