Worldwide Auburn 2013 – Auction Report

1966 Porsche 911 Coupe

Worldwide Auctioneers, National Auto and Truck Museum, Auburn, Indiana, August 31, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor In an annual auction schedule that includes ever more events few locations, if any, have the ambiance and history of Worldwide’s Auburn Auction. Held in the Front Drive L-29 assembly building behind ACD headquarters in Auburn, Indiana, in the home of the National Auto and … [Read more...]

Mecum Chicago 2013 – Auction Results

1963 Harley J. Earl Chevrolet Corvette

The Mecum Auctions Chicago 2013 sale was held October 10-12 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Illinois, resulting in $18,634,223 in total sales and a 64% sell-through rate. With 965 cars crossing the block during the three-day Chicago event, the top sale at the 2013 Mecum auction went to the one-off personal driver of Corvette’s original designer Harley J. Earl that sold for a hammer price of $1.5 million. … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2013 – Auction Results

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Convertible Roadster

The RM Auctions Hershey 2013 sale was held October 10–11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, resulting in $9.6 million in total sales and 90% of all lots sold at the auction held during the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet. The two-day auction featured a selection of 115 vehicles, with a focus on Brass and Classic Era motor cars. … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2013 – Auction Results

1934 Aston Martin 1.5-Liter 2/4 Seater

The Bonhams Preserving the Automobile auction was held Monday, October 7th, 2013 at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, resulting in more than $3.1 million in total sales and an 82% sell-through rate. Bonhams’ forward-thinking auction focusing on original condition automobiles saw a full house at the Simeone Automotive Museum joined by international bidders on the telephones. … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Fall 2013 – Auction Report

1952 Jaguar XK 120SE Roadster

Auctions America by RM, Auburn Fall, Auburn, Indiana, August 29-September 1, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor For years the Auburn Fall auction has been the spiritual home of the car collecting core, folks who buy $20,000 cars because they love them, want to give them good homes and preserve them. In its heyday, Auburn Fall never attracted the ‘Thousands of Cars’ its promoter boasted, but … [Read more...]

Auctions America Fall Carlisle 2013 – Auction Results

1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

The Auctions America Fall Carlisle 2013 sale was held October 3–4 at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, resulting in more than $2.8 million in sales and 62% sell-through rate. Held as part of Carlisle Events’ Fall Carlisle Collector Car Weekend, the two-day Auctions America by RM sale presented more than 250 automobiles joined by a selection of motorcycles and memorabilia. Bidders represented … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Reno 2013 – Auction Report

1968 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible

Barrett-Jackson, Hot August Nights, Reno, Nevada, August 8-10, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Hot August Nights brought Barrett-Jackson to town this year for the first time. It may just have been a marriage made in heaven. Hot August Nights is noted for its city-wide celebration of hot rod and custom cars with major properties in Reno sponsoring a succession of shows, concerts and … [Read more...]

Auctions America California 2013 – Auction Report

1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster

Auctions America by RM, Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California August 1-3, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Southern California is the heart of car culture in North America. Its influence reaches far and wide, to every continent where automobiles are built. Its trends are mimicked everywhere. Why has it been the graveyard of collector car auctions? Pretty much … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2013 – Auction Preview

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Convertible Roadster by LeBaron

The RM Auctions Hershey 2013 sale will be held October 10–11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania during the AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet. The two-day auction will feature a selection of 116 vehicles, with an emphasis on Brass and Classic Era motor cars. “RM has a strong track record of offering motor cars from prominent collections and cars steeped in history at its Hershey sale,” says Gord Duff, car specialist, RM … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2013 – Auction Results

1967 Ferrari 330GTC

The Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction 2013 was held September 26-28 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, resulting in more than $32 million in total sales. This year's results represent a 41% increase from the 2012 event. Nearly 70,000 were in attendance at the 6th annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction, the largest Barrett-Jackson auction outside of its Scottsdale event with a … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2013 – Auction Preview

1966 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage

The Bonhams Preserving the Automobile auction will be held Monday, October 7th, 2013 at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. With models representing Aston Martin, Cadillac, Ferrari, Jaguar, Packard, Pierce-Arrow and Rolls-Royce, among others, the 2nd annual Bonhams Simeone Museum sale will consist almost exclusively of cars in original, unrestored condition, with a selection of automobiles from … [Read more...]

Gooding Pebble Beach 2013 – Auction Report

1957 Ferrari 250 GT TdF Berlinetta

Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, California, August 17-18, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor Consider for a minute the implications of Gooding & Company’s performance at Pebble Beach this year: The mean sold car was worth $965,675; The median sold car brought $368,500; 91.3% of the lots offered were sold on the block or shortly thereafter; $112,018,350 changed hands. Think of … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Monterey 2013 – Auction Report

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4S N.A.R.T. Spider

RM Auctions, Portola Hotel and Monterey Convention Center, Monterey, California, August 16-17, 2013 Report and photos (unless noted) by Rick Carey, Auction Editor It took a while but RM Auctions regained the top auction total in Monterey in 2013 helped along (far along) by the tongue-wagging highlight of the Monterey auctions, the sale of Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spider s/n 10709 for $27.5 million. … [Read more...]

Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2013 – Auction Results

1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35

The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Auction 2013 was held Saturday 14th September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, UK, resulting in total sales of nearly £14 million and and 82% sell-through rate. Top result at this year's sale went to the ex-Tazio Nuvolari 1935 Alfa Romeo Tipo C 8C-35 that sold for £5,937,500, a new world record for an Alfa Romeo sold at auction. … [Read more...]

Mecum Monterey 2013 – Auction Report

1955 Porsche 550/1500 RS Spyder

Mecum Auctions, Del Monte Hyatt, Monterey, California, August 15-17, 2013 Report and photos by Rick Carey, Auction Editor ‘The Daytime Auction’ has now firmly established itself as an important part of the Monterey car week. Mecum Auctions’ presence has been bolstered by a welcome consignment of old, classic, competition and high value cars but remains balanced, and in fact heavily weighted toward, … [Read more...]