1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with 7,400 Miles on Gooding’s Monterey Docket

Low-mileage cars always get a lot of attention at any auction, but a 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO with 7,400 miles qualifies as a star car at Gooding & Company’s August 20-21 Pebble Beach Auction.

According to SCM’s Pocket Price guide, just 272 of these powerhouse Ferraris were built in 1984-85. The most current median sale figure is $2.4 million, and the current auction high sale car went for $2,750,000. Read more.

See Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Miles Collier at the Forest Grove Concours This Weekend

The Forest Grove Concours d’Elegance returns to Pacific University near Portland, Oregon on Sunday, July 17th.  This year’s event celebrates German automobiles and features special classes for Porsche street and competition cars, 100 Years of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.  You’ll see 300 sports and collector cars in shade on the Pacific University campus. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as emcees, and Miles Collier will serve as Senior Judge.

You’ll also enjoy live music, a beer and wine pavilion, Read More

In Memoriam: Chet Krause

Chet Krause; December 16, 1923 – June 25, 2016

Chester Lee “Chet” Krause, founder of Kruse Publications and the Iola Old Car Show, passed away on June 25.

He was 92.

To state that Chet left an indelible mark in the collector car hobby would be an understatement.

Born in rural Wisconsin near the village of Iola, he grew up in the area and graduated from Iola High School in 1941. He served his country during World War II in Read More

RM Sotheby’s Adds Le Mans Spice to Monterey Auction

RM Sotheby’s continues to build an eye-popping lineup of cars to their August 19-20 Monterey Auction.

Chassis XKD 501, the 1955 Jaguar D-type that Ninian Sanderson and Ron Flockhart drove to Le Mans victory in 1956, simply drips with history.

RM Sotheby’s is also offering a 1962 Ferrari SP with Le Mans history. Chassis 0798 was part of the famous Bardinon Collection and won the Platinum Award at the 2001 Cavallino Classic. Read more.

Five Blue-Chip Maseratis Join Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach Lineup

Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 20-21 will have an Italian flair — thanks to five coachbuilt Maseratis from a noted collection. The cars on offer include:

A 1961 Maserati 5000 GT Indianapolis Coupe by Allemano.

A 1962 Maserati 3500 GT Spider by Vignale.

A 1948 Maserati A6/1500 Coupe by Pinin Farina. Read more.

RM Sotheby’s Releases Motor City Digital Catalog

RM Sotheby’s is bringing a stellar lineup of 70 cars to the Motor City Auction at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. Johns on July 30.

Cars on offer include:

A 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

A 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition.

A 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air fuel-injected convertible.

RM Sotheby’s has released a digital catalog for the sale. Read more.

$1.9 Million Ferrari F50 Leads Auctions America’s $14.2m Santa Monica Auction

The supercar market is still hot.

A 1995 Ferrari F50 brought $1.9 million, and a 1988 Porsche 959 “Komfort” reeled in $1,250,000 at Auctions America’s June 25-26 auction in Santa Monica, CA.

Total sales were $14.2 million, which is a strong result in the ultra-picky Southern California collector car market.

“We’re very pleased with both the results achieved and the strong attendance enjoyed at our Santa Monica sale on the weekend,” said Ian Kelleher, Managing Director of Auctions America Read More

Prototype 2004 Ford GT joins Russo and Steele’s 2016 Monterey Star Cars

Russo and Steele is offering PB2-1, which was the first car in the last run of Ford GT pre-production cars. These were the last test cars built before Ford introduced the production Ford GT to the public.

Russo and Steele’s 2016 Monterey Auction is scheduled for August 18-20 at Fisherman’s Wharf in downtown Monterey, CA. Read more.