Author: Auction News

How a pitcher from Pinner captivated the world of art

The dazed owner of a Chinese vase that fetched a world record price of £53 million on Thursday was not the only person who felt faint and had to step outside for a breath of air to recover. The art market collectively took an enormous gulp of oxygen. So did […]

Renowned Milton Robson Collection Achieves $9.2m at Auction

Classic car fever swept over Georgia this past weekend as RM Auctions presented the renowned Milton Robson Collection, posting $9.2 million in sales and setting a string of new auction records. Held at the Robson Estate in Gainesville, GA, the single-day event presented 55 vehicles and a select range of […]

McCormick’s to Offer Warranties with Collector Cars

Starting November 19, the 49th McCormick Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction will kick into high gear by offering buyers the unprecedented opportunity to receive a 12-month, 12,000 mile Powertrain warranty with their dream car purchase. “We’ve been hosting this auction for 24 years now, and we’re always looking for ways […]

“The most sumptuously luxurious sports car ever made” to be unveiled at the Grand Opening celebration of the Texas Museum of Automotive History

A unique works-built 1958 Austin-Healey 100-Six Roadster, star of the 1958 London Motor Show, is set to dazzle the crowds again on the other side of the Atlantic when it is unveiled at the Texas Museum of Automotive History’s Inaugural Art Deco Gala on November 20th in Dallas. Visitors to […]

New Incarnation of Legendary Allard J2X to Launch in UK and Europe

The Allard name will once again be seen on European roads, with the announcement that the Canadian-built Allard J2X MK II will be distributed across the continent by UK-based Premium Classic Cars Ltd. The original Allard J2X was a limited production road racing car which totalled only 83 cars during […]

Stumbling Upon Greatness: BMW Barn Finds Revealed

The WerkShop, America’s leading BMW restoration shop, announces the incredible discovery of two of the rarest BMWs ever produced: a 1938 BMW 327 Coupe and 1958 BMW 503 Cabriolet. The two beauties – actual “barn finds” – were recently recovered after more than 35 years of storage in out-barns of […]

Mecum Sells Bob McDorman’s Personal Collection for $7m

Marengo, IL – Car enthusiasts and lifelong collectors packed the Mecum Auction tent at Bob McDorman Chevrolet in Canal Winchester, Ohio, as McDorman’s personal collection of Corvettes, as well as an array of other Chevrolet models, sold to eager bidders. The no-reserve Mecum event, which took place Nov. 6, 2010, […]

Li-ion Motors unveils first all-American made, all-electric supercar at SEMA 2010

Less than a month after their historic $2.5 million win at the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition, North Carolina-based Li-ion Motors is making history again with the unveiling of the INIZIO: the world’s first all American-made, fully-electric, emission-free “super car”. Engineered with Li-ion Motors’ patent-pending lithium-ion battery technology and management […]

Drag Racing Invades the Miracle Mile

Petersen Automotive Museum is celebrating the opening of the exciting new exhibit, NHRA: Sixty Years of Thunder by paying tribute to one of the sport’s most iconic figures – Don “The Snake” Prudhomme – during their annual Tribute Night on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. NHRA: Sixty Years of Thunder This […]