“Out of Africa” Plane Returns to its Spiritual Home After $17.4m Bonhams Sale

The airplane featured in the seven-time Oscar-winning 1985 film Out of Africa is on its way back to the country nearly three decades later, after finding a new home in Kenya at the Bonhams auction at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, on February 7.

The 1929 American Moth Corporation De Havilland 60GMW Gipsy Moth bi-plane featured in the Sydney Pollack-directed movie starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford sold for $269k to Read More

Artcurial Tops Its Own Record With 2013 Retromobile Sale

Artcurial‘s  Retromobile sale was a spectacular event in every sense of the word. When the hammer went down on the last lot, well after midnight, the sale in Paris had clocked up $19.5m, making it the largest ever sale of collector cars in France. This beat Artcurial’s own record set at the same event last year. The auction, which lasted some six and a half hours — not including the automobilia sale earlier in the day — attracted a Read More

Only Lamborghini Miura Roadster Ever Built Comes to Amelia Island Concours

The 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini, the glamorous Italian supercar, during the event’s festivities March 8-10, 2013. In support, Lamborghini will bring the rare Miura Roadster from Switzerland for the celebration. The historic Roadster will be joined by its contemporary, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster, a full class of historic Lamborghinis, as well as a surprise from Lamborghini’s new motorsports team, Squadra Corse.

Ferruccio Lamborghini was Read More

Bonhams to Host Two-Day Auction at Boca Raton Concours

The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz USA and AutoNation is pleased to announce that at this year’s event, Bonhams will host an automobile and automobilia auction on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on some unique and priceless motorcars and Read More

Mecum Kissimmee Sets Record As World’s Largest Collector Car Auction

Mecum Auctions’ record-setting 10-day auction, held January 18–27, exceeded all expectations, transforming more than 100 acres of land at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, FL, into the nation’s collector car epicenter. A total of 3,337 lots filled every building and 15 acres of tents with a total of 2,423 cars crossing the auction block and a huge selection of road art and memorabilia. With 1,806 vehicles sold, an impressive 75 % sell-through rate was achieved and total sales for Read More

Steve McQueen Chevrolet Styleline to Cross the Block at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale Sale

Calling all Steve McQueen fans! Auctions America will lift the gavel on a 1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe Convertible, formerly owned by ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen, when its highly anticipated Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale sale returns to South Florida, March 22 – 24, 2013.

Resplendent in its yellow exterior with stainless moldings and leather interior, the stylish Chevrolet was driven frequently by the ‘King of Cool’ in the final movie of his illustrious career, The Hunter. It is Read More

Miles Collier Receives RRDC’s Bob Akin Award

Miles Collier — artist, investor, philanthropist, noted authority on historic automobiles and SCM contributor — was named the recipient of the 2012 Bob Akin Award by the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.

Each recipient of this honor, considered the top award in motorsports for amateur, vintage/historic or semi-professional drivers, is selected by Akin’s son Bobby, RRDC Read More

The Charles H. Brown Collection at Bonhams Paris

The Charles H. Brown Collection will be offered at the Bonhams sale at the Grand Palais in Paris on Thursday 7th February.

A single-owner collection charting the evolution of the automobile over more than seven decades from the turn of the century will be offered for sale at the Bonhams auction at the Grand Palais in Paris on Thursday, February 7.

The Charles H. Brown Collection, which is estimated to realize in the region of  $1.75m, encompasses 18 Read More

The French Collection! Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile

For the last two years, the highlight of the Rétromobile show has been the auction sale organised by Artcurial Motorcars, which provides thrills and surprises. In front of a crowd of 3,000, the most desirable cars on the planet parade across the stage like the stars of Hollywood or Haute Couture, under the gavel of former racing driver Maître Hervé Poulain.

The talented Artcurial Motorcars team, headed by Matthieu Lamoure, took last year’s sale to new heights, achieving an Read More