Carlisle Auctions has reported $3 million in sales at its recent two-day auction at the Sun n Fun complex in Lakeland, Florida.
Only 20 of the 40 cars on offer sold, yet Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions reports $8.3 million in sales from its inaugural Rolling Sculpture sale held late last week in New York City. The average sales price, including buyer’s premium, was an impressive $415,000. Continue reading
Once again, a modern Ford GT sports coupe led the bidding at a Mecum auction, this time a red-and-white 2005 example that hammered for $270,000 at the Anaheim, California, sale. Mecum achieved total sales from its fourth annual Southern California auction of $13,853,225 as 416 cars went to new owners.
For the first time in sixth months, the Hagerty Market Rating of the health of the classic car marketplace is up for November. The new figure is 71.04 compared with 70.78 for October. Continue reading
Crossing the block at the 29th McCormick Palm Springs Collector Car Auction, scheduled for November 20-22, are a pink 1959 Cadillac, a 1962 Ford Thunderbird and nearly 600 other cars ranging from Ferraris to hot rods, from muscle cars to antiques.
A rare 1991 XJ220 Jaguar supercar led the bidding at Silverstone Auctions’ sale held during the UK’s popular Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show this past weekend in Birmingham. Continue reading
Just days before their inaugural collector car sale, set for Thursday in New York, Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions has announced a multi-year agreement to stage another classic car auction as part of The Elegance at Hershey concours d’elegance, beginning in 2016. Continue reading
After more than 60 years, a one-off coachbuilt 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Coupe by Vignale returns to New York City for RM Sotheby’s inaugural Driven by Disruption auction December 10 in Manhattan.
The Europa Vignale, chassis number 0313 EU, has a checkered history ranging from the glory of the New York auto-show stage to becoming a daily driver and finally a forgotten relic in longtime storage. The unique Ferrari was rescued in 2003 and later restored to original, a task completed in 2011 and which brought the Ferrari back to its auto-show splendor. Continue reading
Richard Sevenoaks sounded perplexed.
“The model traditionally for our auction is that we get half of the cars, build the brochure and then get the other half as a result of the brochure,” said the president of Leake Auction Company.
“But what happened this year with our Dallas sale is that we got 500 cars prior to the brochure. We’re turning cars down!”
Leake is turning away cars for its auction November 20-22 because there’s only room at Dallas Market Hall for around 600 cars, and that’s with 100 of them not on display in the main facility but in a parking garage. Continue reading
Another automotive artifact once owned by the late Steve McQueen comes to auction this weekend during Mecum’s sale in Anaheim, although this one has nothing to do with Porsches, Ferraris or motorcycles.
A 1952 Chevrolet 3800 one-ton custom pickup truck with a hand-built camper shell that McQueen owned toward the end of his life will cross the block during the November 12-14 auction at the Anaheim Convention Center. Continue reading