Amelia Island’s American Headliners

The collector car world turns its attention to Amelia Island, FL during the second weekend in March for the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Here is our roundup of star cars from the five Amelia Island auctions:

1968 Chevrolet Sunoco Camaro Trans Am racer roars to the auction block at RM Sotheby’s on March 12 (pictured above; RM Sotheby’s estimate: $900k–$1.2m). View all the lots here. View the digital catalog here.

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Ex-Vince Neil 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie Selling at McCormick’s Palm Springs

A 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Fuelie previously owned by Mötley Crüe lead vocalist Vince Neil headlines McCormick’s February 27–28 sale in Palm Springs, CA. Other star cars include a frame-off-restored 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, a 1959 Cadillac Coupe DeVille and a 1948 Packard station wagon.

View all the consignments here.

The Top Sellers of Arizona Auction Week

The numbers from Arizona Auction Week are firming up. Combined totals from all five Arizona sales came to $251,802,843. This represents a decline of 15% from last year’s $294,426,923.

Barrett-Jackson sold 1,481 out of 1,490 cars (99%), and sales totaled $103,403,610, down 21% from last year’s $131,246,800. Three “Serial One” Corvettes — a 1955, a 1956 and a 1957 — took high-sale honors when they sold as a one-lot package for $1,815,000. View all the sold prices here.

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Leake Will Sell Rare L89 Corvette Convertible Without Reserve in OKC

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 Read More

Arizona Car Week is Here — Check Out These Star Cars

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 Read More

Awesome American Muscle at Russo and Steele Scottsdale

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-speed
This 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 Read More

Meet the ACC Gang in Arizona

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 Read More

Be Cool

Water-based coolants have been the standard since the beginning of the car industry. But those traditional coolants have limitations that car people have simply learned to accept. Coolant turns acidic over time, so we swap it often to eliminate electrolysis from eating our engine’s metals from the inside out. We replace plugged heater cores and radiators, full of scale and other deposits left by water. And we still deal with boil-overs on hot days and the high pressure needed to Read More

ACC Insider’s Seminar at Barrett-Jackson

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.

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The Best American Muscle Coming to Arizona Car Week

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.

1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda leads a strong assortment of Mopar ground-pounders at Read More