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Barrett-Jackson, WestWorld, Scottsdale, January 16-21, 2018

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[Post updated April 4, 2018 with additional photos.] This is make-good, not only for subscribers and followers but also for Barrett-Jackson who accords me unusual access to the walled-off Salon cars and is cooperative with data. It was only two weeks after getting home from Arizona that I took off to cold, snow-covered Paris. Then […]

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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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Preston Tucker's Tucker Torpedo, sold for $1,792,500.

RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, January 18-19, 2018

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“Diversification” is a recognized business strategy which RM Sotheby’s is increasingly employing. In 2018 it sharpened its emphasis on separate business units with separate organizations for catalog auctions (RM Sotheby’s at Arizona, Paris, Amelia Island, Monaco, Villa Erba, Monterey and London), consignment sales (RM Auctions at Auburn, Ft. Lauderdale, Santa Monica and Hershey), a separately-managed […]

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Bonhams Scottsdale, January 18, 2018

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Set on the lush lawns of the Westin Kierland, where irrigation seems anathema to the restricted flow of Scottsdale showerheads, Bonhams Scottsdale Auction is an oasis of enthusiasm. From the full breakfast and hyper coffee on auction morning to the array of vehicles on the grass and in the gravel periphery, Bonhams sets a tone […]

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