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Pre-war cars supercharge Bonhams’ Scottsdale docket

Erdmann & Rossi crafted coachwork for this 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type S 26/120/180 sports tourer | Bonhams photos
Erdmann & Rossi crafted coachwork for this 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type S 26/120/180 sports tourer | Bonhams photos

Owners have consigned two famed and supercharged pre-war cars to Bonhams’ sixth annual Scottsdale auction. A 1928 Mercedes-Benz Type S 26/120/180 sports tourer with coachwork by Erdmann & Rossi and a Zagato-bodied 1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 gran sport spider have been added to the docket for the sale scheduled for January 19 at the Westin Kierland resort. Continue reading

2016 top stories: 4 – Records set at Monterey auctions

Le Mans-winning D-type Jaguar sets record for highest auction price paid for a British car | Larry Edsall photos
Le Mans-winning D-type Jaguar sets record for highest auction price paid for a British car | Larry Edsall photos

Most of the headlines back in August pointed out that the combined sales total of the various auctions held on California’s Monterey Peninsula were down this year, and not just for 2016 but for the second year in a row! The sky is falling, some Chicken Littles fretted.

But what those headlines and those fretting chickens overlooked was the fact that all-time public-auction records were set within just a few days for American, British, French and pre-war vehicles: Continue reading

Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017: 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible

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1959 Cadillac series 62 convertible | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the 14th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.

Offered during the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, this 1959 Cadillac Series 62 convertible has been restored in red with matching red-and-white leather interior and white top.

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New product: NOCO Genius Boost BG40

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NOCO Genius Boost BG40

Sometimes all it takes is bumping the light switch as you exit the vehicle, leaving on an over head light, charging too many cell phones with car off -– reasons for encountering a dead battery in the car range from simple to complicated. Really, there are only a few solutions when you find yourself stranded and asking for a jump.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017: 1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser convertible pace car

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1957 Mercury Turnpike pace car | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the 13th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.

Offered at the 46th annual Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction, this 1957 Indy 500 Pace Car was restored to concours condition in 2000 and has been driven only 32 miles since the completion of the work.

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Imported from Japan, sold in Virginia: JDM classics  

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1988 Toyota Crown Hearse with JDM body mods | Duncan Imports & Classic Cars photos

What is probably the largest collection in the United States of right-hand-drive Japanese cars is located at Duncan Imports and Classic Cars in Christiansburg, Virginia, where Gary Duncan has more than 300 of what are known as JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) vehicles. Continue reading

2016 top stories: 6 – Inaugural Future Classics show a multi-generational delight

1995 Nissan 240SX | Hans Marquez photos

The inaugural Future Classics Car Show, hosted by ClassicCars.com with organizational support from Car Street Journal and NICOclub.com, was staged in January at the start of Arizona Auction Week and attracted more than 100 cars to the upscale High Street shopping district in north Phoenix.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017: 1918 La Bestioni Boattail Speedster

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1918 La Bestioni Boattail Speedster | Barrett-Jackson photos

Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.

Offered during the 46th annual Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction, this 1918 Le Bestioni boattail speedster is the product of retro auto designer and classic restorer Gary Wales of Woodland Hills, California. The creation mimics the giant two-man racing cars ruled the road-racing circuits around the world by incorporating the original design elements along with modern safety features that blend and enhance the overall performance, allowing the driver and co-pilot to safely navigate with modern driving conditions.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO

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1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.

Offered without a reserve at the 46th Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction, this 1969 COPO Chevrolet Camaro is finished in rare Daytona Yellow paint with a white interior.

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Countdown to Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2017: 1929 Ford ‘Alumatub’ Hot Rod

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1929 Ford ‘Alumatub’ Hot Rod | Barrett-Jackson photo

Editor’s note: This is the 10th in a 30-day sponsored series featuring cars to be sold January 14-22 during Barrett-Jackson’s 46th Scottsdale auction.

Offered without a reserve at the 46th annual Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction, the 1929 Ford “Alumatub” hot rod was handcrafted by Boyd Coddington on the Discovery Channel TV show American Hot Rod.

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