When 79-year-old Jim Collier was just 16, he was given a ’36 Ford — and that was the last Ford he ever owned. He actually became a Chevy man, and not a casual one by any stretch.
His desire for cars that were readily accessible, reliable, and something he could afford within a low-income town increased enough to grow a collection that he continued to enjoy for more than four decades. This collection has spanned an ownership of 60 cars Read More
A few weeks ago, SCM had a contest inviting participants to predict, without going over, the total sales of Monterey. The total of all sales results released by the Monterey auction companies has been calculated and verified, and we are pleased to announce that Jay Paul Santangelo was the winner, and as such, has been named the 2016 SCM Monterey Guru. Jay’s prediction of $342,850,000 was just about $500k shy of the $343,359,956 final grand total. Jay will receive $500 PLUS a Read More
Today there are few companies in the collector car industry that have been around for as long as Dragone Classic Motorcars. The Dragone name has been known for the past 40 years for having some of the world’s greatest motorcars, well before auctions became the norm for buying collector cars. Dragone has owned and sold everything from the famous Vanderbilt cup 1906 Locomobile “Old 16”, which now resides in the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan, to the extraordinary 1957 Ferrari Read More
1972 Iso Grifo Series II
Gooding & Company Lot 66, which sold for the “was everyone sleeping?” price of $511,500
Earlier this year, a good friend — and wonderfully overzealous lover of all things Iso — asked me if there was any chance this car could be worth $1 million, which was the owner’s dearest hope.
Say what?… Ummmm, no.
A few weeks passed, and then the partial-dose-of-reality asking Read More
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Thank you to everyone that supported my ride to fight cancer last year. We raised over $20,000 — and with your support, we can do even more this year!
As many of you know, my family and I were struck by the news that our dear friend, Arianna Dougan, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, an all too common childhood cancer. At the time Ari was only three years old.
Since that time Ari has been battling against the disease. She has been declared cancer Read More
Making it a night to remember, RM Sotheby’s shattered numerous world-record auction values at its 10th anniversary London sale on September 7, generating in excess of $29 million in sales. While a stunning 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT proved to be the night’s biggest seller, it is the game-changing prices achieved for some of the Porsches which will prove to be the sale’s most potent legacy.
The beautiful DB4GT is one of just 75 factory-built examples. Offered in wonderful, matching-numbers Read More