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.
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The 21st Annual Greenwich Concours d’Elegance rolls into Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT, from June 3-5, 2016. This is actually two concours, as American cars are shown on Saturday, and imported marques are shown on Sunday. America’s Cup 12-Meter yachts and classic motorcycles are on display all weekend. For more information, visit www.greenwichconcours.com
The Dragone Greenwich Weekend Auction will roll some exceptional cars across the block on June 4, including a 1995 Bugatti EB110, a Read More
Fifty cars from the notable Barry Alexander Collection are up for sale at Mecum’s 29th Annual Spring Classic in Indianapolis, IN from May 17-21.
In addition, selections from the Ray Skillman Collection will cross the block. Skillman, the owner of many dealerships in Indiana, has a vast collection of vintage cars. Read More.
A 1989 Lamborghini 25th Anniversary car — one of 627 made — and a right-hand-drive 1983 Lamborghini Countach 5000 — formerly the property of a Saudi prince — are star cars at Silverstone Auctions’ May 20 sale at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, UK. Read More.
A barn-find 1960 Facel Vega HK500 will cross the block at Lucky Collector Car Auction’s Spring Classic at the LeMay Marymount Event Center in Tacoma, WA, from May 14-15.
The Facel Vega HK500 has been in storage for decades and still runs, but it needs a complete restoration. The car is offered at no reserve.
Facel Vega HK500 cars are rare to the auction world, as only 500 were made from 1959-1961. SCM’s Platinum Database shows six auction Read More
The Masters USA International Formula One will return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with a field of 1967-84 Formula One cars during the world-famous Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion from August 18-21.
Overall, 550 race cars in 15 race groups will race at this year’s event. Read More.
A 1954 Chevrolet Corvette roadster was high sale at $96,800 at Leake’s Dallas Spring auction from April 15-17 at Dallas Market Hall. A total of 497 lots crossed Leake’s two-lane auction block, and 59 percent of them sold.
Leake debuted its new auction set, which features two lanes of cars, hard walls, LED screens, effect lighting and new graphics.
Other top sellers were:
A 1968 Shelby GT350 at $91,300
A 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback at $79,200
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An ultra-rare 1968 Ferrari 274 GTS/4 NART Spyder will cross the block at RM Sotheby’s Monaco Auction on May 14, 2016.
This Ferrari is one of 10 built, and it is a very valuable car. According to SCM’s Platinum Database, the most recent sale of a Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder happened at RM Auctions’ Monterey Auction on August 17, 2013, when Chassis 10709 sold for $27.5 million.
This car is Ferrari Classiche certified and is a matching-numbers car.
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SCM Publisher Keith Martin will serve as emcee during the 21st Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance on April 23-24 at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas.
Keels & Wheels is the largest classic car and vintage boat show in the United States. This year’s concours will feature one-of-a-kind concept cars in the field of 185 classic cars and 80 wooden boats.
Tickets are $25 online and $35 at the gate. Read more.