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Bonhams, London New Bond Street Headquarters

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December 1, 2018 It’s best to let the numbers and the results speak for this auction at Bonhams headquarters on New Bond Street in London. There were six lots with low estimates of $1 million or more, an exemplary consignment of quality cars. Only one of them sold. Its $3,023,113 final price with commission was […]

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Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, November 15-17, 2018

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The numbers below describe a typical Mecum auction with a mid-$30’s average and mid-$20s median. Missing from that picture are the 39 cars from the Academy of Art University collection, a paltry 4 ½% of the lots offered that has an outsized position on Mecum Auction’s ambitions. 26 of the 39 offered from the collection […]

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Mecum Auctions, Dallas, October 3-6, 2018

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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Since securing the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in 2012 to enter the Dallas-Ft. Worth market Mecum Auctions has built – as they seem consistently to be able to do – a steady four-day presence with 1,000+ lots on offer. Their calendar record hasn’t been as steady, with five of […]

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The Epic Alfa Romeo – 8C 2900B at Artcurial Retromobile

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Artcurial Motorcars headline consignment for its annual Retromobile auction in February 2019 is a Touring Berlinetta bodied Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B, chassis number 412024. Alfa Romeo built only a handful of its masterpiece, the 8C 2900, in the late Thirties. They are some of the most purposefully beautiful sports cars of the era and, by […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Porsche 70th Anniversary Porsche Experience Center, Atlanta, October 27, 2018

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RM Sotheby’s capitalized on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Porsche with a one-time auction at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. “Capitalized” in the sense that Porsche is far and away the hot marque of the moment. The all-Porsche sale in Atlanta was recognition of that stature and an acknowledgment that Porsches are […]

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Barrett-Jackson, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, September 27-29, 2018

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2018 marked Barrett-Jackson’s eleventh year in Las Vegas and posted (by a 2% whisker) its highest sale total ever for this venue. The showmanship and free-spending atmosphere that pervades Las Vegas ideally complements the showmanship and free-spending atmosphere of Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions, a symbiotic relationship that, as the results show, works. They cram 700 […]

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The Branson Fall Auction, October 19-20, 2018

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Branson Fall is an interesting phenomenon. There have been Branson Fall auctions in advance of contested national elections when the bidders were flat and preoccupied. The upcoming midterms, however, seemed to have little or no effect on the size or enthusiasm of the Branson crowd and bidders this year. The room was full and the […]

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RM Auctions, Hershey, October 11-12, 2018

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As part of RM’s restructuring the Hershey auction in 2018 reverted to the RM Auctions banner, replacing RM Sotheby’s branding here and Auctions America elsewhere. It was a distinction without a difference: same feel, same people, same venue. Only the signage reflected the change with the absence of Sotheby’s. RM’s Hershey auction reflects the AACA-based […]

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Bonhams, Simeone Foundation Museum, Philadelphia, Monday, October 8, 2018

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2018 marked Bonhams seventh year kicking off the Hershey week of collector car events with its Monday auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia. It’s a sale that highlights old restorations, original vehicles and some neglected barn finds. Quality is in ample supply, as are long enthusiast ownership histories. What’s in short supply […]

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NASCAR Race Car Sells For $1,265,000 It’s a ’52 Hudson Hornet

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On August 4,2018 the Worldwide Auctioneers team led by John Kruse and Rod Egan at the sale of Eldon “Ziggy” and Esta Hostetler’s collection in Shipsewana, Indiana sold a 1952 Hudson Hornet Six Club Coupe for: One million, two hundred sixty-five thousand dollars. It wasn’t just any ’52 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe, but one sold […]

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