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...]

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...]

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...]

Auctions America California 2015 – Auction Results

Top results at the 2015 Auctions America California Sale

The Auctions America Southern California sale was held July 17-18, 2015 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, resulting in $15,477,487 in total sales and a 58.46 percent sell-through rate. The multi-day auction lifted the gavel on approximately 300 collector vehicles and select memorabilia. Bidders hailed from 11 countries around the world and 43 percent of bidders represented first-time clientele. Held for the … [Read more...]

Leake Tulsa 2015 – Auction Report

1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Roadster, Body by Drauz

Leake Auction, River Spirit Expo, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 5-7, 2015 Since 1972, when the collector car market was in its infancy, Tulsa has been the core auction for the Leake family, one of the longest-running, continuously managed collector car auctions in the U.S. 2015 was the Leake Tulsa auction's 44th year, and was one of the best ever. This year's sale featured about 140 cars, most offered on Sunday without … [Read more...]

Mecum Denver 2015 – Auction Results

1969 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV sold for $180,000

The Mecum Denver 2015 auction was staged June 26-27 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, resulting in $12,003,418 in total sales and a 66% sell-through rate. A total of 396 cars sold at Mecum Auctions' inaugural Denver-area auction. “We were excited to bring the Mecum Auction action to the Denver area, and the reception from nearly 14,000 enthusiasts in the Rocky Mountain Region and beyond was … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Preview

1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton (photo: David McNeese)

The RM Sotheby's Motor City 2015 auction will be staged July 25th at the Concours of America at St. John's in Plymouth, Michigan. The 21st annual sale will feature 80 automobiles expected to cross the podium, including American classics, sports and muscle cars and late-model collectibles. “Motor City is a staple of our annual calendar and has proven a terrific venue over the years to celebrate America’s rich … [Read more...]

Dragone Greenwich 2015 – Auction Report

1951 Simca-Abarth SC Cabriolet, Body by Stablimenti Farina

Dragone Brothers, Westport, Connecticut, May 30, 2015 It would be inaccurate to say that Manny and George Dragone have been finding antique, classic and rare cars their entire adult lives. They started as teenagers and have built a reservoir of knowledge, relationships and contacts that is perhaps second-to-none among modern dealers. In the Northeast, where the automobile was born in America, Manny and George … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 – Auction Results

Aston Martin Ulster

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 auction was held Friday 26 June on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK, resulting in £17,789,688 in total sales and an 86.26% sell-through rate. The top result at Bonhams' 2015 Festival of Speed sale went to the ex-Works Racing Aston Martin Ulster Team Car 'LM19' that sold for £2,913,500, a new auction record for a Pre-War Aston Martin. The Ulster was … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2015 – Auction Report

1938 Bugatti Type 57S Stelvio Convertible, Body by Gangloff

Bonhams, Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, May 31, 2015 By any measure, Bonhams is through hard work and dedication turning its auction in conjunction with the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance into a consistent success. This year's total was helped by having 51 of the 95 lots offered without reserve and selling to the highest bidder from the time the first bid was taken. That's well over half the entire consignment … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2015 – Auction Report

1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet

Auctions America, Auburn Spring, Auburn, Indiana, May 7-9, 2015 "Auburn" resonates with car collectors. The home of Auburn and Cord, location of the Auburn - Cord - Duesenberg Club headquarters and museum and of NATMUS, the National Auto and Truck Museum, its history in the auto industry – particularly the auto industry in Indiana – and nexus of so much car collecting activity make Auburn particularly appropriate … [Read more...]