Leake Auctions Tulsa 2014 – Auction Results

1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

The Leake Auction Company Tulsa 2014 sale was held June 6-8 at the River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, resulting in $10.1 million in total sales and a 72% sell-through rate. The three-day auction featured 643 lots across the two-lane auction block. “Tulsa is our flagship auction and we are thrilled that it continues to gain momentum each year,” stated Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. “Now … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2014 – Auction Report

1954 Jaguar XK 120SE Drophead Coupe

Auctions America by RM, Auburn Spring, Auburn, Indiana, May 8-10, 2014 Auburn Spring has never been like this, a $19 million dollar sale with 780 cars offered and 636 (81.5%) sold. The sale performance was urged along by over 400 cars offered by John Scotti without reserve, hour after hour on the West ring of cars, good and mediocre, but none bad, selling to the highest bidder. It fostered the excitement … [Read more...]

Mecum Original Spring Classic 2014 – Auction Results

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster

The Mecum Auctions Original Spring Classic 2014 sale was held May 13-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, resulting in $40,360,815 in total sales and a 64 percent sell-through rate. Of the 1,465 cars that crossed the block, 937 hammered sold over the six-day auction. The newly renovated Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum served as the auction arena with seating for both bidders and spectators … [Read more...]

Mecum Houston 2014 – Auction Report

Ford GT40 at Mecum Houston

Mecum Auctions, The Reliant Center, Houston, Texas, April 10-12, 2014 Mecum hasn’t been coming to Houston for very long but already they’ve made themselves known. Mecum’s Houston auction was capped by the $7 million hammer ($7,560,000 with commission) sale of Ford GT prototype GT/104, a car that – if comparison is needed – Gooding & Company sold at Pebble Beach in August 2012, not quite two years ago for … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Spring 2014 – Auction Results

1934 Chrysler Custom Imperial Airflow

The Auctions America Auburn Spring 2014 sale was held May 8-10 at the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, resulting in $19.1 million in total sales and an 87 percent sell-through rate. A record 20,000 enthusiasts visited the sale, while bidders hailed from seven countries and 38 states. More than 770 vehicles and 250 lots of memorabilia crossed the block during the three-day event. The results represent Auctions … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monaco 2014 – Auction Results

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competition

The RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale was held 10 May at Le Sporting in Monaco, resulting in €41,355,430 in total sales and a sell-through rate of 93 percent. Staged the same weekend as the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, the biennial RM Monaco sale saw at least 10 world auction records set throughout the five-hour event. The top result among the 90 lots offered went to the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C with coachwork by … [Read more...]

Mecum Original Spring Classic 2014 – Auction Preview

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

The Mecum Auctions Original Spring Classic 2014 sale will be staged May 13-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The six-day Indy auction will see nearly 2,000 classic and collector cars cross the auction block in Indiana. Dana Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic auction will be held in the recently renovated 75-year-old grand Coliseum on the fairgrounds and will bring with it another wide-ranging … [Read more...]

Mecum Kansas City Spring 2014 – Auction Results

1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe

The Mecum Kansas City 2014 Auction was held April 24-26 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, resulting in $8,678,668 in total sales and a sell-through rate of 65 percent. Of the 574 cars that crossed the block, 370 were purchased during the three-day auction. The all-indoor auction held at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center is a continued favorite for Mecum, along with its … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monaco 2014 – Auction Preview

1956 Maserati 450S Prototype by Franay

The RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale will be staged 9-10 May at Le Sporting on the Côte d'Azur in Monaco. More than 80 collector cars with an emphasis on historic competition will be featured at the single-day, biennial RM Monaco auction held the same weekend as the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. A total of nine automobiles offered at the RM Auctions Monaco 2014 sale are estimated to sell for €1,000,000 or more. Three … [Read more...]

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2014 – Auction Report

1963 Shelby Cobra Roadster

Auctions America by RM, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 14-16, 2014 Many auctions seem to be struggling for quality consignments, probably because there are so many auctions popping up all over the place. Based on their Fort Lauderdale auction this year, Auctions America doesn't seem to have that problem. There were quality cars everywhere – along with some bufonidae – making Fort Lauderdale a car show that … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2014 – Auction Report

1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring

Mecum Auctions, Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida, January 17-26, 2014 By my count 2,743 vehicles, by far most of them automobiles, crossed the Mecum Auctions auction block in Kissimmee, Florida during its nine-day run January 17-26, 2014 (nine days since only 'Road Art' was offered on Monday.) It is a sea of cars, under a blanket of tents scattered across the Osceola Heritage Park site. The schedule … [Read more...]

Mecum Houston 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Ford GT40 Prototype

The Mecum Houston 2014 Auction was held April 10-12 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, resulting in $33,633,058 in total sales and a sell-through rate of nearly 70 percent. “Our Houston event is one of the fastest growing auctions on our calendar,” noted Mecum President and Founder Dana Mecum. “The quality of collector cars continues to rise year after year here in Houston, and the people of this great car … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2014 – Auction Results

1946 Ford Sportsman Woody Convertible

The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction 2014 was held April 11-14 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in Palm Beach, Florida, resulting in more than $25 million in gross sales. The total from the 12th annual auction was the highest in the history of Barrett-Jackson's Palm Beach auctions. "Each year, Palm Beach continues to expand its impact, bringing better cars, more fans and growth. We have enjoyed the years here … [Read more...]

Artcurial Paris Retromobile 2014 – Auction Report

1953 Ferrari 166 MM/53 Barchetta, Body by Oblin

Artcurial, Briest-Poulain-F. Tajan, Retromobile, Paris, February 7-8, 2014 The signature auction at Retromobile, February's big car collecting show in Paris, has been traded around. From Christie's to Bonhams to this year's Artcurial, it arrived at its 2014 expression as a two-day auction of some 175 automobiles with diverse marques on Friday and a 'Solo Alfa' auction (of post-war cars) on Saturday. Now, I have … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Paris 2014 – Auction Report

1955 Jaguar D-Type Sports Racer

RM Auctions, Place Vauban, Paris, France, February 5, 2014 RM Auctions joined the fray during Paris Retromobile week this year, setting up on Place Vauban, adjacent to L'Hotel national des Invalides and much of the military history of France. The sale's highlight was the race car collection of Australian Peter Harburg, seven cars that individually and collectively could not fail to get any historic race fan's … [Read more...]