Russo and Steele Consigns Ex-Adam Carolla 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II

A 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II formerly owned by radio and television personality Adam Carolla and featured on “Jay Leno’s Garage” is set to cross the block at Russo and Steele’s 15th anniversary Monterey auction. The sale takes place August 13–15. 

This particular Series II 330 GT 2+2 is one of only 455 examples built and is by far one of the most well-known and recognized surviving examples. Fully documented with the Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Registry, Read More

Sales Total $15.4m at Auctions America California

Auctions America racked up more than $15.4m in total sales at its third annual California sale, held July 17–18. The multi-day auction, held for the first time at Santa Monica’s historic Barker Hangar, lifted the gavel on approximately 300 collector vehicles. Vehicles drove onto the auction podium via the tail section of a C130.

Bidders hailed from 11 countries around the world; 43% of bidders represented first-time clientele. 

Two very dififerent cars tied for high-sale honors: a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Read More

Meet Keith Martin at the Concours d’Elegance of America

Keith Martin returns as emcee for the Concours d’Elegance of America on July 26 in Plymouth, MI. View the three-day schedule of events here. The featured concours classes are as follows:

Pre-War Classes

Motorcycles 1918 – 1929: The Dawn of the Modern Motorcycle
Gas Light: prior to 1914
Jazz Age: 1915 – 1929
Duesenberg Model J
Auburn Cord
American Popular: 1930 – 1942
American Classic Closed: Pre-war, 1929 – 1942
American Classic Open: Pre-war, 1929 – 1942
Pre-war Read More

Monterey Roundup: More Star Cars!

Monterey Car Week is less than a month away. Have you checked out the lastest consignments? Here is a roundup of some very significant star cars:

Gooding & Company has consigned a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder for their Pebble Beach auction (pictured above; Gooding & Company estimate: $16m–$18m). The sale takes place August 15–16. View all the current Gooding & Company consignments here.

RM’s Monterey sale runs three days this year, August 13–15. A 1964 Read More

Meet Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Alex Martin-Banzer at Forest Grove

The Forest Grove Concours d ‘Elegance returns for its 43rd year on Sunday, July 19, on the historic, tree-shaded campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as co-emcees. Alex Martin-Banzer will serve as a concours judge. All three will participate in Saturday’s Tour d’Elegance and attend the Saturday night gala dinner. Martin and Osborne will emcee the gala as well. SCM will host a booth at the concours.

The 2015 event Read More

Du Pont Collection Joins “Preserving the Automobile” Auction

Bonhams has consigned a private collection of original racing, experimental, hot rod and stock automobiles from the prominent American family du Pont — a name synonymous with a chemical empire, a luxury automobile manufacturer, and America’s first motorcycle company.

The property of Alexis “Lex” du Pont, son of motoring magnate E. Paul du Pont, the collection consists of cars from Cooper, Ford and Morgan and are all in original, as-raced or unrestored period condition.

Motoring runs in the blood Read More

Auburns, Cords and Duesenbergs at RM Sotheby’s Motor City

A strong selection of pre-war heavy iron hits the market on July 25 at RM Sotheby’s Motor City sale in Plymouth, MI. Leading the notable consignments are a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $850k–$1.1m), a 1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton ($400k–$450k) and a 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster ($375k–$450k).

View all the consignments here. View the digital catalog here.

“What’s Collectible Now?” Register For the SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar

It’s time to register for the 14th Annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar. This seminar brings together market experts from around the world to discuss changes in the collector car market and predict what’s ahead. Topics include:

  • Why Countach prices have exploded
  • Why you should put a ’60s Chevy C-10 pickup next to your Gullwing
  • Is the Miata the new Bugeye?
  • Duesenbergs: Big buck bargains?
  • Have air-cooled 911s finally hit the ceiling?
  • Panelists’ best buy picks for 2016

After the Read More

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