RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale was staged January 15-16 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, resulting in $63,700,375 in total sales and a 90 percent sell-through rate. The sale represented RM's best Arizona Auction Week performance to date and a nearly 40 percent increase over its 2014 total. “We’re thrilled with the results from our Arizona sale. Carefully curated by our specialists, our offering was … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Pratte Collection 2015 – Tuesday Auction Report

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Yenko 427 sold for $275,000, a strong $99,000 more than the purchase price in 2008

Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, The Pratte Collection Tuesday, January 13, 2015 This is a brief ‘heads-up’ on the Tuesday group of cars from Ron Pratte’s collection at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld. There were 110 lots, mostly cars, of which were offered without reserve. They brought a total of $13,272,600. Sixty of them had sold at auction since 2004 i.e., probably to Ron Pratte. Of those, … [Read more...]

Mecum Anaheim 2014 – Auction Report

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Berlinetta, Body by Pininfarina/Scaglietti

Mecum Auctions, Anaheim, California, November 13-15, 2014 2015 marked Mecum's third auction at the Convention Center in Anaheim. Their success in this venue is in marked contrast to that of others who have ventured into the LA area with uniformly lackadaisical results. While Rick Cole had successful auctions in Newport Beach in the waning years of the last collector car auction boom and Keith and Desley … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2015 – Auction Preview

1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona

The Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction will be held January 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The ten-day Kissimmee sale will see more than 3,000 vehicles and hundreds of automotive memorabilia items cross the block in Florida at the world’s largest collector car auction. The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum Collection will be among the offerings at the Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction. … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Preview

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 Auction will be held January 10-18 at the WestWorld facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Barrett-Jackson's 44th annual Arizona Auction Week sale will feature the largest docket in its history, with more than 1,600 classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods, resto-mods and more set to cross the auction block. “We’re thrilled to kick off 2015 with the largest auction in the history of … [Read more...]

Gooding Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Preview

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

The Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 Auction will be held January 16-17 nearby the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. Gooding's 8th annual Arizona Auction Week sale will see more than 125 automobiles on offer, including 18 automobiles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 million. Headline offerings at the Gooding Scottsdale 2015 sale include the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider; 1962 … [Read more...]

Featured Porsches at Mecum Kissimmee 2015

1971 Porsche 911S Coupe

A selection of Porsches will be among the headline offerings at the Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction, scheduled for January 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Similar to previous years, Mecum's 2015 Florida sale will offer a group of desirable Porsche road cars for bidders to enjoy. With their Kissimmee sale, Mecum's focus is on American iron, but the auction house has done an admirable job … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Preview

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction will be held January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, with more than 80 automobiles on offer at the 4th annual Bonhams Arizona Auction Week event. Headlining the 2015 Bonhams Arizona sale will be a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione; 1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT Alloy Coupe; 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy; 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spider; 1964 Aston … [Read more...]

Mecum Austin 2014 – Auction Report

1953 Jaguar XK 120SE Roadster

Mecum Auctions, Austin, Texas December 12-13, 2014 Mecum Auctions' approach is unusual, even unique. They troll around the country, trying locations, developing them – and along the way the collector car market in places where it's been overlooked – bringing their high-energy Velocity TV production. Mecum has produced blockbuster results in unexpected places. Kissimmee is front and center. Overlapping the … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Preview

1964 Ferrari 250 LM (photo: Darin Schnabel)

The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale will be held January 15-16 on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. More than 125 classic and significant automobiles will cross the auction podium at this year’s sale, including 22 automobiles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 million. The 16th annual RM Auctions sale held during Arizona Auction Week includes everything from pre-war classics to sports … [Read more...]

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...]