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Rare Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti making its first trip to an auction at Cole’s Monterey sale

Rare Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti making its first trip to an auction at Cole’s Monterey sale

For the first time in its nearly 50 years of existence, the 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Competitizione Clienti built as a special order for American Ferrari patron Alfred Ducato will be offered for auction at the Rick Cole Auction this summer at Monterey, California. The car is one of 10 special 275 GTBs built to […]

‘Great’ 1911 Mercer headed to RM’s Monterey auction

‘Great’ 1911 Mercer headed to RM’s Monterey auction

A remarkable 1911 Mercer Type 35 R Raceabout emerging from 65 years of ownership by one of America’s original classic car collections will be a premier highlight of RM Auctions’ flagship sale August 15-16 in Monterey, California. An example of the “Great Mercers” that performed as the seminal sports/racing cars of the era, the Raceabout […]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →
Car-sized birthday cake is part of Mustang celebration at Carlisle

Car-sized birthday cake is part of Mustang celebration at Carlisle

There have been and will continue to be a bunch of 50th anniversary birthday celebrations this year for the Ford Mustang, but one of the most interesting could be the one staged by Carlisle Events, June 6-8 at the Carlisle (Pennsylvania) Fairgrounds. For one thing, the local Carlisle Bakery has been commissioned to produce a […]

By June 5, 2014 Read More →
Bonhams scores record-setting auction in Greenwich

Bonhams scores record-setting auction in Greenwich

Bonhams set a resounding record for its 7th annual auction at Greenwich, Connecticut, with a sale of more than $8 million, a 40-percent gain compared with last year, and with a 93 percent sell-through rate. Leading the collection of around 100 cars and motorcycles was a 1975 Lamborghini Countach LP 400 “Periscopica” with just 10,000 […]

By June 4, 2014 Read More →
Arizona Concours sets featured classes, including Pierce-Arrow, Ghia and racing Ferraris

Arizona Concours sets featured classes, including Pierce-Arrow, Ghia and racing Ferraris

Classic American luxury brand Pierce-Arrow, an assemblage of rare pre-1965 Ferrari race cars and the 100th anniversary of the Italian design house Carrozzeria Ghia have been selected as featured classes for the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance, scheduled January 11, 2015, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. A special featured class of the unique […]

By June 3, 2014 Read More →
Mustangs, movie vehicles highlight Leake sale at Tulsa

Mustangs, movie vehicles highlight Leake sale at Tulsa

Twenty-three Ford Mustangs and four cars from the movie August: Osage County will be featured at Leake Auction Company’s sale June 6-8 in the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Among some 750 classic and collector cars and other vehicles offered at the auction will be vehicles featured in the 2013 movie […]

By June 3, 2014 Read More →
Noted collector Ron Pratte to sell entire classic car, automobilia collection at Barrett-Jackson

Noted collector Ron Pratte to sell entire classic car, automobilia collection at Barrett-Jackson

Ron Pratte, a premier high-end buyer and seller at Barrett-Jackson classic car auctions for more than a decade, will auction off his entire collection at the Scottsdale sale in January. That’s huge news for classic car fans and the millions of people who watch TV broadcasts of Barrett-Jackson auctions, which have made Pratte a familiar […]

Volvo marks 60th anniversary of its short-lived roadster

Volvo marks 60th anniversary of its short-lived roadster

Few people besides the Volvo faithful remember that in 1954, the then-staid Swedish automaker produced a lightweight convertible sports car made of fiberglass. Or that this year marks the 60th anniversary of its production prototypes. Only 67 (or maybe 68) Volvo Sport roadsters were produced, and they mark a brief detour by Volvo into a […]

By May 30, 2014 Read More →
Mecum cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette auction

Mecum cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette auction

Mecum Auctions has canceled its all-Corvette auction at Bloomington Gold, one of the nation’s largest and most-famous Corvette gatherings. Mecum had been scheduled to host its 18th annual all-Corvette sale during the June 27-29 weekend. In a posting on the Mecum.com website, the auction company said the decision was made to close the Corvette auction […]

Rusted-out ‘barn-find’ Ferrari Dino breaks bank

Rusted-out ‘barn-find’ Ferrari Dino breaks bank

The British auction house that offered a derelict “barn-find” 1973 Ferrari Dino had described the sports car as “rotten as a pear” after decades of neglect in a soggy garage with a leaky roof. But despite being impossibly rusted out, the Dino 246GT with just 13,492 miles on its odometer sold for a surprisingly impressive […]