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Worldwide Auctioneers Scottsdale 2017

  Mitchell Carlson & Roy Velander, reporting   Scottsdale, AZ – Joining the Arizona auction fray in January this year was Worldwide Auctions. Set up in a defunct auto dealership near downtown old Scottsdale, they were the second of the seven venues to sell cars during the week, conducting their sale on Wednesday evening...

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Magnum P.I. Ferrari up for auction this week

The 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole driven by Tom Selleck in the fourth season of the hit show “Magnum P.I.” will be auctioned this week (Thursday, January 19) as part of Bonhams’ Scottsdale Classic Car Auction. 1984 FERRARI 308 GTS QUATTROVALVOLE Coachwork by Scaglietti – Design by Pininfarina VIN. ZFFUA13A4E0051941 Engine no. 00383 2,926cc...

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1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition coming to Scottsdale

Exceedingly well preserved and documented championship-winning example and one of the most original of the 12 built San Francisco – Bonhams announced that an exceptional competition racing car will be up for sale at its Scottsdale auction in January. Complimenting the German and Italian examples already consigned, this newest addition represents the very best of Britain.  The 1963...

Hobby icon Leo Gephart poses with Joe Bortz at Gephart's Arizona location in 2008.

Leo Gephart: one of the hobby’s earliest icons

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 transport services to the hobby....

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...

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...