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Lot S95: 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback. 12,160 Miles, 10 MCA Thoroughbred Gold Awards

Mecum Seattle Auction slate loaded with muscle

  Mecum Auctions will host its second annual classic and collector car auction in Seattle at CenturyLink Field Event Center June 5-6 with an anticipated lineup of 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block. Among the main attractions consigned for the Mecum Seattle...

The eight-car group of 1958 Corvettes brought a total of $1,170,000 at the Mecum Indy sale. The top seller came in Panama Yellow ($160,000).

Corvette Rainbow: 1958 Corvettes of every color sell at Mecum

  Story and Photos by B. Mitchell Carlson Prospective 1958 Chevrolet Corvette buyers did not have the excuse of not bidding because the ’Vettes at the Mecum Spring Classic Auction weren’t a color they liked. The May Mecum sale in Indianapolis had every factory color of ’58 Corvette to choose from and on May...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 28, 2015

  Q. This is a picture of my Uncle Ray, who was a Milwaukee police officer. Can you or your readers help identify the make, model and year of his patrol car. ­ — James Ackmann, Ashippun, Wis. A. The interesting fender contour tells us we’re looking at a 1961 Dodge Dart, probably a...

Margaret Dunning proudly shows her Packard at the 2012 Glenmoor Gathering. (Old Cars Weekly file photo)

Margaret Dunning, 104-year-old Packard owner, dies

  Margaret Dunning, perhaps today’s most famous Packard owner, died May 17 while on a hobby-related tour in California. She was 104. Dunning, a resident of Plymouth, Mich., became an Internet sensation when a New York Times video of her with her 1930 Packard 740 roadster circulated around the World Wide Web in 2013....

This 1937 Cord Phaeton Model 812, once owned by Glenn Pray, will be featured at Leake Auction’s Tulsa sale June 5-7.

Glenn Pray ‘Lost Cord’ heads to auction

  TULSA, Okla. – Leake Auction Co. recently consigned a 1937 Cord Phaeton Model 812 that was discovered in a barn where it sat for 45 years. The Cord has ties to Broken Arrow, Okla., as it was originally purchased and restored by Glenn Pray in 1953. It will cross the auction block in...

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Q&A with Kit Foster: May 21

Q. [This ad] was found in the November 1950 Mechanix Illustrated magazine. What was the Ardun Conversion Unit? — Cec Breyfogle, Storm Lake, Iowa A. It was an overhead-valve conversion for flathead Ford V8 engines. Ardun was a contraction of Arkus Duntov, and the company was an enterprise of Zora Arkus Duntov, later director...

The top three sales of Auctions America’s Auburn Spring collector car weekend (Left to right - 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet, 2006 Ford GTX1 TT ‘Spyder’, 1987 Buick GNX). (Photo Credit: Mark Byler © 2015 Courtesy Auctions America.)

Late model collectibles steal the show at Auburn Spring

  AUBURN, Ind. – Auctions America hosted the first of its two annual sales at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park over the weekend (May 7-9), bringing thousands of enthusiasts and families to its Auburn Spring collector car event. The auction, which offered a variety of memorabilia followed by a diverse selection of 350 vehicles,...

Bugatti Brescia châssis 2628, circa 1925. (estimate : $170,000 - $280,000 USD)

Exceptional barnfind Bugatti Brescia heads to auction

  PARIS – The collectors’ car department at Artcurial will present their most recent discovery – a Bugatti Brescia chassis 2628 circa 1925 – at the 8th edition of the “Automobiles sur les Champs” sale. This outstanding and extremely rare automobile, owned by Bugatti enthusiast Bernard Terrillon, is one of just 12 surviving examples...

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1933 Essex Terraplane auctioned in front of Dillinger Museum

  HAMMOND, Ind. – Roger Pace, a local realtor from Crown Point, recently added a black 1933 Essex (Hudson) Terraplane 8, the car that was known as the notorious John Dillinger’s favorite car to steal and own, to his classic and antique car collection. The car was previously owned by the South Shore Convention...

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Amazing barn finds, muscle and more at Automania

The summer is always packed full of car auctions and shows in the U.S. VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC has been asked to conduct a classic vehicle, motorcycle and more consignment auction during one of the Midwest’s largest FREE car shows on June 27 in Brandon, S.D. Just 10 miles from where Yvette grew up, will...