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...]

Bonhams Paris 2014 – Auction Report

1984 Ferrari 126 C4 M2 Formula 1

Bonhams, Grand Palais, Paris, France, February 6, 2014 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor There are just a few particularly charismatic places to hold collector car auctions. Worldwide's auction in the Cord Front Drive L29 Assembly Building in Auburn is one. Bonhams at the Grand Palais, site of the early Paris Auto Shows, is another. It is impossible to be unaffected by the … [Read more...]

Gooding & Company Amelia Island 2014 – Auction Report

1959 Porsche RSK Spyder

Gooding & Company, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Florida, March 7, 2014 Bitter cold didn't do much to deter the bidders at this year's Gooding & Company Amelia Island auction although it kept the line long at the Chubb Insurance latte stand. In addition to some superior Porsches and the beautifully original, preserved and maintained Ferrari 250 Europa GT s/n 0409GT this year's Gooding Amelia … [Read more...]

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...]