Car Reports & Values

This 1959 De Soto Firedome convertible, 1 of 299 built, sold for $90,000 at the Auctions America by RM Fall Carlisle sale. (Ron Kowalke photo)

RM Fall Carlisle posts $2.79M in sales

Auctions America by RM enjoyed a successful return to Carlisle, Pa., on Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, posting $2.79 million in sales with 50 percent of all lots sold at its debut Fall Carlisle sale. Held as part of Carlisle Events’ Fall Carlisle Collector Car Weekend, the multi-day auction presented a diverse roster of...

This 1958 Packard hardtop, 1 of 675 built, sold for $45,000 at the RM Fall Hershey auction. (Ron Kowalke photo)

Steam runabout headlines RM Hershey sale

RM Auctions’ annual fall Hershey sale was held Oct. 6-7 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa. Headlined by the record sale of the 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos steam runabout (pictured above), the auction generated over $10 million in sales. Of the 115 lots offered, 95 were declared sold at the...

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De Dion steamer sells for $4.2M

It takes about one minute to pronounce the name of the oldest known operating motorcar: 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos steam runabout, and it took about 19 more minutes on Oct. 7 for this historic car to reach a record selling price of $4,200,000.

Vintage metal die-cut Willard Battery Cables pronged display unit sold for $140.

Contents of long-closed Wisconsin service station auctioned

Opportunities to travel back in time do not exist except in fiction books and TV shows and movies. But on Sept. 10, in Mosinee, Wis., old car enthusiasts got the chance to enter a time-warp combination service station and repair garage that had been shuttered for decades, to bid at auction on its vintage...

Duesenberg, Ferrari make Pebble Beach history

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, sold more than $78 million in collector cars at its Pebble Beach Auctions on Aug. 20-21. A two-day sale of unprecedented results, Gooding & Company achieved a $13.6 million increase from last year with 19 world records....

This stunning 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster set a new world record for a Mercedes-Benz sold at auction, selling for $9.68 million.

RM sets new world record for Mercedes-Benz sale

RM Auctions set a new world record Aug. 20 for a Mercedes-Benz sold at auction and sold 12 automobiles for individual million-dollar-plus results in Monterey, Calif. The star of the night, a spectacular 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster selling for an impressive $9.68 million.

Million-dollar Packard tops RM at St. John’s

Formerly part of the late Frank Kleptz Collection and referred to as the “ghost car,” this auto show-display, plexiglas-bodied 1939-’40 Pontiac Deluxe Six sedan sold for $280,000 at the RM at St. John’s auction.   Story and photos by Angelo Van Bogart Several Detroit-area locals lamented the fact that collector vehicles were selling slowly...