Author Patricia Cornwell Donates Limited Edition Ferrari 575 Maranello Superamerica

Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times-bestselling author, has signed over the title to her limited edition 2005 Ferrari 575 Maranello Superamerica, appraised at $250,000, to Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD), to be sold for public auction on December 9th, 2010 at 7pm ET.   Bidders can participate in the live auction, held at the Ferrari of New England dealership in Norwood, MA, or online at www.proxibid.com/menishauctions.

All proceeds will go to Veterans Village of San Diego, a nationally recognized Read More

Corvette Mike Anaheim to hold a free car show and holiday food drive

Do you like cars?

Do you like cars that defined an era?

Do you love to see very unique and rare cars?

Do you want to help feed needy people this holiday?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then Corvette Mike in Anaheim, CA. has the event for you. It is our first annual “Show of Muscle”TM car show and food drive. This is a free event and open to everybody. If Read More

Coveted Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta Joins RM’s Arizona Sale

With preparations well underway for the 2011 collector car auction season, RM announced today the consignment of a rare, race-bred 1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta, chassis number 0024 M, as the latest star attraction for its Arizona sale, returning January 20 – 21, 2011.

Originally commissioned for the 1949 Paris Motor Show, for which it was painted in the Argentinean racing colors of yellow and blue, 0024 M is considered one of the rarest and most historic early Read More

Gooding & Company Uncovers Rare 1960’s Era Road and Track ‘Time Capsule’ Collector Cars

Gooding & Company, the internationally-celebrated auction house, announces five spectacular 1960s-era road and racing cars for its upcoming 2011 Scottsdale Auctions. These new stars include a barnfind 1964 Shelby Cobra, a 1964 Porsche 904, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, a B-Production National Champion 1965 Shelby GT350 R and what is believed to be the lowest-mileage unrestored Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster in existence. These highly-anticipated consignments will be auctioned both Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22; both auctions commence at 11 Read More

George Brough’s 1925 SS 100 Alpine Grand Sport to cross the block

George Brough’s prototype Brough Superior SS 100 Alpine Grand Sport is to be sold by New York fine arts auction house Phillips de Pury & Company on December 15th, 2010.

From the collection of Michael FitzSimons, this iconic Alpine Grand Sport is estimated to bring between $600,000-$700,000, which would be a world record for a motorcycle at auction.

Brough won the 8-day 1925 Austrian Speed Trials on this very machine, which was prepared by Chief Engineer Harold Read More

At Christie’s, an Avedon Photo Achieves a Record Price for the Artist

Richard Avedon‘s famous “Dovima with the Elephants” set an elephantine record when it fetched €841,000 ($1,148,910) at Christie’s Paris on Saturday. A bidding war in the auction room gave way to a telephone duel between two bidders, with a representative for fashion house Dior winning the prized photograph. This sale more than doubles Avedon’s previous auction record of $457,000 for “Marilyn Monroe, May 6, 1957, New York City,” set in 2008.

The 65-lot sale totaled €5.5 million ($7.5 Read More

Philips de Pury & Company To Auction Historic Brough Superior SS100

Phillips de Pury & Company are delighted to offer The Prototype Brough Superior SS100 “Alpine Grand Sport” built in 1925 by legendary motorcycle racer and manufacturer George Brough.

Owned and raced by Brough himself, this historic motorcycle will be sold December 15th with a pre-sale estimate of $600,000-700,000.

Phillips de Pury & Company’s Design Masters auction to include Brough’s prototype as well as 56 other highly important works by pioneering 20th and 21st century designers including Carlo Bugatti, Read More

Barrett-Jackson Revs Up For 40th Anniversary Scottsdale Collector Car Auction Week

The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an unprecedented automotive lifestyle event in Scottsdale from Jan. 17-23, 2011.  The milestone event will include a collector car auction at Westworld, the 2nd annual Scottsdale road rally, a cruise-in and many other exciting activities.  SPEED will broadcast 40 hours of live coverage during the six action-packed auction days in commemoration of the 40th anniversary.  The company officially announced the celebration in September during the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Read More

Rolls-Royce Phantom III, Featured in Pan’s Labrynth Film, to Sell at Bonhams


CARS ONCE OWNED BY MUSIC LEGENDS FROM ELVIS PRESLEY TO PINK FLOYD’S NICK MASON AND MASERATI EXPERT BILL MCGRATH ALSO ON OFFER

The first Rolls-Royce Phantom III to be sold to America, which featured in the award-winning 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth, is to be sold at Bonhams traditional end of year sale of Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia on 6 December, which this year takes place at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in Surrey.

Read More

Bonhams Harrogate Sale Raises $1.3m

Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars, Motorcycles and Automobilia sale in Harrogate yesterday (17.11.10) was a resounding success making a grand total of $1.6m. The motorcycle section did particularly well selling 79% by lot and 86% by value to make $212,127. The saleroom was packed with a huge crowd of enthusiasts and collectors and it was a truly international sale with bidders from across the globe.

The top selling motorcycle was a c.1926 Indian 600cc Scout which exceeded its pre-sale estimate of $14,463-19,284 Read More