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Arizona auctions provide a feast of European classics

Arizona auctions provide a feast of European classics

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions You might want to take a deep breath for this one. We’re going to try to highlight the European cars that will be available for bidding at the upcoming Arizona classic car auctions. Yes, we know, that’s likely to be a lot […]

By January 8, 2015 1 Comment Read More →
Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1967 Ford Shelby GT500E Super Snake

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1967 Ford Shelby GT500E Super Snake

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 29th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Originally born a C-code, 289-cubic-inch, 2-barrel fastback, this Mustang has been rebuilt as a high-quality GT500E Supercar. It was the first of […]

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Trucks and buses are big deal at 2015 Arizona auctions

Trucks and buses are big deal at 2015 Arizona auctions

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions The big deal — and we mean that literally and figuratively — at the Arizona classic car auctions next week is the General Motors Futurliner that is being sold at Barrett-Jackson. The bright-red, bus-like vehicle has come to epitomize the Ron Pratte […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Prudhomme Edition

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 28th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Racing legends Carroll Shelby and Don “The Snake” Prudhomme joined forces to build the ultimate street-legal dragster. Only 100 Prudhomme Super Snake […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1958 Plymouth Fury ‘Christine’

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1958 Plymouth Fury ‘Christine’

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 27th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Stephen King’s 1982 novel and subsequent movie, both titled “Christine,” were about a 1959 Plymouth Sport Fury with a mind of its […]

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Cars made in Japan moving from niche to mainstream with collectors

Cars made in Japan moving from niche to mainstream with collectors

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions They are the Big 3 of collectible Japanese-produced classic cars, and one of each will be offered for sale at the Arizona auctions this month. They are the Toyota 2000GT, the Mazda Cosmo and the Nissan Skyline. But perhaps just as newsworthy […]

Driven: 2015 Infiniti QX60

Driven: 2015 Infiniti QX60

I’ll admit that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I was informed I’d be allowed to spend a week in the 2015 Infiniti QX60. I blame my confusion on Infiniti’s vehicle naming system. Everything now is a Q-something. Cars are Q followed by numbers. And sometimes the numbers are followed by additional letters. […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: A Shelby quartet

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: A Shelby quartet

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 26th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. Carroll Shelby’s own 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible The July 2001 issue of Mustang Monthly listed this 1969 Shelby GT500 convertible, Carroll Shelby’s […]

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Ferraris figure to remain red hot at Arizona auctions

Ferraris figure to remain red hot at Arizona auctions

One in a series of previews for the 2015 Arizona classic car auctions During the 2013-14 classic car auction season, 100 cars hammered sold for prices of $1,897,500 or more worldwide. Of those 100 cars, 48 were Ferraris. But here’s an even more impressive statistic: Of the 20 cars hammered sold for prices of $6,160,000 […]

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1955 Ford Thunderbird VIN #0005

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson: 1955 Ford Thunderbird VIN #0005

Cars from the Ron Pratte Collection Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a 30-day series featuring cars from the Ron Pratte Collection that will be sold this month at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction. ‘The rarest of ‘Birds,” this 1955 Ford Thunderbird VIN #0005 was used as the test vehicle when Sports Illustrated ran an article […]

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