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Leake Auctions, Tulsa, OK, June 9-11, 2017

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Few collector car auctions have the history of the Leake Auction Company. Begun in the Sixties by James C. Leake, Sr. out of his passion for old cars and particularly Rolls-Royces, it has been continued by his daughter Nancy and her husband Richard Sevenoaks. The third generation, their daughter Audrey and her husband Ty Young, […]

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Mecum Auctions, Spring Classic, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 17-20, 2017

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Traditionally Mecum Auctions’ headline auction, the Spring Classic has been overtaken by the commercial paroxysm of Kissimmee in January. The Spring Classic this year offered 1,650 cars, well below the 2,663 at Kissimmee (both adjusted for reruns) and with a total of $54 million changing hands, well below Kissimmee’s $84.9 million. The Spring Classic’s $28,600 […]

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Auctions America Auburn Spring, May 11-13, 2017

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Auburn Spring is a curious phenomenon, growing out of a desire (need?) to utilize the Auburn Auction Park that grew up from the annual Auburn auction over Labor Day weekend. Auburn Spring has never been big, but it’s always been an opportunity to showcase a collection or disposition or two. This year saw two days […]

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Worldwide Auctioneers, Dallas (Arlington), Texas, April 21-22, 2017

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Worldwide marked its move from the Houston area (Montgomery) to the Dallas area (Arlington) this year by adding a day to its calendar. The Monical collection of no reserve cars filled the added day. It was a challenge for Worldwide which faced established competition in the market from Leake’s three-day sale in downtown Dallas at […]

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Leake Auction, Dallas, Texas, April 21-23, 2017

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As with many auctions these days, Leake had a powerful contingent of late model cars. 99 of the 430 lots on offer were model year 2001 or later, 23% of the entire offering. The late model vehicles were led, again in common with many recent auctions, by the sale’s top lot, 2014 LaFerrari s/n …205216, […]

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The Branson Auction Spring 2017, April 21-22, 2017

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  The 2017 Spring Branson auction was missing a key element: Mark Trimble. Mark died February 11, probably while planning on doing aerobatics in the air over the Ozarks. He was dedicated to Branson, but more than that to living a good, fulsome, life. He brought the Branson Collector Car Auction to life nearly 40 […]

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Mecum Auctions, NRG Arena, Houston, Texas, April 6-8, 2017

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Since arriving in Houston in 2012 Mecum has made a splash, then settled down into a consistent $20 million sale. The “splash” came in 2014 when a single Ford GT40 s/n GT/104, brought $7 million hammer, 23% of that year’s total auction handle all by itself. Over the years the consignment has steadily declined until […]

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Auctions America, Ft. Lauderdale, March 31-April 2, 2017

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It’s difficult to find a collection of cars at auction backed up by a team more enthusiastic than Donnie Gould has at Auctions America. Two weeks after their partners at RM Sotheby’s hit a home run at Amelia Island, Auctions America did the same in Ft. Lauderdale. The cars were mainstream but that didn’t mean […]

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Motostalgia Auctions, Amelia Island, March 11, 2017

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Motostalgia Auctions bills itself as the official auction company for the SVRA Amelia Island Vintage Gran Prix, an event that took place March 16-19, a week after the auction, SVRA’s third event of a busy winter season. Motostalgia’s results for 2017 were comparable with last year but actually reflected a better sale when it is […]

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Artcurial Motorcars, Rétromobile, Paris, February 10, 2017

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On the numbers Artcurial’s $34.7 million 2017 sale looks light, but that isn’t taking into account the $35 million sale of the Ferrari 335 Sport last year which had no comparable blockbuster in 2017. Then there was the $19.1 million sale of the Baillon Collection’s Ferrari 250 GT SWB Cal Spyder two years ago. Without […]

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