Automotive Auction Coverage

Led by Auction Editor Rick Carey, our coverage of auctions and collector car markets includes everything from late-breaking news and auction results to varied opinions about market trends and values.

Scarab Collection at Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2015

1959 Scarab Formula 1 Single-Seater, 1959-Type Scarab Formula 1 Single-Seater and the Scarab Formula 1 Team Transporter

The Reventlow Automobiles Inc.’s (RAI) Scarab Grand Prix single-seaters were the first, home-grown, all-American team of Formula 1 racing cars. Bonhams will offer two of these Formula 1 classics, along with their Fiat-Bartoletti transporter, at the 2015 Goodwood Revival auction, to be held 12th September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, England. The Scarab racing team was the brainchild of Woolworth … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s London 2015 – Auction Preview

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France Motion

The 2015 RM Sotheby's London auction will be staged 7 September at Battersea Evolution, with close to 80 cars being offered from a 1925 Renault Model 45 Tourer to a 2006 Porsche Carrera GT. Marques as varied as Abarth, Bandini, Bizzarini, Cisitalia, De Tomaso, Ferves, Moretti and Talbot-Lago are all represented, and sit alongside a selection of vehicles from Ferrari, Aston-Martin, Porsche, Maserati and Jaguar. Max … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2015 – Auction Results

1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S sold for $2,300,000

The Mecum Monterey 2015 auction was held August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in Monterey, California, resulting in sales of $44,335,001. With 387 vehicles changing hands at the three-day sale, this year's total was an increase of $10 million over last year. “The level of quality offerings at the Daytime Auction continues to increase year after year, and 2015 was no exception,” commented Dana Mecum, … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 250 LM sold for $17,600,000

The RM Sotheby's Monterey 2015 auction was held August 13-15 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $172.9 million in total sales and an 86 percent sell-through rate. No less than 36 lots achieved individual million-dollar-plus results, with four lots exceeding $10 million.The sales figure from RM's three-day event ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $16,830,000

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction was held August 15-16 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California, resulting in total sales of $128 million and an 89% sell-through rate. During the two-day Pebble Beach 2015 sale, Gooding sold 115 of 129 lots and their highest ever average price of $1,113,896 per car. A total of 26 automobiles sold for over $1 million, including three cars … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 – Auction Results

1959 Ferrari 250 GT Competizione Alloy Berlinetta

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2015 auction was held Friday, August 14th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $46,738,000 in total sales and a 90% sell-through rate. Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 18th Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week featured more than 100 vehicles. From Brass Era motorcars to single-seat formula racers, it was the … [Read more...]

Mecum Harrisburg 2015 – Auction Results

1968 Shelby GT500KR Convertible sold for $190,000

The Mecum Harrisburg 2015 auction was held July 30 - August 2 at the Farm Show Complex and ExpoCenter in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, resulting in $20,566,598 in total sales and a 67 percent sell-through rate. A total of 1,016 vehicles, 135 motorcycles, 107 tractors and 405 Road Art items were offered for sale at Mecum's 2nd annual Harrisburg event. Mecum Auctions’ Founder and President Dana Mecum said, “The … [Read more...]

New Keno Brothers Auction in New York City

Keno Brothers Automobile Auction

Leigh and Leslie Keno, the brothers widely known for their appraisals on the Emmy-nominated PBS television show ‘Antiques Roadshow’, announced ‘Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions’, their new venture in the automobile marketplace. Their inaugural auction, entitled ‘Rolling Sculpture’, will launch in the midst of the art auction season with an event in New York City on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in a showroom … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Report

1963 Porsche 356B 1600 Coupe

RM Sotheby's Motor City, Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan, July 25, 2015 RM Sotheby's auction at the Concours d'Elegance of America is an essential part of a delightful weekend of collector car events in the heartland of the automobile industry. The atmosphere this year was helped in no small part by the resurgence of the auto industry in America. Record sales, record profits and less expensive gasoline … [Read more...]

Featured Ferraris at 2015 Mecum Monterey

1968 Ferrari 330 GTS

A selection of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 Mecum Monterey auction, to be held August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in Monterey, California. Mecum's 7th annual Monterey Classic Car Week sale will feature more than 25 cars from the Italian marque, including a 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS, 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB ‘Short Nose’ and 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L 'Lusso’. The 1968 Ferrari 330 GTS … [Read more...]

New Auctions America Sale at Hilton Head Concours

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

Auctions America will hold a new collector car auction on Hilton Head Island as part of the 2015 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance. The sale, featuring approximately 100 vehicles, will be held on Saturday, October 31, at the Motoring Festival's host hotel, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort. Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America said, “We are thrilled to partner with the Hilton … [Read more...]

One-off Ferrari SWB at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale by Bertone

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale with coachwork by Bertone and a 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan with coachwork by Dietrich will be offered at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2015 auction, to be held August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Gooding & Company said the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale is "quite possibly the most important 250 GT … [Read more...]

Corvette Collection Offered at Mecum Monterey 2015

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster with less than 4,000 miles

The Ed Foss Low-Mileage Corvette Collection will be featured at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The Collection includes 26 of some of the lowest-mileage and most original examples of America’s sports car in existence. From the 27th 1953 Roadster produced with less than 4,000 miles on its odometer, to a … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Results

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton

The RM Sotheby's Motor City 2015 auction was held Saturday, July 25th at the Concours of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, resulting in $7,425,450 in total sale and a 79 percent sell-through rate. The 21st annual sale featured 80 automobiles, with interest received from 30 states across the country, as well as from as far as Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. Nearly 25 percent of bidders represented … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 Tour de France at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

RM Sotheby's seemingly saved the best for last when announcing the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France, chassis 0557GT, as the final headline attraction for its flagship 2015 Monterey sale, to be held August 13-15 in Monterey, California during Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. This 250 GT Berlinetta is the actual car that instituted the ‘Tour de France’ nomenclature following its overall … [Read more...]