The Finest Automobile Auction unveils its first-ever live auction on June 11 at The Elegance at Hershey.
Ray Farrell, founder of The Finest, said the docket includes more than 100 cars, including a one-off 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Norrmalm Cabriolet. The car is estimated to bring $950,000 to $1.3 million. Read More.
A restored 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 with original, matching-numbers Boss 429-ci engine is one of the stars of Mecum’s June 17-18 auction in Portland, Oregon.
The Portland Expo Center — a short drive from SCM World Headquarters — will host the auction. At least 600 cars are scheduled to cross the block. Read More.
The Elegance at Hershey and The Finest Automobile Auctions are teaming up for a no-reserve auction on June 11. Featured lots include a 1972 Nissan Fairlady ZG, 1 1949 Maserati A6 1500 coupe and a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Norrmalm Cabriolet. Read more.
The lineup for Russo and Steele’s June 10-12 Newport Beach Auction is shaping up, and one of the headliners is a 1958 Cadillac Series 62 Eldorado Biarritz convertible. Other star cars are a 2006 Ford GT, a 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet and a 1988 Ferrari Testarossa.
The auction is at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. Read more.
A well-loved — and familiar to many Duesenberg fans — 1929 Duesenberg Model J by Murphy will find a new owner at RM Sotheby’s July 30 Motor City Auction at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.
Proceeds from the Duesenberg sale will benefit Hillsdale College, which is located in Hillsdale, MI. Read more.
A 42-year-old Volkswagen Beetle with just 90 km (55 miles) on the clock will find its second owner during Silverstone’s May 28-29 auction in Denmark.
The car has been in a barn for almost 40 years, and it is a LHD car with a manual transmission. It is blue with a black interior. The original books, invoice and never-unwrapped tool kit come with the car.
“The VW Beetle is one of the most successful and loved cars worldwide, and Read More
The 1939 GM Futurliner Number 3 is the star of Motorsport Auction Group’s August 4-6 Hot August Nights Auction at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
GM sent the Futurliner around North America during the 1939 Parade of Progress. The Futurliner is 33 feet long, 8 feet wide and more than 11 feet tall.
Dave Kindig and his crew at Kindig-it Design restored the Futurliner in 2013-14. The project was seen on the “Bitchin Rides” television show. Read More.
A 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz will cross the block with no reserve at Leake’s June 10-12 Tulsa Auction at the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.
The car has a rebuilt 365-ci V8 engine, factory a/c, power windows and convertible top.
“Cadillacs were definitely a status symbol during the 50s,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “The 1957 Eldorado Biarritz is the epitome of classic Detroit iron. I have always been intrigued by the fin design of Read More
Max Girardo, former managing director of RM Sotheby’s Europe — and well-known auctioneer at most RM Sotheby’s auctions — has opened Girardo & Co., a London-based classic car brokerage.
Girardo spent 10 years with RM and also worked at Bonhams.
For more information, visit www.girardo.com
A 1951 Ferrari 340 America Barchetta that raced at Le Mans in 1951 and 1952 was the top sale at $8.4 million at RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale this past weekend.
All told, 83 of 114 car lots sold for a 72.8% sell-through rate.
The 1951 Ferrari 340 American Barchetta blew away the median price of $1.75 million in the Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide, and the $8.4 million sale price is a new auction record.
A 1968 Ferrari Read More