Reggie Jackson Acquires Ownership in Rick Cole Auctions

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.”

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First Look: Early Headliners at Dragone’s Greenwich Weekend Sale

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

Amelia Island Auctions Hit Record $126m Total

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

Amelia Island Star Car Roundup

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:

A 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Cabriolet A gets top billing at RM Sotheby’s on March 12 (pictured above; RM Sotheby’s estimate: $3m–$4m). View all the lots here. View the digital catalog here.

Gooding & Company offers a 1959 Porsche 718 RSK from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection on Read More