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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the second in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8 during Barrett-Jackson’s 2017 Palm Beach auction.

Offered without a reserve at Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction, this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 has been inspected by Jerry MacNeish and certified by Camaro Hi-Performance as a real factory-built Z/28.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: 1962 Cadillac custom convertible

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1962 Cadillac custom convertible | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the first in a 10-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold April 6-8  during Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach auction.

Known as “Cadalina,” this 1962 Cadillac custom convertible combines the  original body lines and space-age flavor of the original car with modern presence and function. Continue reading

Poll Results: Hagerty’s annual Hot List includes 10 2017-model-year cars you can buy now that should be worth more down the road as collector vehicles.

The Question of the Week for the week of March 6th, 2017 asked you: Hagerty’s annual Hot List includes 10 2017-model-year cars you can buy now that should be worth more down the road as collector vehicles. Take your pick –

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2017 Amelia Island auctions reveal new major collector car trends

Phoenix Arizona, March 13 2017

As the events at Amelia Island come to an end, three trends have become readily apparent from the collector car auctions. After studying results from the five auctions that ran over three days, post-sale analysis reveals that the impact of younger enthusiasts and investors has begun to impact both vehicle selection for these sales as well as the overall collector car market, driving up values for vehicles that were not historically considered “blue chip investment” cars.

Trends from Amelia Island auctions included booming prices for European exotics built in the ‘80s and ‘90s as well as a continued rise in prices for the Porsche market buoyed by the constant climb in price for air-cooled 911s, which also has created lift for earlier vehicles across the 356 vehicles and water-cooled vehicles like the 944 and 928. On a related note, the desire for Italian exotics amongst the younger set paired with historically high prices for Ferraris has begun to push the non-traditional Italian marque, like Lancia, Maserati and Fiat, to new highs.

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Renaissance Roadster drives from Detroit with Ridler Award

The Renaissance Roadster wins the Ridler Award at the 65th Detroit Autorama | Margaret Hehr
The Renaissance Roadster wins the Ridler Award at the 65th Detroit Autorama | Margaret Hehr

There’s no denying that the 65th annual Detroit Autorama started with a big bang this year. To launch the show — quite literally — a “General Lee” 1969 Dodge Charger raced along the riverfront street next to the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and sped up a ramp and flew over the pavement, just like Bo and Luke would do on The Dukes of Hazzard television show.

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ClassicCars.com offers 2017 Amelia Island auction tour

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Andy leads tour during Arizona Car Week | Nicole James photos

Classic Car News readers attending the annual collector car weekend on Florida’s Amelia Island can tour the RM Sotheby’s auction preview with ClassicCars.com East Coast editor Andy Reid.

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