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RM Sotheby’s, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, March 8-9, 2019

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RM Sotheby’s went back to a 2-day format this year and was aided by benign North Florida weather, unlike last year when the Concours pulled forward a day to avoid a predicted Sunday deluge. The sale featured several cars from the Youngtimer Collection of late model, low miles, original cars. This followed RM Sotheby’s success […]

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Gooding & Company, Amelia Island Plantation, March 8, 2019

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Of the 89 cars on the Friday docket at Gooding & Company’s auction at the Amelia Island Plantation 33 were Porsches (37.1% of the docket) including ten in the no reserve offering from the collection of WhatsApp founder Jan Koum. In common with its competition Gooding raised its Buyer’s Premium to 12% of the first […]

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Bonhams, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Amelia Island, March 7, 2019

Bonhams auction at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club was very brassy, in the best way possible. Building on the Don C. Boulton Collection of 28 automobiles, Bonhams presented 27 cars from the Brass Era, 11 even older antiques and a total of 43 lots built before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, 39.8% of the […]

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Bonhams, Les Grandes Marques du Monde,Le Grand Palais, Paris, February 7, 2019

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First of all, the annual observation that Le Grand Palais is the most extraordinary, wonderful collector car auction venue in the world. The setting is epic and unlike the usual fabric-covered marquee or bland multi-purpose convention center ballroom the filigree of cast columns and arches, glass-paned roof and artfully-placed rivets is endlessly fascinating. Le Grand […]

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Artcurial Motorcars, Salon Retromobile, Paris, February 8, 2019

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Artcurial put on a 3-day auction at Salon Retromobile but the cars were all on Friday the eighth, and there all eyes were enthusiastically focused on a single lot. It was number 20 (unusually early in the order for a headliner, but there were many high profile cars to follow), the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C […]

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Gooding & Company, Fashion Square, Scottsdale, January 18-19, 2019

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With two sessions, 124 lots, 106 sold, 85.5% sell through and $48.4 million changing hands, Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auctions were a solid success. Gooding did better than its counterparts, particularly Bonhams, at moving some of its seven-figure headline cars in Scottsdale. Of twelve lots with pre-sale low estimates of $1 million or more, seven […]

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