Countdown to Bonhams’ London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Sale

Bonhams‘ October 31 sale in London takes place in conjunction with the world’s longest-running motoring event: the London-to-Brighton Veteran Car Run. To qualify, cars must be built before 1904. SCMers Monte Shelton and Bob Ames are attending and will provide a first-hand account of the event. This year a 1902/03 Panhard et Lavassor 15HP is estimated to bring $970k-$1.1m. View all the consignments here.

First 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Auctioned For Charity

Rick Case Alfa Romeo has announced that they are taking delivery of the first 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C in the United States and will donate the mid-engine supercar for a live charity auction. The auction takes place at the 55th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30.

“We’re thrilled to offer this exclusive opportunity for qualifying charities to benefit from the auction of the first 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C delivered in the United States at the 55th Read More

$1.1m V16 Cadillac Roadster Leads RM’s Strongest Performance in Hershey

RM Auctions celebrated the annual AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet October 9–10 with its best Hershey performance to date: $14,074,250 in total sales with a very strong 93% of all lots sold. Top seller was John Moir Jr.’s 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster at $1,100,000.

Generated by the sale of 157 vehicles and select memorabilia before a packed auction room, results from the two-day sale were driven by numerous spirited bidding contests both in the room and over the phones. Read More

Buy High, Sell Low — The Keith Martin Audio Interview

Find out Keith Martin’s secrets to buying high, spending too much and selling low in this 30-minute exclusive interview with Mark Greene of CarsYeah.com. Martin talks about Sports Car Market was founded, how at its darkest moment he tried to sell it for $1,500 with no takers, and how the company grew into what it is today. Click here to start listening, or get it from iTunes here.

1934 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix Heads to Leake Dallas

Leake Auction Company will sell a 1934 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix at their November 22 sale in Dallas, TX. The car was consigned from the John Ridings Lee collection and will be a part of Leake’s Platinum Series of cars.

People have had a fascination with the Bugatti brand since 1901. Only 40 Type 51’s were manufactured between 1931 and 1934, making this Bugatti extremely rare. Carrying chassis number 51153, the Bugatti was purchased by Mr. Lee Read More

Barrett-Jackson Breaks $33m in Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson rocked Las Vegas with another record-setting auction at the Mandalay Bay Event Center on September 25-26. During the three-day event, Barrett-Jackson hosted the largest number of consigned vehicles in the auction’s Las Vegas history with more than 700 vehicles and more than 339 collectible automobilia pieces crossing the block for more than $33m in sales.

“Our Las Vegas auction continues to grow in popularity as a world-class destination experience, offering a truly electric atmosphere only found in the Read More