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RM Sotheby’s posts strong $59.8 million in sales at Amelia Island auction

RM Sotheby’s posts strong $59.8 million in sales at Amelia Island auction

Preliminary results from the RM Sotheby’s auction Saturday at Amelia Island show sales of $59.8 million. Ninety eight of 101 lots sold on the block, led by a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica cabriolet that brought $6.38 million. Figures, which were provided by Hagerty, the classic car insurance company and price guide publisher, include buyer’s premium. […]

By March 15, 2015 Read More →
Reserves not met limit Gooding to $24.1 million in preliminary numbers at Amelia

Reserves not met limit Gooding to $24.1 million in preliminary numbers at Amelia

Even before the final hammer dropped on Gooding & Company’s auction Friday on Amelia Island, one of the cars that didn’t sell on the block — a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Sport — changed hands in a post-block deal, and others were expected to join it in the sold column. However, preliminary figures provided […]

By March 14, 2015 Read More →
Classics dominate as Bonhams makes its Amelia Island debut with $13.8 million sale

Classics dominate as Bonhams makes its Amelia Island debut with $13.8 million sale

The auction action at Amelia Island began Thursday with Bonhams’ debut sale, which posted $13.8 million in transactions according to Hagerty, the classic car auto insurer and value-guide publisher that monitors such major auctions. A couple of true classics led the sale, both exceeding $1.7 million (including buyer’s premium). A 1930 Cord Model L-29 Town […]

Goodguys tour rod and custom shops, museums on eve of Spring Nationals

Goodguys tour rod and custom shops, museums on eve of Spring Nationals

The day was a bit gloomy (at least for Phoenix) and the wind was strong, but some cars took part in the shop tour on the eve of the sixth Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Spring Nationals that run Friday through Sunday at WestWorld in Scottsdale. As usual, the shop tour included rod and custom […]

By March 13, 2015 Read More →
Pick of the Week: 1975 VW Super Beetle

Pick of the Week: 1975 VW Super Beetle

You may not earn an invitation to Amelia Island or other major concours d’elegance with this Pick of the Week, but you certainly would be a hit at a Concours d’LeMons, and a real slam dunk during March Madness. The car is a 1975 Volkswagen Super Beetle complete with a sunroof and showing only 809 […]

By March 13, 2015 Read More →
Rare Duesenberg is car of the month in ACD series

Rare Duesenberg is car of the month in ACD series

Only 13 Model X Duesenbergs were produced, and only four are known to still exist. The unique Model X housed at the Auburn Cord Duisenberg Automobile Museum will be the subject of the monthly “If These Cars Could Talk” lecture series Saturday at the museum in Auburn, Indiana. “Visitors will be treated to a special […]

By March 12, 2015 Read More →
Barn-found Aston Martin leads Coys Spring Classic sale

Barn-found Aston Martin leads Coys Spring Classic sale

A car billed as “the ultimate barn find,” the last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the assembly line, sold for $64,600 earlier this week at Coys Spring Classics auction in London. The car, produced in September 1972, was discovered recently by Coys’ managing partner Chris Routledge. “This is the ultimate barn find and […]

By March 12, 2015 Read More →
27-car British classic and exotic trove brings $30 million in private sale

27-car British classic and exotic trove brings $30 million in private sale

John Collins said he had no idea there even was such a collection when he was contacted about visiting what turned out to be “an Aladdin’s cave” of 27 classic and exotic cars. However, in one of the largest private sales in British classic car collecting history, Collins immediately purchased the cars for slightly more […]

‘Motorbikes for the Masses’ exhibit runs through October 11 at AACA Museum

‘Motorbikes for the Masses’ exhibit runs through October 11 at AACA Museum

The motorcycle collecting hobby has been hot for a number of years and has been starting to really keep pace with the car hobby. Howeer, one part of the motorcycle scene that has been largely ignored is that of motorscooters and mopeds. The scooter, mostly in the form of the Vespa and Lambretta, was Italy’s […]

By March 11, 2015 Read More →
Future Classic: Mazda MX-5 Miata

Future Classic: Mazda MX-5 Miata

It seemed as though a void needed to be filled after MG sold its last MGB in 1980, Triumph was put to rest in 1981, and the Fiat 124 Spider was quick to follow in 1985. The only four-cylinder, front-engine, two-seater sports car that remained was the Alfa Romeo Spider, which wasn’t exactly the most […]

By March 11, 2015 Read More →