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RM Auctions, Auburn Fall, August 30-September 2, 2018

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Even though it’s now styled “RM Auctions”, the present iteration of Auburn Fall is the creation of Donnie Gould and the team formerly known as Auctions America. They have worked diligently to build Auburn Fall back to the must-attend event of legends. Held on the weekend of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival, Donnie and his team have […]

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Mecum Auctions, Monterey, August 23-25, 2018

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Mecum Auctions has been in Monterey now for a decade, growing from a $14.2 million sale in 2009 to this year’s $45.7 million with a peak sale in 2016 of $50.9 million. They’re an important part of the Monterey car week scenery now, drawing a huge crowd of spectators to the Del Monte Golf Course […]

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Worldwide Auctioneers, Pacific Grove, August 23, 2018

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2018 was Worldwide’s second year at the Pacific Grove Golf Links. The sale was smaller in number of lots offered, in number of lots sold, in sell-through percentage and in total dollars. The Average and Median transactions, however, were materially higher, indicative of higher quality consignments. Many unsold cars brought reasonable reported high bids for […]

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Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach Auction, August 24-25, 2018

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2018 was Gooding & Company’s second year selling on Friday evening and Saturday morning, creating a conflict with RM’s downtown auction on Friday that made downloading the Hammer Price app for smartphones necessary for keeping track. Gooding’s headline lot – a car that would be a headline lot no matter where it appeared – was […]

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Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3851GT sold by Bonhams at Quail Lodge in 2014 for a record $38,115,000

Bonhams Changes Hands

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Thirty years ago in 1989 Robert Brooks departed Christie’s Motor Car Department to set up on his own as Brooks Auctioneers. He closed the loop on Tuesday when London private equity firm Epiris LLP acquired the successor firm Bonhams (1793) Limited, including the interest of Robert Brooks. Brooks will be succeeded as Executive Chairman by […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Monterey, August 24-25, 2018

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RM Sotheby’s finally got its new Convention Center location in 2018 after two years in a makeshift fabric structure on Portola Plaza. The new layout was a mixed blessing but it was kicked off right by lot #247, the 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO s/n 3413, the superstar of a star-filled Monterey auction week. RM Sotheby’s […]

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