The American Stars of Monterey

The final countdown to Monterey Car Week has begun. Here is a quick roundup of American highlights with links to all the catalogs.

1976 Chevolet Corvette Widebody IMSA “Spirit of Le Mans” at RM. (RM estimate: $900k-$1.2m.) Catalog.

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra at Gooding & Company. (Gooding estimate: $800k-$1m.) Catalog.

1932 Ford highboy at Bonhams. (Bonhams estimate: $850k-$1m.) Catalog.

1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird at Read More

Vicari Announces 4th Annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival

The Vicari Auction Company will offer more than 200 classic and muscle cars at Auction during their 4th annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival, Aug. 9-10, 2013, at Mardi Gras World, LA.

Crossing the block this year are several rare vehicles from J. Gordan Farmer estate including a 1934 Packard Twelve Club Sedan and 1931 Packard Dual Cowl Sport Phaeton. Of the Packard’s built in 1934 just 986 were equipped with V12 engines and very few have survived to Read More

Million-Dollar Mustangs at Mecum Indy

Walworth, WI – May 21, 2013 – The crowds were electric from start to finish at Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic, May 14-19, 2013, and the top sellers proved that million-dollar American muscle cars are truly alive and well.

Six days and 75 hours of auction action saw a total of 2,340 lots cross the block, including Road Art and racing memorabilia from the Grumpy Jenkins estate with preliminary total sales for the event reaching $49.2 million. 1,716 vehicles Read More

Kenny Bernstein’s Original “Budweiser King” AA/Funny Car Races to Newport Beach

A true drag racing icon is set to “light up” the upcoming June 20 – 22 Russo and Steele auction at Newport Beach – none other than Kenny Bernstein’s original Budweiser King AA/Funny Car, marking the beginning of the longest-running and most successful sponsorship in motorsports.

After a self-imposed hiatus to focus on his restaurant business, Kenny Bernstein returned to drag racing full-time and full-throttle in Read More

American Iron “Steels” Shannons Sydney Sale

Forget the Pilbara, Australia’s biggest ‘iron’ will at Shannons Sydney Autumn Auction on Monday (May 6), where two vast Cadillacs and a Shelby GT500 Replica Fastback are going under the hammer.

The two right hand drive Cadillacs – a striking 6.2 metre long, 1965 Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine with room for nine and a slightly smaller 1972 De Ville Sedan – are both being offered with no reserve.

Meanwhile from nearby Dearborn, Shannons also have a stunning original left Read More