Silver returns to the Rose City this weekend for their twice-annual Portland sale. Stop by, check out the cool collectibles and pick up free copies of SCM and ACC. View the consignment list here.
And if you see someone wearing an SCM hat, don’t hesitate to introduce yourself.
Known as the “Preserving the Automobile” auction, Bonhams’ October 5 sale in Philadelphia focuses on authentic, historically accurate and unrestored motorcars. Headliners include three pre-Great War automobiles from America and Great Britain: a 1907 Stearns 60hp tourer (Bonhams estimate: $650k–$850k); a 1908 Rainer Model D 45/50hp tourer ($250k–$350k); and a 1913 Napier Type 44 six-cylinder tourer ($150k–$180k).
View all the consignments here.
Star cars at Bonhams’ September 26 Frederiksen Auction include a 1933 Maybach DS-8 Zeppelin Cabriolet (Bonhams estimate: $3m–$3.6m), a 1914 Mercedes 28/95 Phaeton ($1.5m–$2m) and a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster ($980k–$1.4m). The sale takes place in Ebeltoft, Denmark. View all the cars here.
Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin has received the first annual Ed Herrmann Award. The award pays homage to Edward Herrmann, who had a profound impact on the car collecting community and on the Kirkland Concours d’Elegance, now known as the Pacific Northwest Concours d’Elegance. Hermann was the Concours emcee for many years. Publisher Martin received the award at the Concours on Sunday, September 13.
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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RM Sotheby’s expects a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France to fetch between $6.9m and $8.5m at their September 7 London sale. The car is an early single-louver example with covered headlights and period competition history.
View the digital catalog here.
A 1965 Shelby Cobra “Dragonsnake” snarls to the auction block September 5 at Worldwide Auctioneers’ 8th Annual The Auburn Auction. The auction takes place in Auburn, Indiana.
View all the consignments here. View the digital catalog here.
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.
View all the cars here. View the digital catalog here.
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