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RM Sotheby’s, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, March 10, 2018

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RM held its auction on Friday, March 9 starting at 3PM as the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was for the second year in a row moved up to Saturday to avoid a threatening weather forecast. It made for a truncated auction week, slicing a day off the pre-auction viewing schedule. Gooding & Company remained at […]

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GAA Classic Cars, Greensboro, NC, March 1-3, 2018

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GAA Classic Cars’ Johnny Ransom had been suggesting for some time that I come to Greensboro for one of the GAA Classic Cars auctions. This spring auction’s schedule on the weekend before Amelia Island created the opportunity to combine both events in a single, long road trip. GAA Classic Cars is associated with the Greensboro […]

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Leake Auctions, Oklahoma City, February 22-24, 2018

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With $6.6 million in sales, a 72.4% sale rate and a $308,000 top sale (for a 2008 Mercedes SLR McLaren) Leake’s annual stop in Oklahoma City had a reduced consignment dictated by their change to a single lane but produced a total sale comparable with prior double-lane auctions. Seemingly routine in presentation, this may be […]

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Worldwide Auctioneers, Scottsdale, January 17, 2018

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Worldwide’s second year in the Valley of the Sun during Car Week (which really should be called “Auction Week” because that’s why everyone is here) featured a star studded consignment. As the numbers that follow show, the sell-through was down 15.1 points from last year. The total sale was off by over $5 million and […]

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Gooding & Company, Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Arizona, January 9-10, 2018

This auction report got tripped up by a trip to Paris for the Retromobile week auctions which then, to compensate for an operator error on my part, had to go to the head of the auction report queue. Although not Gooding’s best Scottsdale auction (that was 2013’s $57.7 million followed by 2014’s $49.4 million) the […]

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Video of the 1914 Peugeot L45 at the Bothwell auction

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I realized today that during the preview of Bonhams auction of the Ann and Lindley Bothwell collection last November I’d made a short video of a walk around the car. It was entirely accidental as I was explaining what made the L45 so important (like its race history at the 1914 Lyon GP and twice […]

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