Leake to Offer 50 Car Collection Without Reserve

Leake Auction Company will offer a collection of 50 cars from Leaded Gas Classics and the Jim McLane Collection without reserve during their Oklahoma City auction, February 24, 25 and 26. This year’s event will be held in the newly constructed Bennett Event Center at State Fair Park. The collection features a variety of vehicles, ranging from Corvettes and Mustangs to a Ford GT and Yenko Deuce Coupe.

“Presenting a collection of this caliber, without reserve, is a great way to Read More

Mecum Kissimmee Totals Over $86m

Mecum Kissimmee 2017, the world’s largest collector-car auction held Jan. 6-15, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, achieved more than $86 million in total sales. Of the nearly 2,700 vehicles to cross the auction block throughout the 10-day auction, a total of 1,981 vehicles were sold, accounting for a 75-percent sell-through rate.

The Road Art® side of Mecum Kissimmee 2017 saw similar success with a 93-percent sell-through rate, a 5-percent increase over last year’s Kissimmee auction. A total of Read More

Arizona Auctions Tentative Total: $259.4m

The dust from this year’s Arizona auctions is settling, and between cars sold at Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, Worldwide Auctioneers, RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams, Gooding & Co, and Silver Auctions, the total has shaped up to be just a bit bigger than what we saw in 2016: $259.4m, compared to last year’s $251.8m.

These are just preliminary totals, and as post-block deals are still coming together, I expect we’ll be seeing some slight adjustments Read More

ACC Seminar: What to Buy and Why

Join ACC’s panel of experts at Barrett-Jackson on Wednesday, January 18 at 9 am for a discussion of what’s hot in today’s American car market. The seminar is called “The Top Ten Collector Cars: What to Buy and Why.”

This year’s panel includes ACC Editor at Large Colin Comer, ACC Contributors Carl Bomstead and Sam Stockham, Barrett-Jackson VP Gary Bennett, well-known collector and performance parts guru Ken Lingenfelter, and ACC Editor Jim Pickering. The seminar is free, but Barrett-Jackson admission Read More

Barrett-Jackson Car Collecting Symposiums in Scottsdale

Barrett-Jackson is fielding an ambitious, compelling lineup of car-collecting workshops from January 16-20, 2017 at their huge Scottsdale Auction.

ACC Publisher Keith Martin will be a part of the “Getting Started in Car Collecting” panel on January 16. ACC Editor Jim Pickering and a panel of experts will present “The Top Ten Collector Cars: What to Buy and Why” from 9 am to 11 am on January 18.

All the symposiums are located at the “Beyond The Block” Live Stage next to Read More

Shelbys Slotted for B-J Scottsdale

Corvettes aren’t the only rarities heading to Scottsdale this January — Barrett-Jackson has announced a handful of special Shelbys also crossing the block at WestWorld next month.

1965-mustang-gt350_8348Lot 1365 is a 1965 GT350 fastback. It’s presented with no missing or altered components from its build, with all of the rare Shelby unique parts from 1965 intact. Also of great Read More

Clean T/A Heads to Mecum KC

It’s rare to find a mostly one-owner 1976 50th Anniversary Trans Am for sale — especially one with its matching-numbers WX-code 455 HO engine, a/c, and a 4-speed. But if you’re the top bidder at Mecum’s Kansas City sale this weekend, you could own one. Lot S132.1 is also one of 319 Y82 non T-top cars built that year., and it’s fitted with power windows, an 8-track tape player, and its original interior. Check it out here, and Read More

Rare Corvettes Cue Up for B-J Scottsdale

Arizona in January is just around the corner, and Barrett-Jackson has already announced a handful of rare Corvettes to cross its block.

1960-cerv1_7323First up is a real rarity: the 1960 CERV 1 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle. Built between 1959 and 1960, this was Zora Arkus-Duntov’s mid-engine single-seat prototype racer, used for a number of projects including SBC fuel injection development. Read More

Mecum Dallas to offer 1,000 Cars

Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, will be back in action for its sixth-year running at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this Nov. 2-5. The estimated 1,000-car lineup will draw buyers, sellers and spectators from across the United States and will consist of a wide-ranging variety with names like Hemi Cuda, Shelby, Yenko and more all on the docket. Also to cross the Mecum auction block are four stunning private collections, and the auction’s Read More

Mecum Louisville Totals $13.4m

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Mecum Auctions’ first-ever Louisville classic and collector car auction brought $13.4 million in total sales throughout the three-day event, with 440 vehicles hammering sold Sept. 8-10. Top sellers at the auction were a great reflection of what the Mecum brand is best known for with the 10 highest sale prices achieved almost exclusively by American Muscle and Corvettes.

Each morning, the tone of the auction was set with the help of the Kentucky Derby’s official bugler Steve Buttleman playing the Read More