That big thud you just heard was RM Sotheby’s dropping one very big car — the first Shelby Cobra ever built, and Carroll Shelby’s personal car — into their 2016 Monterey Auction lineup. The August 19-20 sale is at the Portola Hotel & Spa in downtown Monterey, CA.
Shelby owned the car from new, and it never left his care.
RM Sotheby’s is also offering Shelby’s personal 1965 Shelby Cobra 427, CSX 3178.
THUD. Read more.
A 1965 Shelby GT350 at $305,000 was high sale at Mecum Auctions’ first-ever sale in Portland, OR during June 17-18, and more than 300 cars sold for a total of $9.3 million.
“The people of Portland were extremely welcoming, and the large crowds and strong bidding reflected their enthusiasm,” said Mecum President and Founder Dana Mecum. “Portland proved to be an excellent city for a Mecum auction, and holding it over Father’s Day weekend gave families looking to celebrate Read More
Barrett-Jackson’s June 23-25 Northeast Auction at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT saw 552 vehicles sold for more than $26 million with a sell-through rate of 96 percent.
High sale was a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 at $624,800.
“It was incredible to witness the electricity that filled our arena,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Not only did we make history by selling out of tickets within hours of opening day, we also filled our docket Read More
A concept/prototype 2016 Shelby GT-H 50th Anniversary car will cross the block at no reserve during Barrett-Jackson’s first-ever Northeast Auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, CT.
The auction is scheduled for June 23-25.
Proceeds from the sale of the prototype 2016 Shelby GT-H will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation.
“Barrett-Jackson has sold more concepts, prototypes and serial number one cars for automakers than any other auction house in the world,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO Read More
A 1968 Lamborghini 400GT was the high sale at $577,500 during The Finest Automobilie Auctions June 11 sale at The Elegance at Hershey.
A 1927 Bugatti 38A brought $440,000, and a 1929 Bugatti Type 40A sold for $375,000.
“Bidders and sellers both onsite and online were extremely receptive and enthusiastic about our technologically advanced bidding platform,” said Bradley Farrell, CEO of The Finest Automobile Auctions. “It is important to establish trust between the auction house, sellers and Read More
The Leake Auction Company sold 470 of 651 lots for a $8.4 million total at their June 10-12 auction in Tulsa, OK.
A 2006 Ford GT sold at $291,000, while a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190SL brought $88,000. A 1959 Porsche 356A made $181,500, and a 2016 Dodge Hellcat sold for $78,100.
“Each year our Tulsa auction continues to exceed our expectations,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “The River Spirit Expo provides 446,000 square Read More
Ford-powered muscle will take center stage at Barrett-Jackson’s June 23-25 first Northeast Auction at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in Uncasville, CT.
A matching-numbers 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (Lot 669) and a matching-numbers 1968 Shelby GT500 KR (Lot 668) will cross the block.
“Original Ford Mustangs and Shelbys of the 1960s and early ‘70s are the epitome of desirable, classic American muscle,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “Our bidders seek them out and, in fact, Read More
Motostalgia’s June 18 Brickyard Auction will bring top-notch cars to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Here are some of the cars on offer:
1988 Lamborghini Countach LP 5000 (Lot 44).
1957 Federal Engineering Special Indianapolis Roadster (Lot 62)
1996 Toyota Supra Turbo Twin Turbo ( Lot 33)
1997 Ferrari F355 Spider (Lot 63)
An ultra-rare 1970 Chevrolet Yenko Nova Deuce — only 175 were made — with LT1 350/360 engine, Muncie M21 4-Speed and plenty of other speed bits is one of the star cars at Mecum’s June 17-18 Portland Auction in Portland, OR.
The Portland Expo Center — a short drive from SCM World Headquarters — will host the auction. At least 600 cars are scheduled to cross the block. Read More.
The Leake Auction Company is fielding a strong lineup of 700 cars for their June 10-12 auction at the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK.
Star cars include:
A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS with 396-ci engine and Muncie M22 4-speed.
A 1955 Oldsmobile Starfire 98 with 324-ci engine.
A 1957 Ford Thunderbird with V8 engine and automatic transmission. Read More.