Automotive Auction Coverage

Led by Auction Editor Rick Carey, our coverage of auctions and collector car markets includes everything from late-breaking news and auction results to varied opinions about market trends and values.

New Auctions America Sale at Hilton Head Concours

1984 Ferrari 512 BBi

Auctions America will hold a new collector car auction on Hilton Head Island as part of the 2015 Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance. The sale, featuring approximately 100 vehicles, will be held on Saturday, October 31, at the Motoring Festival's host hotel, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort. Donnie Gould, president of Auctions America said, “We are thrilled to partner with the Hilton … [Read more...]

One-off Ferrari SWB at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale by Bertone

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta "Sharknose" Speciale with coachwork by Bertone and a 1934 Packard Twelve 1108 Sport Sedan with coachwork by Dietrich will be offered at the Gooding Pebble Beach 2015 auction, to be held August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. Gooding & Company said the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale is "quite possibly the most important 250 GT … [Read more...]

Corvette Collection Offered at Mecum Monterey 2015

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster with less than 4,000 miles

The Ed Foss Low-Mileage Corvette Collection will be featured at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The Collection includes 26 of some of the lowest-mileage and most original examples of America’s sports car in existence. From the 27th 1953 Roadster produced with less than 4,000 miles on its odometer, to a … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Motor City 2015 – Auction Results

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton

The RM Sotheby's Motor City 2015 auction was held Saturday, July 25th at the Concours of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, resulting in $7,425,450 in total sale and a 79 percent sell-through rate. The 21st annual sale featured 80 automobiles, with interest received from 30 states across the country, as well as from as far as Australia, New Zealand and Argentina. Nearly 25 percent of bidders represented … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 Tour de France at RM Sotheby’s Monterey 2015

1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

RM Sotheby's seemingly saved the best for last when announcing the 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione Tour de France, chassis 0557GT, as the final headline attraction for its flagship 2015 Monterey sale, to be held August 13-15 in Monterey, California during Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. This 250 GT Berlinetta is the actual car that instituted the ‘Tour de France’ nomenclature following its overall … [Read more...]

One-off Maserati Prototype at Bonhams Chantilly 2015

Maserati Boomerang at Geneva Motor Show

A signature concept car of the 1970s, the Maserati Boomerang was a one-off prototype unlike anything seen before. Using geometric shapes and ruler straight lines, its angular style made a strong statement at the 1971 Turin Motor Show. Now the Boomerang will be offered for sale at the Bonhams Chantilly 2015 auction, scheduled for 5th September at Chantilly Arts and Elegance on the grounds of Château de Chantilly in … [Read more...]

Auctions America California 2015 – Auction Results

Top results at the 2015 Auctions America California Sale

The Auctions America Southern California sale was held July 17-18, 2015 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, resulting in $15,477,487 in total sales and a 58.46 percent sell-through rate. The multi-day auction lifted the gavel on approximately 300 collector vehicles and select memorabilia. Bidders hailed from 11 countries around the world and 43 percent of bidders represented first-time clientele. Held for the … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Comp at 2015 RM Monterey

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione (photo: Patrick Ernzen)

A 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 RM Sotheby's Monterey sale, scheduled for August 13-15 in Monterey, California during the Pebble Beach Classic Car Week. Chassis number 1773GT is the latest featured consignment from The Pinnacle Portfolio, a group of 25 vehicles to be offered during a single-vendor sale on Thursday, August 13. “When it comes to SWB … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen Porsche 930 at Mecum Monterey 2015

1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera special ordered for Steve McQueen

The 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera special ordered by Steve McQueen will be among the headline offerings at the Mecum Monterey 2015 auction, scheduled for August 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel in California during Monterey Classic Car Week. The 930 Porsche was the last car custom-ordered by the late movie star. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Porsche will be donated to McQueen’s alma mater, … [Read more...]

Headline Ferraris at 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

A trio of Ferraris will be among the headline offerings at the 2015 Gooding Pebble Beach sale, scheduled for August 15-16 in Pebble Beach, California during the Monterey Classic Car Week. The offerings at Gooding's 2015 sale will include a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, 1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Series II Coupe and 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast. The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider on offer, … [Read more...]

Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight – Profile

1953 Jaguar C-Type Works Lightweight

Few sports-racing cars have achieved such legendary status as the Jaguar C-Type, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice for Coventry during the company’s domination of the event in the 1950s. The C-Type began life as the famed XK120 roadster, which had taken the world by storm in 1948 with its revolutionary dual overhead-cam engine. Several privateering customers entered factory-supported XK120 examples at the … [Read more...]

RM Sotheby’s Returns to New York in 2015

2006 Lamborghini Concept S, chassis 001

RM Sotheby's will return to New York City on November 18, 2015 for the second iteration of its Art of the Automobiles sale. The upcoming auction will shine a spotlight on "cutting-edge automotive design", lifting the gavel on approximately 30 automobiles and select memorabilia. The November sale follows in the footsteps of RM’s 2013 NYC event. The first major collector car auction to be held in Manhattan in over … [Read more...]

Racing Porsches Offered at Gooding Pebble Beach 2015

Gooding Pebble Beach 2015 Race Car Collection (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

The Gooding and Company Pebble Beach 2015 auction will feature three works Porsche competition cars and a private collection with nine sports and racing cars. The entries include a 1960 Porsche RS60 campaigned by the factory team at Le Mans, Sebring, Nürburgring, and the Targa Florio. The RS60 is the star of this Texas-based collection comprised of nine postwar sports and racing cars, spanning over 40 years and … [Read more...]

Leake Tulsa 2015 – Auction Report

1960 Porsche 356B 1600 Super Roadster, Body by Drauz

Leake Auction, River Spirit Expo, Tulsa, Oklahoma, June 5-7, 2015 Since 1972, when the collector car market was in its infancy, Tulsa has been the core auction for the Leake family, one of the longest-running, continuously managed collector car auctions in the U.S. 2015 was the Leake Tulsa auction's 44th year, and was one of the best ever. This year's sale featured about 140 cars, most offered on Sunday without … [Read more...]

Bonhams Offers Frederiksen Collection

Henrik Frederiksen Collection

Bonhams will offer the Henrik Frederiksen Collection on Saturday 26 September 2015 at the home of the owner in Denmark. The single-owner sale will feature predominantly pre-war motor cars, including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lagonda and Maybach. “Mr. Frederiksen has spent several decades building this outstanding collection, so it’s a great privilege for Bonhams to have the opportunity to offer these … [Read more...]