Denise McCluggage died on May 6.
From the very beginnings of The Alfa Romeo Market Letter, she was friendly and supportive of my publishing endeavors. When I was reviewing cars for the New York Times, our paths crossed many times at events. I remember thinking, “This woman raced Porsches and Ferraris, and now she’s writing about Kias.” It didn’t make sense to me.
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The Petersen Automotive Museum needs to raise $30,000 to restore this 1948 Davis Divan back to its original glory. The Davis — one of 17 built — is one of only a handful of cars ever built in Los Angeles. To read more about the car, watch videos, make your contribution and get some cool swag, visit the Indiegogo crowdfunding page.
The Gunnison Car Club has selected Sports Car Market Publisher Keith Martin for The Lee Iacocca Award. The award recognizes outstanding classic car enthusiasts and is given for “dedication to excellence in perpetuating an American automotive tradition.” Previous recipients include Arturo Keller, Sam Posey, Denise McCluggage, Lawrence Auriana, David Gooding, Al Unser Sr. and Nancy LeMay. Publisher Martin will accept the award at the 28th Annual Gunnison Car Show, taking place August 21-23 in Gunnison, CO.
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Bonhams’ annual all-Aston-Martin sale returns to Newport Pagnell, U.K. this Saturday, May 9. High-dollar headliners include a 1961 DB4 Series II sports saloon (pictured, Bonhams estimate: $980k–$1.1m), a 1967 DB6 Mk I Volante ($1m–$1.1m) and a 1969 DB6 Mk I Vantage sports saloon ($380k–$450k).
View all the consignments here.
RM Sotheby’s set a new record for a private automobile collection auction on May 2, generating a remarkable $53,887,585 with 100% of all lots sold at its sale of the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection in Fort Worth, TX.
The result of more than 15 years of dedicated and meticulous acquisition by the father-and-son team, the Andrews Collection is widely known and respected by the global collector community for its exceptional quality, diversity, presentation and historical significance. The Read More
The 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will honor Designs by Carrozzeria Touring, and we’d like to hear about your experiences in a car with a Touring body. Please keep your thoughts to 100 words or less. We’ll publish several reader Carrozzeria Touring stories in our 11th Annual Insider’s Guide to Monterey, which is packaged with the August 2015 edition of Sports Car Market.
If possible, we’d like you to send a good photo of your car.
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RM Sotheby’s expects a 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB cabriolet by Pininfarina to bring $7m-$8.5m when it sells without reserve on May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. Other big-money star cars from the Andrews Collection include a 1963 Ferrari 400 Superamierca LWB coupe aerodinamico by Pininfarina ($3.5m-$4.5m), a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ town car by Bohman & Schwartz ($3.4m-$4.5m) and a 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4 drophead coupe by Bertone ($1.4m-$1.8m).
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Big-money headliners at Worldwide Auctioneers’ Houston Classic Auction on April 25 include a 1955 Moretti 1200S (Worldwide estimate: $750,000–$950,000), a 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition ($400,000–$500,000) and a 1959 Porsche 356A 1600S Convertible D ($210,000–$230,000). The sale takes place alongside the Concours d’Elegance of Texas. View all the consignments here.
A 2006 Ford GT with only 19 miles led the charge at Barrett-Jackson‘s Palm Beach, FL auction this past weekend, selling at $319,000. More than 60,000 auction-goers flooded the Barrett turnstiles April 17-19, sending auction totals beyond $22m with a 98.3% sell-through rate. A total of 526 vehicles crossed the block.
World-record sales included a 1987 Buick Grand National GNX at $165,000 and the movie car “Herbie” at $126,500 — the biggest price ever paid for a Read More
Publisher Martin returns as emcee of the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, running May 2-3 in Seabrook, TX. Martin will announce both the car awards and the wooden boat awards. This is his seventh year as emcee of this event. For more details, visit keels-wheels.com.