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

Monterey Car Week Online Catalogs

Monterey Car Week — the best week of the year — starts in less than a week. This year’s auctions promise plenty of stellar cars, so why not check out the online catalogs to get ready?

Click here for RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.

Click here for Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction.

Click here for Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction.

Click here for Mecum’s Monterey Auction.

Click here for Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction.

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SCM 30th Anniversary Tour a Big Hit

With a start at the Portland Art Museum — where more than 5,000 people saw fabulous cars on display — SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour started fast.

The next four days saw our happy band of gearheads explore 1,000 miles of fantastic Oregon roads, with stops at Timberline Lodge, Bend, Klamath Falls, Crater Lake and McKenzie Pass.

Click here to see tour photos from the road, at some of our stops and at the  2018 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance.

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Collier Collections’ Duesenberg SSJ Consigned to Gooding Pebble Beach

Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will present one of the greatest American classic cars ever offered for public sale. 

“This incredible car embodies everything that is exciting about an automotive masterpiece: beauty, rarity, provenance, and sheer power. This SSJ is one of the all-time greatest classics and is poised to set an auction record for a pre-war American car,” says David Gooding, Founder and President of Gooding & Company.

1935 Duesenberg Read More