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The numbers from Monterey Car Week are shaping up, with combined sales totaling $395m. Here is our roundup of sales figures and top American cars from each auction house: RM Sotheby's reported Monterey sales exceeding $167m — the highest-grossing collector car auction of all time. A 1910 American Underslung Traveler Toy Tonneau was the most expensive American lot at $1.8m. View all the sold cars here. Sales at Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction totaled $128m. The top American sale was a 1934 Packard Twelve Model 1108 sedan at $3.6m. View all the sold cars here. A 2005 Ford GT sold for $297k at Bonhams Carmel,…
An exceptionally well restored 1966 Shelby GT350 crosses the Russo and Steele auction block at their Monterey auction, taking place August 13–15. On the show field, this GT350 is one of only two Shelbys to earn the following elite awards: SAAC National Convention Division I Concours Premier Award (perfect authenticity score) Mustang Club of America (MCA) Grand National Thoroughbred Division Gold Award (twice) MCA Authenticity Award (only open to Silver or Gold Thoroughbred Division winners) No other 1965/66 Shelby has ever won both SAAC Premiere and MCA Thoroughbred Gold awards, let alone all three! This 1966 Shelby GT350 change-over car,…
Monterey Classic Car Week has arrived. Here is our roundup of some of the hottest American star cars appearing at each auction: RM Sothebys offers a 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 RED/NART Le Mans racer at their Monterey sale (pictured above; RM Sotheby's estimate: $1.4m–$2m). RM Sothebys' sale takes place August 13–15. View all the RM Sothebys consignments here. View the digital catalog here. Gooding & Company's Pebble Beach auction takes place August 15–16. Significant lots include a 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra, offered without reserve (Gooding estimate: $900k–$1m). View all the Gooding & Company consignments here. Bonhams has consigned a 1963½ Ford Galaxie 500 R-code Factory Lightweight for their…

Meet the ACC Gang in Monterey

Written by Friday, 07 August 2015 15:47
Monterey Classic Car Week is just around the corner, and the ACC team will be all over the Peninsula. We will have booths at the following locations: Gooding & Company: Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 16 Legends of the Autobahn: Friday, August 14 Concorso Italiano: Saturday, August 15   Stop by, meet the gang, check out special rates on subscriptions and renewals and pick up a 27th anniversary pin. We will also host a hospitality booth for subscribers at Concorso Italiano. Keith Martin returns as emcee at Concorso Italiano and Legends of the Autobahn. Our 14th Annual Monterey Insider's Seminar takes…
Here is a roundup of don't-miss Corvettes crossing the block at Barrett-Jackson's 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction. The sale takes place August 6–8 in Reno, NV. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible This 1967 427/435 convertible with a 4-speed manual transmission is documented with copy of original order validated as authentic and original to this car by the NCRS document validation services. It is a two-time NCRS Flight Award recipient with score sheets, certificates and NCRS award confirmation document confirming authenticity. Click here for a full description. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 convertible This black '62 Corvette has a stylish and…
Keith Martin returns as emcee for the Concours d'Elegance of America on July 26 in Plymouth, MI. View the three-day schedule of events here. The featured concours classes are as follows: Pre-War Classes Motorcycles 1918 - 1929: The Dawn of the Modern MotorcycleGas Light: prior to 1914Jazz Age: 1915 - 1929Duesenberg Model JAuburn CordAmerican Popular: 1930 - 1942American Classic Closed: Pre-war, 1929 - 1942American Classic Open: Pre-war, 1929 - 1942Pre-war European Classic Post-War Classes Muscle Cars: The Pony CarsAmerican Post-war: 1946 - 1959European Post-warSports Cars Performance Classes Super CarsRacing Through the Ages: Sprint & MidgetDrag Cars Special Classes Ferrari Competition…

Meet Keith Martin at Forest Grove

Written by Tuesday, 14 July 2015 13:37
The Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance returns for its 43rd year on Sunday, July 19, on the historic, tree-shaded campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as co-emcees. Alex Martin-Banzer will serve as a concours judge. All three will participate in Saturday's Tour d'Elegance and attend the Saturday night gala dinner. Martin and Osborne will emcee the gala as well. ACC and SCM will host a booth at the concours. The 2015 event theme is "A Grand Classic Celebration." The Concours will host a CCCA Grand Classic, a regional meet for Classic Car Club…
A 1954 Ford custom known as the "Beatnik Bubbletop" crosses the block this weekend at Auctions America California. The sale runs July 17–18 in Santa Monica. Gary "Chopit" Fioto created the bubbletop custom (Auctions America estimate: $150k–$250k). Other cool classics include a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air fuel-injected convertible, just 121 miles since frame-off restoration ($110k–$150k); a 1966 Shelby GT350 H, fully restored and now fitted with a period-correct Paxton Supercharger ($140k–$180k); and a highly optioned 1957 Ford F-code Supercharged Thunderbird ($175k–$250k).  View all the California consignments here.
A 1925 Kissel Model 75 Gold Bug Speedster tops the long list of important and eccentric cars selling at auction on September 26 in Boone, IA. Other notable lots from the Grant Quam Collection include a 1936 Pierce-Arrow Country Club Roadster and a 1934 Plymouth Phaeton. Read Grant Quam's story here. View all the consignments here.

Shelbys and Camaros at Vicari New Orleans

Written by Tuesday, 30 June 2015 10:14
A 1969 Shelby GT350 and a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS396 lead the feature cars at Vicari's New Orleans sale. Other tire-smokers not to miss include a 1967 Plymouth GTX and a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge. The auction takes place July 11. View the featured cars here. View all the current consignments here.
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