Gooding’s 2013 Scottsdale Sale Realizes $52.5m, Up 31% From 2012

Gooding & Company realized $52.5 million at its annual Scottsdale Auctions this weekend. The auction house sold 101 of 104 lots, resulting in a 97% sales rate and an impressive average price of $519,727 per car sold. With a 31% increase from last year’s Scottsdale Auctions, these superb results demonstrate the increasing international demand for the rare, best-of-category collector cars that Gooding & Company specializes in bringing to market.

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Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction Totals Nearly $13m

January 18, 2013 – Scottsdale, AZ. – This past Thursday at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort, Bonhams hosted a record crowd for its second annual Scottsdale Auction, with buyers participating from around the world. Bidders and registrants from no less than 28 countries participated, thus demonstrating the global reach of the Bonhams International Motoring Department.
As is Bonhams’ trademark, a tremendous variety of vehicles were on offer, including the obligatory barn find discovery, something for which this auction house has become Read More

Blackhawk Automotive Museum Names Tim McGrane as Executive Director

DANVILLE,California. (January 14, 2013) – The highly regarded Blackhawk Automotive Museum has named Timothy P. McGrane as its Executive Director, effective February 1, 2013.  The announcement was made by Mr. Don Williams, President of the Board, and one of the founders of the Museum along with Ken Behring its benefactor.  Williams reflected that McGrane’s passion for automobiles in combination with his business experience made him the perfect choice for the position.

“I have known Tim for over 20 Read More

Bid On Handcrafted Pedal Cars From the Petersen Museum and Help the Youth of Los Angeles

The Petersen Automotive Museum is auctioning off three pedal cars at Barrett Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona from January 18th through the 20th. As part of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s Deuce Week celebration of the 80th anniversary of the ’32 Ford, nine of the hottest hot rod builders in the country were invited to create pedal car versions of their personal style of hot rod. Each builder started with a pedal car 1932 Ford Read More

Gooding & Company Counts Down to its Star-Studded 2013 Scottsdale Auction

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Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is delighted to highlight three extraordinary pre-war automobiles for its Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19: a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A, 1932 Alfa Romeo 6C1750 Series V Gran Sport and 1933 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible Coupe.

“In our business, the stars of the show are the cars and we’re proud to present another Read More

Bonhams’ Scottsdale Auction to Include Diverse Popular Culture and Sporting Cars

Renowned for the variety of quality automobiles at its auctions, Bonhams will once again offer a diverse and unique selection of sporting cars and autos from popular culture at its second annual Scottsdale sale in January.

From the world of cinema and music come three vehicles with unique provenance.

First are two Lincolns used in the critically acclaimed film by Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather: a 1941 Lincoln Custom Limousine that was shown in various scenes such as the wedding Read More

Dan Kruse Classics’ Houston Car Auction Breaks Previous Records During Autorama

Dan Kruse Classics has wrapped up a record breaking car auction in Houston on November 24. The one day sale featured 177 cars and was held in conjunction with the 53rd annual O’Reilly Auto Parts AutoRama event in the George R. Brown Convention Center. The top selling vehicle was a 1957 Jaguar XK140 Roadster, selling for 75,600, plus the buyer’s premium. Total sales hit $1.46 million with a 50 percent sales rate.

The event opened with standing room only as Read More

RM Auctions Lifts the Gavel on the Distinguished Don Davis Collection

Fresh on the heels of its highly successful sale of John Staluppi’s Cars of Dreams Museum earlier this month, RM Auctions is delighted to announce the addition of the respected Don Davis Collection to its growing 2013 calendar of events.  Scheduled April 27 in Fort Worth, Texas, the single-day auction represents the second single-vendor sale confirmed for RM’s 2013 auction schedule, reaffirming the company’s reputation as the specialist for private and estate collection sales.

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Mecum 2012 Grand Finale In Kansas City Wraps Record-Breaking Year

Mecum Auctions’ most recent collector car auction in Kansas City, Mo., topped off a great year with an impressive $11.5 million in sales. The auction added to the incredible yearend total, which knocks at the door of the coveted $300 million mark. With 520 lots sold at the Kansas City Convention Center, a strong sell-through rate of 65 percent was reached.

Kansas City’s crowning achievement and top-sale was a 2012 Chevrolet COPO Camaro (Lot S135.1). This Read More

Discovered: An American Motorcycle Once Thought Extinct

Following the recent news of Bonhams’ consignment of the remarkably original 1902 Rambler Model B from the Indian Motorcycle Museum, Bonhams is pleased to once again announce another headlining addition to their third annual Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction.

Thought to be the sole surviving example of a marque lost to time is a recently discovered, complete and original, 1905 Leo Two-Cycle made by the L.A. Mitchell Manufacturing Company of Oakland, California.

This machine is historically significant for several reasons beyond Read More