See stats, best cars sold and auction review for RM Sotheby’s Youngtimer Collection. This highly anticipated event saw 140 modern classic cars go under the hammer, across 4 events between February and April 2019.
Auction news from around the world, from supercars to rare treats. For us a great indicator of which cars, old and new, that are ones to watch.
Two auction houses held three sales in early December with 174 cars coming under the hammer, we look at the car sold and how much they went for…
Following the three major auctions held during Monterey Car Week in late August, momentum was maintained by RM Sotheby’s and Bonhams again holding sales…
Monterey Car Week has been and gone again and many of the world’s most beautiful, exclusive and expensive cars have been bought and sold…
Friday 13th July saw Bonhams stage its 50th Goodwood sale at the 25th Festival of Speed. The star lot was ‘2 VEV’, as raced by Jim Clark and now arguably the most desirable of the 19 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagatos built despite it having been involved in two significant shunts back in the day and not powered by its original engine.
Cars have always been an important part of our lives. However, for some, they are a social symbol where no expense is spared. The figures paid for the following majestic vehicles are almost unbelievable. See the list of the 75 most expensive cars sold at auction.
Having sold some 188 cars grossing $152.6 million between them during Monterey Week in mid August, and no doubt downed a celebratory flute or two of Californian spumante, the Bonhams and RM Sotheby’s teams packed their bags for Britain and beyond.
It’s that time of year when we look back on the past 12 months and take stock. With that in mind we invited Dr. Vincent van der Vinne, author of ‘Investing in Cars,’ to look back on what has been an exciting year for auction houses around the world.
August is a time of great anticipation in the collectors car world, with much of it centered around the Pebble Beach Concours and the big three auctions staged by Bonhams, Gooding & Co. and RM Sotheby’s during ‘Monterey Week’ in California.
Bonhams’ 18th annual Aston Martin sale at Aston Martin’s spiritual home in Newport Pagnell on Saturday 13th May achieved over £5 million.
Coinciding with the famous Retromobile show at the Porte de Versailles, three of the leading auction houses recently held their European season-openers in Paris: RM Sotheby’s, followed by Bonhams and then Artcurial.
RM Sotheby’s classic and supercar auction attracts unprecedented attention in Milan, as 91% of the lots sell above their upper estimate.
Billed the ‘Duemila Ruote’, or ‘2,000 Wheels’, this gargantuan RM Sotheby’s sale will be held at the Fiera exhibition centre in Milan over the weekend of 25-27 November, thus coinciding with the Milan AutoClassica show.
If collectors’ car auctioneers ever have a chance to sit back and take it easy, it’s certainly not during August and September. As usual, most interest, and indeed much of the spending, is focussed on the high-end sales held by Bonhams at Quail Lodge, RM Sotheby’s at Monterey and Gooding & Co at Pebble Beach.