Mecum Harrisburg 2014 – Auction Results

1970 Dodge Hemi Coronet R/T

The debut Mecum Auctions Harrisburg sale was held July 24-27, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, resulting in $21,111,582 in total sales. The four-day auction eclipsed Mecum’s Dallas auction in 2011 as the largest-ever inaugural consignment collector car auction. With 735 of the total 1,056 vehicles offered hammered sold, the auction sell-through rate reached 70 … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Motor City 2014 – Auction Results

1911 Mercedes 38-70HP Seven-Passenger Touring

RM Auctions staged its Concours d'Elegance of America at St. John’s sale on July 26, 2014 in Plymouth, Michigan, resulting in more than $7.4 million in total sales and a 77% sell-through rate. The single-day sale at the Inn at St. John's lifted the gavel on an eclectic mix of 77 vehicles and one classic boat. RM Auctions celebrated 20 years of auctions in the Detroit area at its annual Motor City sale in Michigan. … [Read more...]

Bonhams Mercedes-Benz 2014 – Auction Results

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster sold for €3.1 million

The debut Bonhams Mercedes-Benz auction was held 12th July 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, resulting in €11,855,925 in total sales. The sale included nearly 50 Mercedes-Benz cars, with models of the marque spanning over 100 years. Malcolm Barber, Bonhams Co-Chairman and auctioneer on the day, said, "Today's sale demonstrated the fantastic diversity and engineering excellence available from … [Read more...]

Mecum Seattle 2014 – Auction Report

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Mecum Auctions, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, Washington, June 13-14, 2014 Mecum Auctions is constantly refining its calendar, trying new places and dates, usually with success. Frank Mecum said, "We looked at where we're shipping cars, and a lot were heading to the Pacific Northwest so we thought this would be a good place to try an auction." It turned out that they were right, with a good … [Read more...]

Mecum Indianapolis 2014 – Auction Report

1963 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster

Mecum Auctions Spring Classic, State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 13-18, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor [First an apology to readers for the lateness of this report. May and June were two months of nearly continuous travel, with barely enough time to take a shower and get clean clothes between trips. The following report – comprising almost 190 cars out of the 1,600 Mecum … [Read more...]

Auctions America Littlefield Collection – Auction Results

8-ton Half-Track Sd.Kfz. 7

The Auctions America Littlefield Collection sale was staged July 11-12, 2014 in Portola Valley, California, resulting in $10.24 million in total sales and a 98 percent sell-through rate. The two-day auction of military vehicles and accessories enticed bidders from 10 countries, including as far away as Germany, Belgium and Australia. One of the world’s largest private collections of armored vehicles, the … [Read more...]

Motostalgia Houston 2014 – Auction Report

1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

Motostalgia Auctions, Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance, Seabrook, Texas, May 2, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Motostalgia Auctions moved into the Keels and Wheels Concours d'Elegance at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook (Houston), Texas in early May, the slot abandoned three years ago by Worldwide now holding forth at the Concours d'Elegance of Texas at La Toretta, north of Houston in … [Read more...]

Artcurial Le Mans Classic 2014 – Auction Results

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

The Artcurial Motorcars Le Mans Classic auction was held Saturday 5th July 2014 at the Le Mans 24 Hours Circuit in France, resulting in total sales of €13.2 million and an 82% sell-through rate. Artcurial assembled a selection of 111 collector cars and 148 lots of automobilia for the 2014 Le Mans Classic auction, with 37 motor cars selling for more than €100,000 and 80% sold within or above their pre-sale … [Read more...]

Worldwide Houston 2014 – Auction Report

1955 Porsche 356 "Pre-A" 1500 Super Speedster

Worldwide Auctions, Concours d'Elegance of Texas, Montgomery, Texas, May 3,2014 Worldwide Auctions returned to the La Torretta Resort in Montgomery, Texas for its third auction in conjunction with the Concours d'Elegance of Texas, bringing an intriguing variety of cars and a big crowd. Competing for the first time with Antonio Brunet's Motostalgia Auction at the Keels & Wheels Concours, Worldwide's former site … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 – Auction Results

Ferrari 375 Plus

The Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 auction was held Friday 27 June on the Tapestry Lawn at Goodwood House in Chichester, UK, resulting in £22.6 million ($38.4 million USD) in total sales. A selection of more than 85 automobiles crossed the auction block, with the top result going to the ex-Scuderia 1954 Ferrari 375 Plus that sold for £10,753,500 ($18.2 million USD). … [Read more...]

Bonhams Greenwich 2014 – Auction Report

1975 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopica Coupe Roadster

Bonhams, Greenwich Concours d'Elegance, Greenwich, Connecticut, June 1, 2014 Report by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Bonhams featured a couple of headline cars at Greenwich, particularly John Fitch's Fitch Phoenix prototype which John had driven many times down from Lime Rock to the Concours. The Fitch Phoenix's thunder might have been overshadowed in the auction results by the $1.2 million Countach … [Read more...]

Mecum Seattle 2014 – Auction Results

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible

The Mecum Seattle 2014 auction was staged June 13-14 at CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington, resulting in $15,125,097 in total sales. Mecum's inaugural Seattle sale saw 322 vehicles successfully cross the auction block over the two-day auction. “It was evident about an hour into the first auction day that the fine people of Seattle were glad we’d come to town,” described Mecum Auctions' President … [Read more...]

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...]