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Restored ‘Duchess’ 1941 Cadillac special sedan to be offered by RM Auctions

One of the most mesmerizing Cadillac photos included in my book “Cadillac: 100 Years of Innovation” written for General Motors shows a 1941 Cadillac sedan with Series 60-style door window frames, flow-through fenders as found on 1942-and-later Buicks and tastefully absent brightwork. This unique Cadillac built for the Duke of Windsor was nicknamed “Duchess”...

This 1932 Packard 900 Light Eight Coupe Roadster, owned by Gordon and Janet Apker of Des Moines, Wash., will be at the inaugural Arizona Concours. (Michael Tobian photo)

New concours added to January Arizona auction action

Usually, auctions accompany concours d’elegances, but in a logical flip, a new concours has been added to the dizzying slate of automotive activities already occurring in Arizona during January. The inaugural Arizona Concours d’Elegance, to be held at the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort and Hotel in Phoenix on Jan. 12, will jump-start the Arizona...

Wisconsin senate approves bill to ease restrictions on state’s collector plate

Wisconsin Senate Approves Bill to Ease Restrictions on Collector Cars and Historic Military Vehicles The SEMA Action Network alerted hobbyists that Legislation (S.B. 110) to allow minor modifications to collector vehicles, exempt former military vehicles, historic military vehicles, and collector vehicles from importer certification label requirements, and expand rights for historic military vehicle owners...

"Wet Nellie," the submersible Lotus Espirit from the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me" sold for $863,500 today.

007 Lotus Espirit ‘submarine’ sells for U.S. $863,500

Breaking news from RM Auctions‘ London sale: At a little past 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 9, the heralded James Bond Lotus Submarine car used by “007” in the 1977 thriller “The Spy Who Loved Me” was called sold today when the bidding was hammered at 550,000 British pounds, which translates to $863,500...

This 1963 Impala Sport Coupe has a ridiculously low XXX miles and was always stored inside Lambrecht Chevrolet. Look for it to be one of the high sellers.

Lambrecht low-mileage Chevrolet collection in Pierce: What will they sell for at VanDerBrink sale?

Approximately 40 days before the VanDerBrink Auctions sale of the Lambrecht Chevrolet Collection in Pierce, Nebraska, on Sept. 28-29, the 50 never-sold Chevy cars and trucks and 500 low-mileage trade-in cars and trucks were already attracted heated online bids. Yvette VanDerBrink said there were 2,000 registered online and in-person bidders; compare that to an...