The Ones That Got Away

This month’s ACC Reader’s Forum question:

We’ve all been there: A great car comes up at a great price, but you just aren’t in a spot to do anything about it. Maybe it’s a lack of funds, maybe it’s a lack of parking places. Either way, the deal slips away, quickly becoming one of your car-person regrets.
Which car deals have you missed, and what were they?

Here’s how you responded:

It is 1974. I have returned from the Read More

The Elkhart Collection Heads to Auction

Presenting over 230 motor cars, 30 motorcycles, trucks, trailers and select memorabilia and equipment offered almost entirely without reserve, RM Sotheby’s Elkhart Collection sale will take place on the weekend of 1-2 May at the stunning collection facility in Elkhart, Indiana, offering an exciting cross section of marques and models.

The culmination of decades of careful and targeted collecting of some of the finest motorcars by a single owner, the Elkhart Collection comprises some of the most exceptional marques and models in Read More

Carlisle Auctions at Winter AutoFest

The first quarter of 2020 is offering central Florida residents the chance to own some of the finest classic and collector cars in the world with Carlisle Auctions at the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus in Lakeland as part of Winter AutoFest (February 21-23). The auction itself spans two days (February 21-22) and will see more than 400 consignments cross the block, many at no reserve. The thrilling event starts at 10:30 a.m. each of the two days. This year’s Read More

Barrett-Jackson Live to Air on A+E Networks

A+E Networks and Barrett-Jackson announced today a programming agreement for Barrett-Jackson Live which will air on FYI and HISTORY beginning with the 18th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, April 16-18, 2020.

Set to debut as part of the networks’ Drive Block, Barrett-Jackson Live will offer live programming as well as premieres, short-form and original Barrett-Jackson specials. The programming will air across weekend dayparts on HISTORY and primetime on FYI, as well as non-linear platforms. The content on FYI and HISTORY Read More

Preliminary Total of $249.7m Sold in Arizona

The dust is just starting to settle on this year’s Arizona Auctions, which wrapped this past Sunday night. Overall totals are still coming in, with early reporting putting the combined total at $249.7m — but that total will rise in the coming days, as it does not include numbers from Leake or Russo and Steele.

Barrett-Jackson was again the highest seller in Arizona, this year amassing $137.4m from over 1,900 cars. That total includes $7.6m achieved for nine charity Read More

American Classics Join McCormick’s February Auction Lineup

While futuristic cars are quickly becoming part of daily life– consider the new all electric and self-driving vehicles—the past is still with us. Just check out the classics coming up for sale at McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction on Feb. 21-23.

We still don’t have flying cars described in science fiction, but you can find a sporty 1937 Packard 115C roadster convertible featured in the upcoming auction. Fully restored, it comes with a black leather interior and matching Read More