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The 42nd Annual Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance will celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang and Pontiac GTO on Sunday, July 20. ACC Publisher Keith Martin returns for his eighth year as emcee. SCM Editor at Large Donald Osborne joins Keith at the microphone. Donald will also provide morning commentary, interviewing the owners on the show field. The event features more than 300 vintage, sports and collector cars presented on the tree-shaded campus of Pacific University, just west of Portland, OR. Classic automobiles compete for awards in over 50 judged classes. The concours weekend also features a Vineyard Driving Tour…

Jet Age Americans at Motor City

Written by Tuesday, 01 July 2014 08:56
Fins, chrome, power—what's not to love about Jet Age American cars? They often had big engines, strong performance, large swept bodies, and styling that echoed contemporary aircraft, furniture, and architecture. RM's July 26 Motor City sale in Plymouth, MI, will present a selection of cars from 1948 to 1967 that boast some of the most iconic styling and features from the era. Highlights include a 1960 Chrysler 300F convertible (pictured), a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 327/300 convertible, a 1964 Mercury Park Lane convertible and a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible. View all the consignments here. View the digital catalog here. ACC…

Russo and Steele Newport Beach Starts Tomorrow

Written by Tuesday, 17 June 2014 09:54
More than 400 cars will cross the block this weekend at Russo's sale in Newport Beach, CA. A "pre-production" 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with 440 Six Pack leads the star American cars. View a selection of the featured consignments here.View the online catalog here.
Leake Auction Company is preparing for their annual collector car auction in Tulsa, OK, taking place June 6–8. The three-day event will feature 750 collector vehicles, including trucks, classics, muscle and sports cars, customs and hot rods. Twenty-three Mustangs spanning many decades will also cross the two-lane auction block, as 2014 is the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. In addition to the Mustangs, four vehicles used in the Oklahoma-based movie "August: Osage County" will be sold. Ford unveiled the first Mustang in 1964 during the World Fair in New York, creating the first “pony class” of American automobiles. Within three…
Barrett-Jackson will offer the collection of renowned businessman and car collector Ron Pratte at their Scottsdale 2015 auction. Ron Pratte, a businessman who demands perfection in everything he has a hand in, built the majority of his collection at Barrett-Jackson auctions. Pratte played an integral part in some of the most special moments on the auction block over the years. This pristine collection includes Carroll Shelby’s personal vehicle — the only remaining 1966 Shelby Cobra Super Snake, that sold for a world record $5.5 million — and a Pontiac Bonneville Special Concept Car, one of only two. “This is arguably…
Dan Kruse Classics will offer an R-code 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 at their upcoming auction in Midland, TX. The sale takes place May 31. View the complete consignment list here.
Lucky's upcoming Spring Classic will feature a ton of cool collector cars, like a 1958 Chevrolet Brookwood wagon, a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air hard top and a 1966 Ford F100 Stepside. The sale takes place May 30-31 in Tacoma, WA. View all the consignments here.

Leake Dallas Racks Up $5.5m in Sales

Written by Tuesday, 06 May 2014 09:57
Leake Auction Company revved up the auction blocks again in Dallas during the last weekend of April, racking up $5.5 million in sales with 64% of vehicles sold. The top selling car was a 1958 Cadillac Series 62 at $165,000 (buyer’s premium included). During the two-day auction, 434 lots were presented on the two-lane auction block. Other top sellers included: · a 1957 Chevrolet El Morocco at $140,800 · a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette at $114,400 · a 1967 Ghia 450 SS at $96,250 · a 2006 Bentley Flying Spur at $79,200 · a 2003 Ferrari 360 Modena at $78,100 “As…

Leake Brings Heavy Hitters to Dallas April 25-26

Written by Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:25
Headliners at Leake's upcoming Dallas sale include a 2014 Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 convertible, and a 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda with 440 Six Pack, 4-speed, and Plum Crazy paint. The sale takes place May 25-26. View all the consignments here.
A 1960 Chevrolet Corvette 283/290 convertible will sell at Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auction, taking place April 11–13. The numbers-matching car wears the extremely rare, one-year-only color of Tasco Turquoise and has completed a total no-expense-spared restoration, with numerous Bloomington Gold awards to its credit. See all the consignments here.
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