Preliminary results show that total sales at the big five Monterey Car Week Auctions — RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Russo and Steele, Bonhams and Mecum — are an estimated $345 million — well short of the $397 million total in 2015.
The highest sale totals during Monterey Car Week were in 2014, Read More
Before Chevrolet mass-produced the 1966 Chevelle SS 396, they built a small run of 1965 Malibus featuring the then-new monster motor, heavy-duty suspension and brakes, and an extra-beefy convertible frame. Just 201of these early muscle cars, known by RPO code Z16, were built.
Tom Mack’s September 22nd auction at the Cabers Read More
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction®, will auction the renowned Tammy Allen Collection during its 9th Annual Las Vegas Auction from Oct. 13-15, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. More than 80 vehicles from the collection of prominent collector and automotive enthusiast Tammy Allen will cross the auction block at No Reserve.
“Our team is thrilled to have the Tammy Allen Collection cross our block during our Las Vegas Auction this year,” said Craig Read More
With 300 vehicles hammered sold on the auction block in just two days, Mecum’s inaugural Portland auction at the Portland Expo Center was a pronounced success. Held this past weekend, June 17 and June 18, the auction attracted vehicles from 17 states across the country and attendees from even more with total sales reaching more than $9.3 million.
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Barrett-Jackson’s very first East Coast event took place this past weekend at Mohegan Sun, and the company has released big numbers from the sale: over $26m in total sales with 96% of lots sold, $755k in automobilia sales, and over $605k raised for charity.
Over 90,000 people came through the gates at Mohegan Sun — Read More
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.
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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