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.

Ferraris Dominate RM’s Saturday Sale Session in Monterey


RM Auctions continued its strong track record for historic Ferraris in Monterey, California Saturday night, August 18, with a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder achieving a remarkable $8,580,000 and a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Berlinetta ‘Tour de France’ realizing a strong $6,710,000 before a packed house.

Considered one of the most beautiful and desirable Ferraris in existence, the short wheelbase California Spyder, chassis 3119 GT, is one of only 37 short wheelbase variants in the highly Read More

Gooding & Company’s Saturday Pebble Beach Auction Breaks $60m

In the first of two nights, Gooding & Company’s Saturday Pebble Beach Auction realizes more than $60 million

First day auction highlights included a record-breaking Ferrari LWB California Spider and Jay Leno’s Fiat 500
selling for $385,000 for the Fisher House Foundation

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, sold more than $60 million in collector cars last night, at Read More

1967 Bertone Jaguar Pirana Resurfaces at Concorso Italiano

Concorso Italiano, the world’s largest showing of exotic Italian cars, has announced that the newly-restored 1967 Bertone Jaguar Pirana will be part of the centerpiece display at its 27th annual event on August 17. This one-of-a-kind Italian concept car will be showcased for the first time since its restoration as part of Concorso Italiano’s tribute to the 100th anniversary of the legendary design house, Bertone. The Pirana has rarely been shown in public since it was first developed 45 years ago, almost achieving barn find status.