According to Mark Hyman, it was like light lightning struck twice in the same place when he and a close friend each won a “best of show” award at two different concours on the same day. Continue reading
The lure of a great “barn find” has taken on a life of its own in the world of classic car collecting, with many musty relics being hauled from long-term storage, some of them achieving startling prices at auction.
There is a certain romance attached to discovering a desirable vintage car that was put away decades ago to collect dust, especially a rare car that remains in original condition without damage or the ravages of rust.
So it is with great excitement that ClassicCars.com announces its own “barn find” discovery, and it is one that pushes all the buttons for rarity, desirability and condition: an original 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster that was put into storage more than 50 years ago.
American car collector Bruce McCaw’s Bentley Speed Six “Blue Train” drove away with four awards at the recent Schloss Bensberg Classics concours d’elegance near Cologne, Germany, where it was declared best of show by the judges and by public vote, and won best pre-war closed model and the Style of Speed award. Continue reading
With three vehicles selling for more than $1 million, Auctions America’s California sale generated more than $15.4 million in sales in its new location, the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica.
“We’re very pleased with results from our third annual California sale, which cements our reputation as the leading auction house serving the Southern California collector community,” Ian Kelleher, managing director of Auctions America’s West Coast Division, was quoted in a post-sale news release. Continue reading
‘Global Collector Car Trends” is the theme for the annual seminar being staged at Monterey in conjunction with the Russo and Steele auction.
Presented by the auction company and Coker Tire, the seminar is designed to examine and update the audience on the classic car marketplace.
Artcurial’s sale of 11 classic and collector cars last weekend at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo generated $753,234 in sales, twice the pre-auction estimate.
Featured in the sale were a pair of Mercedes-Benz limousines that were used to transport famed soprano Maria Callas for her opera tours of Europe. Continue reading
Once again, the auctions of Monterey Classic Car Week next month appear to be a Ferrari wonderland of fabulously rare and valuable sports cars and race cars that wear the prancing horse. Seven- and eight-figure sales should be plentiful, as they were during last year’s Ferrari lovefest. Continue reading
Now into the next chapter of its history, British auction house Barons anticipates its biggest sale ever July 28 at Sandown Park, where more than 80 vehicles will be open for bidding. Continue reading
The 21st annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has chosen the exotic Spanish marque Pegaso to be featured during its March 2016 event, concours official have announced.
Pegaso, a manufacturer of trucks and buses, built just 84 sports cars during a seven-year run in the 1950s, but their advanced design, high performance and unique style had a tremendous impact. The Pegazo Z-102 named Thrill with styling by Touring was introduced to strong acclaim at the 1953 Turin Auto Show.
The events of Monterey Classic Car Week start Friday, August 7, when 30 vintage race cars roar through the streets of downtown Monterey for a motorsports car show, giving spectators a close-up taste of the competition that will take place at nearby Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Continue reading