Bonhams Opens Monterey Car Week with Record-Breaking Auction at Quail Lodge

San Francisco – August 15, 2010 -– Bonhams & Butterfields celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of its renowned motorcar auction at the sunny Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley with resounding success.

Comprising a very diverse and newsworthy selection of 102 cars, 1 airplane and 1 boat – of which 77 sold (a 74% sell rate), the auction represented three major collections headlined by the Michael Amalfitano collection of competition cars, which blew through all pre-sale expectations and set the tone for Read More

14 Automobiles Break Magic Million-Dollar Mark at RM’s Saturday Night Monterey Sale

Monterey, CA – August 15, 2010 -– An exquisite 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C Lago Speciale Teardrop Coupe with coachwork by Figoni et Falaschi, and an exceptional 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Berlinetta, the fifth of only seven examples built, each sold for $4,620,000 at RM’s Sports & Classics of Monterey Saturday night, leading an impressive group of 14 individual million-dollar-plus sales.

TV personality and former racer Alain de Cadenet joined auctioneer Max Girardo onstage for the six-hour sale, which saw 84 motor Read More

Gooding & Co Achieves New World Record Price for 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder Competizione

Pebble Beach, CA – August 15, 2010 — Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, achieved a new world record yesterday on the first eve of its prestigious two-day Pebble Beach Auction with a $7.26 Million sale of a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione. The final price of the car is the new world record for a LWB California Spider.*

Last night’s automotive star will be followed by a long list Read More

Tucker Sets World Record at RM’s Monterey Sale

RM Auctions continued its successful sales run in Monterey Friday night as a rare 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan, selling for $1,127,500, set a new world record for a Tucker. An important 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster also attracted spirited bidding to break the magic million-dollar mark.

Unofficial Top Five Sales from Friday, August 13:

Lot 255: 1964 Shelby Cobra USRRC Roadster – $1,595,000

Lot 246: 1948 Tucker 48 Sedan – $1,127,500, nearly double its pre-sale estimate

Lot 260: 1979 Ferrari Read More

RM Auctions Completes First of Three-Day Monterey Sale with Ford-Themed Thursday Evening

Top Five Sales from Thursday, August 12:

Lot 140: 1962 Lincoln Continental “Bubbletop” Kennedy Limousine – $429,000

Lot 138: 1933 Lincoln KB Custom Dietrich – $385,000

Lot 135: 1957 Ford Thunderbird #98 Factory Racing Car “The Battlebird” – $280,500

Lot 113: 1965 Shelby GT350 – $247,500

Lot 102: 2006 Ford GT – $148,500

A total of 18 modern concepts auctioned on behalf of the Ford Motor Company raised close to $1 million for charity, split between the Juvenile Diabetes Research Read More

Auctions America by RM Prepares for Inaugural Labor Day Sale

 

Pictured above: Workers painting one of the many buildings at the Auburn Auction Park in July 2010.

Auburn, IN – July 28, 2010 — The Auctions America by RM team has been enjoying an extremely busy month since the entity’s formation was first announced on July 1 with the purchase of the 235-acre Auburn Auction Park and its intent to hold a sale of up to 1,500 collector cars Read More

Rossi Yamaha to be Auctioned for Charity

San Francisco – 28 July 2010 –- Bonhams is very proud to have been selected to represent a truly one-of-a-kind motorcycle offered in collaboration with the most successful motorcycle racer of his era, Valentino Rossi.

As written about in the April issues of both Cycle World and Motorcyclist, a highly upgraded and customized 2009 Yamaha YZF-R1 1000cc – the civilian version of the MotoGP bike campaigned by World Champion Rossi – will be offered for sale at Bonhams’ annual Classic Read More

1902 Mercedes to Traverse 1,500 Miles on Its Way to Compete at 60th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Pebble Beach, CA – July 27, 2010 — For the past 60 years, treasured, often one-of-a-kind classic cars have traveled each August from around the world to participate in the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Some of these cars are delivered to California’s central coast by plane, others by boat or commercial transport, and since they are in fact cars, many are driven. This year a Mercedes well into its second century will be among the cars taking on the challenge Read More

American Classics Bring Spirited Bidding to the Motor City

BLENHEIM, ON (July 26, 2010) – Wild weather across the Motor City failed to dampen the enthusiasm of car collectors at RM Auctions’ Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook event on July 24, as spirited bidding in the room, on the phone and via the internet saw total sales climb over $10 million for the 98-car offering, with a strong 85% sell-through rate.

Well-attended by motoring enthusiasts from across the continent, the single-day sale was highlighted by an abundance of Read More

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe

It seems hard to justify the extra $75,000 to own #1, especially as there’s another #1 out there from the Norwood plant

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Introduced to the public on February 26, 1970, the 1970 Camaro series stayed in production for twelve years. This handsome design survived gas crises, “big bumper” redesigns, and emasculating emissions. Attesting to its popularity, the last year’s production in 1981 totaled 126,139 units, almost the same as the Read More

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