Ken Lingenfelter, one of the most active of car collectors, will open his collection October 15 at his annual Charity Fall Open House in Brighton, Michigan. Continue reading
With historic and “fresh-to-the-market” cars doing very well, RM Sotheby’s reported $11.58 million in sales at its 10th annual collector car auction held in conjunction Thursday and Friday with the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Continue reading
‘Wayne’s World … party time … excellent …”
It might seem inconceivable, but the Mirth Mobile – the dowdy 1976 AMC Pacer with pasted-on flames and mismatched wheels driven by the slackers in the 1992 comedy Wayne’s World – has been fully restored as an iconic piece of Hollywood memorabilia.
Not only that, the baby-blue Pacer will cross the block during Barrett-Jackson’s collector car auction in Las Vegas. Purposefully funky and with such custom features as a red-licorice dispenser in the ceiling, the bulbous coupe will be offered at no reserve during the October 13-15 sale at the Mandalay Bay Resort. Continue reading
Two spooky custom creations lurk within the lobby of the LeMay – Americas Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, through the end of the month. The creations, “Tomb for Two” and “Twisted Evil,” were built by Mike Fobes, a master builder, fabricator and mechanic who has been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit.
California hot rodders and customizers were set free in the 1950s by the advent of hand-laid fiberglass, allowing them to express their imaginations with unique body designs made in small batches. One of the most successful custom-car builders was Jim Kellison, whose sleek body styles and high-quality products helped set the tone.
The Pick of the Day is his most famous model, a 1962 Kellison J6 Panther, based on a Corvette chassis and powered by a small-block V8. The Panther has been upgraded for modern drivability, according to the private seller in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with a Chevrolet 350 crate engine and Tremec TKO-500 five-speed manual transmission. Continue reading
The 1965 Dino 206 P Berlinette Speciale, Pininfarina’s design prototype for what would become the Ferrari Dino, will be offered up for bidding early in 2017 at Artcurial Motorcars’ Retromobile sale, scheduled for February 10 in Paris. Continue reading
Two Porsche sports cars from opposite ends of the collector car spectrum, a 1957 356A 1600 Speedster “barn find” in picturesque condition and a 2004 Carrera GT in brand-new condition, will be offered by Auctions America during its Hilton Head Island sale November 5 in South Carolina.
The auction takes place during the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance. The sale is described by Auctions America as a “boutique event” with just 120 cars up for bidding, a small number by the auction company’s usual standards. Continue reading
You don’t find resto-mods or concours-level restorations at Bonhams annual Preserving the Automobile Auction. Instead, the event features barn finds and original vehicles with the intent that they be conserved and preserved as historic artifacts.
The fifth annual “Preserving” auction was held Monday at its usual location, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia, a venue convenient for those headed to the AACA Fall Meet, that festival of vintage vehicles in Hershey. Continue reading
When buyer’s fees were added, a 1970 Ford Boss 429 Mustang that hammered sold at the Fall Carlisle Auction late last month set a record for the highest price paid at a sale in Carlisle, Pennsylvania — and did so by nearly $30,000. Continue reading
Tammy Allen was a familiar face in the front row of Barrett-Jackson auctions for many years, one of the few female collectors who made an impact on the auction arena and the classic car world as a whole.
For more than three decades, Allen built her unique collection. In 2010, she opened a museum – Allen Unique Autos in Grand Junction, Colorado – to showcase her more than 80 distinctive automobiles and her trove of automobilia. Continue reading