RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster, Body by Figoni and Falaschi

RM Auctions, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida, March 8, 2014 Highlighted by the disposition of Greenwich, Connecticut's Malcolm S. Pray, Jr. collection, RM Auctions hit a home run at Amelia Island this year, recording a record total sale for the sixteen years they're been at Amelia Island of $35.9 million, just over a third better than the previous best set last year. The top sale, not surprisingly, was the … [Read more...]

Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2014 – Auction Results

1963 Shelby 289 Cobra sold for $825,000

The Auctions America Fort Lauderdale 2014 Auction was held March 14–16 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Florida, resulting in more than $21 million in total sales and a 76% sell-through rate. The 12th annual Fort Lauderdale sale attracted its strongest attendance to date and realized a nearly 20% sales increase over 2013. Bidders represented 13 countries from around the world, … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Results

1968 Porsche 907 Longtail Auction Block

The Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 auction was held Friday, March 7 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida, resulting in $30,953,450 in total sales and an 89% sell-through rate. A total of 15 auction records were set at this year's sale, with four cars selling above $2 million. David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company, said, “We were very proud of the outstanding results at … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Results

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Torpedo Roadster

The RM Auctions Amelia Island Concours 2014 sale was held March 8th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida, resulting in $35,947,500 in total sales and a 97% sell-through rate. The result is a 34% increase over 2013, with bidders from 18 countries and 20% representing new clients for RM. RM Auctions assembled 91 automobiles for the single-day auction, which again served as a prelude to … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

McLaren F1 GTR at 2014 Gooding Scottsdale

Gooding & Company, Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 17-18, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor $49,446,095 in sales, a 94% sale rate (110 of 117 cars offered) is a huge result for Gooding & Company. More to the point, however, are the number of cars that achieved exceptional, over-estimate prices: 14.6% of the lots offered. They were in some cases astounding and reflected in most … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Preview

1968 Porsche 907-005

The Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 auction will take place on Friday, March 7 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Florida. Gooding's auction has more than doubled in size since their first sale at Amelia Island in 2010, and 2014 will see almost 90 cars cross the block beginning at 11:00 am. Among the cars at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island sale, a dozen are estimated to bring prices in … [Read more...]

Amelia Island Select 2014 – Auction Preview

1954 Watson Indy Roadster

The inaugural Amelia Island Select auction will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 on the grounds of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. Staged by Hollywood Car Auctions, the sale will see approximately 125 American Classic, Sports, Racing, European and Contemporary automobiles cross the auction block, with five estimated to bring in excess of $1 million. Among the headline offerings … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Preview

1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Roadster Side

The RM Auctions Amelia Island 2014 auction will be held Saturday, March 8th on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Amelia Island, Florida. RM Auctions has gathered more than 90 automobiles for the single-day auction, which will again act as a prelude to this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. A total of nine automobiles offered at the 16th annual RM Auctions Amelia Island sale are estimated to sell for … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 #57 Rebel Convertible Race Car

Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 14-19, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Barrett-Jackson opened a completely revised auction site in 2014. Gone was the famed giant fabric covered auction arena with its huge American flag. Gone were the flood prone preview tents in the 'Polo Field' catchment basin. Gone were the rows of plastic and trailer potties. The new site … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2014 – Auction Report

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RM Auctions, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona January 16-17, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor RM Auctions again changed its Arizona auction format this year, offering a few more cars than last year but in two separate sessions starting in the late afternoon each day. The revised schedule overcame some of the marathon aspects of prior years, ending in time for a civilized meal or even a … [Read more...]

Artcurial Paris Retromobile 2014 – Auction Results

1953 Ferrari 166MM/53 Barchetta by Oblin

The Artcurial Motorcars Retromobile Auction 2014 was held 7-8 February at the Retromobile Show in Paris, resulting in €29 million in total sales and an 85% sell-through rate. The total sales figure was the highest ever for a collector car auction staged in France, beating Artcurial’s own record set at the same event last year. With 177 motor cars and 15 motorcycles on offer, the top result at the Artcurial … [Read more...]

Bonhams Grand Palais Paris 2014 – Auction Results

1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

The Bonhams Paris Auction 2014 was held Thursday 6th February at the Grand Palais in Paris during Retromobile Week, resulting in €17 million in total sales. The top result at the Bonhams Paris Auction went to the 1968 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta, which achieved a new world auction record for the model when it was sold for €2,225,000 (£1,850,000/$3,000,000). … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Paris 2014 – Auction Results

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The RM Auctions Paris sale was held 5 February 2014 at Place Vauban during the week of Salon Retromobile, resulting in total sales of €17,701,680 and an 80% sell-through rate. The top result at the debut Paris sale from RM Auctions went to the 1955 Jaguar D-Type, part of the Harburg Collection, which sold for €3,696,000, establishing a new world record for a D-Type at auction. … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2014 – Auction Results

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

The Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2014 was held January 17-26 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, resulting in $63,435,490 in total sales and a 64% sell-through rate. The ten-day Kissimmee auction saw 2,750 vehicles and 3,000 items of automotive memorabilia cross the auction block in Florida. Staged during nationwide weather issues that resulted in thousands of cancelled flights, the 2014 Mecum Kissimmee … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2014 – Auction Report

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Bonhams, Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 16, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor January 16, 2014 marked the third year since Bonhams joined the Arizona collector car auction week familiarly known as "Scottsdale." The sale exploded in value and quality, nearly tripling the $6 million total of 2012's first year sale and firmly setting Bonhams' cat among the Arizona car collector … [Read more...]