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...]

Mecum Houston 2015 – Auction Report

1959 Jaguar XK 150 Drophead Coupe

Mecum Auctions, Houston, Texas, April 17-19, 2015 $101,763,166. That's how many dollars worth of collector vehicles Mecum Auctions has sold since its first auction in Houston in 2012. Mecum did it by selling 2,588 lots with an average transaction value of $39,321. It is a remarkable achievement, from nothing in 2011 to three Texas sales a year in 2015, Houston in spring, Dallas (also since 2012) in September and … [Read more...]

Mecum Indianapolis 2015 – Auction Results

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster sold for $1,000,000

The Mecum Auctions Original Spring Classic 2015 auction was held May 12-17 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, resulting in $42,878,210 in total sales and a 65 percent sell-through rate. Dana Mecum’s 28th annual Spring Classic sale was headlined by muscle cars, Corvettes and individual collections, with 1,404 vehicles offered in total. Top sales were populated by a mix of modern and vintage, foreign and … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2015 – Auction Preview

1935 Jaguar SS90 (photo: Pawel Litwinski)

The Bonhams Greenwich 2015 auction will be held Sunday, May 31st at the Greenwich Concours d'Elegance in Connecticut. Held at the waterfront Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Bonhams' 8th annual sale will feature more than 90 automobiles and a wide-ranging selection of automobilia. A supercharged 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet with coachwork by Gangloff will headline Bonhams' 2015 Greenwich Concours sale. … [Read more...]

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

1952 Ferrari 212 Export Barchetta by Touring

The RM Sotheby's Villa d'Este 2015 sale will be held 23rd May at Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, as part of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este weekend. A roster of 37 of cars, along with two vintage Riva boats, will be featured at RM's biennial Concorso Villa d'Este auction. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider will headline the RM Sotheby's Concorso Villa d'Este 2015 auction. Chassis number … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2015 – Auction Results

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2015

The Auctions America Auburn Spring 2015 sale was held May 7-9 at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, resulting in more than $5.5 million in total sales and a 77 percent sell-through rate. The multi-day auction attracted bidders from eight countries as well as 34 states across the United States, with 30 percent representing first-time Auctions America clientele. Top sale honors at the Auctions America … [Read more...]