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Keno Brothers set inaugural ‘Rolling Sculpture’ auction for November 19

Keno Brothers set a date for their first classic car auction | Keno Brothers Fine Automobiles Auctions photo
Keno Brothers (Leslie, left, and Leigh) set a date for their first classic car auction | Keno Brothers Fine Automobiles Auctions photo

We’ve known for several months that Leslie and Leigh Keno, famed for their participation in PBS’ Antiques Roadshow and their expertise on art and antiques, are launching their own classic and collector car auction company. They announced today that company will be known as Keno Brothers Fine Automobile Auctions, which will stage its inaugural sale, called “Rolling Sculpture,” November 19 in New York City.

While not announcing the specific location, the brothers’ news release promised a “museum-quality showroom” where the pre-sale exhibition begins November 17 to “celebrate automobiles as purposeful ‘rolling works of art’.” Continue reading

Monterey prediction: Hagerty expects more million-dollar sales, ‘shift’ to cars from 1980s and ‘90s

Hagerty chart shows Monterey auction sales since 2000
Hagerty chart shows Monterey auction sales since 2000

Hagerty, the classic car insurer and valuation tracker, forecasts $415 million in sales at the various auctions scheduled next week in on the Monterey Peninsula. That figure falls short of the record $428 million in sales posted on the peninsula in auctions last year, but again far exceeds the $306 million in sales in 2013.

And while Hagerty expects total sales to slip, it predicts there will be “a signifiant increase” in the number of million-dollar — and multi-million-dollar — sales. Continue reading

Artcurial lands last Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta for Retromobile auction

4065 was the final Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta produced and has had two owners since new | Artcurial Motorcars photo
4065 was the final Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta produced and has had two owners since new | Artcurial Motorcars photo

Stirling Moss called the short-wheelbase version of the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta “the greatest Ferrari road car, perhaps the greatest road car of any make.” Only 103 such cars were produced, and the very last of them to roll out of the Ferrari factory will be offered for sale at Artcurial Motorcars’ Retromobile sale early next year in Paris.

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Barns, cars and cigars this weekend at automotive museums

1966 Ford Mustang
1966 Ford Mustang being driven on the LeMay “drive home” | LeMay Photo

Saturday, August 1, in Sacramento, California, the California Automobile Museum hosts a car cruise and show featuring the Gig Garcia Band, a beer garden, food trucks, and vendor shopping. The cruise is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Sacramento State University and travels along Fair Oaks Boulevard, ending in a car show at 5:00 p.m. on Fulton Avenue between El Camino and Marconi. Continue reading

’67 Corvette, ’37 Chevy take Goodguys honors

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1967 Corvette, 1937 Chevy take Goodguys honors | Goodguys Photo

An Arctic White 1967 Chevrolet Corvette built by Mike Goldman Customs and owned by Sonny and Debbie Freeman of Lafayette, Louisiana, was awarded Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Street Machine of the Year at the 18th PPG Nationals Held in Columbus, Ohio, where the Street Rod of the Year crown went to Rowe’s Millington, Tennessee-based 1937 Chevy coupe.

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Roadster Show finalist set for Russo and Steele Monterey auction

The 1927 Ford street rod was a contender in the America's Most Beautiful Roadster competition | Russo and Steele photos
The 1927 Ford street rod was a contender in the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster competition | Russo and Steele photos

A multiple award-winning 1927 Ford Model T street-rod roadster named Chocolate Rose, originally built to compete in the America’s Most Beautiful Roadster pageant at the 2014 Grand National Roadster Show, will be one of the highlights of Russo and Steele’s 15th annual auction in Monterey next month. Continue reading