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Bonhams, Amelia Island, March 9, 2017

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  The Amelia Island auction week opened up with Bonhams on Thursday and its experience foreshadowed what would follow, difficulty in closing the deal on major lots but general success, even if at modest values, with moderately-priced lots. Just five lots achieved hammer bids over half a million dollars and only two of those, the […]

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Worldwide Scottsdale 1/18/17

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Worldwide Auctioneers, Scottsdale January 18, 2017 Worldwide Auctioneers joined the Scottsdale auction party in 2017 with a focused, realistic sale of 82 cars on the southern periphery of Scottsdale off McDowell Road. Set up in a good-sized tent on the site of a closed multi-marque new car dealership, they assembled a good collection of classics, […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, January 10-11, 2017

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  RM Sotheby’s expanded its Amelia Island auction to a second day this year to accommodate the collection of the late Orin Smith. The Smith cars were offered in a Friday session. All but one were sold without reserve. None of them were anything less than excellent whether in design or presentation. The Smith cars […]

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Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, March 10, 2017

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Don’t make the mistake of comparing the 2017 Gooding & Company Amelia Island total with that of 2016 which was buried in top quality cars from Jerry Seinfeld and a $17 million Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. In fact, given the modest (for a Gooding sale) sell-through of 78.4% and the no-sale of the Jaguar […]

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