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Monterey Auctions Total $58m

The preliminary numbers are in: 2020’s Monterey sales have totaled $57,997,150 — closer to 2004’s $48m than 2019’s $245m. With 2020’s traditional Monterey events canceled, three of the auction houses that typically run Car Week auctions shifted to online bidding and held events close to their typical Monterey dates: RM […]

29. Cici Muldoon

 Cici Muldoon studied physics and finance at Princeton University and holds a phD in Experimental atomic and laser physics from Oxford University. She is a full member of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group known as ICJAG, for whom she acts as PR director, and is a steering committee […]

Keith’s Blog: We Were Lucky to be at Pebble

We each have our own words to describe the magic of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Magnificent. Astounding. Crowded. Expensive coffee. Too many people. A once-in-a-lifetime gathering of important cars and people. Can’t get a picture with all the people in the way. Where did I leave my car parked? […]

Gooding & Co Achieves Over 14.4m at Geared Online

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, garnered $14,497,443 at its inaugural Geared Online auction on August 7th. The auction house achieved a 71% sales rate from 55 of 77 lots sold, with five vehicles selling over $1 million. Gooding & […]

RM Sotheby’s SHIFT/MONTEREY Auction Finishes with $30.4m in Sales

This past week, RM Sotheby’s further reinforced its position as the world’s leading auction house of fine collector cars, as it grossed $30,412,810 in its Online Only: SHIFT/MONTEREY sale and established the highest price ever achieved for a car sold in a dedicated Online Only collector car auction. The incredible 2001 Ferrari […]

SCM Live – August 20th

Who: Host Keith Martin with Bill Noon What: Symbolic Motors — SCM Live! Where: Wherever you are — it’s online via Zoom When: Thursday, August 20 at noon PST. What’s happening in the market today? What’s being sold, and for how much? We tackle those questions and more each week […]

Datsun 240z, Honda Civic, Honda Accord

1972/1996 Datsun 240Z # 33053. S/N HLS3068727. 70k miles. “2.4-liter L24 inline 6, 4-speed manual transmission, Nissan Vintage Restoration Program Car, cosmetic, mechanical restoration in 1990s, red over black vinyl, under-dash air conditioning system, 16-inch Panasport Wheels.” Condition: 1-. SOLD AT $110,240. Bring a Trailer, 6/23/2020. Brian’s take: This Datsun […]

The Infinite Pleasures of the Open Mind

You may recall the reason why I chose the name “Unconventional Wisdom” for this column — it was because I had long ago tired of assumptions mistaken for presumptions that so often arise in the collector-car world. Usually the province of the “always/never” crowd, conventional wisdom most often leads to […]

From Successful Upstart to Corporate Ownership

Hearst can buy the Bring a Trailer community but it can’t own it.” As the shock and awe of the sale of Bring a Trailer subsides, we asked the founder of eBay Motors, Simon Rothman, for his thoughts about the sale and his predictions for the future. He said, “Over […]

Toyota MR2, Mazda Miata, Honda CRX

1993 Toyota MR2 # 33820. S/N JT2SW22N1P0079323. 34k miles. “Turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4, 5-speed manual transaxle, limited-slip differential, Super White, black simulated leather interior, removable T-tops, air conditioning, CD/cassette stereo, service records, factory manuals.” Condition: 1-. SOLD AT $31,763. Bring a Trailer 7/13/2020. Brian’s take: The second generation MR2, or […]