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.
View complete results here.
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
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.
Learn more here. View all the consignments here.
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.
The Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance auctions the first 2017 Acura NSX delivered to Florida and the first 2017 Audi R8 Plus delivered to the U.S. at their 10th annual event, taking place Sunday, February 19–21. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.
Buy concours tickets here. View this year’s featured classes here.
Paul V.J. Koot is now head Director of sales in Europe for Dragone Auctions. He will be handling all activities for Dragone Classic Motorcars & Auctions in Europe.
Koot was born in 1958 in Ede, a small town in the center of the Netherlands. His father was an engineer with a passion for Italian sports cars, and Koot grew up getting his hands dirty. After high school he entered university, but he also started spending considerable time driving and repairing motorcycles and old Read More
Gooding & Company has announced the full list of consignments from the Jerry Seinfeld Collection, to be sold at the Amelia Island Auction on March 11.
“Mr. Seinfeld is recognized throughout the world as having acquired one of the finest Porsche collections ever assembled,” said David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “He has become known as the definitive Porsche connoisseur based on his passion and devotion to the marque. We at Gooding & Company share his reverence for Porsche and Read More
Artcurial Motorcars sold a 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti for €32,075,200 ($35,930,639) at their Retromobile auction on Friday, February 5. In euros, the 335 is the most expensive car ever sold at auction.
In dollars, the most expensive car is a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO that sold at Bonhams’ August 2014 Carmel sale for $38,115,000 (€28,501,458).
Read Artcurial’s press release here.
Gorden Apker, noted car collector, longtime SCMer and friend to so many in the vintage car world, died February 3 in Scottsdale, AZ after a long battle with cancer.
His wife, Janet, daughter Leisha and close friends Ken and Sami Waldrip were with him.
Apker won fame in the business world for Shakey’s Pizza, which he took over in 1966 and transformed into a stunning success, with more than 600 locations worldwide.
Said Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin, “Gordon Read More
Robert M. Lee, who was famous for his extraordinary car collection, his generosity, friendship and wonderful parties, died on January 28.
He was 88.
Lee, an SCMer for decades, threw fantastic parties after the end of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
Lee took Best of Show at Pebble Beach in 2006 with his 1931 Daimler Double-Six 50 Corsica Drophead Coupe. Lee also won Pebble Beach in 2009 with his 1937 Horch 853 Voll & Ruhrbech Sport Cabriolet.
Lee, a real Read More