Barrett-Jackson Announces Featured Vehicles Scheduled to Cross the Block in Las Vegas

Building upon its mantra of “Something for Everyone,” Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today unique feature vehicles scheduled to cross the block at the upcoming Las Vegas auction held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, September 20-22, 2012.

The feature vehicles are as follows:

  • Lot #664 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Custom 2-door Coupe 1964 Corvette with the 1967 Corvette big block lock. Powered by a 350hp LS2 and Tremec 5-speed transmission. Features a Street Shop chassis Read More

Rare Classics Star in Shannons Sydney Sale

A classy 1952 W187 Mercedes-Benz 220A Cabriolet in pristine, fully restored condition is an early highlight of Shannons Sydney Spring Classic Auction to be staged on Monday October 22.

Introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1951, the luxurious W187 was sold as a sedan, a coupe and in two cabriolet models – the two-door ‘220A’, of which only 1,278 were built and the four-door ‘220B’, both powered by a 2195 cc straight-six engines producing 60 kW.

The stunning and Read More

Mecum Dallas Total: $31.6m and Climbing

The preliminary results are in from Mecum’s second annual Dallas sale, and the figures look impressive. Total sales (including 6% premium) currently stand at $31.6m, with many post-block deals still in the works. Mecum predicts a final total surpassing $32m, once all sales are tallied. The total sell-through rate of approximately 70% sent 808 vehicles from the Dallas Convention Center to new homes.

The auction kicked off the day after Labor Day on Wednesday Sept. 5, with a collection Read More

Strong Results and Record Attendance at Auctions America’s Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend

Auctions America by RM successfully continued its mission to put Auburn back on the map as the ‘Classic Car Capital of America’, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, posting strong results and record attendance at its third annual Auburn Fall Collector Car Weekend in Auburn, Indiana. 

Held during the famed Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, this year’s Labor Day Weekend sale marked Auctions America’s largest event to date, combining a first-class auction with a host of other Read More

1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe Takes Best of Show Honors at U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at LeMay – America’s Car Museum

A 1933 Marmon V-16 Convertible Coupe owned by SCMer Aaron Weiss captured three awards, including “Best of Show” honors at the 2012 U.S. Bank Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at LeMay – America’s Car Museum.

Described by Concours emcee Edward Herrmann as “an elegant and beautiful example of American coachwork and engineering,” the Marmon also was named winner of The People’s Choice award and placed first in the Classic Car Club of America (Early) class.

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Worldwide’s 5th Annual Auburn Sale Smashes Records

Auburn based Worldwide Auctioneers announced earlier this year that it was moving its annual Labor Day Weekend catalogue sale, The Auburn Auction, to the National Auto & Museum, a move that this weekend proved spectacularly successful for both parties. A stunning 1934 Auburn 12 Salon Cabriolet broke records when it hammered sold for an staggering $473,000 and a rare 1931 Cadillac Series 370-A V12 Convertible Coupe broke another, bringing $231,000. Bids came in from the packed salesroom, telephone and Internet, Read More

RM Auctions Posts a Spectacular $95 Million in Monterey

RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California, on the weekend, realizing a spectacular $95.7 million in total sales*, with a strong 89 percent of all lots sold.

The impressive results represent the highest individual auction tally in RM’s history and, significantly, an almost 20 percent increase on last year’s record $80 million Monterey sale, albeit generated by a smaller offering; this year’s sale featured an elite, handpicked Read More

Classic Motorcar Auctions Presents 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton at Grande Salon Auction

Classic Motorcar Auctions LLC will offer a beautifully restored 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton for sale during their 3rd annual Grande Salon Auction Sept. 15-16, 2012 during the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles Concours d’Elegance at the historic Glenmoor Country Club in North Canton, Ohio.
 
Offered less than five years after a comprehensive restoration, the Cord 812 has seen less than 1,500 miles since it was restored.  It recently earned a First in Class award at the Read More

Wall to Wall Collector Cars at Mecum Dallas Auction

More than 1,100 collector cars will be offered at auction during Mecum’s Second Annual Dallas Auction, to be held Sept. 5-8, 2012 at the Dallas Convention Center. After a hugely successful inaugural auction in 2011, the Dallas Auction has nearly doubled in size in only its second year, and will kick off with a special exclusive offering on Wed., Sept. 5 with “The Cars of Hallbrook”, 96 vehicles from a vast collection of significant American automobiles and will broadcast live Read More

Gooding & Co. Sets New World Record Auction Total: $113.7m

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $113.7 million at its Pebble Beach Auctions over the weekend. The auction total is an outstanding achievement and a world record sales total for an automotive auction. The impressive results exceed Gooding & Company’s 2011 Pebble Beach total by more than $35 million. A complete list of prices realized is available on Goodingco.com.

The von Krieger Special Roadster sold for a world-record $11,770,000 at 2012 Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions.
Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Mike Maez.