The car that won Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd its first royal warrant — the 1954 Lagonda 3-liter drophead coupe built to the special order of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh — will be offered at H&HClassics auction April 20 at IWM Duxford, Cambs in England. Continue reading
If you had any doubts about how the classic car market has moved in the last few years, consider this from Hagerty, the insurance and car valuation tracking company: In 2011, Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island auction sold 70 car for $17.9 million. Friday, Gooding sold at 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Spider for $17.16 million, and did another $22.2 million when its sold 17 of entertainer Jerry Seinfeld’s much anticipated 18-car consignment.
Gooding’s overall sales total for the day, according to Hagerty’s preliminary figures, was $58.8 million, some $22 million more than its record 2012 sale at the same location. Continue reading
Land Rovers were popular with bidders at Silverstone Auctions’ recent Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show held at the NEC in Birmingham, England, where total sales exceeded £1.5million ($2.16 million). Continue reading
Preliminary figures from Hagerty, the classic car insurance and valuation company, indicate that Bonhams’ auction Thursday at Amelia Island generated $27.3 million in sales with a 65 percent sell-through rate. The sales total was nearly double the figure for the same sale a year ago. The average sales price was more than double the 2015 standard.
A 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC sports tourer led the way, selling for $9.735 million, including buyer’s fees. Three other cars topped $1 million. Continue reading
The 1963 Jaguar E-type found under a hedge in Bisley, Surrey, England brought £58,000 ($82,400) at Coys’ Spring Classics auction in London.
“The derelict E-type attracted attention from all four corners of the world and bidders in a packed auction room and via telephone fought fiercely for it on Tuesday night,” Chris Routledge, Coys chief executive, said in a news release. Continue reading
Salon Prive, is England’s only professionally judged classic car event, will return to Blenheim Palace for its 11th anniversay event September 1-3, it was announced Thursday. Continue reading
Elegant cars of the 1930s highlight the third annual Bonhams Mercedes-Benz sale to be held March 19 at the automaker’s museum in Germany, little more than a week after its sale today at Amelia Island. Continue reading
BMW, which this year celebrates its centennial, may be the featured marque for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion coming up in August, but Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced Wednesday that the “golden years of Can-Am racing” will be highlighted during the Monterey Car Week event. Continue reading
In the late 1980s, Bill and Ted, students at San Dimas High School, did some time traveling, collecting Abraham Lincoln, Beethoven, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Freud, Socrates, Billy the Kid and Napoleon in what amounted to a living history report.
They traveled in a phone booth (remember those?), but their ride of choice could have been the time-capsule 1963 Rambler Classic Cross Country 660 station wagon that is our Pick of the Day, and already is located in San Dimas, California, site of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Continue reading
The 1984 Audi quattro formerly owned by racer Nigel Mansell is headed to H&N Classics’ auction April 20 at IWM Duxford in England. Continue reading