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Ferraris draw big bids at RM London auction, but so do low-mileage original-condition cars

Ferraris draw big bids at RM London auction, but so do low-mileage original-condition cars

Ferraris, of course, led the way at RM’s annual London auction, staged in conjunction with the prestigious Concours of Elegance, but other classic and collector cars offered in original and low-mileage condition also did very well. The sale offered 80 earth-bound vehicles, plus one aerospace artifact. Sixty-nine of the ground-bound cars sold, an 86.25-percent sell-though, […]

By September 10, 2014 Read More →
Mecum auction tops $31.4 million in Dallas

Mecum auction tops $31.4 million in Dallas

After the rush of multi-million-dollar Ferraris and other seemingly unobtainable exotics at the recent Monterey collector-car auctions, it’s a relief to see the results of Mecum’s Dallas auction, where Chevys and Fords topped the bidding. Total sales at Mecum’s fourth annual Dallas auction came to $31,428,039, with 766 of the 1,155 cars going to new […]

By September 10, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Alfa roadster wins England’s posh Concours of Elegance

Alfa roadster wins England’s posh Concours of Elegance

Britain’s prestigious Concours of Elegance is unique among such top-echelon classic car events in that its venue changes every year, though it always is held on the grand landscaped lawns of a Royal Palace. The Concours of Elegance is posh in every sense of the word, with the third-annual gathering last Sunday at one of […]

By September 9, 2014 Read More →
My Classic Car: Tim’s 1949 Cadillac 61 Sedanette

My Classic Car: Tim’s 1949 Cadillac 61 Sedanette

In June of 1973, I went to a local car show that was held at the Sloan Museum located in Flint Michigan. I really had a good time seeing all the different cars and trucks that were there and decided that I wanted an old car to fix up and take to the next year’s […]

By September 9, 2014 Read More →
Breaking news: Rick Cole Auctions reports $23-million post-Monterey deal for Ferrari 410

Breaking news: Rick Cole Auctions reports $23-million post-Monterey deal for Ferrari 410

Late Monday evening, Rick Cole Auctions announced four additional vehicle sales in the aftermath of its recent Monterey auction. The sales include a $23 million transaction for the 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport and a $9.725 million deal resulting in the sale of a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. Cole’s company also said it has completed […]

By September 8, 2014 Read More →
Matchbox toy show at Antique Automobile Club Museum

Matchbox toy show at Antique Automobile Club Museum

The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, hosts its fourth annual Matchbox Collectors show on September 21, featuring the tiny die-cast cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors and other fun vehicles produced in England long before there were Hot Wheels. Matchbox toys by Lesney started the trend of miniature toy cars in 1953 with the […]

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Last chance for close encounter at Roswell salvage yard

Last chance for close encounter at Roswell salvage yard

While most folks identify Roswell, New Mexico, with UFOs and alien encounters, many car guys know it as the location of a massive auto-salvage yard brimming with dry-climate-preserved old vehicles awaiting rescue or to serve as parts sources. While it has no flying saucers, A1 Auto Salvage and Recycling does have 350-400 cars and trucks […]

By September 5, 2014 Read More →
Amelia Island Concours rounds up cowboy-cars class

Amelia Island Concours rounds up cowboy-cars class

Six guns and steer horns will be moseying into the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance next March as the 20th annual event says howdy to its latest featured class: Cars of the Cowboys. These were the unique custom cars that were designed for and driven by the great Hollywood Western stars of the past, from Tom […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America has Duesey of a sale in Auburn

Auctions America has Duesey of a sale in Auburn

A magnificent 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton topped the bidding at Auction America’s flagship Auburn Fall sale in the luxury car’s home state of Indiana, reaching $1,265,000 to lead the $25.9-million auction held during the Labor Day weekend. The sale of the rare Duesey, with coachwork by LaGrande, was a fitting high mark […]

By September 4, 2014 Read More →
Seized ‘blood-money’ muscle-car collection at auction

Seized ‘blood-money’ muscle-car collection at auction

An impressive group of classic muscle cars, seized by the FBI and known as the “blood-money collection,” comes up for auction September 12 at the U.S. Marshall Service’s facility in Lodi, New Jersey. The nine-car collection includes rare and valuable models, such as a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Super Camaro 427 COPO, a 1970 Ford Mustang […]

By September 3, 2014 Read More →