Russo and Steele Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1962 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk I Roadster

Russo and Steele, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15-19, 2015 Showmanship is an essential element in the collector car auction business. Every auction company practices it, each with its own style. No one practices it with more style and flair than Russo and Steele where Drew Alcazar has elevated auction company showmanship to a new level. It's loud, frenetic, even frantic. Drew, Marty Hill and the rest of the … [Read more...]

Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1959 Ferrari 250 GT California LWB Spider, Body by Scaglietti

Gooding and Company, Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Arizona January 16-17, 2015 Gooding and Company first made its appearance in Scottsdale in 2008, becoming the fifth entrant into the annual winter gathering of collectors and dealers to kick off the New Year joining Barrett-Jackson, Russo and Steele, RM (since 2000) and Silver. Success has followed after firmly planting the Gooding presence in Arizona with a … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Sprint Coupe

Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 13-18, 2015 All props to Barrett-Jackson, no matter how it is cut, sliced and mixed. This is the grand daddy of collector car auctions and within its ebbs and flows mirrors the car collecting hobby better than anything else. There is a law of large numbers at work here. With 1,628 cars crossing the block in six days of nearly non-stop commercial excess, … [Read more...]

Artcurial Retromobile 2015 – Auction Results

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for

The Artcurial Motorcars Retromobile Auction 2015 was held 6 February at the Retromobile Show in Paris, resulting in €48 million in total sales and an 89% sell-through rate. The total sales figure, which included 10 record auction prices, was the highest ever for a collector car auction staged in continental Europe. Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars said, “These exceptional results spring … [Read more...]

Bonhams Grand Palais Paris 2015 – Auction Results

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible

The Bonhams Paris Auction 2015 was held Thursday 5th February at the Grand Palais in Paris during Retromobile Week. The auction attracted buyers from the Middle East, Far East, North and South America, Australasia competing against the European market. The top result at the Bonhams Paris 2015 auction went to the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible that sold to an auction room bidder for €1,897,500 (£1,430,715). … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Paris 2015 – Auction Results

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L sold for €1,624,000

The RM Auctions Paris 2015 sale was held 4 February at Place Vauban during the week of Salon Retromobile, resulting in total sales of €19.35 million ($22.1 million USD) and an 82 percent sell-through rate. Bidders represented 34 countries and five lots brought in excess of €1.0 million. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta, chassis no. 5085 GT, was the night’s top seller, garnering €1.624.000. The second … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Report

1964 Ferrari 250 LM Coupe, Body by Scaglietti

RM Auctions, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona, January 15-16, 2015 Top grossing auction (of less than three days' duration) in Scottsdale: RM with $63,605,500. The top sale of the week in Scottsdale: RM's Ferrari 250 LM s/n 5899GT at $9,625,000 (by a $220,000 whisker.) Most transactions hammered at $1 million or more: RM with fourteen. … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Report

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione Coupe, Body by Pininfarina

Bonhams, Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 15, 2015 Bonhams kicks off the catalog auctions at Scottsdale with its sale at the Westin Kierland Thursday mid-day. Attractively presented in a park-like setting, the cars preview well in the entry marquee and space between it and the auction tent. Bonhams' venture into the Valley of the Sun began only four years ago. The first year's sale was a bit … [Read more...]

Mecum Kissimmee 2015 – Auction Results

1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T sold for $640,000

The Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction was held January 16-25 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida, resulting in $68,801,987 in total sales for the 10-day event. A total of 2,404 vehicles crossed the auction block at Mecum's 2015 Kissimmee sale, with 1,772 hammering sold for a sell-through rate of 74 percent. The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum Collection was among the headline offerings at the Mecum Kissimmee 2015 … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Pratte Collection 2015 – Saturday Auction Report

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 'Super Snake' Roadster

Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, The Pratte Collection, Saturday, January 17, 2015 The thirty premier cars in Ron Pratte's collection crossed the Barrett-Jackson auction block in Prime Time early Saturday evening. There were high expectations, not only on account of B-J's heavy promotion of the collection but also because these were vehicles that had headlined many prior Barrett-Jackson … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Auction Block

The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction 2015 was held January 10-18 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $130 million in gross sales. The total from the 44th annual event was the highest in company history, with 1,611 vehicles sold during this year's Arizona Auction Week sale. “This year’s Scottsdale auction was on a scale unlike anything in our 44-year history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman … [Read more...]

Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction was held Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in nearly $24.8 million in total sales and an 87% sell-through rate. James Knight, Bonhams Group Motoring Director, said, “Year on year our auction here in Scottsdale has grown in both reputation and results. Our selection is focused but diverse, representing the very best of the car … [Read more...]

Gooding Scottsdale 2015 – Auction Results

1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sold for $7,700,000

The Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 Auction was held January 16-17 nearby the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona, resulting in more than $51,516,600 in total sales and a 90 percent sell-through rate. A total of eleven cars sold above $1,000,000 at Gooding's 8th annual Arizona Auction Week sale and 25 set new auction records. David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding and Company, said, “With … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Arizona 2015 – Auction Results

1964 Ferrari 250 LM

The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale was staged January 15-16 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, resulting in $63,700,375 in total sales and a 90 percent sell-through rate. The sale represented RM's best Arizona Auction Week performance to date and a nearly 40 percent increase over its 2014 total. “We’re thrilled with the results from our Arizona sale. Carefully curated by our specialists, our offering was … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Pratte Collection 2015 – Tuesday Auction Report

1969 Chevrolet Chevelle Yenko 427 sold for $275,000, a strong $99,000 more than the purchase price in 2008

Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, Arizona, The Pratte Collection Tuesday, January 13, 2015 This is a brief ‘heads-up’ on the Tuesday group of cars from Ron Pratte’s collection at Barrett-Jackson WestWorld. There were 110 lots, mostly cars, of which were offered without reserve. They brought a total of $13,272,600. Sixty of them had sold at auction since 2004 i.e., probably to Ron Pratte. Of those, … [Read more...]