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Mullin debuts restored ’31 Bugatti

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The Mullin Automotive Museum, a Southern California institution devoted to the preservation of French art and automobiles from the Art Deco era, debuted its restored 1931 Bugatti Type 50 S (chassis no. 50117) at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance … More »

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Autoseum is closing its doors

That’s right the Autoseum in Mineola, N.Y., is closing its doors August 24 at 3pm! This Sunday, from 10am-3pm, will be the last chance for the public to visit the Autoseum… until October 20. Don’t worry, they aren’t going anywhere! … More »

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Auburn gears up for annual classic weekend

Auburn, Duesenberg and Cord to be offered at Auburn Fall. (Courtesy of Auctions America)

  The focus of the collector car world returns to the Classic Car Capital of America, August 27 – 31 as Auctions America hosts its annual Auburn Fall event at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. Spanning more than four decades, … More »

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High and dry parts, cars at Idaho’s L&L Classic Auto

In 1954, Mercury added the Sun Valley hardtop to its Monterey lineup. A tinted, Plexiglas half roof allowed passengers a view of the sun and the stars from the car’s interior, and 9,761 of the sun-worshipping model were sold in 1954. This example remains in remarkable condition for languishing in a salvage yard.

Take a minute to think about how much the old car hobby — as well as life itself — has changed in the past half century. Little is the same as it was 50 years ago, but one constant has … More »

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Eight contemporary Zagatos to be shown together for the first time

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In honor of Zagato Atelier’s 95th Anniversary Concorso Italiano, known as the world’s largest showing of exotic Italian cars, will display eight stunning Zagato Atelier Contemporary Collectibles on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside, Calif. More »

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GAA sees success in Summer Auction

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By Charles H. Farley The GAA Summer Auction of over 500 cars is over, July 22-24, but folks are still talking about it. The sell-through rate was close to 70 percent and the gate receipts well over $7 million. How … More »

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1937 Rolls Royce returning to Milwaukee Masterpiece show field

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MILWAUKEE  — An eye-catching 1937 Rolls Royce, owned by Larry Klairmont, Klairmont Kollections, Chicago, Ill., is returning to The Milwaukee Masterpiece Concours d’ Elegance show field for 2014. In 2005, at the inaugural Milwaukee Masterpiece, the Klairmont Rolls captured the … More »

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Lucky Auction fall classic ‘raids’ Hollywood auto ark for sale

Lot 662: 1937 “Indiana Jones” MB 300 Staff Car (Ex Paramount Studios)

Lucky Collector Car Auctions, the semi-annual auction series hosted by Tacoma’s LeMay Marymount Event Center, is raiding Hollywood’s “automotive ark” for new and unusual “Exes”. With an already high representation of historic automobiles and noteworthy pedigreed consignments (which have previously … More »

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2014 Prewar Market Report

Prices for “Blue Chip” cars such as Auburn Speedsters remain strong.

The usual suspects remain hot, but there but there are still bargains to be had By Gerald Perschbacher (LL.D.) Editor’s note: Longtime Old Cars Weekly readers recognize Gerald Perschbacher as an expert in the prewar field through his many articles … More »

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Monterey 2014 Travel Guide

Heading to the Monterey Peninsula this August for the week-long collector car  extravaganza? Here are some of the main attractions – from concours to auctions: Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Aug. 17, 10:30 a.m. Location: 18th Fairway of the Pebble Beach … More »

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