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.

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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

Auctions America by RM’s 2012 Auburn Spring Auction to Offer the Company’s Largest Private Collection of Memorabilia to Date

The historic Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, will become a giant treasure chest of automotive memorabilia June 1-3 when Auctions America by RM offers the largest private collection of high-quality scale models, fine art paintings, original signs and rare vintage mascots the auction company has ever consigned. In addition to the thousands of “automobilia” items, which will all sell to the highest bidders during the three-day Auburn Spring auction, more than 600 American muscle cars, Classics, foreign Read More

RM Breaks $43m at Monaco

RM’s preliminary totals from this weekend’s Monaco sale look impressive, with more than $43.4m in sales with 87 percent of all lots sold. Bidders represented 33 countries around the world, and 34% of bidders were first-time clientele.

The top ten sales are as as follows. Prices include 12% buyer’s premium. Watch this space for full results.

1957 Ferrari 625 TRC Spider: $6,523,776

1966 Ferrari 2065 S Dino Spyder: $3,261,888

1952 Ferrari 225 Spot Spyder “Tuboscocca:” $3,261,888

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Read More

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