Classic Car News » Larry Edsall https://news.classiccars.com Your daily dose of steel, rubber and soul Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:35:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 ‘Baby you can drive my car’ — John Lennon’s 230SL headed to Worldwide Scottsdale salehttps://news.classiccars.com/baby-can-drive-car-lennons-230sl-worldwide-scottsdale-sale/ https://news.classiccars.com/baby-can-drive-car-lennons-230sl-worldwide-scottsdale-sale/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:35:15 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92362 Read More

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John Lennon’s 1965 Mercedes-Benz 230SL will be featured in the docket for Worldwide Auctioneers’ inaugural Scottsdale sale, scheduled for January 18, 2017.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of this historic motorcar to our Scottsdale lineup, once the personal property of one of the most influential and celebrated music icons on the planet,” John Kruse of Worldwide said in a news release.

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Confiscated cars sell at Chateau Impney auctionhttps://news.classiccars.com/confiscated-cars-sell-chateau-impney-auction/ https://news.classiccars.com/confiscated-cars-sell-chateau-impney-auction/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:25:18 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92331 Read More

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Admitting that the docket offered something of a “pre-Christmas garage sale,” H&H Classics wrapped up its 2016 auction calendar this week, selling some 90 collector cars and more than 300 items of automobilia for £2,000,000, slightly more than $2.5 million at the current exchange rate.

The sale, held at Chateau Impney in the British Midlands, featured a group of low-mileage luxury and sports cars seized by the British government from a Middle Eastern sheikh in what H&H termed “a financial dispute.”

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Registration opens for 13th Going to the Sun rallyhttps://news.classiccars.com/registration-opens-13th-going-sun-rally/ https://news.classiccars.com/registration-opens-13th-going-sun-rally/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:20:52 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92377 Read More

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‘The Soul of the West’ is the theme for the 13th annual Going to the Sun vintage rally, scheduled for September 4-9, 2017. The route will “travel the West of legend and lore, of heroes and villains,” the organizers promise as they announce the opening of registration for the event.

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Driven: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid TRGhttps://news.classiccars.com/driven-2017-honda-accord-hybrid-trg/ https://news.classiccars.com/driven-2017-honda-accord-hybrid-trg/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:00:31 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92143 Read More

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My first impression as I pressed the “start” button and adjusted the driver’s seat position and the steering wheel reach and angle in the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid TRG (TRG is short for Touring) was very favorable: Right there on the dashboard were numbers informing me that the car had more than 600 miles of range.

That’s a round trip from Phoenix to Las Vegas and back without having to stop for fuel. I’m impressed.

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Classically futuristic, modern fashion are keynote cars for RM Sotheby’s Arizona salehttps://news.classiccars.com/classically-futuristic-modern-fashion-keynote-rm-sothebys-arizona-sale/ https://news.classiccars.com/classically-futuristic-modern-fashion-keynote-rm-sothebys-arizona-sale/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:30:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92129 Read More

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A futuristic American classic and perhaps the ultimate in modern automotive fashion highlight the docket for RM Sotheby’s 18th annual Arizona Auction, scheduled for January 19-20 at the Arizona Biltmore resort.

The futuristic American classic is the one-off 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial dual-windshield phaeton that was designed and driven by Ralph Roberts, whose work at Briggs and Le Baron included the design of vehicles for Lincoln, Chrysler and other luxury automakers.

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Goodwood, Silverstone revise 2017 calendarshttps://news.classiccars.com/goodwood-silverstone-revise-2017-calendars/ https://news.classiccars.com/goodwood-silverstone-revise-2017-calendars/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:20:12 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91995 Read More

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Changes to the 2017 Formula One racing series schedule have caused changes to two major classic car events in England. The Goodwood Festival of Speed moves to June 29-July 2 and the Silverstone Classic shifts to the July 28-30 weekend.

Goodwood changed its date because of the Baku (Azerbaijan’s capital city) F1 event and Silverstone because of the new date for the British Grand Prix.

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Final LaFerrari brings $7 million for charityhttps://news.classiccars.com/final-laferrari-brings-7-million-charity/ https://news.classiccars.com/final-laferrari-brings-7-million-charity/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:35:47 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92161 Read More

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The 500th and last LaFerrari produced sold for $7 million at a special RM Sotheby’s charity auction Saturday in Florida to raise money for the reconstruction of central Italy, after that region was devastated this year by a series of earthquakes. RM Sotheby’s staged the sale in partnership with Ferrari and as part of the

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Artcurial secures Ogliastro collection for its Retromobile auctionhttps://news.classiccars.com/artcurial-secures-ogliastro-collection-retromobile-auction/ https://news.classiccars.com/artcurial-secures-ogliastro-collection-retromobile-auction/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:25:39 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91974 Read More

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In 2015, it was the barn-found Baillon Collection which drew people to spend more than $52.2 million at Artcurial Motorcars’ annual Retromobile sale in Paris.

Earlier this year, a world-auction record (in euros) was spent at Artcurial’s Retromobile auction on a single vehicle, the 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti from the Pierre Bardinon collection. (That the sale, which converted to $35.7 million, wasn’t a record in U.S. dollars was a factor of fluxuating international currency exchange rates.)

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Busy Bonhams: From Bond Street to London Olympiahttps://news.classiccars.com/busy-bonhams-bond-street-london-olympia/ https://news.classiccars.com/busy-bonhams-bond-street-london-olympia/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:20:30 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=92166 Read More

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Pick of the Day: 1964 Chevrolet El Caminohttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1964-chevrolet-el-camino/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1964-chevrolet-el-camino/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:05:46 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91942 Read More

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There are a variety of reasons why people sell a classic car. Here’s one:

“We absolutely love this car,” the private seller reports in an advertisement on ClassicCars.com, “but have purchased another classic with a bit more room (and) we don’t have room to store both.”

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Leake ends year with $7.2 million sale at Dallashttps://news.classiccars.com/leake-ends-year-7-2-million-sale-dallas/ https://news.classiccars.com/leake-ends-year-7-2-million-sale-dallas/#comments Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:25:49 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91931 Read More

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Leake Auction Company concluded its 2016 calendar late last month in Dallas with a two-day Fall sale that generated $7.2 million with a 66 percent sell-through rate. More than 585 lots were offered.

“We had a great weekend in Dallas,” Richard Sevenoaks, Leake president, said in a news release. “This was one of the best lineups we have presented in Dallas. We a had a nice variety of sports and exotics, muscle and customs as well as high-line cars. There was something for every car enthusiast in this sale.”

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‘Ammer’ time for a famed boxer’s Ferrarihttps://news.classiccars.com/ammer-time-famed-boxers-ferrari/ https://news.classiccars.com/ammer-time-famed-boxers-ferrari/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:35:49 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91811 Read More

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The 1973 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 doesn’t figure to draw the highest bids Monday at Coys’ True Greats auction at the Royal Horticultural Society in London, but its next owner will drive away with a great story.

The car, one of only 55 high-hand-drive models, formerly was owned by British boxer Henry Cooper, who used his famed left hook — “Enry’s ‘Ammer” — to knock down Muhammad Ali in the fourth round of their fight June 18, 1963, when Ali still fought under his given name, Cassius Clay.

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Art auction headlines bode well for upcoming collector car saleshttps://news.classiccars.com/91824/ https://news.classiccars.com/91824/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:25:57 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91824 Read More

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Recent headlines that should be of interest to the collector car community:

Monet’s ‘Grainstack’ Sets Record With $81.4 Million at Auction
Strong Sales at Sotheby’s Contemporary Auction Despite Postelection Jitters
Sotheby’s Stages Robust $276 Million Contemporary Art Sale to Close Out Auction Week
A Richter, Owned by Clapton, Fetches $22 Million at Christie’s
Edvard Munch Leads Sotheby’s $157.7 Million Impressionist Sale

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Brightwells schedules three 2017 auctions at Bicester Heritagehttps://news.classiccars.com/brightwells-schedules-three-2017-auctions-bicester-heritage/ https://news.classiccars.com/brightwells-schedules-three-2017-auctions-bicester-heritage/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:15:34 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91710 Read More

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Bicester Heritage, the former Royal Air Force base in England that has been turned into a 348-acre campus for classic car and vintage aircraft restoration and events, will add auctions to its schedule in 2017 in a partnership with Brightwells.

In business since 1846 and selling art, real estate, livestock, machinery and more, Brightwells added classic car and motorcycle sales to its auction offerings in 2005.

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Last LaFerrari heads to charity auction this weekendhttps://news.classiccars.com/last-laferrari-heads-charity-auction-weekend/ https://news.classiccars.com/last-laferrari-heads-charity-auction-weekend/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:35:01 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91791 Read More

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Original plans called for Ferrari to produce 499 examples of its hybrid-powered LaFerrari. But late this summer, Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne announced that one more LaFerrari, the 500th and final, would be produced and sold for charity.

That charity auction is scheduled for Saturday in Daytona Beach, Florida, as part of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

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Britain’s 2017 royal concours set for Hampton Court Palacehttps://news.classiccars.com/britains-2017-royal-concours-set-hampton-court-palace/ https://news.classiccars.com/britains-2017-royal-concours-set-hampton-court-palace/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:25:14 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91727 Read More

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Britain’s Concours of Elegance returns to Hampton Court Palace in 2017. The site of Henry VIII’s riverside retreat also hosted the automotive celebration in honor of Queen Elizabeth’s long reign in 2014.

Established in 2012, the concours features 60 cars posed on the grounds of one of England’s royal castles, with hundreds of other cars and activities staged elsewhere on the property. The concours is scheduled for September 1-3, 2017.

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‘2,000 Wheels’ auction generates $54.85 million in saleshttps://news.classiccars.com/2000-wheels-auction-generates-54-85-million-sales/ https://news.classiccars.com/2000-wheels-auction-generates-54-85-million-sales/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:35:42 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91743 Read More

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The challenge was daunting but the reward was overwhelming as RM Sotheby’s staged the largest sale of a single consignor’s collection in European history with the Duemila Ruote (2,000 Wheels) auction, which posted $54,851,698 in total sales with a 100 percent sell-through rate late last week in Milan, where the AutoClassica classics and sports car show also was taking place.

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Mossgreen with envy: Australian auction sets recordshttps://news.classiccars.com/mossgreen-envy-australian-auction-sets-records/ https://news.classiccars.com/mossgreen-envy-australian-auction-sets-records/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:25:59 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91734 Read More

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With $2.4 million (Australian) in sales, Mossgreen’s recent sale of collector cars, motorcycles and automobilia claims the title as the highest by dollar value classic car auction in the Southern Hemisphere in 2016. In U.S. dollars, the auction did $1.79 million.

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Parade in Paris caps FIVA’s 50th anniversary celebrationhttps://news.classiccars.com/parade-paris-caps-fivas-50th-anniversary-celebration/ https://news.classiccars.com/parade-paris-caps-fivas-50th-anniversary-celebration/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:30:07 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91684 Read More

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‘A Century of Mobile Heritage” display at UNESCO’s headquarters and a tour of Paris by more than 100 classic cars were highlights of “Paris Week,” the finale of the World Motoring Heritage Year celebrated by FIVA, the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens, which staged several events through the year as part of its own 50th anniversary.

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Pick of the Day: 1971 Ford Mustanghttps://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1971-ford-mustang/ https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1971-ford-mustang/#comments Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:05:28 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91671 Read More

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Back in the early 1970s, a man ran a stop sign and slammed into the left-rear quarter panel of my beloved 1969 Ford Mustang fastback as we were driving to dinner on a four-lane country road.

The man told the investigating police officer that his grandson was standing on the front seat and he realized that if he slammed on the brakes after seeing the stop sign, his grandson would have been flung into the windshield — which he was anyway during the resulting impact, fortunately suffering only a minor cut and some bruises.

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Bentley inspired by ‘Scalded Cats’ heads to auctionhttps://news.classiccars.com/bentley-inspired-scalded-cats-heads-auction/ https://news.classiccars.com/bentley-inspired-scalded-cats-heads-auction/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:35:57 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91300 Read More

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A one-off 1952 Bentley R-Type Straight 8 Special inspired by the “Scalded Cats” prototypes headlines H&H Classics’ final auction of the year, the Chateau Impney sale scheduled for December 7 at Droitwich Spa in the UK.

The auction docket includes a “brace of Bristols,” a Bentley Continental R, and even an 1899 Phebus 2.25hp that’s eligible for the London to Brighton Run. But perhaps no car in the auction has a story as intriguing as the black and light blue-colored “Fire Engine” special.

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My Classic Car: Steve’s 1970 Plymouth GTXhttps://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-steves-1970-plymouth-gtx/ https://news.classiccars.com/classic-car-steves-1970-plymouth-gtx/#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:10:10 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91245 Read More

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I bought this 1970 Plymouth GTX through ClassicCars.com in 2010. It meant something to me because in 1978 I had almost the identical car that was borrowed — without permission — by my then brother-in-law, only to find itself in a collision with a bus.

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Supernatural surge: ’67 Chevrolet Impala most searched for carhttps://news.classiccars.com/supernatural-surge-1967-chevrolet-searched-car/ https://news.classiccars.com/supernatural-surge-1967-chevrolet-searched-car/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:35:17 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91447 Read More

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There appears to be a Supernatural reason that the 1967 Chevrolet Impala has become the most searched for vehicle on ClassicCars.com.

Seemingly month in and month out, the most searched for car on the ClassicCars.com marketplace has been the 1967 Ford Mustang. But starting in August, the Mustang was passed by the ’67 Impala. In October, there were 50,000 searches on the site seeking information on the possible purchase of a ’67 Impala.

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Ferrari’s 1934 P3 Alfa grand prix racer heading to Paris auctionhttps://news.classiccars.com/ferraris-1934-p3-alfa-grand-prix-racer-heading-paris-auction/ https://news.classiccars.com/ferraris-1934-p3-alfa-grand-prix-racer-heading-paris-auction/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:25:04 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91310 Read More

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A 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari, a 1954 Osca MT4 1500 and a pair of more recent Le Mans racers are early highlights of the RM Sotheby’s docket for the auction house’s annual Paris sale February 8 during Retromobile 2017.

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Auctionata offers cars and racing bikes at December 8 salehttps://news.classiccars.com/auctionata-offers-cars-racing-bikes-next-sale/ https://news.classiccars.com/auctionata-offers-cars-racing-bikes-next-sale/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:15:54 +0000 https://news.classiccars.com/?p=91410 Read More

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‘Classic Cars & Racing Bikes” is the title of a sale December 8 by German auction house Auctionata. The docket includes 25 collector cars and 21 racing motorcycles

Featured automotive lots include a 1977 Ferrari Dino 208 GT4, a 1975 MGB GT, a 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider and 1975 Lancia Beta 2.0 Montecarlo coupe.

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