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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...

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...

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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Scam Alert: Beware of organized scam on Craigslist

DES PLAINES, Ill. – The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today issued a warning to the public about an organized scam involving sales of vehicles through the popular online market place, Craigslist. Working with law enforcement agencies in the Chicago area and across the Midwest, NICB has identified nearly 100 instances of sales of...

Top-seller - The record-setting 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet (credit: Ben Majors © 2015 courtesy RM Sotheby’s)

Andrews Collection sets new record for a single-vendor auto auction

  RM Sotheby’s set a new record for a private automobile collection auction last weekend (May 2), generating a remarkable $53,887,585* with 100 percent of all lots sold at its sale of the Paul and Chris Andrews Collection in Fort Worth, Texas.  The impressive results from the single-day, single-vendor sale reaffirm RM’s position as...

A 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger RT Hardtop (courtesy of Auctions America)

Gearing up for Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend

  AUBURN, Ind. – Fresh on the heels of its record Fort Lauderdale sale, Auctions America eagerly awaits the return of its Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend, May 7-9 at Indiana’s historic Auburn Auction Park. One of two collector car events hosted each year by the company at its Auburn headquarters, Auburn Spring has...

In this file photo, Leo Gephart (left), owner of Gephart Classics in
Scottsdale, Ariz.,  and Lon Krueger (right) stand with the 1936 stainless-steel Ford they co-owned.

Remembering Leo Gephart: A driving force in the hobby

  On April 17, the hobby lost one of the men who made car collecting what it is today. It was Leo Gephart who was the driving force to creating auctions in Arizona every January and Auburn, Ind., each Labor Day weekend. Gephart was also the man who brought professional vehicle transport services to...