RM Brings “Mussolini’s Mistress” to Paris — a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta

Early headliners at RM’s February 3-4 sale in Paris include a 1939 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport Berlinetta gifted from Benito Mussolini to his lover, Claretta Petacci (RM estimate: $2.3m–$3m); a 1935 Delahaye 135 S once owned by Jean-Hilippe Peugeot of the Peugeot Motor Company ($1.5m–$2m); a 1969 Porsche 911 S Factory Rally ($1.4m–$1.6m); and a 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Sports Lightweight ($1.2m–$1.7m). View all the current consignments here.

2015 AZ Insider’s Guide is Now Online!

Our 2015 Arizona Insider’s Guide is now online! The Insider’s Guide is your must-have reference manual for Arizona Auction Week in January. It features maps, an all-in-one timeline, event previews, star cars, and insider’s tips that you can’t get anywhere else. Click here to read it online using our page-turning software. Click here to view the pdf, which you can print out or download to your smart phone.

Join Team SCM on the 2015 Modena Cento Ore Classic

There is one week left to take advantage of the early booking application for the Modena Cento Ore Classic 2015, held in Italy. The event takes place June 2–7, with a route that begins in Rome. Keith Martin will return as a participant. If you are planning to attend, send an email to Keith and join Team SCM.

Next year marks the 15th Anniversary of the race. Born at the dawn of the new millennium, the Read More

Legendary Lineup at Rétromobile

On February 6, Artcurial Motorcars returns to Paris for the official Rétromobile Salon auction sale. This top-tier event brings together French and international car collectors and enthusiasts. In 2014, Artcurial Motorcars realised almost $40 million in this sale, selling 85% of the lots offered and establishing seven new world records. In 2015, there will be close to 160 automobiles on offer, with several star lots already announced, including Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda’s Ferrari 275 GTB and the ex-Malcolm Campbell Read More

Bonhams Offers Longnose Alloy 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB at London Sale

A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy-bodied Berlinetta is to star in Bonhams‘  New Bond Street auction, carrying an estimate of £1.5m-£2m ($2.3m-$3.1m). The sale takes place November 30.

James Knight, Bonhams International Motoring Director, said: “This is a wonderfully original, long-term preserved, Ferrari 275 ‘Longnose’ Berlinetta offered from the Maranello Rosso Collection. It is one of the finest examples of its type that we at Bonhams have ever had the privilege to offer.”

From 1964 to 1968 almost Read More

Sam Pack Collection Surpasses $11.5 million

Total sales for this weekend’s Sam Pack Collection auction surpassed $11.5 million with 100% of all lots sold and numerous lots exceeding expectations. RM Auctions with Auctions America presented the sale in Dallas, TX.

The top 20 sales were as follows:

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra – $1,292,500.00

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra – $880,000.00

2006 Ford GT – $418,000.00

1931 Chrysler CG Imperial Roadster – $341,000.00

1969 Shelby Read More

Arizona Concours d’Elegance Adds Two New Events

The Arizona Concours d’Elegance has added two new featured events: an insider’s look at Arizona’s famous collector-car auction week and a panel discussion with acclaimed race car designers. Both forums happen on Saturday, January 10, 2015, in the Arizona Biltmore’s Grand Ballroom. The concours itself takes place Sunday, January 11, on the Biltmore’s landscaped inner lawns.

First up is the Phoenix Automotive Press Association’s annual auction week preview. A panel of collector-car experts will discuss the trends of Read More

First AZ Highlights From Gooding and RM

The countdown to Arizona Car Week has already begun.

Gooding has consigned a 1956 Maserati A6G/2000 coupe, recently discovered and last road-registered in 1969 (pictured above; Gooding estimate: $750k-$900k). Gooding’s sale takes place January 16-17 in Scottsdale. View all the Gooding consignments here.

A trio of iconic supercars leads RM’s early Arizona entries: a 1988 Porsche 959 “Komfort” (RM estimate: $900k-$1.1m) a 1990 Ferrari F40 ($1.15m) and a 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT Read More

Artcurial Paris Totals $7.9m

The high sale at Artcurial‘s seventh Sur Les Champs sale on November 2 was a 1964 Aston Martin DB5, sold at $1.26m. Sales totaled $7,709,598, with 80% of all lots sold. This brings Artcurial’s 2014 motorcar totals close to $66m, representing an increase of 67% over the previous year.

Note: a previous Artcurial press release reported an incorrect price for Lot 234, a 1974 Porsche Carrera 2.7 Targa, and an incorrect sales total. The correct price is $313,678. Sales Read More

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