Italian Sports Cars Lead the Charge in Paris

The collector car world will turn its attention to Paris in early February. Here are some consignments that are sure to make headlines:

1954 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America (pictured) will come to market at RM’s Paris sale on February 4. View all the RM consignments here.

Bonhams will offer a 1960 Maserati 3500 GT Viganle Spyder at their February 5 sale. The auction house predicts a price between $750k and $1m. Click here Read More

Arizona Auction House Highlights

Arizona Auction Week is just around the corner. Here is our star car roundup with links to all the online catalogs:

Barrett-Jackson will offer a 1949 Talbot-Lago T-26 Grande Sport Coupe (pictured) at their week-long Scottsdale sale. The auction takes place January 10-18. View all the Barrett-Jackson consignments here.

1956 Maserati A6G/2000 coupe recently discovered and last road registered in 1969 (Gooding estimate: $750k-$950k) is among the highlights at Gooding & Company. The auction takes place January 16-17 in Read More

First Glimpse — Amelia Island Auction Headliners

Collectors will once again flock to Amelia Island in mid-March for the Concours d’Elegance and four classic car auctions. The first star consignments have just been announced:

Gooding & Company have consigned a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet (pictured above). The Gooding auction takes place March 13. For more information, visit www.goodingco.com.

An all-original, one-owner 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona coupe will cross the block at RM. RM’s sale takes place March Read More

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