Ex-Le Mans Bugatti Type 55 Consigned to Bonhams Grand Palais

One of the most important Bugatti sports cars of the marque’s golden era, to be offered as a highlight in the 2020 Bonhams Grand Palais Sale in Pariswas unveiled today to the world’s media at a preview of the Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale.

The 1932 Bugatti Type 55– chassis no. 55221 – which started life as a works entry in that year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, co-driven by two of France’s finest and most charismatic racing drivers of the Read More

Barrett-Jackson Brings Supercars to Sin City

Barrett-Jackson will offer an impressive selection of supercars at its 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, October 3-5, 2019. Among the supercars set to star on this year’s Las Vegas Auction block are Lamborghini, Dodge, Ford and Ferrari, including a stunning 2019 488 Spider convertible (Lot #749) presented with a Nero DS finish.

“There’s a tangible excitement that fills the room whenever a supercar crosses the auction block,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO Read More

Private Collections Headline RM Hershey

RM Auctions is delighted to present two significant private collections, The Muckel Collection and The Complete Collection of Jack Dunning, at its 13thannual Hershey sale, held on Thursday 10 October and Friday, 11 October during the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet. Rich in early automotive history, these collections join the previously announced Merrick Auto Museum Collection at the Pennsylvania auction.

TheMuckel Collectionfocuses on the early decades of motoring, featuring eight significant Brass Era vehicles known today Read More

Barrett-Jackson Closes 2018 Auction Season with Las Vegas Record $32.9m Sales

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

Collier Collections’ Duesenberg SSJ Consigned to Gooding Pebble Beach

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will present one of the greatest American classic cars ever offered for public sale. 

“This incredible car embodies everything that is exciting about an automotive masterpiece: beauty, rarity, provenance, and sheer power. This SSJ is one of the all-time greatest classics and is poised to set an auction record for a pre-war American car,” says David Gooding, Founder and President of Gooding & Company.

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Barrett-Jackson Hits $116.7m in Total Sales at 2018 Scottsdale Auction

With notable celebrity appearances that included former President George W. Bush and an incredible docket of desirable vehicles, Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction once again set the bar for the collector car hobby. In total 1,721 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold for more than $106.8 million, while over 1,100 pieces of automobilia brought in over $3.7 million, and $6.21 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $116.7 million.

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Mecum Kicks Off 2018 with $96.6m in Kissimmee

Mecum Auctions’ annual collector-car auction in Kissimmee, Florida, has long held the title of “world’s largest,” and this year’s auction again raised the bar, taking the collector-car auction market to new heights. Demonstrating $10 million in growth over last year’s auction, Mecum Kissimmee 2018 saw 2,208 vehicles hammer sold from Jan. 5-14 for overall sales totals of $96.6 million—a number still on the rise as sales continue to be finalized in Mecum’s Bid Goes On department. With an unprecedented total Read More

Barrett-Jackson Tops $100 Million in Charity Donations During 2018 Scottsdale Auction

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen helped Barrett-Jackson speed past the $100 million mark in funds raised for charity as ten vehicles brought in $6.21 million for non-profit organizations during the 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld.
The top fundraisers included Lot #3010, the first current-generation Ford GT that has been donated for charity since the car was introduced, bringing in $2.55 million to push the company to nearly $102 million since 1971. On Saturday, Read More

Bonhams Totals Over $25m in Arizona

Beneath the warm Arizona sun at the beautiful Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa, Bonhams hosted it’s seventh annual collectors’ car auction during the Scottsdale Car Week. With the venue appreciated for its relaxing atmosphere and convenient accessibility, and the event for its high quality and breadth of offering, large crowds turned out for another successful sale that saw a total of $25.2m with an 87% sell-through rate.
Leading the sale were sports and sports-racing cars from Europe. The star of the Read More

RM Sotheby’s Achieves $36.5m in Arizona

RM Sotheby’s diverse roster of blue-chip collector cars powered its 19th annual Arizona sale to a final $36,523,620 with 88% of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore, 18-19 January.

Following a very well-attended outdoor preview, the packed auction room saw high energy and spirited bidding across the two-day event, with top sale honors going to the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra ‘Semi-Competition’, CSX 3040. Offered from an esteemed private collection and just four owners from new, CSX 3040 is one Read More