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Golden Sands Salvage

Future for recently closed yard remains uncertain Story and Photos by Ron Kowalke   Golden Sands Salvage, a long-standing and popular vintage vehicle and parts source in Boscobel, Wis., closed on July 27. Keith Swenson, who has operated the southwestern Wisconsin salvage yard for approximately 30 years, is seeking a buyer...

Bonhams’ Monterey Car Week in review

  Carmel, Calif. – Bonhams’ 22nd annual collector car auction last week during Monterey Car Week, held in conjunction with the prestigious Quail Motorsport Gathering, was a two-day sale that offered 217 cars and achieved a respectable sell-through rate of 76% resulting in over $32-million total.  The highlight of this globally attended sale...

Q&A: September 5, 2019 Edition

Q. I bought a pair of these headlight assemblies at an auction. I’m unable to identify them. Any help would be appreciated.           — George S. McGuire, via e-mail A. It’s clear from the backside photo that you’ve got a sealed-beam conversion kit. These became popular after...

Club Clips: September 5, 2019 Edition

Gilmore Museum/CCCA publication sets the bar high This past spring, The Industry Standard magazine’s 40-page edition carried three features: “Duesenberg, Celebrating an American Classic (especially curiosities)” by Jon Bill; “Women Who Motor” (curated by Cindy Olsen); and the lead article by Rich Ray on automobile design and the Fisher Body Craftsman’s...

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta sells for $8.1million

  MONTEREY, California – The final night of RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction in California concluded on August 18th and was led by the late-production, matching numbers Classiche-Certified 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, which achieved $8,145,000. Chassis no. 3359 GT, with coachwork by Scaglietti, it is one of only 40 steel body...