Barrett-Jackson bidders will have a shot to own the first fully functional Ford GT — VIN 004 — built in 2003 as part of the late-model supercar’s development phase. The car, known as CP-1, has a bunch of unique components, such as a full carbon fiber rear clamshell, silver trim rings on the seats, and an aluminum headliner. It’s still fitted with test connections and monitoring equipment used for emissions testing and Read More
Dana Mecum’s 29th annual Original Spring Classic auction, held May 17-21, saw 1,567 vehicles cross the auction block. Of those, 1,094 hammered sold for a 70-percent sell-through rate and $48,873,590 in total sales, not including buyers’ premiums. With post-auction sales continuing to close through Mecum’s “Bid Goes On…” program, final totals for one of the world’s most renowned muscle car auctions will likely exceed $50m when all is said and done. Top sales for the Indianapolis-based event were crowned by Read More
World of Speed, an educational and interactive motorsports museum, announces its new exhibit celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Heroes and History, which opens Friday, June 10, will feature IndyCars from seven decades, spanning the race’s early era to modern cars that run today. Featured cars include Al Unser Sr.’s 1967 Lola and Mario Andretti’s 1981 WildCat. Interactive exhibits will tell the stories of the race and its drivers, Read More
RM Sotheby’s returns to Monaco on May 14 for its biennial Le Sporting auction, and this year’s event includes an American rarity: a 1948 Tucker, S/N 1049.
One of just 51 Tuckers built, this is the only example currently in Europe. It was the second to last Tucker built by the factory, and the final car produced with an engine. RM Sotheby’s pre-sale estimate on the car is $1.5m-$2.1m.
Russo and Steele rolls into Newport Beach, CA on June 10. The three-day auction will offer over 400 cars, including plenty of American iron. Chief among the early consignments is a completely restored 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge.
The Judge is a true WT1 car — the cowl code that denotes Canadian-built Judges — and features a Ram Air III 400-ci engine and its original 4-speed and rear end. It has just 5,800 indicated miles since restoration, Read More
The first of two annual Auctions America Auburn auctions rolls cars across the block on May 5-7. Over 500 cars are expected.
Sure-thing sales at Worldwide’s April 22-24 Houston Classic Auction include a 1965 Shelby Cobra 289, a 1932 Ford V8 roadster, a 1960 Corvette “Big Brake” fuelie, a 1967 Shelby Cobra 427, a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, a 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible, and more. In total, 47 no-reserve lots will cross the block in Montgomery, Read More
Auctions America saw a strong start to its 2016 auction season this past weekend (April 1–3), generating $20 million* in sales with 70 percent of all lots sold at its 14th annual Fort Lauderdale event. Widely respected and celebrated as South Florida’s premier collector car show and auction, the multi-day event enjoyed strong attendance, with bidders hailing from 41 states across the U.S., along with 18 countries, including Japan, Brazil and Australia. Read More
A new company will be spearheading the auction and exhibition portions of Hot August Nights (HAN), launching in 2016 for the popular classic car event’s 30th anniversary in Reno, Nevada. Motorsport Auction Group (MAG) will not only take hold of the auction gavel for the first time between August 4 and 6, 2016, but they’ll also present an array of automobiles and product vendors in Read More