In Memoriam: Gordon Apker

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 […]

In Memoriam: Robert M. Lee

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 […]

Arizona Totals Send Mixed Signals

We’ve barely concluded Arizona Auction Week, and post-block deals are still coming together, but combined sales released so far total $231.5m. Although there were many million-dollar cars, the preliminary total represents a decline of 15% from last year’s $271.2m*. The most expensive car of the week was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (pictured), sold […]

The Star Ferraris Selling in Paris This Week

Ferrari collectors are assembling in Paris for back-to-back auctions, taking place February 3, 4 and 5. Here is our roundup of star Ferraris with catalog links for each auction house: A 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe Aerodinamico (pictured) crosses the RM Sotheby’s auction block on Wednesday, February 3 (RM Sotheby’s estimate: $3.3m–$3.6m). View […]

Muscle Cars and Supercars Invited for Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat

Keith Martin heads to South Carolina on April 15–17 for the Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat. The weekend of events includes a motoring tour through the Sea Islands, automotive seminars and a free Saturday event for regional clubs and enthusiasts to display their special cars. Martin emcees the concours on Sunday, April 17. Register your […]

Final Star Car Roundup — Arizona Auction Week Has Arrived!

Arizona Car Week has arrived, and so has our final roundup of star cars: A 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe Speciale (pictured) will sell without reserve at Gooding & Company in Scottsdale. The two-day sale runs January 29–30. View all the consignments here. RM Sotheby’s expects a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen will […]

1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti May Fetch $34m at Artcurial Paris

Artcurial expects the ex-Bardinon 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti (chassis 0674) to sell for $30m–$34m when it comes to market in Paris on February 5. The car has significant U.S. racing history. Gaston Andrey raced 0674 more than any other driver. Andrey’s son Rogér has provided period photographs of his father in the car, featured […]

Star Sports Cars at Russo and Steele Scottsdale

Russo and Steele returns to Scottsdale for its 16th season with a strong selection of collector cars. The auction runs January 27–31. Here is a roundup of notable sports cars from the Russo and Steele docket: 1990 Lamborghini Countach This iconic Lamborghini Countach was one of only a handful produced in 1990. It is finished in the desirable color combination of red […]