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Arizona's top lot honors go to RM Auctions and this 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti, which sold for $9,625,000.

Arizona auctions provide strong start to 2015

  The January auctions in Arizona are often considered a bellwether for the hobby, and if that is true, 2015 is off to a strong start. The sales totals accumulated by Hagerty show that a total of $292.8 million worth of iron sold in Scottsdale and Phoenix last week, a figure that surpassed last...

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Old Cars seeks quality car photos for 2016 calendar

Would you like to see your vehicle pictured in the 2016 Old Cars Weekly Reader Rides collector calendar? The Old Cars Weekly staff invites readers to submit color slides, transparencies or digital images of their vehicles for use in our 2016 calendar. Your vehicle just might be included among the 13 (one cover and...

Jay Leno’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8, Estimate: $50,000-$80,000
(Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Brian Henniker)

Jay Leno to auction 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 in support of USO

  SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Gooding & Company has announced that USO CEO & President J.D. Crouch II, 36th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, and USO Board Member General George Casey, along with Hollywood’s champion of car collecting and long-time USO supporter Jay Leno, will present the comedian’s 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8...

As shown by this Styleline DeLuxe Sport Sedan, the Chevrolet grille lost teeth for 1950.

1949-’52 Chevys are gaining in collectibility, but they’re still bargains

The Affordable Chevrolet As is true with many immediate postwar cars, the 1949-’52 Chevrolet Stylelines and Fleetlines are following their slightly younger postwar counterparts to the peak of popularity. Tri-Five Chevys have been a hobby sensation since the mid-’70s. Shortly thereafter, the gull-wing 1958 and ’59 Chevys caught the fancy of many collectors. Then,...

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Lost Dreams: Mysteries of the missing GM Motorama cars

By David W. Temple; photos from author’s collection and GM Media Archives The tales related to the disappearances of the dream cars of the General Motors Motorama are not too unlike stories of mysterious disappearances within the Bermuda Triangle and of crashed flying saucers stashed at Area 51. The whereabouts of many of GM’s...

Old Cars wishes you a super ‘Yooper’ Christmas

Season’s Greetings from the staff at Old Cars Weekly!! We at Old Cars couldn’t think of more appropriate holiday greeting than our favorite Old Cars Carol, otherwise known as “Rusty Chevrolet” by Da Yoopers. Dashing through da snow… in my rusty Chevrolet… down da road I go… sliding all da way… Click here to...

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Lights on at new Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum

By Jim Hinckley U.S. 66, known throughout the world as Route 66, officially ceased to exist almost 30 years ago. Still, this simple highway has morphed into something special. It became America’s longest attraction and a living, breathing time capsule that preserves a century of American societal evolution, with just a thin overlay of...

On December 17, 2014, the first publicly auctioned sale of surplus HMMWVs since 1999, will take place through the online rolling stock surplus sale site, GovPlanet.com

On the auction block: Hummers unleashed

  By John Adams-Graf Editor, Military Vehicles Magazine and Military Trader   For years, one iconic military vehicle has been notably absent in the surplus stream: The AM General High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV, pronounced “HUM-vee”). Known to generations as the “Hummer,” very few of the military 1-1/4-ton trucks have slipped into private...

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider • Chassis 2935 • Ex Alain Delon • Baillon Collection
Estimate : 9 500 000 – 12 000 000 €
1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua • Chassis 2140 • Baillon Collection
Estimate : 800 0000 – 1 200 000 €

France barn find worth millions

Artcurial Motorcars has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following 50 years of lying dormant, the multi-million-dollar Baillon will be sold Feb. 6, 2015, in Paris.