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‘Unblemished’ Porsche 904 racer listed for Bonhams’ auction

The Porsche 904 GTS was originally part of the Brumos racing team | Bonhams
The Porsche 904 GTS was originally part of the Brumos racing team | Bonhams photos

A 1964 Porsche 904 GTS endurance racer with an “unblemished history” will be one of the stars of Bonham’s sixth annual Scottsdale auction in January, the auction company announced.

No. 98 of 106 produced, this 904 was part of the famed Brumos Porsche racing team of Jacksonville, Florida, but was retired after just a few races. The streamlined, mid-engine coupe eventually was sold to a prominent Porsche collector in Europe, where it has remained for the past 28 years. Continue reading

Mecum scores $7.5 million in inaugural Road Art auction

Dan Mecum, Road Art division chief, with the record-setting Musgo sign | Mecum Auctions photos
Dan Mecum, Road Art division chief, with the record-setting Musgo sign | Mecum Auctions photos

A 4-foot circular sign for a defunct gasoline brand struck gold at the Mecum’s Road Art auction this past weekend, selling for an eye-popping $230,000 during the three-day sale at the Mecum Auctions Badger Street Facility in Walworth, Wisconsin. Continue reading

Four vintage motorcycles with sidecars going from barn to auction

Here's the view that greeted xx when he opened the barn doors | Coys photos
Here’s the view that greeted Mark Bryan when he opened the barn doors | H&H Classics photos

So some 20 years ago, someone put four vintage motorcycles with sidecars into a British barn. The plan was that someday they would be displayed at a new museum.

But the museum wasn’t built and the bikes were forgotten and left to collect dust until recently, when Mark Bryan opened a set of creaking barn doors and rediscovered the motorcycles. Continue reading

Ex-Rod Stewart, Adam Clayton cars headline Coys’ auction

Lamborghini Miura formerly owned by Rod Stewart may fetch $1 million at auction | Coys photos
U2 bassist Adam Clayton formerly owned this Maserati Ghibli | Coys photos

Cars formerly owned by Rod Stewart and U2’s Adam Clayton are among 60 vehicles being offered October 29 at Coys’ inaugural auction at The Classic & Sports Car Show at Alexandra Palace in London.

Stewart’s 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 S and Clayton’s 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9SS are among 60 collector cars on the docket. Continue reading

The Classic Car Show to make its debut in January in LA

Artist's rendering of The Grand Boulevard display area at The Classic Car Show in LA | Urban Expositions photos
Artist’s rendering of The Grand Boulevard display area at The Classic Car Show in LA | Urban Expositions photos

Prominent American car collector Bruce Meyer will serve as grand marshal for the inaugural Classic Auto Show scheduled for January 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Continue reading

ClassicCars.com offers free auction tours at Hilton Head Motoring Festival

Andy Reid conducting an Auction Tour at RM Auctions
Andy Reid conducting an Auction Tour at RM Auctions

If you are attending Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival this November you have a unique opportunity to  catch up with auction analyst, sports car expert and ClassicCars.com East Coast editor Andy Reid  at a free and exclusive auction tour of Auctions America. Continue reading

Pick of the day: 1939 Buick 46 S sport coupe

The Buick shows just over 54,000 miles on its odometer
The Buick shows fewer than 55,000 miles on its odometer

Here’s another rare survivor for Pick of the Day, a 1939 Buick 46 S with just 54,616 miles on its odometer. The stylish sport coupe is also an example of the graceful design trend that started toward the end of the 1930s, a brief pinnacle cut short by the advent of war. Continue reading

Mecum adds Las Vegas, Pomona to 2017 auction schedule

A street rod on the auction stage during Mecum's Monterey sale | Larry Edsall
A street rod on the auction stage during Mecum’s Monterey sale | Larry Edsall

Mecum Auctions is adding at least two events to its busy calendar for 2017, with a sale in Pomona, California, in February and in Las Vegas in November.

The Pomona collector car auction will occupy a new time slot for Mecum while the Vegas sale replaces the company’s Anaheim, California, event. Continue reading

London Classic Car Show adds historic motorsports exhibition

London Classic Car Show draws a crowd to see the cars, and adds a racing exhibition for 2017 | Show photos
London Classic Car Show draws a crowd to see the cars, and adds a racing exhibition for 2017 | Show photos

In only its third year, the London Classic Car Show is growing with the addition of a Historic Motorsports International exhibition joining The Grand Avenue and the Car Club Square at the ExCel exhibition facility in London. The show runs February 23-26, 2017. Continue reading

Carlisle Events schedules 28th annual Auto Mania

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Vendor display at 2014 Auto Mania | Carlisle Events photos

Set for January 20–22, 2017, Carlisle Events hosts its 28th annual Auto Maina event, a three-day automotive parts and memorabilia swap meet within the Agricultural Hall of the Allentown Fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. Continue reading