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Broad Arrow, Porsche Experience, Atlanta, June 10, 2023

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1947 must have been a special year because 2023 has notable 75th Anniversaries including Ferrari, Porsche and (the odd bed-fellow) NASCAR. Broad Arrow marked Porsche’s 75th with an all-Porsche auction at Porsche’s Experience Center at Atlanta in early June. It follows the first Porsche Experience Center auction by RM Sotheby’s in 2018 marking Porsche’s 70th […]

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Bonhams, Goodwood Members Meeting, April 16, 2023

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Members Meeting is a fun venue, both for the on-track activities and because Bonhams brings a wide variety of intriguing cars for the auction. There really is something for everyone and, based upon the prices realized and the performance against the pre-sale estimate ranges, bidders keep their heads screwed on tight, looking through the shine […]

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Mecum Auctions, Houston, April 13-15, 2023

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Mecum’s press release states this year’s sale brought in a total of $37 million and a 77% sale rate. Unfortunately, Mecum has declined to provide a complete post-sale auction report so it’s not possible to separate the cars and trucks from the Road Art and miscellany. Still, $37 million is not to be sneezed at […]

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Bonhams, Two Generations, Middletown, RI, April 29, 2023

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This was a pop-up sale to dispose of much (but not all) of the collection of a father’s and son’s decades long fascination with antique and veteran cars. The “newest” car in the sale was a 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible, the only lot built after the Second World War. That tells a story […]

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Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Florida, March 2-3, 2023

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Gooding & Company worked its way to the top of the Amelia Island auction heap in 2023 with a total sale of $72.8 million and a prodigious sell-through rate of 93.6%, a rate that is far better than Gooding did at Pebble Beach last August where they sold 85.6% of the 155 lots offered while […]

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Bonhams, Fernandina Beach, Florida, March 2, 2023

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You wouldn’t know it from the numbers below but Bonhams would have had an over $20 million sale if they’d sold just two more cars, but that is not infrequently the case A number of lots in Bonhams sale had one or more prior appearance at auction. Some of them were described in detail at […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Amelia Island, Florida, March 4, 2023

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After a quarter century as the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in 2023 RM Sotheby’s was displaced at the Ritz Carlton by the affiliate of the Hagerty Group, new owner of “The Amelia”, Broad Arrow Auctions. RM had built its Amelia Island sale from nearly nothing (66 lots, $6.4 million in 1999) […]

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Broad Arrow, Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, March 4, 2023

Broad Arrow, a subsidiary of the Hagerty Group which now owns “The Amelia”, is now the official “Amelia Auction” having supplanted RM Sotheby’s after its 24-year run with the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. It’s a bit confusing. Broad Arrow’s crew is composed almost entirely of ex-RM Auctions people, so on the ground the relationships are […]

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“The Original” Barrett-Jackson, January 15-29, 2023

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Very few auctions earn the distinction of being described only as “Barrett-Jackson” but that’s the sobriquet applied to B-J’s annual January auction at WestWorld in Scottsdale. It was the original and it remains – despite the spawn of imitators and competitors – one of a kind. Not that it has remained the same, however, evolving […]

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RM Sotheby’s, Arizona Biltmore, January 26, 2023

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While not as impressive as 2022’s one-day 69-lot performance, RM Sotheby’s auction at the Arizona Biltmore RM turned in a curve-setting total in 2023. $44.6 million in a single-day sale is exceptional. Its $558,079 average transaction is bettered only by 2022’s $665,394 million average transaction and 2015’s $578,232 million average. That kind of average is […]

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