In preparation for the Revs Institute Symposium on Collecting, founder Miles Collier sent out a list of questions for participants to consider. Since not all of us can make it to Naples, FL, I will share some of the questions and my responses in the next few newsletters. I also invite you to submit your own questions as well.
Miles Collier: Does every restoration have to be to the highest possible level, involving a complete disassembly and reassembly of Read More
ACC’s staff just returned from a week in the desert, just in time to build our Arizona results issue. By now the auctions have all ended, but numbers are still tricking in as post-block deals come together.
We’re working on our complete coverage of the Scottsdale and Kissimmee weeks now — you’ll be able to read our complete analysis in the March/April 2019 issue of American Car Collector, due out in February. In the meantime, here are some of my Read More
Mecum Auctions is returning to the City of Roses for the second year in a row — and they’re bringing some special Shelby and muscle cars.
This year’s auction is on June 16-17 at the Portland Expo Center, just a short drive from SCM World Headquarters.
Last year Mecum sold 297 of 478 cars (62%), totaling $9,316,726.
A 1965 Shelby GT350 sold for $335,500 for the high sale. Mecum will no doubt look to improve those numbers this time around.
It’s a sunny Saturday morning and, from behind the wheel of my 1971 MGB Mk II, the storefronts of Detroit’s M-1 Woodward Avenue peel past my periphery.
With my head cocked back and a big grin on my face, I am fully engaged in the buttery smoothness of the roadster’s boisterous four-cylinder, the enthrallingly tight and click-y gearbox shifter, and copious amounts of wind in my hair.
Although I am reveling in my momentary motoring splendor, such moments are few Read More
Amanda Gutierrez didn’t grow up in the old-car world. But she, as vice president of McPherson College’s famous Historic Automotive Restoration program, now helps guide the future of the next generation of car restorers, historians and scholars. McPherson awards bachelor’s degrees in car restoration. SCM first met Amanda at Pebble Beach a few years ago, and she often shows up at major concours. She doesn’t bring a car to show off — she brings students to see the future. She’s Read More
Barrett-Jackson ended its 2018 auction cycle in Las Vegas with record sales, celebrity guests from the entertainment and sports industries, and a celebratory final stop of the company’s first yearlong charity campaign, Driven Hearts.
This year’s premier automotive lifestyle event in Las Vegas was held Sept. 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In total 733 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold at a 100 percent sell-through rate for a Las Vegas Auction record of more than Read More
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a stunning $48,405,000 — yes that is $48.4 MILLION — at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.
The sale of the GTO — the world record for a car sold at auction — helped RM Sotheby’s to a record $158 million total for their August 24-25 auction in downtown Monterey.
That sale also turbocharged total sales at the 2018 Monterey Car Week to $367.5 million, which is the third-highest total ever. Total sales were $463 Read More
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