Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Report

1959 Jaguar XK 150 Roadster

Coming off the ten-car Thursday sale of no-reserve Maranello Rosso Ferraris, marked by the Monterey week benchmark sale of Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT, Friday's Bonhams auction had high expectations to meet. And meet them it did. Bonhams offered 105 cars on Friday, selling 95 of them, a 90.5% sale rate and $41,550,100 in total sales. The total is $10 million more than last year's record Quail Lodge auction, … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

1972 McLaren M20 Can-Am; S/N M20-1

When Mecum Auctions announced early in 2009 that they'd be joining the annual auctions crush at Monterey they put themselves in the cross-hairs of the most intense, demanding week on the annual auctions calendar. The other Monterey auctions – RM, Gooding, Bonhams and Russo and Steele – had made Monterey their premier events, selling million dollar cars with seeming ease and racking up multi-million dollar sale … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Report

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, Body by Pininfarina

Gooding & Company concluded its 2014 Pebble Beach auction with $106,004,800 in sales, concluding 107 of 121 lots, an 88.4% sell-through, in its two-day sale. The total continued Gooding's string of $100 million plus sales at Pebble Beach over the past three years. The sell-through was down 2.9 points, 3.2%, from last year's extraordinary 91.3% sale rate. The average sale of $990,699 was up 2.6%, the median … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2014 – Auction Results

1936 Lagonda LG45R Rapide

The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Auction 2014 was held Saturday 13th September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, England, resulting in total sales of £15.4 million. With 106 motor cars and 172 lots of automobilia sold, this year's Revival auction was the biggest to date. James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “What a weekend – beautiful weather, fantastic cars, and hours of exciting bidding in … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Berlinetta Speciale, Body by Pininfarina-Scaglietti

RM established itself, by a large margin and with authority, as the top Monterey auction this year, selling a nearly inconceivable 93% of the 129 lots crossing the block, bringing in a total sale of $144,309,350, an average transaction of $1,202,578 and a median of $451,000. The average transaction at RM was $1.2 million, equivalent to an average hammer bid of nearly $1.1 million. The total dollars changing hands … [Read more...]

RM Auctions London 2014 – Auction Results

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France sold for £4,872,000

The RM Auctions London 2014 sale was held 8th September at Battersea Evolution in London, resulting in £21,811,945 ($36,348,733 USD) in total sales and an 86.3% sell-through rate. Held in partnership with the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, RM’s 8th annual London sale saw 80 cars - and one rocket - come to market in their last 2014 European sale. The top result at the RM Auctions London 2014 auction … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 – Auction Results

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton by LaGrande sold for $1,265,000

The Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 sale was held August 27-31 at Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, resulting in $25.9 million in total sales and a 77% sell-through rate on all lots sold. Held over Labor Day weekend during the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival, Auctions America’s flagship Auburn Fall sale drew a record 81,500 enthusiasts to the Auburn Auction Park to witness nearly 1,100 collector cars and … [Read more...]

Summary Monterey Auction Report 2014

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor 2014 was the year Bonhams sold Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT for $38,115,000, an all-time record for a collector car – or any car at all for that matter – at auction. Some pundits thought the GTO, the first time one has been offered publicly since Brooks Auctioneers offered s/n 4293GT, second overall at Le Mans in 1963, at Gstaad in 2000 with an unsuccessful high … [Read more...]

Russo and Steele Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

Russo and Steele Monterey

The Russo and Steele Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 in downtown Monterey, California, resulting in $12,074,960 in total sales. The three-day auction saw record crowds visit Russo’s waterfront venue at Fisherman’s Wharf. The results for Russo and Steele's 2014 Monterey sale were a 63% increase over last year's results, with the average sale price of $115,000 representing an increase of 45%. … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 Series II Cabriolet sold for $2,250,000

The Mecum Monterey Auction 2014 was held August 14-16 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, California, resulting in total sales of $34,651,635 and a 56% sell-through rate at Mecum’s highest-grossing Monterey auction to date. A total of 645 cars were offered during the three-day event, with six of the 361 cars sold surpassing hammer prices of $1,000,000. The top result at the 2014 Mecum Monterey … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auction 2014 was held August 16-17 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center in Pebble Beach, California, resulting in total sales of $106 million and an 88% sell-through rate. A total of 30 cars sold for over $1,000,000 and 16 new auction records were set at two-day sale. David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company, said, “In addition to the many record setting prices, our … [Read more...]

Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 – Auction Results

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

The Bonhams Quail Lodge 2014 Auctions were held Thursday, August 14th and Friday, August 15th on the grounds of the Quail Lodge in Carmel Valley, California, resulting in $108 million in total sales and a 92% sell-through rate. Held in connection with the Quail Motorsport Gathering, the 17th Bonhams sale held during Monterey Classic Car Week featured the 10-car Maranello Rosso Collection on Thursday and more than … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale

The RM Auctions Monterey 2014 auction was held August 15-16 at the Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California, resulting in $143.4 million in total sales and a 91% sell-through rate. RM's flagship auction, held annually during the Monterey Classic Car Week, ranks as the highest grossing collector car auction of all time, breaking the previous record set by RM in 2013. In addition, the … [Read more...]

Bonhams Maranello Rosso Collection 2014 – Auction Report

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta

Bonhams Maranello Rosso Auction, Quail Lodge, Carmel Valley, August 14, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor It has been a quarter century since a 250 GTO was offered publicly. There was, therefore, considerable interest when Bonhams announced they had consigned 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851 GT along with nine other Ferraris from the Maranello Rosso collection of Fabrizio Violati. … [Read more...]

Auctions America California 2014 – Auction Results

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

The Auctions America Southern California sale was held July 31 to August 2, 2014 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, resulting in $17.5 million in total sales and 63% of all lots sold. Auctions America’s second annual entry into the Los Angeles market featured more than 400 automobiles and a selection of motorcycles and memorabilia. … [Read more...]