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.

Mecum Anaheim Auction 2014 Information

1957 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible

The Mecum Anaheim Auction 2014 will be held November 13-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Mecum’s 3rd annual Southern California sale will feature 750 classic and collector cars crossing the block during the three-day event. Among the headline consignments at Mecum's 2014 Southern California auction is a red 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S96) that is one of 308 six-barrel, four-speed Superbirds … [Read more...]

Le Mans Class Winning Ferrari at Bonhams Scottsdale 2015

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

A competition Ferrari with a great race history will headline the Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 auction, to be held Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. On offer at Bonhams' 4th annual Scottsdale auction, the 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta (GTB) Competizione Scaglietti won its class at the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, 1969 Spa-Francorchamps 1000KM and 1969 Imola 500KM under … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Report

1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster

RM Auctions, Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 9-10, 2014 Two collections headlined this year's RM auction at Hershey. The first was John Moir, Jr.'s unique assemblage including the 'A-Z' collection of 26 marques comprising the full alphabet from A-Z, augmented with his peerless collection of AC cars. The second was restorer Jeffrey Day's collection of Fifties cars – mostly Fords - all done to … [Read more...]

Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 – Auction Results

1989 Ferrari F40

The Bonhams Zoute Grand Prix 2014 sale was held 10th October at the Belgian seaside resort of Knokke-Le-Zoute, resulting in €3.8 million in total sales. The auction was staged alongside the Zoute Grand Prix Rally and Concours d'Elegance, and attracted a strong audience turnout with some keen bidding. Philip Kantor, Head of the Continental European Motoring department, said, "We've enjoyed another great sale at … [Read more...]

Mecum Chicago 2014 – Auction Results

2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition

The Mecum Auctions Chicago 2014 sale was held October 9-11 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Illinois, resulting in $15,267,644 in total sales and a 62% sell-through rate. More than 15,000 spectators enjoyed the varied selection of muscle cars that stole the spotlight at this year's auction. A total of 936 vehicles were offered at Mecum Auctions' 2014 Chicago collector car auction. … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Results

1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster

The RM Auctions Hershey 2014 sale was held October 9–10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, resulting in $14,074,250 in total sales and a 93% sell-through rate at the auction held during the annual AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet. The results represented RM's best Hershey performance to date. Generated by the sale of 157 vehicles and select memorabilia before a packed auction room, results from the two-day sale were driven … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at Bonhams Scottsdale 2015

1973 Porsche 911 RS

The Bonhams Scottsdale 2015 Auction will be staged Thursday, January 15th at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Early consignments for Bonhams' 4th annual January sale include a selection of European sporting cars. Last year’s event saw several world auction records made with a 90% sell-through rate and nearly $25-million in sales. Most notable, however, were the results attained for Italian … [Read more...]

Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 – Auction Results

1907 American Underslung Roadster

The Bonhams Simeone Museum 2014 auction was held October 6th at the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, resulting in nearly $4 million in total sales and an 80% sell-through rate. The results from Bonhams’ 3rd annual auction focusing on original condition automobiles were up 20% over last year. The top result at this year's Simeone Automotive Museum auction went to the rare 1907 American … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2014 – Auction Report

1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas, September 25-27, 2013 2014 marked Barrett-Jackson's seventh year in Las Vegas. With the Barrett-Jackson auctions now concentrated in the great Southwest, skeptics might think that B-J had mined its Scottsdale-Reno-Las Vegas vein down to tailings, but 2014 was B-J's biggest ever Las Vegas auction – in consignments and in total sales. Charity sales are always a Barrett-Jackson … [Read more...]

Bugatti Type 51 at Leake Dallas Fall 2014

1934 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix

A 1934 Bugatti Type 51 Grand Prix will headline the Leake Dallas Fall 2014 auction, scheduled for November 21-23 at Dallas Market Hall in Texas. The Bugatti was consigned from the John Ridings Lee Collection and will be a part of Leake’s Platinum Series of cars, set to cross the auction block on Saturday, November 22nd. Carrying chassis number 51153, the Bugatti Type 51 on offer at the Leake Dallas sale was … [Read more...]

Auctions America Auburn Fall 2014 – Auction Report

1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual Cowl Phaeton, Body by La Grande

Auctions America by RM, Auburn Fall, Auburn, Indiana, August 28-31, 2014 2014 is the fifth year since RM's Auctions America brought new life to the Auburn Auction Park. Results have more than doubled since 2010 and although this year's sale was down slightly in the number of cars, total sale and sale percentage from last year the cars may have been Auctions America's best quality offering since it took … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Hershey 2014 – Auction Preview

1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton by LeBaron

The RM Auctions Hershey 2014 sale will be held October 9-10 in Hershey, Pennsylvania during the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet. The two-day auction will feature a selection of more than 160 automobiles, two boats and select memorabilia. The offering is headlined by two North American collections, the Cars of John Moir, featuring the A-to-Z Collection, and the Jeffrey Day Collection. The Cars of John Moir comprise … [Read more...]

Shelby’s First Ride – 1949 MG TC

Ex-Carroll Shelby 1949 MG TC Race Car

Before the Mustangs, before the Cobra and even before driving to victory at Le Mans, Carroll Shelby drove a little MG TC, this very car. He had to start somewhere, after all. In May of 1952, there was a road race held in Norman, Oklahoma. The event featured a race for smaller cars and one for bigger automobiles like Jaguars and Allards. A man named Ed Wilkins planned to drive up from Dallas to the event and enter his … [Read more...]

Rick Cole Monterey 2014 – Auction Report

1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Sports Racer

Rick Cole returned to the Monterey auctions this year after a long absence, bringing with him a new format with on-site previews and on-line only bidding. Rick was the first to hold a collector car auction in Monterey, conducting the first one in 1986 and continuing well into the next decade. Until Christie's appeared on the grounds at Pebble Beach, the Rick Cole auction in Portola Plaza was the only game in town, … [Read more...]

Sam Pack Car Collection Offered at Auction

Sam Pack Car Collection

RM Auctions, in association with Auctions America, will offer the Sam Pack Car Collection on November 14-15, 2014 at the Pack Automotive Museum located near Dallas, Texas. The event will feature more than 130 of Pack's automobiles during the single-vendor auction. Sam Pack’s museum collection represents more than a dozen years of acquisition. It also reflects Pack’s lifelong love affair with the automobile, a … [Read more...]