Texas-Sized Charlie Thomas Collection Brings $7.4 Million at RM’s Auction in Dallas

RM Auctions continued its strong track record for hosting successful single-vendor sales in Texas on the weekend (October 20), generating more than $7.4 million in sales, with 100 percent of lots sold at the Charlie Thomas Collection sale near Dallas, Texas.

The result of more than two decades of dedicated acquisition by prominent Texas businessman and former owner of the Houston Rockets, Charlie Thomas, the single-day sale presented a total of 175 quality American collector cars without reserve to Read More

Help Select the Destinations for the First Season of American Detours

American Collectors Insurance announced it will pack its bags and hit the open road for American Detours,an exciting new web series that pairs classic American roads with classic collector cars.  American Collectors has selected the first destination and is letting the public ride “shotgun” by helping to choose the other destinations and pit stops.  Customers and auto enthusiasts will be given the opportunity to vote on what scenic roads American Detours should visit next as well as provide Read More

Lyndon B. Johnson’s Lincoln Continental to be Auctioned in Dallas

A 1964 Lincoln Continental formerly owned by President Lyndon B. Johnson will be sold during the 40th annual Leake Collector Car Show & Auction in Dallas, November 16-18. The white Lincoln features an automatic transmission, 430 CI and a 320 HP V-8 engine. Often referred to as one of his presidential toys, President Johnson used this vehicle on his ranch where he retreated Read More

Collector Car Cornucopia Coming to Chicagoland in October

Autumn is in the air, and with it comes the promise of Mecum’s 2012 Fall Premier Auction, a cornucopia of collector muscle cars and Corvettes crossing the block Oct. 25-27 at the scenic Pheasant Run Resort in beautiful St. Charles, Ill. Chicagoland’s only collector car auction, the Mecum 2012 Fall Premier Auction will present nearly 1,000 vehicles for sale over three big days and will be broadcast LIVE Friday and Saturday on Discovery’s High Definition Velocity Network.

Headlining this Read More

Barrett-Jackson Breaks Sales and Attendance Records at Las Vegas Auction

Barrett-Jackson announced today that it generated more than $23 million in sales of rare, high-end collectible vehicles, exotics, customs, classics and Shelbys during its 5th annual Las Vegas auction. The auction company increased its overall hammer average from 2011, proving that the car market is stronger than ever. Automobilia sales reached more than $660,000, an outstanding 45% increase from 2011. More than 68,000 car enthusiasts attended the event, representing over a 10% increase from the year before. The Read More

1933 Duesenberg Sells for $1.65 Million at Austin Auction

The Dan Kruse Austin Hill Country Classic car auction topped $2.89 million in sales during the auction held on Saturday, September 15 in the Palmer Events Center. Car enthusiasts from a five-state area gathered to check out over 150 cars ranging from classics, customs, hot rods, muscle cars and more. This was the first year for the Hill Country Classic to be presented in Austin.

A 1933 Duesenberg was the highlight of the show, selling for $1.65 million. The extremely Read More