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After meticulous inspection and research, Leake Auction Company has confirmed that one of the Corvettes from the Tom Falbo Collection appears to be a 1967 L89. The Corvette features a 427/435 aluminum-head L89 V8 engine and carries the VIN 194677S121397. It is Marlboro Maroon with a white stinger and white interior. The car will be offered without reserve during Leake's Oklahoma City auction, taking place February 19–21. Recently retired NCRS National Judging Chairman Roy Sinor made the discovery. Sinor served in as Chairman for 17 years and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Leake Auction Company contracted with Sinor to inspect…

Arizona Car Week is Here — Check Out These Star Cars

Written by Thursday, 21 January 2016 16:27
Arizona Car Week is under way, and cars are already hammering sold. Check out these heavy-hitters coming down the line: A 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air bubbletop custom (pictured) that won the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Cup sells without reserve at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. The auction runs January 23–31. View all the consignments here. A 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 leads a strong selection of big-block muscle cars at Russo and Steele Scottsdale. The auction runs January 27–31. View all the consignments here. Read the digital catalog here. The star American car at RM Sotheby's Phoenix auction is a 1929 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing Top Torpedo Convertible Coupe…
Russo and Steele once again presents a diverse selection of high-quality collector cars at their action-packed Scottsdale sale, running January 27–31. Here is a roundup of notable American offerings on the 2016 Scottsdale docket: 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda 4-speedThis 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda (pictured) is one of 107 Hemi 'Cudas built in 1971. It is equipped with the original 426-ci 425-hp Hemi engine along with the original 4-speed manual pistol-grip transmission. It features a Dana rear end, Shaker hood, vinyl roof, tinted glass, leather interior, AM/FM radio, power steering, rear window louvers, rear deck spoiler, wood steering wheel and date-coded tires.…

Meet the ACC Gang in Arizona

Written by Tuesday, 12 January 2016 12:23
American Car Collector and Sports Car Market will be everywhere during Arizona Car Week. If you see someone with an ACC hat or an SCM name tag, be sure to introduce yourself. Stop by our booth inside the Gooding & Company auction tent for special pricing on subscriptions and renewals. The ACC Insider’s Seminar at Barrett-Jackson takes place Wednesday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. inside the Equidome, by the Gas Monkey Garage & Patio. Admission to the seminar is free once you're inside Barrett-Jackson. The panelists are noted collector Ken Lingenfelter, ACC Editor at Large Colin Comer, ACC contributor John…

ACC Insider's Seminar at Barrett-Jackson

Written by Tuesday, 22 December 2015 15:45
Jim Pickering, Colin Comer, Ken Lingenfelter and John L. Stein will discuss hot future collectibles in the American collector car market at the 2016 ACC Insider’s Seminar at Barrett-Jackson. The seminar runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 27, inside the Equidome, by the Gas Monkey Garage & Patio. There is no charge to attend the seminar, although a Barrett-Jackson ticket is required to enter the grounds. View last year's seminar below.

The Best American Muscle Coming to Arizona Car Week

Written by Monday, 21 December 2015 13:29
Some of the year's best American muscle comes to market in January at Arizona Car Week. Here is a quick roundup of important cars from each auction house: "Bumblebee" — a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS resto-mod built for the film "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and owned by the film's director Michael Bay — sells without reserve at Barrett-Jackon Scottsdale. The auction runs January 23–31. View all the consignments here. A 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda leads a strong assortment of Mopar ground-pounders at Russo and Steele Scottsdale. The auction runs January 27–31. View all the consignments here. Featured lots at RM Sotheby's include a 1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra.…
Donald Osborne, SCM Editor at Large and a regular on CNBC Prime's Jay Leno's Garage, will emcee the third annual SCM Scottsdale Insider's Seminar. "A 2020 Vision of the Future" takes place Thursday, January 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Gooding & Company auction tent in Scottsdale, AZ. Space is limited. Register here.
Russo and Steele's five-day Scottsdale sale features a great selection of American muscle, European sports cars, hot rods, and customs. The sale runs January 27–31. Here are some of the big-money big-block cars you won't want to miss: 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 4-speed — 2,500 original miles This low-mileage, unrestored and very original 4-speed example of the near-mythical L88 stands as one of just 116 built for '69 and one of 10 with the 4.56:1 rear end. Carrying full documented provenance from new, it has been inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame and has won NCRS Top Flight and…

Sales Total $9m at Leake Dallas

Written by Tuesday, 01 December 2015 13:54
Leake Auction Company's November 20–22 auction in Dallas reached $9 million in sales with a 67% sell-through rate. The auction featured a record 598 vehicles, with 120 sold without reserve on Sunday. The top seller of the auction was a 1929 Packard Roadster at $410,000. Read Leake's press release here.
Sales totaled $6.9m at Keith McCormick's November 20–22 auction in Palm Springs, CA. Of 535 consignments offered, 372 went to new owners, for a 70% sell-through rate. The star of the auction, a 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible in pristine condition, took high-sale honors at $136,500. Other big-money American sales included a 1958 Corvette convertible at $90,300 and a 1957 Bel Air convertible at $75,600. McCormick's next auction takes place February 26–28, marking 30 years in the collector car auction business in Palm Springs. For more information about past and future auctions, go to
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