Rick Cole Auctions has announced that baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson has acquired an ownership interest in the company. Mr. Jackson, a decades-long car enthusiast and avid collector, joins company founder Rick Cole and President Terry Price as a full partner in the firm. The three have known each other for more than 30 years. Said Price, “Our business relationship will simply be a natural progression of our long friendship and mutual love of cars. Most of all it will be a lot of fun.”
The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance takes place Sunday, April 10. Publisher Keith Martin returns for his sixth year as emcee. Stop by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center booth and pick up a complimentary copy of Sports Car Market.
Dragone predicts this year’s Greenwich Weekend sale will be their biggest auction to date. The sale takes place June 4 in Westport, CT.
Notable early consignments include a 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GS supercharged cabriolet by Castagna (pictured), a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport and a 1991 Ferrari 348 by Zagato. A 20-car estate collection offered without reserve features a 1968 Jaguar XKE Series I convertible with 29,000 original miles and a 1939 Packard Twelve with Read More
Preliminary sales totals out of Amelia Island sit at a record $126m — up 24% from last year’s $102,044,750* — and that figure is sure to swell over the coming days as additional sales are announced.
Selections from The Jerry Seinfeld Collection earned a combined $22,244,500 at Gooding & Company, and a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder (pictured) was the most expensive lot of the week at $17,160,000. In all, 69 of 79 Gooding lots sold (87%) for $60,162,150 total. Read More
Leake Auction Company shattered previous Oklahoma City auction records at their February 19–21 sale, hitting a $12,491,435 total, with 452 of 551 vehicles sold (82%). At the conclusion of the three-day sale, a 2005 Ford GT was the top seller at $303,600, including buyer’s premium.
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Five auctions take place during the second weekend in March. The auctions all happen near the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Here is our roundup of headliners:
Gooding & Company predicts a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder will bring $15m–$17m when it crosses the Amelia Island auction block. This is the 22nd SWB California Spyder built and one of only 37 covered-headlight examples. The car has been with its current owner for 30 years.
The Ramshorn Rally is a new driving event for air-cooled Porsches built in 1989 and before. This first-time rally takes place May 23–27 and sends 30 cars along the scenic back roads of Montana, Idaho and Washington State. For more information, visit www.ramshornrally.org.