Right now is a good time to scan all the Monterey Car Week auction lots — planning ahead is fun — so here are the links for each one:
Arturo Keller’s 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Autobahn Courier took the Best of Show Concours d’Elegance award at the Amelia Island Concours on Sunday. The car is the only one of its kind, designed for high-speed Autobahn cruising. It has had just two owners from new — Keller is the second owner.
Best of Show Concours de Sport went to Brian and Kim Ross’ 1957 Ferrari 335S. It had been driven in period by racing legends, including Stirling Moss and Phill Read More
The 2019 Amelia Island Auction Week total now stands at $80 million.
A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB brought $2,205,000 at RM Sotheby’s — and was high sale at the 2019 Amelia Island Auction Week.
RM Sotheby’s led all auctions houses with a $38.1 million total during their March 8-9 auction. Click here for more information.
Even if you can’t make it to Amelia, it’s more fun to pore over auction house digital catalogs than it is to work. Take it from us at SCM World Headquarters: The boss will never notice!
If you are going to Amelia, well, you have to check these out:
Amanda Gutierrez didn’t grow up in the old-car world. But she, as vice president of McPherson College’s famous Historic Automotive Restoration program, now helps guide the future of the next generation of car restorers, historians and scholars. McPherson awards bachelor’s degrees in car restoration. SCM first met Amanda at Pebble Beach a few years ago, and she often shows up at major concours. She doesn’t bring a car to show off — she brings students to see the future. She’s Read More
Barrett-Jackson ended its 2018 auction cycle in Las Vegas with record sales, celebrity guests from the entertainment and sports industries, and a celebratory final stop of the company’s first yearlong charity campaign, Driven Hearts.
This year’s premier automotive lifestyle event in Las Vegas was held Sept. 27-29, 2018, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. In total 733 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold at a 100 percent sell-through rate for a Las Vegas Auction record of more than Read More
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for a stunning $48,405,000 — yes that is $48.4 MILLION — at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.
The sale of the GTO — the world record for a car sold at auction — helped RM Sotheby’s to a record $158 million total for their August 24-25 auction in downtown Monterey.
That sale also turbocharged total sales at the 2018 Monterey Car Week to $367.5 million, which is the third-highest total ever. Total sales were $463 Read More
Monterey Car Week — the best week of the year — starts in less than a week. This year’s auctions promise plenty of stellar cars, so why not check out the online catalogs to get ready?
Click here for RM Sotheby’s Monterey Auction.
Click here for Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction.
Click here for Bonhams’ Quail Lodge Auction.
Click here for Mecum’s Monterey Auction.
Click here for Russo and Steele’s Monterey Auction.
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Premier Financial Services – one of the most respected lease financing sources and long-time SCM partner – is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Take a couple minutes to watch their new video that explains how leasing for vintage and exotic cars works. Or visit www.premierfinancialservices.com to learn more.
With a start at the Portland Art Museum — where more than 5,000 people saw fabulous cars on display — SCM’s 30th Anniversary Tour started fast.
The next four days saw our happy band of gearheads explore 1,000 miles of fantastic Oregon roads, with stops at Timberline Lodge, Bend, Klamath Falls, Crater Lake and McKenzie Pass.
Click here to see tour photos from the road, at some of our stops and at the 2018 Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance.
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