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...]

Mecum Indianapolis 2015 – Auction Report

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta, Body by Scaglietti

Mecum Auctions, Spring Classic, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 13-16, 2015 Mecum's Spring Classic is a marathon, four days of nonstop auctions with cars spread throughout the various exposition buildings of the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. It is possible – even productive – simply to concentrate on the Big Car displays. There is plenty there, in the diverse, if Muscle-oriented, … [Read more...]

Mecum Seattle 2015 – Auction Results

1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE sold for $185,000

The Mecum Seattle 2015 auction was staged June 5-6 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington, resulting in $9,517,676 in total sales. The auction’s top seller was a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE (Lot S76.1) that brought a high bid of $185,000. A R-Code Challenger with matching-numbers four-speed transmission, the car had undergone a comprehensive restoration in 2014 and was presented in … [Read more...]

Mecum Kansas City Spring 2015 – Auction Report

1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster

Mecum Auctions, Kansas City Spring, April 23-25, 2015 Kansas City, whether spring or December, has never been a high-roller sale for Mecum Auctions. It is, however, a steady performer in high seven- or low-eight figures that mines the enthusiasm of a notable car collecting market. The Spring 2015 Kansas City auction continued that track with a solid $8,955,661 sale and a consistent offering of similarly solid, and … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2015 – Auction Results

1973 Porsche 911 RS Touring sold for $594,000

The Bonhams Greenwich 2015 auction was held Sunday, May 31st at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Connecticut, resulting in $7,710,262 in total sales and an 89 percent sell-through rate. Held at the waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Bonhams’ 8th annual sale featured more than 90 automobiles and a wide-ranging selection of automobilia. Despite torrential rain over the weekend in Greenwich, the … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Andrews Collection – Auction Report

1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet, Body by Pininfarina

RM Sotheby's, Paul and Chris Andrews Collection, Fort Worth, Texas May 2, 2015 RM Sotheby's has demonstrated that it is without peer in single owner collection auctions, establishing a record of effective promotion, lavish presentation and meticulous on-site event management that regularly produces eye-opening, record-setting results. Paul and Chris Andrews, pére et fils, are the latest collectors to take … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Concorso Villa d’Este 2015 – Auction Results

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta

The RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 sale was held 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, resulting in €26,714,530 ($29,920,273 USD) in total sales and an 89.75 percent sell-through rate. A roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, were featured at RM's biennial auction staged over the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend. Bidders hailed from 26 countries, including Russia, the … [Read more...]