1968 Shelby GT500 Convertible Consigned to Leake’s Oklahoma City Auction

– 427 CI medium riser engine built by Gus Davis of Orange, CA
– Fortified C6 automatic transmission
– Two year nut and bolt rotisserie restoration by David Randal
– One of 3 triple black GT500 per Marti Report with clarifying letter
– Complete owner history
– Shelby Registry documentation
– Build sheet
– Dual body tags, one from Ford and the other Shelby
– Car produced with steel wheels; now has 10-spoke Shelby wheels
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National Corvette Museum Announces Endowment for Underprivileged Children

Lifetime Museum Member Eugene Nagowski shares his good fortune with the less fortunate and hopes to inspire other Corvette owners to do the same.

Eugene Nagowski never had any children of his own, but a few minutes around him is enough to confirm that he is something of a big kid himself. He loves life and likes to have fun in his 2010 Chevrolet Corvette, but his real joy comes from spreading happiness to others.

“I’ve been very Read More

Leake Auction Company Kicks off 40th Anniversary in Oklahoma City

Leake Auction Company will celebrate 40 years of car auction excellence when they kick off their Oklahoma City auction, February 17-18 in the Cox Pavilion at the OKC Fairgrounds. This year’s event will feature more than 400 cars including Cadillacs, Corvettes, Camaros, Shelbys, Thunderbirds, and other vintage, collector, muscle and specialty cars. More than 5,000 car buyers, sellers and enthusiasts are expected to attend the milestone event.

“For 40 years this auction has been an integral experience for car lovers Read More

Mecum Reaching $60 Million in Kissimmee

In the wake of the 2012 Mecum Kissimmee auction, the list of shattered records continues to grow. The Florida auction kicked off Mecum’s 25th year and a staggering 2,158 vehicles crossed the block, the most in company history. The six-day event, held at Osceola Heritage Park on January 24-29, 2012, achieved a 30% increase in attendance over last year. Hammer price sales for the week-long auction totaled $55,397,462, and factoring in Buyer’s premium, total gross sales are reaching close to Read More

Russo and Steele Scottsdale Smashes Five World Records

With enough intensity and excitement to turn non-collectors into enthusiasts, the atmosphere at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale 2012 auction block was downright palpable. An overflowing auction block, one-of-a-kind marvels and a record number of car-loving bidders led Russo and Steele to break 5 world records. From European sports to American muscle and hot rods to customs, this year’s auction event held an impressing line up of cars to suit the needs of any collector.

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles five Read More

Automotive Passion to Highlight Auctions America by RM’s Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale Auction

Auctions America by RM will roll into South Florida March 16-18, 2012, for its annual Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 

Attracting automotive enthusiasts of all ages, Auctions America will offer more than 500 automobiles, a select range of collectible motorcycles and memorabilia for sale during its three-day event.

“Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event has carved a reputation as South Florida’s premier collector car auction,” said Donnie Gould, Auctions America Read More

McCormick’s Palm Springs Auction Prepares for Largest Auction to Date

McCormick’s Palm Springs Collector Car Auction is buzzing with activity as preparations are underway for its 52nd auction to be held February 24 through February 26, 2012.  For 26 years, McCormick’s has provided car lovers the ideal venue to buy, sell and admire unique and classic automobiles.  And, from the first gavel strike to the last, the upcoming auction is shaping up to be McCormick’s largest-ever event, featuring some of the nicest vehicles yet to grace the Coachella Valley.

“We Read More

Mecum’s Kissimmee 2012 Day Two Update

With over 300 Corvettes to be offered throughout this week at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, it’s no surprise that on day two of the massive six-day auction the top seller was just that. A Goodwood Green/Saddle interior 1967 Corvette 427/435 HP 4-speed Convertible (Lot H3.1) sold for $109,000. Total sales for the Wednesday auction exceeded $6 Million with an impressive 78% sell through.

Other top sellers from the day included a 2011 Bourget Python Super Stretch Chopper (Lot Read More

Barrett-Jackson Raises Nearly $5.9 million for Charity in Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson is proud to announce it has raised nearly $5.9 million for charitable causes at its 2012 Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 15-22.

More than 20 local and national charities are now benefiting tremendously due to the generosity of Barrett-Jackson and its sponsors, consignors and bidders. Top collectible cars, as well as a motorcycle and a tractor, crossed the block at “No Reserve” during the automotive lifestyle event.

After going for an incredible $700,000 when Barrett-Jackson’s own Steve Davis donated it at Read More

Barrett-Jackson Taps Gordon McCall for New Salon Offering Division

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced this weekend that it has called upon well-known automotive aficionado, Gordon McCall, to help launch and maintain its newly created “Salon Offering Collection” division.

Best known for his knowledge and vast experience in the collector car industry, McCall will bring a unique qualification of combined skills to this new venture. Gordon’s first task will be to work with both buyers and sellers to promote the Salon Offering Collection and add his 30 Read More