Leake’s Scottsdale Auction Totals $17m

During its inaugural Scottsdale, AZ auction, Ritchie Bros.’ Leake Auctions sold hundreds of vehicles for $17 million. The four-day event was held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and attracted thousands of people. 

“It was an amazing event, and we couldn’t have done any of it without the support of our wonderful consignors, bidders, spectators, sponsors, and vendors,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager of the Leake collector car auction division of Ritchie Bros. “There Read More

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Achieves $137.3m

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, kicked off its “Road to 50” – a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th Anniversary – with its largest and most successful auction in its 49-year history. The celebrity-filled Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on January 11-19, 2020, boasted its largest docket ever, with a record number of bidders vying for over 1,900 vehicles that sold for more than $129.7 million, while over 1,200 pieces of automobilia brought in more than $3.7 million and $7.625 Read More

Rétromobile Catalogs Now Online

With Scottsdale now behind us, it’s time to look forward to Rétromobile, which is just a few short weeks away. 

Rétromobile is one of Europe’s largest automotive gatherings, with cars, parts, and memorabilia all for sale at the Paris Expo at the Porte de Versailles from February 5 through 9. Additionally, if you’re an auction buyer, it’s the place to be — some of the world’s premier collector cars are here, available via several globally-recognized Read More

RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale Brings $30.4m

This past week, 16-17 January, RM Sotheby’s kicked off its 2020 calendar with the auction house’s 21st annual Arizona auction, totaling $30.4 million in sales with 90 percent of all lots sold. Held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix during Arizona Car Week, the two-evening auction welcomed bidders from 26 countries around the world bidding in the room and via phone and internet, with nearly 25 percent registering to bid with RM Sotheby’s for the first time.

Top sales were Read More

Gooding & Company Totals $35m in Scottsdale

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized $35,867,560 at the company’s 13th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. The famed auction house sold 123 of 138 lots for an impressive 89% sell-through rate, with an average of $291,606 per car sold. Additionally, eight cars sold over the $1 million mark. In total, Gooding & Company lead the market during Arizona Auction Week in total sales, highest average price, most Read More

Never-Restored Mercedes-Benz 540K at RM Sotheby’s Arizona

A very original 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K with a coachbuilt roof added in period is one of the star cars for RM Sotheby’s January 16-17 Arizona Auction.

The car, which has been in one family’s ownership since 1969, has never been restored. The car has been parked in a garage for decades.

“It’s always exciting when we can bring a car with such a great story and family ownership fresh to the market,” said Gord Duff, Global Head of Auctions, RM Sotheby’s. Read More

RM Sotheby’s London Auction Totals $12 Million

A very original 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S brought $1.6 million and was high sale at RM Sotheby’s 13th Annual London Auction on October 24.

Cars from the famous Youngtimer Collection continued to make a splash in the auction world, with a 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition bringing $356,125. A 2009 Mercedes Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series brought $290,403, and a 1992 Mercedes-Benz 300 CE 6.0 AMG “Hammer” sold at $268,065.

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