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Overseas barn find: Rare Aston Martin DBS for sale

  The last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the production line has been found in a barn in Surrey and will be auctioned by international auctioneers COYS in London on March 10. The car was discovered by Chris Routledge, the managing partner of the auction house, and is one of the features...

Lot 145, Amelia Island | 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet by Pinin Farina

Sotheby’s buys ownership stake in RM Auctions

Sotheby’s has announced it will be acquiring a 25 percent ownership interest in RM Auctions, which will now be known as RM Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s and RM have previously collaborated on a number of successful sales in both the United States and Europe, most notably the November 2013 Art of the Automobile auction in New...

Barn Find Passenger Quarter Panel Tail Light Opening 2015b

Phil Bonner 1964 Ford Thunderbolt drag car finally surfaces

1964 Thunderbolt recovery may be the ultimate ‘Barn Find’ Story and photos by Al Rogers On a brisk morning last January, this 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt emerged from 40 years of hiding. It had been stowed untouched for the last two decades in a non-descript barn in northern Georgia. Although the Thunderbolt had been...

A classic hot rod stolen from a dealer in Mankato Monday is on its way home after being recovered in the Twin Cities, but the story isn't as simple as it sounds. (Photo: KARE)

1987 Grand National stolen twice in 24 hours

  MANKATO, Minn. – A news story with a “twist” from our friends at KARE 11 News out of the Twin Cities. On Feb. 9, a 1987 Buick Grand National, valued at nearly $40,000, was taken from Unique Specialty and Classic Cars in Mankato after three men broke in around 4 a.m. The crooks...

1956 Valkyrie on display.

Bortz Cadillac LaSalle concepts to take center stage this summer

  Three out of five of the most important Cadillac LaSalle concept cars in private hands will be featured at the Cadillac Grand National meet in Brookfield, Wis., a suburb of Milwaukee. Joe Bortz said that the Bortz Auto Collection was very honored when the Cadillac and LaSalle Club invited three of the Cadillac...

The price of patina: 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB California Spider had been stored indoors but showed the ravages of time. Still, it outsold RM’s restored 250 GT/L by a factor of nine at a heady $18.5 million.

Paris auctions break records: Baillon barn finds go through the roof

  By Kit Foster Rétromobile, the Paris winter old car festival, is fast becoming the “Scottsdale of Europe,” with auctions three days running. RM, Bonhams and the French house Artcurial now have sales in rapid succession, beginning on the evening of opening day, this year Wednesday, February the 4th. RM, in its second year...

Lot 59. Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 1961 – COLLECTION BAILLON
Sold : 16 3M€ / 18,5M$ / 12,1£ including commission
(estimate : 9,5 – 12 M€ )

Baillon Collection nets world record auction price for Ferrari

  PARIS – Artcurial Motorcars’ sale of the Baillon Collection has achieved a world-record auction price for a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, which sold today for $18.5 million. This is also a record for a lot sold at auction by Artcurial. The Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial Motorcars announced in December...


Fraud Talk: Uh-oh, he got Maaco

Dissatisfied ’Vette owner attempts misguided lawsuit While surfing the Internet, I found a blog with a frantic plea from an obviously infuriated Corvette owner who wished to unite with other car owners to start a class action lawsuit against Maaco “for poor workmanship.” Wait a minute — he wanted to file a class action...

Peter Heydon of Ann Arbor, Michigan placed the 1927 Duesenberg Model X Speedster he donated to the permanent collection of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in its art deco showroom Friday morning.  It is now on display for visitors to admire and relish in its uniqueness.

‘Rarest of rare’ Duesenbergs donated

  The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is excited to announce the donation of the 1927 Duesenberg Model X speedster donated by Rita & Peter Heydon of Ann Arbor, Mich. This automobile fills a gap in the history of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, tells and shows the evolution of design and innovation...