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.

Early Offerings at Gooding Scottsdale 2015

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (photo: Gooding)

A trio of collector cars are among the early offerings at the Gooding and Company Scottsdale 2015 auction, to be held January 16-17 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. An original 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato, a 1988 Porsche 959 Sport and a 1990 Ferrari 641/2 Formula 1 will be featured at Gooding's 8th annual two-day Scottsdale sale. The 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato (SZ) … [Read more...]

Mecum Anaheim 2014 – Auction Results

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB short nose

The Mecum Auctions Anaheim 2014 sale was held November 13-15 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, resulting in $15,238,429 in total sales. The results represented the top-grossing Mecum auction in that locale since the event's inception in 2012. With 758 cars offered during the three-day event, the top sale at the Mecum Anaheim 2014 auction went to a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB (Lot S166.1) that hammered at … [Read more...]

Andrews Collection Offered by RM Auctions

Paul Andrews Car Collection

RM Auctions will offer the Paul and Chris Andrews Car Collection during a single-vendor sale on April 30th to May 2nd, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. A total of 75 automobiles will cross the auction block, all offered without reserve. The Andrews Collection represents years of acquisition by lifelong enthusiast and successful entrepreneur, Paul Andrews, and his son Chris, an accomplished artist and businessman in his … [Read more...]

Porsche 908/02 Flunder – Car Profile

1969 Porsche 908-02 Period Race Photo

Amongst all the long litany of pure-bred competition Porsches manufactured and campaigned at premier-level throughout the 1950s and '60s into the 1970s, the lean, lightweight, handsome and sophisticated 3-litre flat-8 engined Typ 908 cars have special significance. They are the design that first elevated Porsche from being consistent class winners in FIA World Championship of Makes endurance racing to becoming … [Read more...]

RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 – Auction Results

1967 Shelby 427 Cobra

The RM Auctions Sam Pack Collection 2014 sale was held Saturday, November 15th at the Pack Automotive Museum in Dallas, Texas, resulting in $11,543,400 in total sales with 100 percent of all lots sold. The result of more than a decade of acquisition by Sam Pack, the collection presented a series of fifties and sixties icons, a collection of Detroit muscle and a series of concepts, customs and modern collectibles. … [Read more...]

Early Offerings at RM Auctions Arizona 2015

1990 Ferrari F40

The RM Auctions Arizona 2015 sale returns January 15-16 to the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix. A selection of 120 automobiles will cross the block at RM's 16th annual Arizona auction, including a 1988 Porsche 959, 1990 Ferrari F40 and 1993 Bugatti EB110 GT, among others. “We’re excited to return to the Arizona Biltmore for our 16th consecutive year. Our Arizona sale consistently kicks off the season on … [Read more...]

Wellborn Muscle Car Collection at Mecum Kissimmee 2015

1970 Buick GSX Stage 1

The Wellborn Muscle Car Museum Collection will headline the Mecum Kissimmee 2015 auction, scheduled for January 16-25 in Kissimmee, Florida. Nearly half of Tim Wellborn's muscle car collection will cross the block in Kissimmee, a featured offering among the approximately 3,000 cars at the world’s largest collector car auction. Tim Wellborn is recognized as one of the top muscle car and Mopar collectors, and while … [Read more...]

Branson Collector Car Fall 2014 – Auction Report

1951 AC Frazer-Nash Roadster

The Branson Auction, Branson, Missouri, October 17-18, 2014 Fall 2014 marked the completion of the Branson Auction's thirty-fifth year, a series started in 1979 when Mark Trimble decided to sell off a few cars from his collection. Both the Branson Auction and Mark Trimble's collecting have now persisted through more than a generation. The auction is now run by Jim and Kathy Cox, but Mark still brings – and … [Read more...]

Artcurial Paris VII Sur Les Champs 2014 – Auction Results

1964 Aston Martin DB5

The VII Artcurial Automobiles sur les Champs 2014 auction was held 2 November in Paris, resulting in €5.9 million in total sales and an 80% sell-through rate for the automobiles. The 7th auction in Artcurial’s 'Automobiles Sur Les Champs' series of Paris sales was held at the Artcurial headquarters on the Champs Elysées. … [Read more...]

Headline Offerings at Bonhams Bond Street 2014

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy

An alloy-bodied 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB from the Maranello Rosso Collection will be among the highlighted offerings at the Bonhams Bond Street 2014 auction, scheduled for 30th November at Bonhams' London headquarters on Bond Street. James Knight, Bonhams International Motoring Director, said, "This is a wonderfully original, long-term preserved, Ferrari 275 'Longnose' Berlinetta offered from the Maranello Rosso … [Read more...]

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...]