RM Sotheby’s brings a top-tier selection of ground-pounding American iron to market on May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. Andrews Collection highlights include a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil racer (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $2m-$2.75m), a 2000 Buick Blackhawk factory custom ($300k–$450k), and a fully functional 1965 Chevrolet Corvette demonstration stand (pictured, $1m–$1.4m).
Publisher Martin returns as emcee of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, running May 2-3 in Seabrook, TX. Martin will announce both the car awards and the wooden boat awards. This is his seventh year as emcee of this event. For more details, visit keels-wheels.com.
A 2006 Ford GT with only 19 miles led the charge at Barrett-Jackson‘s Palm Beach, FL auction this past weekend, selling at $319,000. More than 60,000 auction-goers flooded the Barrett turnstiles April 17-19, sending auction totals beyond $22m with a 98.3% sell-through rate. A total of 526 vehicles crossed the block.
World-record sales included a 1987 Buick Grand National GNX at $165,000. Sales to benefit charity totaled nearly $1m.
“Barrett-Jackson’s international platform has helped charities raise money since the company was first founded,” Read More
World of Speed, a Wilsonville, OR-based non-profit motorsports museum, opens its doors to the public on Friday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. The museum’s mission is to support education and entertainment through the celebration and preservation of American motorsports. The grand opening celebration will feature race personalities from around the country, such as Herm Petersen, Rob Bruins, Clare Sanders, “Jungle Pam” Hardy, Dave Hough, Danny Thompson, Gary Bockman, and Reb Wickersham.
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The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance takes place this Sunday, April 12. Publisher Keith Martin returns as emcee for his fifth year, and ACC’s Alex Martin-Banzer and Corvette expert Michael Pierce will serve as concours judges. Keith, Alex and Michael drive the Tour d’Elegance on Saturday and will attend the VIP Reception that evening. Advertising Executive Steve Kittrell hosts the ACC/SCM booth. Stop by, introduce yourself, and check out our special event rates for subscriptions and renewals.
Leake’s Dallas sale takes place April 17–19. Featured early consignments include a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, a 1969 Dodge Super Bee, and an R-code 1970 Ford Mustang in triple black. View all the consignments here.
ACC Publisher Keith Martin is filming episodes of “What’s My Car Worth?” this weekend at Auctions America’s sale in Fort Lauderdale, FL. If you see Keith, be sure and say hello. The sale runs March 27-29, and headliners include a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396 convertible (AA estimate: $100k–$125k). View all the Fort Lauderdale consignments here. View the digital catalog here.
Combined sales from the four Amelia Island auctions in mid-March totaled $115m among just 353 cars, for an average sold price of $353k.
Totals for RM Sotheby’s came to $60.4m — a record for Amelia Island Auction Week. The most expensive American lot was a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 SC roadster (pictured), sold at $2.1m. Ninety-nine consignments sold out of 101 (98%). View all the sold prices here.
At Bonhams’ first Amelia Island sale, totals came to $13.8m. Sixty-four Read More