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

Amelia Island Concours Named Motoring Event of the Year

The annual International Historic Motoring Awards, in association with EFG International and Octane magazine, announced this week that the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has been named the 2013 Motoring Event of the Year.

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is the third winner of the Motoring Event of the Year Award, which honors automotive celebrations from Australia, Germany, Italy, the United States and the United Read More

Announcing the First Annual Sports Car Market Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar

Sports Car Market will host the first annual Scottsdale Insider’s Seminar on Thursday, January 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The seminar will take place inside the Gooding & Company auction tent.

SCM “Legal Files” columnist John Draneas will deliver the keynote presentation, titled “The Taxman and Your Collector Cars — How Do You Keep Them Apart?”

Keith Martin will lead a group of SCM experts in a panel discussion. The panelists will each share their Read More

Final Countdown to RM and Sotheby’s “Art of the Automobile” Sale

This Thursday, November 21, RM and Sotheby’s “Art of the Automobile” sale takes place in Manhattan, NY. The headliners at this highly anticipated event include a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti (RM estimate: $12m-$15m), a 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder by Zagato ($3.5m-$4.5m) and a  1956 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk II “Supersonic” by Ghia ($1.8m-$2.4m).

View the complete consignment list here.

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America at Gooding Scottsdale

Gooding & Company have just announced a 1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 S Spider America for their upcoming Scottsdale sale. The Spider features coachwork by Pinin Farina and is equipped with factory Nardi kit and rare optional hard top. Gooding’s auction takes place January 17-18 at the Fashion Square Mall in Old Town Scottsdale. Visit www.goodingco.com for more information.

Sports and Racing Rarities Lead Early Highlights for RM’s Two-Day Arizona Sale

RM’s 2014 Arizona sale will now span two days, offering a handpicked selection of approximately 120 blue-chip motor cars.

“After what has been a record-setting and ground-breaking 2013 for RM, we’re already looking forward to continuing the momentum in the new year,” says Ian Kelleher, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “The Arizona auctions have a history of providing a strong barometer for the season ahead, and RM’s 2014 Arizona sale is set to present a Read More