RM Sotheby’s Achieves $36.5m in Arizona

RM Sotheby’s diverse roster of blue-chip collector cars powered its 19th annual Arizona sale to a final $36,523,620 with 88% of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore, 18-19 January.

Following a very well-attended outdoor preview, the packed auction room saw high energy and spirited bidding across the two-day event, with top sale honors going to the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra ‘Semi-Competition’, CSX 3040. Offered from an esteemed private collection and just four owners from new, CSX 3040 is one Read More

Gooding & Company Achieves Over $49m in Scottsdale

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its tradition as a market leader by realizing $49,215,650 at the company’s 11th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 110 of 129 lots for an 85% sales rate, which resulted in a robust average price of $447,415 per car sold. An impressive 12 cars sold over the $1 million mark.

A wall-to-wall crowd watched as Read More

Arizona Auction Week Digital Catalogs

Here’s a quick list of Arizona auctions and their digital links:

Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction is scheduled for January 19-20 at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. Click here to view the online catalog.

Barrett-Jackson’s January 31-21 Scottsdale Auction is at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s online catalog.

RM Sotheby’s January 18-19 Arizona Auction is at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Read More

In Memoriam: Jules Heumann

Jules Heumann, the co-chair of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for many years, died last week.

He was 93.

Heumann, one of the world’s great experts on Hispano-Suiza cars, joined forces with Lorin Tyron during the 1970s to revitalize the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — and make it the best concours in the world.

Many car collectors believe Heumann and Tyron saved the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Heumann was co-chair of the concours from 1972 through 1998. He served as Read More

Mattioli Automotive Group Introduces Bacchelli & Villa

To expand on the Group successful launch of Collezione, the newly dedicated department to classic and collector cars, Mattioli Automotive Group is now announcing its newest addition: Bacchelli & Villa. Founded in 1972, Bacchelli & Villa is one of the most prestigious and renowned restoration shops in the world. Specializing in Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, you will find Bacchelli & Villa a few miles drive, through scenic Italian countryside, from the Factory. There you will see skilled artisans working by Read More

Porsche Sale tops $3.3 million in three hours at Silverstone

Over $3.3 million changed hands in just three hours at the annual Porsche Sale organized by Silverstone Auctions in association with Porsche Club GB at Silverstone Circuit on 21st October.

In a packed sale room swelled by over 300 Porsche Club GB members, the Silverstone Auctions team achieved a respectable sales rate of 64% for cars and 82% for automobilia, with a number of cars smashing their pre-sale estimates.

International interest was high with internet and phone bidders from Denmark, Read More

Barrett-Jackson: We Stand With Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson will rally around Las Vegas first responders and those affected by the recent tragedy with several initiatives during the 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction at the Mandalay Bay Resort on Oct. 19-21, 2017. The entire sale price of a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake to be auctioned will go to a special fund that supports Las Vegas first responders.

“All of us at Barrett-Jackson are heartbroken over the tragic event in Las Vegas Sunday night,” said Read More

Monterey Auction Update

Post-block sales are still happening, but the total sales picture from Monterey Car Week 2017 is coming into sharper focus.

RM Sotheby’s totaled $133 million at their August 18-19 Monterey Auction.

Gooding & Company hit a $91.5 million total at their August 18-19 Pebble Beach Auction.

Bonhams’ August 18 sale at Quail Lodge totaled $55.9 million.

Mecum’s August 16-19 sale at the Hyatt Regency Monterey totaled $34 million.

Russo and Steele’s August 17-19 sale at Fisherman’s Wharf totaled $8.6 million.

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Preliminary Monterey Auction Totals: $247m and Growing

This year’s Monterey auctions have wrapped, with a preliminary total of just over $247m from RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co, and Bonhams.

RM Sotheby’s recorded a total of $133m. See the results here.

Gooding & Company achieved $91.5m. See the results here.

Bonhams totaled $23m. See the results here.

The overall totals will grow significantly in the coming days, as Mecum, Worldwide Auctioneers, and Russo and Steele have yet to report their results, and post-block deals may Read More

How to Find SCM During Monterey Car Week

The best week of the year is here! Here is where you can find us on the Peninsula:

August 16-19: Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction. Visit our booth!

August 16: Join Publisher Martin and Andy Reid during tours of selected auction cars at Gooding & Company and Bonhams. Publisher Martin will lead the Gooding & Co. tour, while Reid will lead the Bonhams tour. For more information, visit www.sportscarmarket.com/monterey2017

August 17: Join Andy Reid on tours of selected Read More