Paris was the epicenter of the collector car world this past week, as RM Sotheby’s, Artcurial, and Bonhams all held auctions alongside the annual Retromobile show. Total for this year’s events: $81.3m.
RM Sotheby’s brought $29.4m, led by a a 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 that sold for $4.2m. Read more here.
At Artcurial, the 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinette Speciale achieved a high sale of $4.6m, leading the $35.7m total. See the results here.
The 1950 Cisitalia-Abarth 204A that Tazio Nuvolari raced at the 1950 Targa Florio and the 1950 Palermo Monte Pellegrino is now the star car of Motostalgia’s March 11 Amelia Island Auction.
The car, Chassis 04/08, is fully documented with Abarth Classiche, FIA Passport, FIVA Card, period photos and documents. All told the car ran in 18 Grand Prix races between 1950 and 1958.
This car is a ticket to concours and vintage racing events all over the world.
For more Read More
As the Atlanta Concours d’Elegance enters its 2nd year within the highly competitive and globally recognized collector car realm within the U.S. market, the September 30-October 1st weekend’s premier automotive showcase takes on a broader format with a larger range of esteemed entries already in place. While continuing to partner with Panoz and securing the prestigious grounds of Chateau Elan in Braselton once again, numerous newly shown collections and a minimum of 150 entries from 18 states, as well as Read More
We’re less than three weeks away from the big Paris Auctions held in and around Rétromobile. RM Sotheby’s, Artcurial and Bonhams all have rich lineups of cars for the auction block, and here’s where to find the digital catalogs:
RM Sotheby’s Paris Auction is scheduled for February 8 at the Place Vauban.
View the catalog here.
Artcurial’s Read More
Preliminary sales from Arizona Auction Week 2017 show drops at some auctions, despite an increase of 3 percent in total sales — $259.4 million this year, up from $251.8 million in 2016.
The addition of a Worldwide Auctioneers sale and Bonhams’ doubling their sales total from 2016 are the two main factors that boosted total sales this year.
RM Sotheby’s top sale was a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster sold at $6,600,000. Overall, RM Sotheby’s had a 14.3 percent Read More
Join Keith Martin, Alex Martin-Banzer, and SCMer Ed Fallon of Cave Creek Classics for the annual SCM Rétromobile Reception. The reception will take place Wednesday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m. We’ll enjoy wine and refreshments at the Café Le Jambon à la Broche, located at the back of Exposition Hall A at Rétromobile. The reception will end at 6 p.m. — an hour before the RM Sotheby’s Auction. There will be shuttles from Rétromobile to Place Vauban, where the RM Sotheby’s auction Read More
Arizona Auction Week is NEXT WEEK, and all the auction houses are fitting last-minute offerings into their lineups. Here’s where you can find the latest news from each auction house (and fritter away time at work until it’s time to fly south):
RM Sotheby’s Digital Catalog
Gooding & Company’s Digital Catalog
Bonhams’ Digital Catalog
Barrett-Jackson’s Digital Catalog
Russo and Steele’s Digital Catalog
Silver Auctions’ Car List
The Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance, which happens on May 7, 2017 on a stunning 18-acre estate in Beverly Hills, CA, is offering SCM readers a great holiday deal for tickets.
From now though December 31, SCM readers get $135 concours tickets for $100.
All tickets include a parking shuttle service, gourmet food stations, adult beverages, concours admission, entry into the historic Greystone Mansion, vendor displays and lectures. Use the Holiday Order Form below to redeem.
When 79-year-old Jim Collier was just 16, he was given a ’36 Ford — and that was the last Ford he ever owned. He actually became a Chevy man, and not a casual one by any stretch.
His desire for cars that were readily accessible, reliable, and something he could afford within a low-income town increased enough to grow a collection that he continued to enjoy for more than four decades. This collection has spanned an ownership of 60 cars Read More
A few weeks ago, SCM had a contest inviting participants to predict, without going over, the total sales of Monterey. The total of all sales results released by the Monterey auction companies has been calculated and verified, and we are pleased to announce that Jay Paul Santangelo was the winner, and as such, has been named the 2016 SCM Monterey Guru. Jay’s prediction of $342,850,000 was just about $500k shy of the $343,359,956 final grand total. Jay will receive $500 PLUS a three-year Read More