From The Auction Desk: Bugatti Spring

If you’re interested in Bugattis, this is your spring for shopping.

You’ll need to open up that checkbook, however, to get involved in any real amount of fun.

A few weeks ago, Gooding & Company announced the star car to their Passion of a Lifetime sale coming to London on April 1. The 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports was part of the Bugatti Grand Prix team from 1934–35. The car, primarily driven by René Dreyfus, finished third at the Read More

RM Sotheby’s Paris Results Hit $18 Million

A matching-numbers 1958 BMW 507 Series II roadster — part of the Poster Car Collection — was high sale at €1,996,250 ($2,225,819) at RM Sotheby’s Paris Auction on February 6 at Place Vauban.

Total sales were €16.5 million ($18.4 million), with 75 percent of the lots sold.

A 1964 Porsche 904 GTS was second-highest sale at €1,917,500 ($2,138,013) and a 2012 Bugatti Veyron was in third place at €1,523,750 ($1,698,981).

“‘We enjoyed some strong results in Paris. Read More

McQueen’s Manx Highlights Bonhams’ Amelia Sale

Bonhams — the auction house most associated with the King of Cool — will be offering at auction the very car in which Steve McQueen took Faye Dunaway on an exhilarating, white-knuckled ride in the 1968 movie “The Thomas Crown Affair.”

Like the car chase on the streets of San Francisco in “Bullitt,” the ride on the beach of Massachusetts in “Thomas Crown” is the stuff of legend. The Hollywood film captivated global audiences and brought the Meyers Manx — Read More

RM Sotheby’s to Auction 230-Car Elkhart Collection

Presenting over 230 motor cars, 30 motorcycles, trucks, trailers and select memorabilia and equipment offered almost entirely without reserve, RM Sotheby’s Elkhart Collection sale will take place on the weekend of 1-2 May at the stunning collection facility in Elkhart, Indiana, offering an exciting cross section of marques and models.

The culmination of decades of careful and targeted collecting of some of the finest motorcars by a single owner, the Elkhart Collection comprises some of the most exceptional marques and models Read More

Edwardian Rolls-Royce Highlights Gooding’s Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company, the esteemed auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, is proud to announce an extraordinary antique automobile with a prize-winning restoration for the company’s 11th annual Amelia Island Auction to be held on March 6, 2020. Exemplifying rolling art in its finest form, this classic car from the legendary marque radiates sophistication and style.

1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton (Estimate: $2,700,000 – $3,500,000)
The ever-iconic Read More

RM Sotheby’s Presents Six Cars From the Keith Crain Collection at Amelia

RM Sotheby’s, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, has announced important Pre-War Classic entries from the esteemed Collection of Keith Crain for its 22nd annual Amelia Island auction. Set for 6-7 March at the Ritz-Carlton, the collection comprises six highly desirable cars—offered entirely without reserve — and is led by a rare Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe by Murphy.

A major figure within the automotive publishing industry and a seasoned collector, Mr. Crain has amassed a Read More

Gooding & Co Presents “Passion of a Lifetime” Collection in London

Gooding & Company, the internationally recognized auction house, is honored to reveal the automobiles comprising the company’s first-ever London sale, “Passion of a Lifetime,” at Somerset House in central London on 1 April 2020.

These stunning cars hail from one of the world’s most revered private collections and represent the culmination of decades of research, dedication, and a meticulous commitment to bring together the most coveted and valuable examples of European sports and racing automobiles of the 20th century.

The Read More

Russo and Steele Scottsdale Tops $10m

It was a homecoming to remember. Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions kicked off its 20th anniversary year in Scottsdale. The most exciting collector car auction in the world, returned to its original location just south of the North 101 Freeway and Scottsdale Road.

“This was the picture-perfect location for Arizona Car Week,” said Drew Alcazar, auction president and CEO of Russo and Steele. “The excitement at returning to this spot was palpable as night after night the Read More

Leake’s Scottsdale Auction Totals $18.4m

During its inaugural Scottsdale, AZ auction, Ritchie Bros.’ Leake Auctions sold hundreds of vehicles for $18.4 million, including post-block sales. The four-day event was held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and attracted thousands of people. 

“It was an amazing event, and we couldn’t have done any of it without the support of our wonderful consignors, bidders, spectators, sponsors, and vendors,” said Gary Bennett, General Manager of the Leake collector car auction division of Read More