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A hybrid car made in America 100 years before the Prius

Bonhams to offer the one-and-only landmark 1896 Armstrong Phaeton Hybrid at its Amelia Island Auction on March 10th New York – With the dawn of the automobile America was among the vanguard in terms of innovation, and few places were more a hotbed of motoring development than New England. In 1896 the Armstrong Company...

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1937 Bugatti 576SC Sports tourer up for auction

Ultimate pre-war supercharged rarity will be offered at Bonhams’ Amelia Island Auction March 10 NEW YORK – Bonhams announced a noteworthy addition to its second annual Amelia Island Auction next month – a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer with one-off coachwork by Vanden Plas. Chassis number 57541 is regarded by many as one of the...

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Barn find Renaults

RANDERS, Denmark — Campen Auktioner’s recent discovery of more than 50 Renault automobiles in a barn on the Danish island of Funen in January this year reminded us that there are still undiscovered treasures lurking in attics, cellars and barns around the world. Although many of the cars are non-runners, they were carefully prepared...

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1961 Ferrari California Spider up for bids at Amelia

Gooding & Company has added a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider to its Amelia Island Auction on March 11.  This highly coveted Ferrari is the 22nd SWB California Spider built and one of only 37 covered-headlight examples produced. Ferrari’s leading US dealers, Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann, requested from the factory...

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Amelia Island Schedule

March 10: Bonhams’ The Amelia Island Auction will be held at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club on Amelia Island. Early highlights include a 1924 Bentley 3-Liter Red Label Speed Model tourer, 1933 Maserati 8C 3000 Biposto, 1957 Ferrari 275GTB/4, 1960 Maserati 3500GT Spider and Bob Lutz’s 1935 Riley MPH Two-seater sports car. Learn more...

1970 Pontiac GTO Convertible (Lot S105)
Photo by Carol Duckworth, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

Mecum in Kansas City March 11-12

Mecum Collector Car Auction at the Kansas City Convention Center March 11-12 For more than 20 years, Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction company, has regularly held auctions at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. That history continues March 11-12 as an estimated 700 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes,...

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Reggie Jackson partners with Rick Cole Auctions

California-based Rick Cole Auctions has announced baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson has acquired an ownership interest in the company. Jackson, a longtime car enthusiast and collector, joins company founder Rick Cole and Terry Price as a full partner in the firm. “I’ve enjoyed my relationship with Terry and Rick for decades and have...

RecordBreaking Ferarri

$35.7 million sale of Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti

Paris – Friday, February 5, 2016, shortly after 6:50 p.m., at the Retromobile Salon, Artcurial Motorcars, the collectors’ car department at Artcurial recorded one of the most expensive car sales at auction ever, under the gavel of Maitre Hervé Poulain. The iconic 1957 Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti, from the Pierre Bardinon Collection was bought by an international...

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$93 million in sales at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Mecum Kissimmee Auction, the world’s largest classic and collector car auction, held Jan. 15-24, combined with post-auction sales brought in $93 million, setting a new record total for the company. The two full road art days brought outstanding sales in the memorabilia collecting realm with 1,300 items sold, including a...

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Highlights from Arizona Auction Week 2016

RM Sotheby’s 2016 Arizona sale at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. RM Sotheby’s sale saw $62.8 million in total sales and 85 percent of all lots sold. The event was headlined by the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster, which achieved $9.9 million to set a new record for the most expensive car to...