85% Sales and a World-Class Venue for Worldwide’s 11th Annual Houston Classic Auction

Last weekend saw the 11th annual Houston Classic Auction get off to a flying start at its upscale new venue, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. The Versailles Ballroom of the award winning resort was packed throughout the nine- hour sale on Saturday, May 5, when an arresting selection of 119 handpicked motorcars went under the hammer, along with an eclectic collection of memorabilia from the Paul J. Meyer Estate Collection. The auction recorded over 85% of Read More

Pebble Beach ‘Best of Show’ Winning Horch Returns to Monterey Peninsula for Auction

A stunning, multi-award winning 1938 Horch 853A Erdmann & Rossi Sport Cabriolet, judged ‘Best of Show’ at the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will return to California’s Monterey Peninsula, August 17–18, as a featured attraction at RM Auctions’ highly anticipated Monterey sale.

One of only three known surviving examples of its kind, the sensational Horch 853A was designed by Fritz Fiedler, who later created the BMW 315 and 328. Displaying exquisite coachwork by prominent German coachbuilders Erdmann & Rossi, it Read More

Dan Kruse-Leake Car Auction Hits $2.3 Million in Sales

Leake Auction Company and Dan Kruse Classics wrapped up their San Antonio auction, held April 20-21, reaching $2.3 million in sales while selling 58 percent of the cars. The auction was held in Exposition Hall at the Freeman Coliseum. The top selling car was a 1968 Shelby GT500, selling for $126,500.

Other top selling cars were: a 1968 Shelby GT500 Mustang selling for $85,000, a 1956 Jaguar XK140 selling for $71,500 and a 1932 Ford Custom selling for $65,000.

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Racing Greats and Grand Routiers at Bonhams Monaco

Now in its 26th year, Bonhams celebrated sale ‘Les Grandes Marques à Monaco‘ will be held at the Musée des Voitures du Prince, Monte Carlo on the 11th May and will once again be under the patronage of the Grimaldi Family. The sale also coincides with the biannual Monaco Historic Grand Prix, the focal point for historic motor racing enthusiasts during May.

Highlights from the Sale include examples from Bugatti, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati and Facel Read More

Duesenbergs and Packards Mix with Corvettes and Mustangs at Auctions America by RM’s 2012 Auburn Spring Auction

“Variety” is the buzzword for this year’s Auctions America by RM June 1-3 Auburn Spring auction, which will offer a huge range of collector vehicles and an enormous private collection of automotive memorabilia. More than 600 American muscle cars, Classics, foreign sports cars and hot rods will cross the block at the historic Auburn Auction Park, the company’s national headquarters in Auburn, Indiana.

“Last year was our first spring event at the park,” said Auctions America by RM’s Read More

RM Auctions Returns to Monaco May 11 & 12, 2012

RM Auctions returns to Monaco next month, May 11 – 12 for its biennial sale at the Grimaldi Forum. Coinciding with the 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, the upcoming sale follows a record-setting debut performance in 2010 which saw the company achieve over $43.5 million in sales. Next month’s sale – one of the most important collector car events to be held in Europe this year – is set to continue the momentum, presenting an elite, handpicked selection Read More

The Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance Announces Spectacular Showing of Vintage French Coachbuilt Automobiles For 2012

The Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance announced today its spectacular showing of French coachbuilt vintage automobiles appearing on the Green at the 2012 Concours in San Rafael, Calif, on May 20. Just one of the museum quality automobiles on display is a 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Disappearing Top Convertible with Coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi. Chassis No. 46864 was a one-off creation by Joseph Figoni for his wealthy Parisian personal friend Mr. Wolf and features streamlined coachwork, a competition engine Read More

Pontiac Convertible, owned by Keith Richards and used by the Rolling Stones, to sell at Bonhams

A 1950 Pontiac Chieftain Silver Streak Convertible, which was owned by Keith Richards while The Rolling Stones were based on the Cote d’Azur in the 1970s, is to be sold in Bonhams Sale of Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia at the RAF Museum, Hendon on 30 April 2012. The car has attracted a pre-sale estimate of $22,000.

The Rolling Stones arrived on the Cote d’Azur in 1971. They were joined by a steady stream of visitors, from William Burroughs Read More

Something for Everyone at 2012 Spring Carlisle Auction

Auctions America by RM will celebrate its second annual Spring Carlisle auction, April 26-27, 2012, offering a huge variety of collector cars and trucks during the Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet & Corral, April 25-29, in Pennsylvania. More than 300 American muscle cars, classics and hot rods will cross the block at the Carlisle Expo Center, located adjacent to the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds.

“Countless automotive aficionados flock to Carlisle each year to purchase and sell cars they Read More