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The Second Annual Kirk F. White Motorcars Auction, April 29, 1972

The Second Annual Kirk F. White Motorcars Auction, held April 29, 1972 at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania was much larger than the previous one … and even more confusing to figure out. The sale itself had twice the vehicles, the sell-through rate was a superior 65.6% and the total sale 71.6% greater. As with […]

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Classic Car Auction Yearbook — 2016-2017

I look forward every year to the new edition of The Classic Car Auction Yearbook. Many resources take the easy way with a “Top Ten” transactions list and rehash of the auctions with the highest sales. It’s far more difficult, and insightful, to prowl through the numbers and find important trends. It’s even more challenging […]

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The First Annual Kirk F. White Motorcars Auction, Radnor, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1971

This auction report might be considered a little late, being 46 years after the fact, but it does serve to highlight some of the changes in the past five decades. Kirk F. White is an entrepreneur of renown, something that showed early on with this ground-breaking sale of collector cars under a yellow-and-white striped 15,000 […]

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RM Sotheby’s “ICONS”, New York, December 6, 2017


RM Sotheby’s returned to Sotheby’s mother ship on York Avenue in New York City for its second time on December 6, 2017. 2013’s RM auction at Sotheby’s headquarters had been very successful, and the sale here in November of Michael Schumacher’s Monaco and Hungary winning F2001 Formula One car for an attention-getting $7.5 million just […]

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Mecum Auctions, Dallas, Texas, September 6-9, 2017


Three weeks after Monterey Mecum Auctions set up in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas with an 846 vehicle auction. Dave Newhardt shoots cars for Mecum, and he spends his entire life on the road, a situation which this schedule puts in focus, not to mention the bazillion vehicles that cross Mecum Auctions’ […]

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Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, November 16-18, 2017

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Mecum Auctions knows how to identify opportunity. Mecum rolled into Las Vegas for the first time with a three-day sale November 16-18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 887 vehicles were offered, 553 of them sold, a 62.3% sale rate, bringing a total of $22,204,275. That was an average transaction of $40,152 and a median […]

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