Final Countdown Underway to RM’s Michigan Sale

RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Concours d’Elegance of America, has secured a wonderful selection of classic automobiles for its St. John’s sale, July 28, in Plymouth, Michigan.

Hosted on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John’s, the single-day sale is a mainstay on the auction concours circuit and boasts a reputation for including exceptional American classics. The upcoming sale, featuring more than 70 quality collector cars, presents nearly a century of American and European automotive Read More

Four Motorsports Legends Return to the Public Eye at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions

Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce that it will present four magnificent motorsport legends – a 1928 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Le Mans Sports “Bobtail” team car, the 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype 104, a 1955 Ferrari 857 Sport and a 1960 Porsche RS60 Spyder – at its Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18 and 19, in association with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Read More

Vicari to Auction More Than 400 Classic and Muscle Cars During Biloxi Event

The Vicari Auction Company will offer more than 400 classic and muscle cars up for sale during their 16th annual Biloxi Auction, Oct. 12-13, 2012, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss.

A range of collectible automobiles will cross the auction block, giving enthusiasts a variety of vehicles to suit their tastes. Among the cars Vicari will auction is a rare, numbers matching M Code 1969 Corvette, which features a prototype M coded engine block built Read More

In Memoriam: Sergio Pininfarina

Sergio Pininfarina, an auto design genius who helped create the 1984 Ferrari Testarossa, the 2002 Ferrari Enzo, the 2003 Maserati Quattroporte and the 1996 Peugeot 406 coupe, died on Tuesday.

He was 85.

Pininfarina led Pininfarina, the car design and manufacturing company his father, Gian Battista “Pinin” Farina, founded in 1930.

Pininfarina was born in 1926 and joined the family company after earning a degree in mechanical engineering. He became Pininfarina’s CEO in 1966 after his father’s death.

Under Pininfarina’s Read More

Bonhams Smashes World Record Prices for Bentley and Rolls-Royce in $34.4 million Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale

‘Birkin’ Bentley at $7.87 million is most expensive British car ever sold at auction, while ‘Corgi’ Rolls-Royce sells for record $7.3 million. Overall sale realizes $34.4 million in seven hours

The eyes of the world were on Bonhams on Friday 29 June as its Goodwood Festival of Speed sale broke several world records on its way to $34.4 million in the festival’s 20th anniversary year.

Leading the pack was the ex-Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin 1929 4 ½ Litre Read More

Renowned Dingman Collection Achieves $9.8 Million at Auction

RM Auctions reaffirmed its reputation as the specialist for single-vendor sales on the weekend (June 9–10), generating more than $9.88 million* in sales, with 100 percent of all lots sold at its Dingman Collection 2012 auction in New Hampshire.

Characterized by a superb assortment of Americana, the Dingman Collection represented many years of careful and meticulous acquisition by prominent businessman, investor, and philanthropist, Michael Dingman, a former Ford Motor Company director for over 21 years. In total, the weekend’s Read More

$35m For Most Expensive Car Ever

Bloomberg reports that the apple-green 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO built for Stirling Moss has sold for $35m—a world record price, eclipsing the previous $30m to $34m reportedly paid for a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic in 2010.

American collector Craig McCaw, of Seattle, WA, purchased the car in a private transaction from Dutch-born businessman Eric Heerema. McCaw made his fortune when he sold his company, McCaw Cellular, to AT&T for $11.5 billion in 1993.

Heerema purchased the car a Read More

Exclusive Monaco Highlights Video from RM

Held during the same weekend as the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, RM’s two-day auction generated an impressive $43 million. The sale boasted several new auction records and the spectacular results rank this sale as one of the most successful collector car auctions ever staged in Europe as well as RM Europe’s highest grossing sale to date.

View the exclusive highlights video here.

BMW Zagato Concept Unveiled at Villa d’Este

CERNOBBIO — The 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has introduced the BMW Zagato Coupé — a combined effort from the time-honored Milanese coachbuilder Zagato and BMW.

Zagato has worked in close collaboration with BMW to create an exciting and emotionally charged coupé in the finest tradition of automotive workmanship. The BMW Zagato Coupé embodies the unbridled fascination of cars and fuses the design DNA of the two companies into a fresh and desinctive whole. This one-off model is the Read More