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

Auburn gears up for annual classic weekend

  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, the Labor Day Weekend tradition, held during the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, is...

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.

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

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 been L&L Classic Auto. This salvage yard located in Wendell, Idaho, has been a...

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GAA sees success in Summer Auction

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 did the cars that OCW was watching do, and how did our predictions/estimates hold ...

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1937 Rolls Royce returning to Milwaukee Masterpiece show field

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 first People’s Choice award. From 1936 to 1939, only 727 chassis were constructed by...

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

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

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 ranged from the ex-Shell Opel that set the world’s fuel mileage record to a...

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

2014 Prewar Market Report

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 and columns. Perschbacher’s expertise extends to his work as a pricing adviser to Old...

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 Golf Links 831-622-1700 info@pebblebeachconcours.net www.pebblebeachconcours.net First conducted in 1950, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance...

England's John Biggs navigates his 1904 Ford during the Commemorative Run between London and Brighton, England.  He will be part of the 28th Annual New London to New Brighton Run on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

REVISED: Minnesota Antique Car Run announces tour stops

  The New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run is scheduled to begin at 7 am on Saturday, August 9, from New London’s Peace Lutheran Church parking lot. The Run will feature 60+ veteran cars from 1908 or earlier and any 2 cylinder vehicles through 1915. They will come to Minnesota to tour...