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World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces its new exhibit celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Heroes and History, which opens Friday, June 10, will feature IndyCars from seven decades, spanning the race’s early era to modern cars that run today. Featured cars include Al Unser Sr.’s 1967 Lola and Mario Andretti’s 1981 WildCat. Interactive exhibits will tell the stories of the race and its drivers, all displayed with a replica of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Brick Yard.” This exhibit marks the museum's first major exhibit addition since opening in 2015.  “We are thrilled with…

RM Sotheby's Offers Tucker 48 in Monaco

Written by Monday, 02 May 2016 15:10
RM Sotheby's returns to Monaco on May 14 for its biennial Le Sporting auction, and this year's event includes an American rarity: a 1948 Tucker, S/N 1049. One of just 51 Tuckers built, this is the only example currently in Europe. It was the second to last Tucker built by the factory, and the final car produced with an engine. RM Sotheby's pre-sale estimate on the car is $1.5m-$2.1m. Read more about it here, and see RM Sotheby's complete list of Monaco consignments here. 
Russo and Steele rolls into Newport Beach, CA on June 10. The three-day auction will offer over 400 cars, including plenty of American iron. Chief among the early consignments is a completely restored 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge. The Judge is a true WT1 car — the cowl code that denotes Canadian-built Judges — and features a Ram Air III 400-ci engine and its original 4-speed and rear end. It has just 5,800 indicated miles since restoration, and has GM of Canada paperwork that shows all its original options and its Bill of Sale. Learn more about Russo and Steele's Newport…

Barn-Find Shelby GT350 Heads to Bonhams Greenwich

Written by Monday, 02 May 2016 10:36
Bonhams is delighted to announce the consignment of a very special car to its classic automobile auction in June: a recently discovered 1966 Shelby GT350 “Carry-Over Car.”   When new, the powerful GT Fastback was used as a demonstration and competition car by the Ford dealership of Framingham, Massachusetts. After being sold and logging a total of just 55,000 miles, it was driven into storage in 1976 where it has remained unmolested to this day.   Presented in its “as found” state, the car is in marvelous time-capsule condition and includes its five original Cragar Shelby mag wheels as well…
The first of two annual Auctions America Auburn auctions rolls cars across the block on May 5-7. Over 500 cars are expected.   Lots to watch include a 1968 Shelby GT500 estimated at $110k-$125k, a 1962 Chevrolet K10 pickup estimated at $50k-$60k, a 1948 Chrysler Town & Country convertible pegged at $100k-$125k, and a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 estimated at $250k-$260k.    See Auctions America's complete list of cars to be sold here.
Sure-thing sales at Worldwide’s April 22-24 Houston Classic Auction include a 1965 Shelby Cobra 289, a 1932 Ford V8 roadster, a 1960 Corvette “Big Brake” fuelie, a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible, and more. In total, 47 no-reserve lots will cross the block in Montgomery, TX, and in each case, the last bidder standing will take them home.   View all the lots here, and read Worldwide's catalog here.

Auctions America Totals $20m in Fort Lauderdale

Written by Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:32
Auctions America saw a strong start to its 2016 auction season this past weekend (April 1–3), generating $20 million* in sales with 70 percent of all lots sold at its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale event. Widely respected and celebrated as South Florida’s premier collector car show and auction, the multi-day event enjoyed strong attendance, with bidders hailing from 41 states across the U.S., along with 18 countries, including Japan, Brazil and Australia. Reflecting a continued enthusiasm and interest in the hobby, nearly 40 percent of bidders represented new clients to Auctions America. “We’re very happy with the results of our…

MAG Auctions to Headline 30th Hot August Nights

Written by Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:11
A new company will be spearheading the auction and exhibition portions of Hot August Nights (HAN), launching in 2016 for the popular classic car event’s 30th anniversary in Reno, Nevada. Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) will not only take hold of the auction gavel for the first time between August 4 and 6, 2016, but they’ll also present an array of automobiles and product vendors in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. In addition to the indoor car auction with a multitude of automotive-related vendors and exhibitors, the new auction company will produce and promote a three-day event in conjunction with Hot August Nights that will…

Meet Keith Martin at La Jolla

Written by Tuesday, 22 March 2016 13:27
The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday, April 10. Publisher Keith Martin returns for his sixth year as emcee. If you're attending the event, be sure to introduce yourself.

No-reserve Muscle Cars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Written by Thursday, 17 March 2016 14:24
Barrett-Jackson's sale in West Palm Beach, FL runs April 8–10. Most of the consignments are offered without reserve, including a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air III (pictured), a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 RS and a 1972 Oldsmobile 442. View all the consignments here.
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