Jim’s Blog: What’s The Next Big Thing?

The auction world is starting to prepare for January’s Arizona events, with some companies already announcing certain special consignments to their auctions. That’s got me thinking: What’s going to be this year’s big new trend?

Last year we saw hefty pricing for 5.0 Mustangs from the 1990s. The year before that, it was big money Bandit-era Trans Ams. Prior to that? Several years of increases on good original-style trucks and SUVs from the 1960s and 1970s.

I think we’ll see Read More

Jim’s Blog: On to Arizona

Every January, nearly 3,000 collector cars ship out to sunny Arizona, where they cross high-profile auction blocks in six different locations in the Scottsdale area. The cars draw in thousands of bidders and spectators, and they typically bring in some hefty sales totals. 

 

These sales have become a great barometer of the new Read More

Jim’s Blog: Firing Up a New Year

The auction year rumbles to life this week, with Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, RM, Gooding, Bonhams, and Silver all hosting auctions in sunny Arizona.

The Arizona stats speak for themselves. Typically, we see about 2,800 cars cross the auction blocks in the Grand Canyon State, and last year, 2,300 of them sold for a combined $253m — a highest-ever auction total out of the Janaury week. High-end million-dollar Read More

Arizona’s Results are In—And the American Market is Back!

The whirlwind Scottsdale auction week is over. The ACC crew is now back in the office and knee-deep in production of ACC’s second issue, which is going to feature an in-depth look at everything that happened in the Arizona desert this year.

The results were great news for the American car market, with a grand total of $184m sold at 6 auctions. And the biggest trend? American muscle values seem to be on the rise.

ACC’s staff and writers all Read More