Ex-Le Mans Bugatti Type 55 Consigned to Bonhams Grand Palais

One of the most important Bugatti sports cars of the marque’s golden era, to be offered as a highlight in the 2020 Bonhams Grand Palais Sale in Pariswas unveiled today to the world’s media at a preview of the Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale.

The 1932 Bugatti Type 55– chassis no. 55221 – which started life as a works entry in that year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, co-driven by two of France’s finest and most charismatic racing drivers of the Read More

Barrett-Jackson Brings Supercars to Sin City

Barrett-Jackson will offer an impressive selection of supercars at its 12th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, October 3-5, 2019. Among the supercars set to star on this year’s Las Vegas Auction block are Lamborghini, Dodge, Ford and Ferrari, including a stunning 2019 488 Spider convertible (Lot #749) presented with a Nero DS finish.

“There’s a tangible excitement that fills the room whenever a supercar crosses the auction block,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO Read More

Private Collections Headline RM Hershey

RM Auctions is delighted to present two significant private collections, The Muckel Collection and The Complete Collection of Jack Dunning, at its 13thannual Hershey sale, held on Thursday 10 October and Friday, 11 October during the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet. Rich in early automotive history, these collections join the previously announced Merrick Auto Museum Collection at the Pennsylvania auction.

TheMuckel Collectionfocuses on the early decades of motoring, featuring eight significant Brass Era vehicles known today Read More

Monterey Car Week Digital Auction Catalogs

Right now is a good time to scan all the Monterey Car Week auction lots — planning ahead is fun — so here are the links for each one:

Mecum Auctions Monterey Auction, August 15-17

Russo and Steele Monterey Auction, August 15-17

Worldwide Auctioneers Pacific Grove Auction, August 15

Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction, August 15-16

RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction, August 15-17

Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction, August 16-17

Mercedes and Ferrari Top 24th Amelia Island Concours

Arturo Keller’s 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Autobahn Courier took the Best of Show Concours d’Elegance award at the Amelia Island Concours on Sunday. The car is the only one of its kind, designed for high-speed Autobahn cruising. It has had just two owners from new — Keller is the second owner.

Best of Show Concours de Sport went to Brian and Kim Ross’ 1957 Ferrari 335S. It had been driven in period by racing legends, including Stirling Moss and Phill Read More

2019 Amelia Island Auctions Week Results

The 2019 Amelia Island Auction Week total now stands at $80 million.

A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB brought $2,205,000 at RM Sotheby’s — and was high sale at the 2019 Amelia Island Auction Week.

RM Sotheby’s led all auctions houses with a $38.1 million total during their March 8-9 auction. Click here for more information.

Gooding and Company totaled $22 million during their March 8 auction. A 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Runabout was high sale at $1,765,000. Read More

Training for the Future

Amanda Gutierrez didn’t grow up in the old-car world. But she, as vice president of McPherson College’s famous Historic Automotive Restoration program, now helps guide the future of the next generation of car restorers, historians and scholars. McPherson awards bachelor’s degrees in car restoration. SCM first met Amanda at Pebble Beach a few years ago, and she often shows up at major concours. She doesn’t bring a car to show off — she brings students to see the future. She’s Read More

Barrett-Jackson Closes 2018 Auction Season with Las Vegas Record $32.9m Sales

Barrett-Jackson ended its 2018 auction cycle in Las Vegas with record sales, celebrity guests from the entertainment and sports industries, and a celebratory final stop of the company’s first yearlong charity campaign, Driven Hearts.

This year’s premier automotive lifestyle event in Las Vegas was held Sept. 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In total 733 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold at a 100 percent sell-through rate for a Las Vegas Auction record of more than Read More

Monterey Car Week Auctions Total $367.5 Million — So Far

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a stunning $48,405,000 — yes that is $48.4 MILLION — at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.

The sale of the GTO — the world record for a car sold at auction — helped RM Sotheby’s to a record $158 million total for their August 24-25 auction in downtown Monterey.

That sale also turbocharged total sales at the 2018 Monterey Car Week to $367.5 million, which is the third-highest total ever. Total sales were $463 Read More