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Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shelby GT350 Mustang

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shelby GT350 Mustang

Carroll Shelby’s performance skill was already well-known to Ford when the automaker asked him to work his magic on its new sporty compact, the Mustang, to make the car formidable in competition. So just one year after the Mustang’s debut, the 1965 Shelby GT350 roared onto the scene, immediately racking up successes in SCCA road-racing events […]

By November 19, 2014 Read More →
Brand-new 34-year-old hatchback brings $79K at Silverstone auction

Brand-new 34-year-old hatchback brings $79K at Silverstone auction

Ever wonder what a “brand new” 34-year-old car might be worth? Well, just such a car sold last week at Silverstone Auctions’ Classic Motor Show sale in England, and it sold for twice its pre-auction estimate. The car was a 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam, sort of the British version of the Dodge Omni Shelby GLH […]

By November 18, 2014 Read More →
Next generation of collectors helps push auction action past $1 billion in one-year period

Next generation of collectors helps push auction action past $1 billion in one-year period

The Classic Car Bookshelf Classic Car Auction Yearbook: 2013-2014 By Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi Published 2014 Publisher Historica Selecta Format Hardcover Pages 392 ISBN 9788896232064 Purchase Amazon In the past year — and for the first time — the sale of classic cars at major auctions around the world exceeded $1 billion — yes, […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
Auctions America readies ‘virtual live’ all-Internet sale

Auctions America readies ‘virtual live’ all-Internet sale

Auctions America launches a new kind of collector-car auction Friday with a live sale that takes place entirely online. The one-day, BidAnywhere auction starts at 1 p.m. ET with 65 vehicles for sale. There will be a live auctioneer calling the bids, but potential buyers will place their bids remotely, from anywhere in the world, […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
Sam Pack Five Star Collection sale totals $11.5 million

Sam Pack Five Star Collection sale totals $11.5 million

With a 1967 Shelby 427 Cobra leading the way at $1,292,500, the RM and Auctions America sale of the Sam Pack Five Star classic car collection generated more than $11.5 million at an auction staged over the weekend at Dallas. Pack, a Ford executive turned Ford (and other automotive brands) megadealer, has spent more than […]

By November 17, 2014 Read More →
Barrett-Jackson opens year-around classic car showroom and service center

Barrett-Jackson opens year-around classic car showroom and service center

Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has turned its former headquarters building — itself a former Rolls-Royce dealership — into a full-service classic car dealership that opened Friday. The showroom and adjacent classic car service shop for repair, maintenance and light reconditioning is located on Scottsdale Road in the historic “Old Town” section of Scottsdale, Arizona. Barrett-Jackson was […]

By November 15, 2014 Read More →
Germany’s Auctionata enters classic car marketplace

Germany’s Auctionata enters classic car marketplace

We have another new entry in the classic car auction business: Auctionata, established early in 2012 in Berlin, Germany, and primarily as an art auction house, will stage its first sale of classic cars via an online event November 28. Those cars range from a 1966 Volvo Amazon and 1968 Triumph Spitfire, each estimated to […]

By November 14, 2014 Read More →
Rare Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow to Arizona Concours

Rare Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow to Arizona Concours

One of the most elegant and evocative automobiles of the  classic era, a rare 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow will be featured at the second annual Arizona Concours d’Elegance on January 11, 2015, at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. The Silver Arrow, one of just five built and three known to survive, will appear […]

By November 13, 2014 Read More →
Farmer knows best? Mecum’s vintage tractor sale tops $2 million

Farmer knows best? Mecum’s vintage tractor sale tops $2 million

Should your classic car collection include a vintage farm tractor? You see such vehicles offered for sale from time to time at some classic car auctions, but Mecum Auctions has an entire Gone Farmin’ division that focuses on vintage farm equipment. Mecum’s Gone Farmin’ just held its Iowa Premier sale in Davenport, Iowa, where 234 […]

By November 13, 2014 Read More →
Famed Wellborn muscle-car collection in Mecum auction

Famed Wellborn muscle-car collection in Mecum auction

Muscle-car fanatics go goggle-eyed whenever they hear mention of the vaunted Wellborn Musclecar Museum Collection, a spectacular trove of rare and impressive performance icons from Mopar, GM and Ford. So the torque addicts should take notice that 25 of those cars, nearly half of the collection, are going up for sale when Mecum holds its […]

By November 12, 2014 Read More →