A 1965 Shelby Cobra “Dragonsnake” sold for $1.3m at Worldwide’s Auburn sale on Saturday, September 5. Combined sales totaled $4,840,000 with a 79% sell-through rate. 49 of 62 lots sold. View all the sold cars here.
SCM Publisher Keith Martin returns to France this weekend for the Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille event, taking place September 6 in Chantilly. Martin serves as a concours judge for Citroën Special Bodyworks. (The SCM Collection does include a Méhari after all.) Other classes include:
• The Untouched Open Cars from the Interwar Period
• The Untouched Closed Cars from the Interwar Period
• Tribute to Bugatti: the Racing cars
• The Iconoclastic Interiors
• The Famous Ladies’ Cars
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A 1929 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe by Murphy (Auctions America estimate: $1.5m–$1.75m) crosses the auction block at Auctions America’s Auburn Fall sale, September 2–6 in Auburn, Indiana.
Monterey Car Week is over, and the last gavel has dropped, but auction companies continue to bring together buyers and sellers behind the scenes. Here are the preliminary numbers that have been confirmed so far:
RM Sotheby’s reported Monterey sales exceeding $172.7m — an increase of 20% over last year’s Monterey totals, and the highest-grossing collector car auction of all time. A 1964 Ferrari 250 LM (pictured) was the most expensive car of Monterey Car Week at Read More
The Costa Smeralda or “Emerald Coast,” is one of the world’s legendary vacation destinations. The playground of the international jet set since the 1950s, it could have been the very place for which the Fiat Jolly was created. Once you’re off your yacht, a home along the coast can command $3,000 per square foot or more. But it was not the real estate that captured the attention of the belle gente who gathered there from July 9 through July 12 Read More
The Monterey auction action gets rolling in a matter of days. Here is our final star car roundup:
Bonhams has consigned a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta for their Carmel sale, taking place August 14 (pictured above; Bonhams estimate: $9m–$12m). View all the current Bonhams consignments here.
Russo and Steele will sell a 1955 Jaguar XK 140 MC roadster — one of the earliest surviving LHD export cars — without reserve in Monterey. The sale takes place August 13–15.
Based on its serial number, S810008, this XK 140 MC roadster is a very early production, original left-hand-drive, U.S.-delivery example. Given that XK 140 serial numbers for America-bound export models began from 810000, this specific XK 140 is one of the earliest cars of the series produced, with an October, Read More
Leigh and Leslie Keno — art and antique experts known for their appraisals on the Emmy-nominated PBS television show “Antiques Roadshow” — have entered the automobile marketplace with Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions.
Their inaugural auction, entitled “Rolling Sculpture,” will launch in the midst of the fevered art auction season with an exclusive event in New York City on Thursday, November 19, in a museum-quality showroom in Manhattan.
Featured early consignments include a 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, with Read More