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Mecum Auctions Spring Classic, Indianapolis, May 15-20, 2018

Mecum Auctions’ signature sale is the Spring Classic. It’s traveled across mid-America since the Eighties, alighting in Indianapolis at the State Fairgrounds in 2008 with a four-day sale. In recent years the Spring Classic has been eclipsed by Mecum Auction’s magnum opus at Kissimmee in January. These two auctions define, in large part, the vast […]

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Bonhams, Villa La Vigie, Monaco, May 11, 2018

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For years Bonhams held its Monaco auction at the Exposition de la Collection de Voitures Anciennes de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco, a charming and convenient but cramped location in the shadow of the royal palace. That changed in 2018 with the new location at Villa La Vigie. Perched high up on a headland adjacent […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, Monte Carlo, May 12, 2018

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RM Sotheby’s biennial visit to Monaco during the GP Historique turned in creditable numbers despite missing on the headline $7 million Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France. RM’s Monaco history has been erratic, sometimes featuring a large consignment of moderately priced cars such as 2016’s Quattroroute Collection and sometimes including a big buck consignment such […]

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Worldwide Auctioneers, Texas Classic, Arlington, Texas, April 21,2018

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Worldwide Auctioneers moved their Texas auction from the Houston area to the Dallas area last year. The auction is held in the Arlington Convention Center the day before the Concours d’Elegance of Texas held at the Richard Greene Linear Park adjacent to the Convention Center, the Texas Rangers’ Ballpark and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. […]

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Mecum Auctions, Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida, January 5-14, 2018

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It is doubtful that even the ever-optimistic Dana Mecum thought that Mecum Auctions’ 2010 venture into central Florida the week before the Scottsdale auctions would become in and of itself a celebration of collector cars. That first year there were 1,071 cars in Kissimmee. 701 were reported sold (65.5%) and a total of $26,161,356 changed […]

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Mecum Auctions, NRG Center, Houston, April 5-7, 2018

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Mecum Auctions has found a serendipitous environment in Houston near the vernal equinox, bringing truckloads of cars, and selling truckloads of them, too. This isn’t Monterey, or even Indianapolis. It’s Houston with a median transaction in the high $20,000s and an average in mid- to high-$30,000s. It’s mainstream American car collecting. Even the high transactions […]

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