The BMW Car Club of America Foundation will auction off the last unsold example of the new 30th Anniversary Edition 2015 BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5” at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ on January 15. Broadcast live on Velocity at approximately 5:00 pm MT, the proceeds from the sale of the most powerful production BMW ever built will benefit “The Ultimate Driving Community . . . Building the Foundation” Capital Campaign of the BMW CCA Foundation, a campaign Read More
The collector car world will turn its attention to Paris in early February. Here are some consignments that are sure to make headlines:
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.
A 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
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.
Early consignments at Bonhams’ February 5 Paris sale include the ex-Giuseppi Campari 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged Gran Sport Spider (Bonhams estimate: $2.2m-$2.9m); a 1904 Panhard et Levassor 35HP ($860k-$1.1m); and a 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 ($610k-$740k). View all the current consignments here.
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.
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.
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
Bonhams‘ London sale surpassed $20m on November 30.
Top lot was the ex-Works 1969–70 Porsche 908.02 “Flunder” Langheck Group 6 Racing Sports-Prototype. With impeccable provenance, the Flunder achieved a worthy $3.5m. A1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy-bodied Berlinetta also sold well, going to a telephone bidder at $2.9m.
See the full results here.
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