Barrett-Jackson Hits $116.7m in Total Sales at 2018 Scottsdale Auction

With notable celebrity appearances that included former President George W. Bush and an incredible docket of desirable vehicles, Barrett-Jackson’s 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction once again set the bar for the collector car hobby. In total 1,721 vehicles, nearly all at No Reserve, sold for more than $106.8 million, while over 1,100 pieces of automobilia brought in over $3.7 million, and $6.21 million was raised through the sale of charity vehicles, bringing the total auction sales to more than $116.7 million.

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Mecum Kicks Off 2018 with $96.6m in Kissimmee

Mecum Auctions’ annual collector-car auction in Kissimmee, Florida, has long held the title of “world’s largest,” and this year’s auction again raised the bar, taking the collector-car auction market to new heights. Demonstrating $10 million in growth over last year’s auction, Mecum Kissimmee 2018 saw 2,208 vehicles hammer sold from Jan. 5-14 for overall sales totals of $96.6 million—a number still on the rise as sales continue to be finalized in Mecum’s Bid Goes On department. With an unprecedented total Read More

Barrett-Jackson Tops $100 Million in Charity Donations During 2018 Scottsdale Auction

Former U.S. President George W. Bush and Chad McQueen helped Barrett-Jackson speed past the $100 million mark in funds raised for charity as ten vehicles brought in $6.21 million for non-profit organizations during the 47th Annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld.
The top fundraisers included Lot #3010, the first current-generation Ford GT that has been donated for charity since the car was introduced, bringing in $2.55 million to push the company to nearly $102 million since 1971. On Saturday, Read More

Bonhams Totals Over $25m in Arizona

Beneath the warm Arizona sun at the beautiful Westin-Kierland Resort & Spa, Bonhams hosted it’s seventh annual collectors’ car auction during the Scottsdale Car Week. With the venue appreciated for its relaxing atmosphere and convenient accessibility, and the event for its high quality and breadth of offering, large crowds turned out for another successful sale that saw a total of $25.2m with an 87% sell-through rate.
Leading the sale were sports and sports-racing cars from Europe. The star of the Read More

RM Sotheby’s Achieves $36.5m in Arizona

RM Sotheby’s diverse roster of blue-chip collector cars powered its 19th annual Arizona sale to a final $36,523,620 with 88% of all lots sold at the Arizona Biltmore, 18-19 January.

Following a very well-attended outdoor preview, the packed auction room saw high energy and spirited bidding across the two-day event, with top sale honors going to the 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra ‘Semi-Competition’, CSX 3040. Offered from an esteemed private collection and just four owners from new, CSX 3040 is one Read More

Gooding & Company Achieves Over $49m in Scottsdale

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its tradition as a market leader by realizing $49,215,650 at the company’s 11th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. President David Gooding and Auctioneer Charlie Ross sold 110 of 129 lots for an 85% sales rate, which resulted in a robust average price of $447,415 per car sold. An impressive 12 cars sold over the $1 million mark.

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Arizona Auction Week Digital Catalogs

Here’s a quick list of Arizona auctions and their digital links:

Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auction is scheduled for January 19-20 at Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. Click here to view the online catalog.

Barrett-Jackson’s January 31-21 Scottsdale Auction is at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260. Click here for Barrett-Jackson’s online catalog.

RM Sotheby’s January 18-19 Arizona Auction is at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Read More

In Memoriam: Jules Heumann

Jules Heumann, the co-chair of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance for many years, died last week.

He was 93.

Heumann, one of the world’s great experts on Hispano-Suiza cars, joined forces with Lorin Tyron during the 1970s to revitalize the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance — and make it the best concours in the world.

Many car collectors believe Heumann and Tyron saved the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Heumann was co-chair of the concours from 1972 through 1998. He served as Read More

Mattioli Automotive Group Introduces Bacchelli & Villa

To expand on the Group successful launch of Collezione, the newly dedicated department to classic and collector cars, Mattioli Automotive Group is now announcing its newest addition: Bacchelli & Villa. Founded in 1972, Bacchelli & Villa is one of the most prestigious and renowned restoration shops in the world. Specializing in Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati, you will find Bacchelli & Villa a few miles drive, through scenic Italian countryside, from the Factory. There you will see skilled artisans working by Read More

Porsche Sale tops $3.3 million in three hours at Silverstone

Over $3.3 million changed hands in just three hours at the annual Porsche Sale organized by Silverstone Auctions in association with Porsche Club GB at Silverstone Circuit on 21st October.

In a packed sale room swelled by over 300 Porsche Club GB members, the Silverstone Auctions team achieved a respectable sales rate of 64% for cars and 82% for automobilia, with a number of cars smashing their pre-sale estimates.

International interest was high with internet and phone bidders from Denmark, Read More

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