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.

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Barrett-Jackson Hits $116.7m in Total Sales at 2018 Scottsdale Auction

With notable celebrity appearances that included former President George W. Bush and an incredible docket of desirable vehicles, Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction once again set the bar for the collector car hobby. In total 1,721 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold for more than $106.8 million, while over 1,100 pieces of automobilia brought in over $3.7 million, and $6.21 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $116.7 million.

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Mecum Kicks Off 2018 with $96.6m in Kissimmee

Mecum Auctions’ annual collector-car auction in Kissimmee, Florida, has long held the title of “world’s largest,” and this year’s auction again raised the bar, taking the collector-car auction market to new heights. Demonstrating $10 million in growth over last year’s auction, Mecum Kissimmee 2018 saw 2,208 vehicles hammer sold from Jan. 5-14 for overall sales totals of $96.6 million—a number still on the rise as sales continue to be finalized in Mecum’s Bid Goes On department. With an unprecedented total Read More

Barrett-Jackson Tops $100 Million in Charity Donations During 2018 Scottsdale Auction

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen helped Barrett-Jackson speed past the $100 million mark in funds raised for charity as ten vehicles brought in $6.21 million for non-profit organizations during the 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld.
The top fundraisers included Lot #3010, the first current-generation Ford GT that has been donated for charity since the car was introduced, bringing in $2.55 million to push the company to nearly $102 million since 1971. On Saturday, Read More

Bonhams Totals Over $25m in Arizona

Beneath the warm Arizona sun at the beautiful Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa, Bonhams hosted it’s seventh annual collectors’ car auction during the Scottsdale Car Week. With the venue appreciated for its relaxing atmosphere and convenient accessibility, and the event for its high quality and breadth of offering, large crowds turned out for another successful sale that saw a total of $25.2m with an 87% sell-through rate.
Leading the sale were sports and sports-racing cars from Europe. The star of the Read More