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RM Auctions adds to Rétromobile action in 2014

RM Auctions hammers on highest sale during Rétromobile with $5 million 1955 Jaguar D-Type Story and photos by Kit Foster Car auctions have been a feature of Rétromobile as long as most people can remember. Christies held the official franchise for many years, yielding it to Bonhams upon closing its motor car department in...

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How much is that dust worth?

One of the big questions amongst collectors on a barn find is: Wash or Not to Wash? Well, it all boils down to who’s dirt is it? What is the origination of that dirt? Was it the original owners, a second owner? What is under all that dirt? These questions are ones that I...

Lee Marvin's 1968 Shelby GT 500KR sold for $150,000.

Hollywood history plays role in Russo and Steele Scottsdale success

The 14th annual Russo and Steele Scottsdale auction opened on Jan. 15 to magnificent weather and record attendance. As always, the collection was as diverse and eclectic as some of the attendees, this writer included. At a glance, the top dollar cars were a 1966 early production Lamborghini for $742,000, a 1963 Tempest factory...

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History Rolls On…

Old Cars Weekly welcomes our newest blogger Yvette VanDerBrink, owner of VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC, and known in auction and salvage circles as Lil’ Nordstrom’s Gal. She will be blogging routinely on the world of buying, selling and nurturing collector cars.   I drove back down to Pierce, Neb., a few weeks ago and it...

1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail 021R (sold for $5,280,000). Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Eric Fairchild.

Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale auctions exceed $49.4 million

11 new auction records set at Gooding & Company’s two-day sale in 2014 Six cars sell above the $2 million mark and 13 cars sell above $1 million   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $49.4 million...

With Sales Exceeding $113 Million, Setting Company Record and Breaking World Records, Sir Stirling Moss, in 1955 300SL Gullwing, Crosses the Block in Third-Highest Selling Car at Barrett-Jackson 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction. (PRNewsFoto/Barrett-Jackson)

Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale tops $113 million

 HIGHLIGHTS: ·  1399  cars sold ·  Over $113 million gross sales ·  An estimated 300,000 attendees ·  14 vehicles sold to benefit various national and local charities   SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced the strongest sales results in the 43-year history of the Scottsdale car auction. Over the...