Mecum Austin 2014 – Auction Results

2006 Ford GT

The debut Mecum Austin 2014 auction was held December 12-13 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, resulting in $14,668,347 in total sales and nearly a 70 percent sell-through rate. The anticipated offering of 600 vehicles was exceeded as 660 vehicles crossed the auction block during the 2-day sale. The results brought Mecum's 2014 total to a record $330 million with 76 percent of offered lots sold. … [Read more...]

Jaguars Sold at Auction in 2014

1955 Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar, the brand known for its leaping feline mascot, enjoyed plenty of air time this year within the collector car auction world. Well represented at nearly every single collector car auction in 2014, Auction Editor Rick Carey witnessed the good, bad and the ugly from the Coventry-based car firm. Not surprisingly, the Jaguar E-Type made up a majority of the Jaguar offerings at auction in 2014. After a … [Read more...]

Mercedes-Benz Sold at Auction in 2014

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at RM Amelia Island

Mercedes-Benz has long represented a great choice for enthusiasts that want a beautiful, well-engineered automobile that will actually crank on a cold morning. As the world's oldest automaker, the brand's history is littered with numerous important open and sporting cars like the famed White Knights, the dominating Silver Arrows, the elegant 540K series and the blue-chip 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster. The level of … [Read more...]

Mecum Kansas City Fall 2014 – Auction Results

Mecum Kansas City Fall 2014

The Mecum Kansas City 2014 Auction was held December 4-6 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, resulting in $8,253,041 in total sales and a sell-through rate of nearly 70 percent. A total of 382 automobiles were purchased during the three-day auction. A 2005 Ford GT took top honors at the Mecum Kansas City Fall 2014 sale. With 5,631 original miles on its odometer and dressed in White with … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 – Auction Report

1956 Lancia Aurelia B20S 6th Series Coupe, Body by Pinin Farina

Bonhams 'Preserving the Automobile', Simeone Museum, Philadelphia, PA, October 6, 2014 2014 marked Bonhams' third foray into the delightful environs of Dr. Fred Simeone's marvelous collection near the Philadelphia airport. If the auction isn't sufficient to induce people to come, the chance to see the collection of competition automobiles that Dr. Simeone has put together should be. His dedication to presenting … [Read more...]

Porsches Sold at Auction in 2014

1968 Porsche 907 Longtail (photo: Eric Fairchild / Gooding)

Porsche products resonate with enthusiasts. Whether it's the remarkable story involving a seemingly perpetual product that's enjoyed over a half century of development or their deep motorsport heritage, the iconic brand has cemented itself as one most enthusiasts aspire to experience at one point in their life. For some, they need more than one taste of the brand, evidenced in 2014 by what seemed like an endless … [Read more...]

Ferraris Sold at Auction in 2014

1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

Auction Editor Rick Carey reported from 30 different auctions in 2014, starting with the Scottsdale, Kissimmee and Paris sales, moving quickly into the Amelia Island sales and continuing on a frenetic pace throughout the rest of the year. Ferraris -- the unquestioned epicenter of the collector car market -- were a huge focus of Carey's reports, with no less than 169 of Maranello's finest methodically examined in … [Read more...]

Bonhams Bond Street 2014 – Auction Results

Porsche 908.02

The Bonhams Bond Street 2014 sale was held 30th November at Bonhams' London headquarters on Bond Street in the heart of Mayfair, resulting in £12,777,450 in total sales and an 83.8% sell-through rate. The top lot in the Bonhams Bond Street 2014 auction went to the ex-works 1969-70 Porsche 908.02 'Flunder' Langheck Group 6 Racing Sports-Prototype that achieved £2,185,500. … [Read more...]

Mecum Anaheim 2014 – Auction Results

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB short nose

The Mecum Auctions Anaheim 2014 sale was held November 13-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, resulting in $15,238,429 in total sales. The results represented the top-grossing Mecum auction in that locale since the event's inception in 2012. With 758 cars offered during the three-day event, the top sale at the Mecum Anaheim 2014 auction went to a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (Lot S166.1) that hammered at … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 – Auction Results

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

The RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 sale was held Saturday, November 15th at the Pack Automotive Museum in Dallas, Texas, resulting in $11,543,400 in total sales with 100 percent of all lots sold. The result of more than a decade of acquisition by Sam Pack, the collection presented a series of fifties and sixties icons, a collection of Detroit muscle and a series of concepts, customs and modern collectibles. … [Read more...]

Branson Collector Car Fall 2014 – Auction Report

1951 AC Frazer-Nash Roadster

The Branson Auction, Branson, Missouri, October 17-18, 2014 Fall 2014 marked the completion of the Branson Auction's thirty-fifth year, a series started in 1979 when Mark Trimble decided to sell off a few cars from his collection. Both the Branson Auction and Mark Trimble's collecting have now persisted through more than a generation. The auction is now run by Jim and Kathy Cox, but Mark still brings – and … [Read more...]

Artcurial Paris VII Sur Les Champs 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Aston Martin DB5

The VII Artcurial Automobiles sur les Champs 2014 auction was held 2 November in Paris, resulting in €5.9 million in total sales and an 80% sell-through rate for the automobiles. The 7th auction in Artcurial’s 'Automobiles Sur Les Champs' series of Paris sales was held at the Artcurial headquarters on the Champs Elysées. … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Report

1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster

RM Auctions, Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 9-10, 2014 Two collections headlined this year's RM auction at Hershey. The first was John Moir, Jr.'s unique assemblage including the 'A-Z' collection of 26 marques comprising the full alphabet from A-Z, augmented with his peerless collection of AC cars. The second was restorer Jeffrey Day's collection of Fifties cars – mostly Fords - all done to … [Read more...]

Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 – Auction Results

1989 Ferrari F40

The Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 sale was held 10th October at the Belgian seaside resort of Knokke-Le-Zoute, resulting in €3.8 million in total sales. The auction was staged alongside the Zoute Grand Prix Rally and Concours d'Elegance, and attracted a strong audience turnout with some keen bidding. Philip Kantor, Head of the Continental European Motoring department, said, "We've enjoyed another great sale at … [Read more...]