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RM Online North America 112020_2022_Mercedes-Benz_1931_370 S_Sport Cabriolet_U87058_Courtney Frisk_900

RM Sotheby’s Online Only Open Roads North America, November 11-20, 2020

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RM Sotheby’s continued its series of Online Only auctions with Open Roads North America November 11-20, 2020 bringing its enhanced series of Covid-19 fighting Online Only auctions to seven in 2020. RM reported total sales of $5,024,670 and an overall sell-through of 89% including a vast array of primarily Ferrari-related memorabilia, factory manuals, sales brochures, […]

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RM Elkhart 102420_2256_Jaguar_1957_XKSS Continuation_Roadster_XKSS77521_Darin Schnabel_900

RM Sotheby’s, The Elkhart Collection, Elkhart, Indiana, October 23-24, 2020

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The Elkhart Collection had some exceptional vehicles. A small fortune had been spent on maintaining them. Many were competition cars, for the most part presented in apparently race-ready condition. And each lot in the sale represented a personal tragedy for some innocent entrepreneur, religious group, corporation or non-profit. The sale was held by order of […]

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Gooding Geared Online 103020 49 Maserati 1956 A6G~2000 Spider 2180_900

Gooding & Company, Geared Online, October 30, 2020

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Gooding & Company’s second “Geared Online” auction brought in a total just 64% of their first “Geared Online” sale in early August but still recorded a great result with three lots sold on bids over $1 million. The 7-figure cars accounted for 49.8% of the total changing hands and were 100% of the lots bid […]

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Bonhams London 103020_226_Fowler_1932_10hp B6_Showman's Road Locomotive The Lion_19782_900

Bonhams, London, October 30, 2020 There was no London to Brighton Veteran Car Run but the Spirit Lives

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CoViD claimed another victim when the 2020 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run was cancelled. That didn’t deter Bonhams from celebrating veteran and vintage cars (and a road locomotive) on October 30. Re-branded “The Golden Age of Motoring” there was a diverse consignment of vehicles dating from 1900 to 1939. Out of 34 lots offered, […]

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Mecum Auctions, Dallas, Texas, October 15-17, 2020

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Mecum clings faithfully to a largely live auction format. Live bidders socially-distanced in the room. Live auctioneers on the block. A mix of phone and internet bidders but with a bid-spotter/ring person gesticulating and calling out loudly to claim precedence for remote bidders. It builds engagement and excitement like no “online only” auction can where […]

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Bonhams, Goodwood Speed Week, October 17, 2020

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No spectators. No fancy manufacturer exhibits. No posh entertainment. Few period costumes. This was not the usual Goodwood Revival. It was Goodwood for the participants, and it was a unique experience. Here’s what Chris Sharpe said: “Goodwood without any crowds whatsoever was a privilege beyond words. The history of the circuit is one thing but […]

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Bonhams Simeone 101120_355_Mercedes-Benz_1935_290_Cabriolet A_Engine No. 101829352_900

Bonhams, Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, Philadelphia, October 11, 2020

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Strategically positioned on the Sunday before Hershey Week, Bonhams auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum celebrates Dr. Fred Simeone’s philosophy of preserving and driving great cars. In 2020 there was no Hershey Week, but Bonhams went to Philadelphia anyway and presented a docket that included some simply marvelous old unrestored cars. None was more […]

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RM Mitosinka 092520_610_Cord_1931_Front Drive L-29_Brougham_2928803_900

RM Auctions, Dennis Mitosinka Collection, Online Only, September 25, 2020

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Dennis Mitosinka’s collection consisted largely of 400 lots of automobilia, memorabilia and parts but culminated in 31 varied but intriguing automobiles offered without reserve. The most notable of them were little-seen prewar classics. The auction followed the usual pattern for online auctions: infrequent bidding until the minutes before the scheduled closing time, then a flurry […]

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Artcurial Trigano 091320_219_Lancia_1957_Aurelia B24S_Convertible_B24S1374_900

Artcurial Motorcars, André Trigano Collection, Auriol, Gibel, France, September 13, 2020

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It was with great fanfare that Artcurial Motorcars announced this single owner collection in late winter of 2020, scheduled for May 2 on location in the Mid-Pyrenees. The location was convenient to nothing, but promised to be delightful in the spring. CoViD-19 put paid to that shortly after the auction was announced. The auction went […]

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RM Auctions, Auburn Fall, Auburn, IN, September 3-5, 2020

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If there’s any remaining question about how well the collector car auction market is adjusting to CoViD-19’s restrictions and revised value chains it’s nowhere better seen than in the recent history of Auburn Fall. It handily beat 2019’s pre-CoViD sale total and nearly matched it in average transaction value. It didn’t match 2018’s sale total […]

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