Auctions

  • In the early 1990s, Danish engineer Eric Koux re-created an Atlantic-style vehicle around the chassi

    Artcurial Motorcars completed its three-day Retromobile auction in Paris on Sunday, reporting total sales of $47,804,169, a 31 percent boost compared with the 2018 sale. The Paris-based auction company noted that 10 vehicles sold for record prices. he overall sell-through rate was 76 percent, and Artcurial reported that 84 percent of vehicles sold went to buyers from outside of France. American collectors made four of the six most expensive purchases at the sale, including the top two vehicles, the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Touring Berlinetta that sold for more than $18.9 million, the...

  • 2011 Ferrari SP30 heading to auction, via RM Sothby's
    Ferrari SP30 Special Projects car heads to auction

    This could be the first time a Ferrari Special Projects car will cross the auction block, and that should make it a high-bid piece of machinery. The car is the Ferrari SP30, a one-off model that originally made the rounds as the Ferrari SP Arya before it was given the SP30 name. According to the...

  • Auction of four Bumblebee Camaros from the Transformers movies on January 19, 2019
    All 4 Bumblebee Camaros from Transformers films fetch $500,000 in group sale

    In the mid-2000s, Chevrolet was preparing to bring the Camaro nameplate back from the dead with a fifth generation of the muscle car icon. Ahead of the production reveal, the Camaro earned a starring role in the first of Michael Bay's Transformers movies as the vehicle mode of the Autobot...

  • 2019 McLaren Senna (VIN 005), via Barrett-Jackson
    2019 McLaren Senna VIN 005 sells for almost $1.5M

    Barrett-Jackson on Saturday played host to the sale of a 2019 McLaren Senna, a car that has been sold out since it made its debut in 2017. The Senna ended up going for $1,477,500, which was the highest price paid at a non-charity sale during Barrett-Jackson's annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona...

  • Auction of 2020 Toyota Supra with VIN ending in 01 on January 19, 2019
    2020 Toyota Supra #001 sells for $2.1M at Barrett-Jackson auction

    Toyota only unveiled its long-awaited 2020 Supra sports car a week ago at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. And while the reborn sports car isn't due in showrooms until the summer, the first retail example has already been sold. Toyota offered up the first retail example...

  • Auction of 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition on January 19, 2019
    2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition with famous Gulf livery sells for $2.5M

    A 2019 Ford GT was just sold for a staggering $2.5 million in a charity auction. The particular car is one of the Heritage Editions, which for 2019—and 2020—wears the iconic Gulf Oil livery. The same livery featured on the GT40 that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1968 and 1969. The 2019...

  • Auction of 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with VIN ending in 001 on January 18, 2019

    Following the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford has used the potent pony car to give back to charity. The automaker sold the build slot for the first production example, the car bearing a VIN ending in 001, for charity on Friday at Barrett-Jackson's annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The final bid was a cool $1.1 million, placed by Barrett-Jackson's own chairman and CEO, Craig Jackson. Both Edsel Ford II and Aaron Shelby, grandson of the legendary Carroll Shelby, were present to help get the bids up. All proceeds...

  • 1930 Ford Model A by Classic Car Studio
    1930 Ford Model A hot rod roars into Barrett-Jackson for auction

    A one-of-a-kind hot rod will grace the auction block on Friday during Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona. This 1930 Ford Model A boasts a custom exterior with a steel interior, and there's a rival powertrain under the hood; it's sourced from Chrysler. If the hot-rodded Ford looks...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
    1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sells for $2.2M, making it world's most expensive Mustang

    Here's one for the record books. A Mustang went under the hammer at Mecum's annual auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on Sunday and sold for $2.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Mustang in the world. That in itself is impressive but we'll remind you that the car was last sold in 2013 for...

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG with right-hand drive - Image via Best Heritage Auction
    Rare Mercedes 300SL with AMG upgrades heads for auction

    A deadly cocktail of shockingly poor taste and vast wealth led to the travesty that is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG. A total of 11 of them were built between 1996 and 2009, and now one is up for sale. The car is listed for sale at Best Heritage Auction and is one of only two built with right-hand...

  • 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster
    1965 Ford GT40 Prototype Roadster, Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta highlight Mecum Kissimmee auction

    The 2019 edition of Mecum's Kissimmee, Florida, auction will be filled with thousands of collector cars, but two, in particular, will grab the attention of enthusiasts. The auction will sell off a 1965 Ford GT40 Competition Prototype Roadster, one of two that survives today, and a 2016 Ferrari...

  • 1956 Ferrari 290 MM bearing chassis number 0628
    Ferrari 290 MM raced by Fangio, Hill and Moss sells for $22M at auction

    RM Sotheby's closed its final auction of the year with a high-profile Ferrari. A 1956 Ferrari 290 MM shattered into the record books with a hammer price of $22 million. With the sale price, it becomes one of the top 10 most valuable cars ever sold at auction. The particular car, chassis number...

  • The only 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake ever produced

    The only 1967 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake has been consigned to the docket for Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, Florida, auction scheduled for February 3-13. As Mecum Auctions tells the car’s story, it was commissioned from Shelby American by tire maker Goodyear, which wanted to use the car as a test bed for its new Thunderbolt line of whitewall tires. Ford’s redesign of the Mustang for the 1967 model year meant there was room under the hood for the company’s 390cid big-block V8. Good enough for Ford, but not for Carroll Shelby, who opted instead of offer the...

  • Bruce Willis-owned 1954 Chevrolet 3100 truck
    Buy hard: 1954 Chevrolet truck built for Bruce Willis up for auction

    A custom 1954 Chevrolet 3100 truck built for and previously owned by action movie star Bruce Willis will hit the Barrett-Jackson auction block in January. The auction listing said the truck was built for the Die Hard star in the early 1990s. He owned it until November 2014, when he sold it to a...

  • 1958 BMW 507 Photo: Bonhams
    A BMW 507 owned by the man who designed it is headed to auction

    The BMW 507 is one rare bird, but if you're in the market for one your chance is coming up. A 1958 507 is headed to Bonhams' Bond Street Sale auction in the United Kingdom, and this particular example was owned at one point by the man who designed the car. Count Albrecht Graf von Goertz, the car's...

  • Bruce Canepa's Porsche 959
    Bruce Canepa says Porsche is the ultimate driver's car

    Opinions vary greatly on what makes the ultimate driver's car, but when Bruce Canepa speaks, we listen up. The former professional racer makes the case that Porsche is the best of the best in a new video collaboration with video game "CSR Racing." Those who don't know Canepa, we'll provide a quick...

  • 1976 Porsche 935 by Kremer
    Porsche 935 by Kremer heads to auction

    A unique Porsche 911 Turbo will cross the auction block via RM Sotheby's at its Petersen Automotive Museum auction. This 1976 911 has been fitted with a 935 Group 5 racing package and remains in stellar condition. According to the consignment information, the 1976 911 was ordered by a well-known...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang bearing VIN 5F07U100002
    The first Mustang coupe Ford built heads to auction

    An original Ford Mustang billed as the first hard-top example is coming up for auction. It will go under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona running January 12-20, 2019. This is a 1965 Mustang coupe bearing a VIN ending in 00002, meaning it comes after the 1965...

  • 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition

    A 2017 Ford GT was sold at auction at the start of the year and managed to fetch $2.55 million from its winning bidder. Unlike some of the other GTs sold at auction, though, this one had Ford's full blessing as the proceeds were donated to charity. Now Ford has announced a second GT will be auctioned off for charity, this one a 2019 Heritage Edition example with the VIN ending in 001. Proceeds from the sale will go to support United Way for Southeastern Michigan which helps struggling families. The auction will take place during Barrett-Jackson's upcoming sale in Scottsdale, Arizona...

  • Steve McQueen's 1945 Willys Jeep MB
    Willys Jeep MB owned by Steve McQueen going to auction

    A 1945 Willys Jeep MB once owned by the King of Cool himself, Steve McQueen, will soon be up for sale at an auction in England. “This car is a truly unrepeatable and unmissable opportunity for both car enthusiasts and movie fans alike and undoubtedly the star of the auction,” Adam...

  • 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar during RM Sotheby's auction - Image via Darin Schnabel
    Paris-Dakar Porsche 959 fetches almost $6M at auction

    For those in their 30s and 40s, the Porsche 959 is likely a hero car from their childhoods. Built from 1984 to 1986 for Group B rally racing and homologated as a road car that was built from 1986 to '93, the 959 could approach 200 mph on the street and reach 130 mph off road. The 959 was a truly...

  • Project Gold: 911 restomod
    Porsche's Project Gold 911 restomod sells for $3.1M

    In August, the wraps were pulled off a special 993-generation Porsche 911 Turbo built to celebrate this year's 70th anniversary of the German sports car marque. Called Project Gold, the car featured the original body of a 993 911 but a new chassis and VIN and a whole host of other mods not...

  • 1956 Porsche 356 A “training chassis”
    Unique Porsche "training chassis" set for RM Sotheby’s auction

    A stripped-down 1956 Porsche 356 A “training chassis,” used by the legendary New York import-car dealer Max Hoffman to instruct his American mechanics, will be offered by RM Sotheby’s during the Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction in Atlanta. The bodywork was left off this 356 to...

  • 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo first owned by Walter Payton
    Bears fans rejoice: Walter Payton's 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo heads to auction

    This car is the sweetness. That's because it's a 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo in excellent condition, but also because it was owned by Walter Payton. One of the greatest running backs in NFL history, Payton's Porsche is set to cross the auction block at Mecum's sale in Chicago running October 25-27...

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