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Retromobile auctions total $99.5 million

Retromobile auctions total $99.5 million

Bonhams has totaled up the sales figures for its recent Paris auction. Adding its nearly $25.4-million sale to the $52.2 million generated at Articurial and the $22 million at RM, total sales for the three auctions held in conjunction with Retromobile totaled some $99.5 million. That figure is a stunning $19 million more than what […]

By February 14, 2015 Read More →
Leake Auction Co. honors its founder with new special sales series

Leake Auction Co. honors its founder with new special sales series

Last fall, and after seeing the success Barrett-Jackson had with its high-end Salon Collection/5000 Series, Leake Auction Company added what it called its Platinum Series to showcase select cars for its classic car sale in Dallas. “It was wildly successful,” said Richard Sevenoaks, Leake president, who noted that six of the 10 Platinum vehicles sold, […]

By February 13, 2015 Read More →
Desert Concorso gets new home, date and partner

Desert Concorso gets new home, date and partner

Desert Concorso has found a new home, a new date and a new partner for its second classic and exotic car showcase. The first Desert Concorso, staged by the same people who do the Concorso Italiano on the Monterey Peninsula in August, was held in the early spring of 2014 at a golf resort in Palm […]

By February 13, 2015 Read More →
California museum showcases ‘Flash & Flair: The Atomic ’50s and ‘60s’

California museum showcases ‘Flash & Flair: The Atomic ’50s and ‘60s’

When you think of the 1950s and ’60s, you don’t typically think of the cars as being extreme, but the California Automobile Museum’s latest exhibit may change your mind. “During this time the culture was changing. During the early ’50s America was all about flight and in the late ’50s we were starting to look […]

By February 12, 2015 Read More →
Rare Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe featured at Gooding auction

Rare Fiat 8V Vignale Coupe featured at Gooding auction

One of the stars of the 1952 Geneva Motor Show was something new and innovative from Fiat, the 8V Coupe, a car that boasted the Italian automaker’s first eight-cylinder engine combined with an advanced-design body and chassis. Named the 8V, or Otto Vu in Italian – Ford already had dibs and a copyright on the […]

By February 11, 2015 Read More →
Goodguys open ‘Duel in the Desert’ to autocross groups

Goodguys open ‘Duel in the Desert’ to autocross groups

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has announced a new alliance with the SCCA, USCA and ASP to find and qualify the fastest autocross racers for the annual “Duel in the Desert” that takes place at the Goodguys’ annual Southwest Nationals in November in Scottsdale, Arizona. Racers can compete in a pre-1973 model car at […]

By February 11, 2015 Read More →
Shelby’s Original Venice Crew to unveil GT350R it wanted to build 50 years ago

Shelby’s Original Venice Crew to unveil GT350R it wanted to build 50 years ago

Two years ago, several of the surviving members of the original Shelby American team — aka the Original Venice Crew — met for dinner during the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Naturally, the conversation turned to the good old days and someone mentioned that the original Shelby Mustang GT350 was a terrific car — […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
ACD museum launches ‘If These Cars Could Talk’ series

ACD museum launches ‘If These Cars Could Talk’ series

‘If These Cars Could Talk” is the theme of a new monthly program at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in Auburn, Indiana, where visitors can hear an in-depth, car-side presentation, starting Saturday with a 1929 Cord L-29 Brougham on loan to the museum from local resident Burt Dickman. “The cars are chosen based on […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

Historic ‘time capsule’ Maserati racer to Gooding sale

A groundbreaking 1950s Maserati sports racing car driven by some of the greatest names in motorsport history headlines Gooding & Company’s classic car auction in March at Amelia Island, Florida. The 1956 Maserati 200 SI, the first car built on the 200S chassis, has an illustrious competition history as a works development car and factory […]

By February 9, 2015 Read More →
Barn-found cars draw huge crowd, record bids to Artcurial’s Retromobile auction

Barn-found cars draw huge crowd, record bids to Artcurial’s Retromobile auction

Some 3,500 people crowded Friday into the room at the Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles where Artcurial Motorcars was staging its annual sale as part of Salon Retromobile, the huge classic car celebration held each winter in Paris. What attracted so many people, including 1,600 registered bidders, was not just an outstanding assortment of […]

By February 7, 2015 Read More →