Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Preview

1956 Maserati 200 SI (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The Gooding and Company Amelia Island 2015 auction will be staged Friday, March 13th at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. Gooding's 6th annual Amelia sale will see more than 85 cars cross the block, with eight automobiles estimated to exceed $1,000,000. The headline entries at Gooding's 2015 Amelia Island sale include a 1956 Maserati 200 SI; 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4; 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Series II … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island 2015 – Auction Preview

1955 Jaguar D-Type

The RM Sotheby's Amelia Island 2015 auction will be held Saturday, March 14th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. As the first auction for the new partnership between RM Auctions and Sotheby's, the united team has gathered 100 automobiles and select memorabilia for the single-day auction, which will again act as a prelude to the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. A total of fourteen … [Read more...]

Silverstone Auctions Race Retro 2015 – Auction Results

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

The Silverstone Auctions Race Retro 2015 sale was staged 21-22 February at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry, UK, resulting in £3.62 million in total sales and a 78 percent sell-through rate. The first Silverstone Auctions event of 2015 achieved four record prices. Classic Ferraris remain in high demand, with two cars by the marque breaking world records at the Silverstone Race Retro 2015 auction. … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2015 – Auction Report

1971 Porsche 911S 2.2 Coupe

Mecum Auctions, Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida, January 16-25, 2015 Even while the Arizona auctions were at their peak Mecum started up for its 10-day marathon in central Florida. Kissimmee is so big Mecum has to organize its own transportation authority with a fleet of golf carts shuttling people from one end of the Park to the other, a giant Uber constantly circulating and willing to go where asked … [Read more...]

Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I Roadster

Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15-19, 2015 Showmanship is an essential element in the collector car auction business. Every auction company practices it, each with its own style. No one practices it with more style and flair than Russo and Steele where Drew Alcazar has elevated auction company showmanship to a new level. It's loud, frenetic, even frantic. Drew, Marty Hill and the rest of the … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Spider, Body by Scaglietti

Gooding and Company, Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Arizona January 16-17, 2015 Gooding and Company first made its appearance in Scottsdale in 2008, becoming the fifth entrant into the annual winter gathering of collectors and dealers to kick off the New Year joining Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, RM (since 2000) and Silver. Success has followed after firmly planting the Gooding presence in Arizona with a … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Coupe

Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 13-18, 2015 All props to Barrett-Jackson, no matter how it is cut, sliced and mixed. This is the grand daddy of collector car auctions and within its ebbs and flows mirrors the car collecting hobby better than anything else. There is a law of large numbers at work here. With 1,628 cars crossing the block in six days of nearly non-stop commercial excess, … [Read more...]

Artcurial Retromobile 2015 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for

The Artcurial Motorcars Retromobile Auction 2015 was held 6 February at the Retromobile Show in Paris, resulting in €48 million in total sales and an 89% sell-through rate. The total sales figure, which included 10 record auction prices, was the highest ever for a collector car auction staged in continental Europe. Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars said, “These exceptional results spring … [Read more...]

Bonhams Grand Palais Paris 2015 – Auction Results

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

The Bonhams Paris Auction 2015 was held Thursday 5th February at the Grand Palais in Paris during Retromobile Week. The auction attracted buyers from the Middle East, Far East, North and South America, Australasia competing against the European market. The top result at the Bonhams Paris 2015 auction went to the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible that sold to an auction room bidder for €1,897,500 (£1,430,715). … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Paris 2015 – Auction Results

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L sold for €1,624,000

The RM Auctions Paris 2015 sale was held 4 February at Place Vauban during the week of Salon Retromobile, resulting in total sales of €19.35 million ($22.1 million USD) and an 82 percent sell-through rate. Bidders represented 34 countries and five lots brought in excess of €1.0 million. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta, chassis no. 5085 GT, was the night’s top seller, garnering €1.624.000. The second … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Report

1964 Ferrari 250 LM Coupe, Body by Scaglietti

RM Auctions, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona, January 15-16, 2015 Top grossing auction (of less than three days' duration) in Scottsdale: RM with $63,605,500. The top sale of the week in Scottsdale: RM's Ferrari 250 LM s/n 5899GT at $9,625,000 (by a $220,000 whisker.) Most transactions hammered at $1 million or more: RM with fourteen. … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Coupe, Body by Pininfarina

Bonhams, Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15, 2015 Bonhams kicks off the catalog auctions at Scottsdale with its sale at the Westin Kierland Thursday mid-day. Attractively presented in a park-like setting, the cars preview well in the entry marquee and space between it and the auction tent. Bonhams' venture into the Valley of the Sun began only four years ago. The first year's sale was a bit … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2015 – Auction Results

1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T sold for $640,000

The Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction was held January 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, resulting in $68,801,987 in total sales for the 10-day event. A total of 2,404 vehicles crossed the auction block at Mecum's 2015 Kissimmee sale, with 1,772 hammering sold for a sell-through rate of 74 percent. The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum Collection was among the headline offerings at the Mecum Kissimmee 2015 … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Pratte Collection 2015 – Saturday Auction Report

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 'Super Snake' Roadster

Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, The Pratte Collection, Saturday, January 17, 2015 The thirty premier cars in Ron Pratte's collection crossed the Barrett-Jackson auction block in Prime Time early Saturday evening. There were high expectations, not only on account of B-J's heavy promotion of the collection but also because these were vehicles that had headlined many prior Barrett-Jackson … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Auction Block

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2015 was held January 10-18 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $130 million in gross sales. The total from the 44th annual event was the highest in company history, with 1,611 vehicles sold during this year's Arizona Auction Week sale. “This year’s Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44-year history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman … [Read more...]