Mustangs and Movie Cars Headline Leake Tulsa June 6–8

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 Read More

Barrett-Jackson Consigns Ron Pratte Collection for Scottsdale 2015

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 Read More

Leake Dallas Racks Up $5.5m in Sales

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 Read More

American Iron Rocks the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction Block This Weekend

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.

Field of Mopars Comes to Auction in Oregon

Photos by Marc Emerson

ACC photographer Marc Emerson made the trek to Brothers, OR, this weekend to photograph the Charles Kee Collection. The 250-car collection — heavy on Chryslers, DeSotos, and Imperials — will sell without reserve on May 8-9. James G. Murphy Commercial & Industrial Auctioneers  is handling this rodeo.

Kee, who died in December, was reportedly stockpiling the cars with the intention of opening a museum.

As the pictures below make clear, many of these cars may be of value Read More

Meet Keith Martin at Desert Concorso

Keith Martin will join Desert Concorso as Master of Ceremonies at this weekend’s inaugural event. Martin has been the emcee for sister event Concorso Italiano for 14 years.

Also joining the Desert Concorso as co-Master of Ceremonies will be famed automotive historian and writer Michael Lynch. Lynch, who has authored several important automotive books, has also been on stage at the Concorso Italiano for several years. Both Martin and Lynch will share their expertise and experiences Read More