Keith Martin Joins Phoenix Automotive Press Association’s “Arizona Auction Week Preview”

A panel of classic car experts, including SCM Publisher Keith Martin, will share their perspectives on January 18 at the Arizona Classic Car Auction Week Preview, presented by the Phoenix Automotive Press Association.

Again this year, PAPA opens its Arizona Auction Week Preview to the public and the classic car community. A limited number of tickets are available here. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit projects supported by PAPA, a nonprofit organization. These include scholarship programs for college Read More

RM Group of Companies Celebrates Record-Setting $442m Year

The RM group of companies cemented realized an exceptional $442 million in auction sales and clinched a fifth Best of Show win at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2013. Representing an all-time high for the hobby at large, the impressive sales figures bested the companies’ 2012 performance by more than 20 percent, and included the presentation of 3,932 vehicles at 16 separate events on two continents.

“The RM group of companies enjoyed Read More

McLaren F1 GTR Longtail Leads Gooding & Company’s January Offerings

The most successful 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail (Gooding estimate: $5m-$7m) will cross Gooding & Company’s auction stage in Scottsdale. The auction commences at 11 a.m. at Scottsdale Fashion Square on January 17 and 18.

Enthusiasts the world over recognize McLaren’s F1 GTR as a stunning example of racing technology and timeless design. Competition McLarens rarely appear for public sale and 021R is no exception. This car was the first GTR Longtail race winner, with accolades including wins at Hockenheim Read More

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB Cal Spyder at RM Arizona

A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder, chassis 1055 GT, has been consigned for RM‘s 15th Arizona sale. The auction will take place January 16–17 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. The well-established sale will feature more than 120 exceptional cars.

The 11th of only 50 long-wheelbase California Spyders ever constructed, this matching-numbers and factory covered-headlamp example was delivered new through famed importer Luigi Chinetti Motors and sold to Fawcett Motors in Lubbock, Texas, Read More

Star Cars in Arizona: First Look

Consignment lists for Arizona Auction Week are still being finalized, but the car selection already looks impressive. Here’s an early look at things to come:

An expertly restored 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in black over red has just been consigned to the Gooding & Company Scottsdale auction. View the current consignment list here.

RM will offer a 1954 Fiat 8V Ghia coupe at their Phoenix sale. View the current consignment list Read More

Eight-Car Ecurie Ecosse Collection Totals $14.5m at Bonhams London

The eight-car Ecurie Ecosse Collection totaled $14.5m at Bonhams’ London sale on Sunday, leading to an overall $27.6m. Out of 34 lots, 28 sold, for a 82% sales rate.

Just as they did in the 1950s, four of the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguars raced ahead of their rivals.

The team’s 1952 Jaguar C-type sold for no less than $4.75m amid auction-room applause, while their 1956 Jaguar “Shortnose” D-type sold for $4.2m. Both went to a buyer in the United States.

Meanwhile, the Read More

RM and Sotheby’s “Art of the Automobile” Sale Generates $62.5m in Two Hours

RM Auctions and Sotheby’s “Art of the Automobile” sale achieved $62,452,500 in just over two hours of bidding on November 21. The packed saleroom saw records tumble across numerous lots, with top sale honors going to a historic 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, sold at $14,300,000 — a world record for the model at auction. Taking the number two spot was the simply gorgeous  1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet by Figoni et Falaschi, Read More

Arizona Concours Chooses Slate of Exceptional Automobiles

The inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance has chosen 80 exceptional automobiles to compete for awards Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.  

The completed list of accepted entries, gleaned from more than 150 applicants, features rare and historic vehicles from many eras and locales. They will be displayed for the public in an intimate setting within the art-deco elegance of the Arizona Biltmore during this premium automotive event that starts off Read More