Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Results

1966 Lamborghini 350 GT

The 2014 Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction was held January 15-19 in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $21 million in total sales and a sell-through rate approaching 70%. The five-day event saw attendance 35% higher than 2013. The top result at the Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2014 sale went to the 1966 Lamborghini 350 GT Coupe that sold for $742,630. … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Results

1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2014 was held January 12-19 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $113 million in gross sales. The total from the 43rd annual auction was the highest in company history, with nearly 1,400 vehicles sold and an estimated 300,000 attendees. The top result at the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale sale went to the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Coupe that brought … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Results

1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail sold for $5,280,000

The Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2014 Auction was held January 17-18 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $49.4 million in total sales and a 94% sell-through rate. The 7th annual Gooding Arizona auction saw eleven world auction records set, with six cars sold above the $2 million mark and 13 cars sold above $1 million. David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Results

1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta sold for $3,190,000

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2014 Auction was held January 16th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in nearly $25 million in total sales and an 89% sell-through rate. The total for Bonhams' third annual Arizona sale nearly doubled last year’s total and quadrupled that of the first year. The top result at the 2014 Bonhams Scottsdale sale went to the 1951 Ferrari 212 Export Touring Berlinetta … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2014 – Auction Results

1958 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider

The RM Auctions Arizona 2014 sale was held January 16-17 on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix, resulting in more than $45 million in total sales and an 85% sell-through rate. A total of ten million-dollar-plus transactions and numerous auction records were set at RM's 15th annual Arizona sale, with bidders hailing from 20 countries around the world. “RM Auctions continues to prove that … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2014 – Auction Preview

1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Prototype

The Mecum Auctions Kissimmee 2014 sale will be staged January 17-26 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The ten-day Kissimmee auction will see more than 3,000 vehicles and 3,000 items of automotive memorabilia cross the auction block in Florida. The line-up at the 2014 Mecum Kissimmee Auction offers everything from muscle cars to 1950s-era cars as well as vintage racers, European sports and exotics … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2014 – Auction Preview

1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider

The RM Auctions Arizona 2014 sale will be held January 16-17 on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. More than 120 classic and significant automobiles will cross the auction podium at this year's sale, including 15 automobiles with pre-sale estimates exceeding $1 million. The 15th annual RM Arizona auction places an emphasis on ‘best of category’ examples, headlined by a 1958 Ferrari … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Preview

1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet

The Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2014 Auction will be held January 17-18 nearby the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. The 7th annual Gooding Scottsdale auction will see more than 115 automobiles on offer, headlined by the 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail; 1929 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton; 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Series 1 Cabriolet; 1961 Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Speciale; 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Preview

1951 212 Export Touring Berlinetta

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2014 Auction will be held January 16th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, with more than 100 automobiles on offer at the 3rd annual Bonhams Arizona Auction Week event. Headlining the 2014 Bonhams Arizona sale will be a 1951 212 Export Touring Berlinetta; 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport Zagato Spider; 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C; 2010 Ferrari 599XX; 1954 Bentley R-Type … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Preview

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 #57 Rebel Convertible

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2014 will be held January 12-19 at the all-new WestWorld facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. More than 1,000 classics, exotics, muscle cars, hot rods, resto-mods and more will cross the auction block at no reserve during the 43rd annual automotive lifestyle event. The 2014 auction marks the return of the company’s 5000 Series, which includes the Salon Collection and features … [Read more...]

Mecum Kansas City Fall 2013 – Auction Report

1960 MG A 1600 Coupe

Mecum Auctions, Kansas City, Missouri December 5-7, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor The Mecum Auctions machine rolls through Kansas City twice a year. They had 695 cars cross the block in April. (See Full Report). How do they do that and still find 791 collector cars to sell in December? The answer probably lies somewhere in the fact that they sold 63.6% in April and 62% in … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2013 – Auction Report

1964 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2, Body by Pininfarina

Bonhams "Preserving the Automobile" Simeone Foundation Museum, Philadelphia, October 7, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor In its second iteration this venue is proving to be a successful niche for Bonhams. The site, of course, is superb. Surrounded by Dr. Simeone’s magnificent collection of racing cars from both pre- and post-war eras that demonstrate his determination to promote the … [Read more...]

Leake Dallas 2013 – Auction Results

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham

The Leake Auction Company Dallas 2013 sale was held November 22-24 at the Dallas Market Hall in Texas, resulting in $9.5 million in total sales and a 63% sell-through rate. The total from the three-day sale was up 29% from last year. “We could not be happier with the results of this auction,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake Auction Company. … [Read more...]

RM Auctions New York City 2013 – Auction Report

RM Auctions Art of the Automobile sale

RM Auctions at Sotheby’s 'The Art of the Automobile', New York, November 21, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor This auction report is going to be effusive. Be forewarned. New York City has been a quicksand swamp for collector car auctions. Consider the obstacles: Traffic in New York City is dominated by various forms of Yellow Taxis driven by ambitious immigrants. It is not a … [Read more...]

Bonhams London 2013 – Auction Results

Ecurie Ecosse Group shot with Transporter

The Bonhams London New Bond Street 2013 Auction was held 1st December at Bonhams’ newly redesigned and refurbished London headquarters, resulting in £16.8 in total sales and an 83% sell-through rate. All eight cars in Dick Skipworth’s collection from the legendary Scottish Ecurie Ecosse team that won two consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour races in 1956 and 1957, sold for record prices. … [Read more...]