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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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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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