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The main current themed exhibition running at the Museo Ferrari in Maranello is titled Hypercars (L’Evoluzione Dell’Unicita/The Evolution of Uniqueness), the name being self explanatory. It shows the journey of Ferraris limited production, ultimate performance through from the GTO (288) of 1984, through the F40, F50 and Enzo, to the current LaFerrari and its track-only evolution, the FXX-K Evo. Also included in the line-up is a styling mannequin of the unique P80/C, constructed as part of the company’s special projects operation.

Museo Ferrari, Maranello – Hypercars

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the most sought-after and valuable twentieth-century European and American motorcars, has announced an outstanding lineup of prewar classics ahead of Gooding & Company’s annual Scottsdale Auctions in January 2020. These legendary automobile manufacturers provided the blueprint for the future luxury and sports cars we enjoy today.

An Elegant Lineup of Prewar Classics are Unveiled for Gooding & Company’s 2020 Scottsdale Auctions

Just five months before the launch of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2020, the field of the classic cars being presented on the shores of Lake Como is beginning to take shape. The Selecting Committee of the world’s most exclusive and traditional heritage beauty contest for Historic Cars and Motorcycles has accepted its first vehicle registrations and at the same time defined another category. Endurance racing cars from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s will also be lining up at the start of the contest for historically significant automobiles from 22 to 24 May 2020.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ... Selecting Committee defines an additional class ... Prelude Tour to go ahead again

512 M s/n 1028

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling many of the world’s most significant and valuable Ferraris, is proud to reveal six incredibly desirable Spiders from a distinguished private collection. This stunning assortment of vehicles from a world-renowned automobile company make for an exciting sale for Gooding & Company at their 13th annual Scottsdale Auctions on January 17 & 18, 2020.

A Collection of Ferraris Shines at Gooding & Company’s 2020 Scottsdale Auctions

RM Sotheby’s has announced additional featured entries for the auction house’s 21st annual Arizona sale, set for 16-17 January at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The latest list of cars is led by a fascinating 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Coupe, chassis no. 154143, which has remained in the same family’s care since 1969.

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Offered From 50 Years of Family Ownership set for RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale

Further details about the Ferrari Roma have been revealed during an innovative social media communication campaign. Exemplifying the concept of the Nuova Dolce Vita, the car has been the protagonist of a dedicated shoot in iconic locations around Italy’s capital city where it has encountered public and critical claim alike.


Ferrari Roma ... La Nuova Dolce Vita takes shape

The ‘Ferrari at 24 Heures du Mans’ exhibition, which will celebrate seventy years of Prancing Horse victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be inaugurated on 15 January 2020 at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. The space will host various models that have contributed to some of the most memorable pages in the history of the French endurance race.

Le Mans success story on display at Ferrari Museum

RM Sotheby’s headline entries for the auction are led by an elegant 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I by Pinin Farina, considered the quintessential open-top gentleman’s Ferrari. Ferrari’s road cars of the 1950s and 60s were some of the fastest and most desirable automobiles on the planet, all in an effort to support the company’s indomitable reputation on the track.

Highly-Desirable Ferraris and Modern Peformance Cars to Headline RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale

From pre-war Italy is a tremendous rarity – the legendary 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Figoni Cabriolet Décapotable. This potent and elegant convertible with one-off coachwork by Carrosserie Joseph Figoni is one of just seven bespoke road cars ever bodied on this model, of which only five survive. Better still, the 8C is regarded as one of the most important – and most desirable – collector cars ever built. Designed by engineering legend Vittorio Jano, the formidable 8C was driven to victory after victory by the likes of Tazio Nuvolari and Luigi Chinetti, among many others.

Italian Pre- and Post-War Marvels to Star in Scottsdale

The 29th Cavallino Classic is on its way....Every January the first major concours of the year happens in Palm Beach at the famous Breakers Hotel attracting Ferraristi from all over the world to the (mostly) sunny and warm winter domicile in Florida. The event as we know it today consists not only of the main event on Saturday but an additional multi-marque concours at the Mar-a-Lago club as well as receptions and the track days.

Cavallino Classic is on its way .... the first major concours of the year happens in Palm Beach at the famous Breakers Hotel

Today was the big day of the 29th Cavallino Classic with the annual Concours at the Breakers. And what a Concours it was ... Once again one could see that every event is very much dependent on the weather and it became rarely clearer than comparing last years event with today. Last year the concours featured one of the most exciting race car displays on the upper lawn but the constant rain on Saturday and Sunday kept most of the visitors from the field and so one could see a lot of covered Ferrari standing alone in the rain.

Cavallino Classics ... Concours at the Breakers ... The Best of Show victory goes to ... Ferrari 735S of Tom Peck

The 29th edition of the annual Cavallino Classic came to an end with the Classic Sports Sunday at the Mar-a-Lago Country Club. After the two opening days on the nearby Palm Beach and the evening receptions the multi-marque concours followed the Ferrari concours at the Breakers on Saturday. Whereas the Breakers Concours is a properly IAC/PFA judged event the Sunday is more a relaxed get together with some awards then a real competition.

Classic Sports Sunday at Mar-a-Lago ... Best of Show winning Cadillac V16 Series 37-90 Hartmann Cabriolet

Leading his collection is an exceptional example of the rare Bugatti Type 55 Roadster. This genuine 1931 supercharged model with stunning Jean Bugatti-designed factory coachwork was sold new to the future Baron Rothschild. The car has been in Edmonds’ collection for over 30 years since he acquired it at auction and set a world record for a Bugatti at 440,000, in 1985.

Collection of 12 Classic Cars From the Dean Edmonds Estate Consigned to Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company, the internationally recognized auction house, is honored to reveal the automobiles comprising the company’s first-ever London sale, “Passion of a Lifetime,” at Somerset House in central London on 1 April 2020. These stunning cars hail from one of the world’s most revered private collections and represent the culmination of decades of research, dedication, and a meticulous commitment to bring together the most coveted and valuable examples of European sports and racing automobiles of the 20th century.

Gooding & Company Proudly Presents “Passion of a Lifetime” – A Masterpiece Collection of Sixteen Substantial Automobiles

Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling some of the world’s most significant and valuable collector cars, continued its practice as a market leader by realizing $35,867,560 at the company’s 13th annual two-day Scottsdale Auctions. The famed auction house sold 123 of 138 lots for an impressive 89% sell-through rate, with an average of $291,606 per car sold. Additionally, eight cars sold over the $1 million mark.

Gooding & Company Launches into 2020 by Achieving Over $35 Million and Selling Most Valuable Car of the Week at its 13th Annual Scottsdale Auctions

Seven magnificent vintage and historic Bugattis lead Bonhams’ ‘Les Grandes Marques du Monde’ Sale at the Grand Palais, Paris, which opens the international auction house’s European calendar on 6 February. In pole position is one of the most important sports models of the marque’s golden era, a 1932 Bugatti Type 55, which started life as a works entry in the 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by two of the era’s most celebrated racing drivers, Louis Chiron and Count Guy Bouriat-Quintart.

Bugattis Hold Court at Bonhams Grand Palais Sale

The annual auction sale Retromobile by Artcurial Motorcars attracts collectors and enthusiasts from around the world with an unrivalled selection of rare automobiles. After the sensation caused by the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta which sold for nearly 17 M € / 19 M $ in the 2019 sale, the Artcurial Motorcars team will once again present an array of machines exceptional for their rarity, originality and provenance. The 2020 sale will take place on Friday 7 February at the Parc des Exposition, Parc de Versailles in Paris.

Artcurial Motorcars Brings Spectacular Line-up of Cars to Rétromobile

Top sales were highlighted by several modern supercars, including a 2018 Pagani Huayra Roadster, the 42nd of 100 built, finished in stunning Blue TriColore with exposed carbon weave trim throughout and showing less than 200 miles, which sold for a final $2,370,000. Additional well-sold supercars include a low-mileage, silver metallic over bright silver 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, one of 178 fixed roof coupes built to the original specifications, at a final $1,105,000, and a Riviera Blue 2017 Ford GT, which was offered without reserve and sold for $923,500.

RM Sotheby’s $30.4 Million Arizona Sale Kicks Off 2020 With Success Across All Categories

RM Sotheby’s seventh annual Paris sale, is set for 5 February and returning to its highly popular Place Vauban location. Hosted during the world-famous Rétromobile week, final entries for the sale are led by a spectacular and historic Jaguar D-Type, the seventh customer model produced. Also newly announced for the auction in the French capital are a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, one of just nine made, an iconic Ferrari 365 GTS/4-A Daytona Spider with, remarkably, less than 28,000km from new.

Rare Exotics for Road & Track Head to RM Sotheby’s Paris Auction

The 58th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was held over the weekend of 25 – 26 January, held in fine dry conditions, after chilly and damp weather on the Wednesday and Thursday during the practice sessions, definitely much more amenable than the torrential rain of the 2019 edition. It was preceded by the 4 Hour BMW Endurance Challenge Race, part of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenges Series, on the Friday afternoon, together with the first two rounds of the Ferrari Challenge North America Series, both evening races on the Thursday and Friday, the first of which was the only race to be run on a wet track.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 winners ... Cadillac ... ORECA ... BMW M8 GTE ... Lamborghini Huracan

“Great California Spiders are always sought-after, and often incite emotions of a sublime motoring experience,” states David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company. “It is always exciting for me as an enthusiast to deliver a Ferrari from the 1950s; the most exciting and glamorous period in the marque’s rich history. This elegant covered-headlight example is sure to be a flagship offering in Amelia Island and is a must-have for the serious collector.”

Star Car Revealed ... Awe-Inspiring Ferrari Cruises to Gooding & Company’s 11th Annual Amelia Island Auction

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed another successful night in Paris at its seventh annual sale during Rétromobile week. The auction amassed over €16.5 million in sales with 75 percent of all lots sold for the diverse range of desirable cars and automobilia offered for sale. The packed auction room, which encouraged enthusiastic bidding on key lots, witnessed very strong individual results across cars from rare 1950s and ‘60s sports roadsters through to modern hypercars.

German Sports Icons are Centre Stage in Paris as RM Sotheby’s Concludes its 7th Annual Sale

A magnificent 1932 Bugatti Type 55 Roadster– one of the most important sports cars of Bugatti’s golden era - was the star lot in the Bonhams Grand Palais Sale, selling for an impressive €4,600,000 – the most valuable lot across all the collectors’ motor car sales taking place in Paris this week. Bonhams' first European auction of the year realised a total of €20 million (€19,693,000), its best ever result in its Grand Palais location.

Bugatti Flies the Tricolore at Bonhams ... Unique Type 55 is Most Valuable Auction Lot Sold During Retromobile Week

Ferrari’s 2020 challenger is called the SF1000, reflecting the fact that, at some point this season, the Scuderia will be the first team ever to take part in 1000 Formula 1 Grands Prix, in this the year that the top racing category celebrates its 70th anniversary. The SF1000, built entirely in Maranello, was launched tonight at the Romolo Valli Municipal Theatre in the town of Reggio Emilia. It was a gala evening that celebrated the marque’s Italian identity, in a setting that reflected the essence of Italy in terms of the national flag, art, architecture and music.

SF1000 launched in Reggio Emilia ... The 66th single-seater built by the Scuderia to race in Formula 1

Two of the main booths in the middle of the main hall are the ones from the London dealers Gregor Fisken and Max Girardo. Whereas Fisken is a fixed one for more than a decade the one of Girardo is only that big for the second year after taking over the open space that was left by JD Classics. Both of them had 14 cars on display and Fisken always brings a very colorful mix ranging from Cricklewood Bentleys, a very rare supercharged Squire on the pre-war side over the 1950s racers like the Jaguar C-Type or Maserati A6 GCS, the popular 1960s GT cars like the Ferrari 275 Competizione to more modern racers like the Audi R8 or the Ferrari 550 Maranello.

Retromobile Paris ... features Art and History on wheels

The Rolex 24 at Daytona race meeting featured support races for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series, together with a pair of Ferrari North America Ferrari Challenge races, all preceding the main feature race at the weekend.

Rolex 24 at Daytona - Support Races

An annual appointment, that of Enzo Ferrari’s birthday on 18 February, becomes yet again the occasion for a new exhibition at the Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena. “Ferrari Grand Tour, a journey through beauty and passion” celebrates the international vocation and boundless fame of a marque that has dominated the world scene with unparalleled styling of its cars from the very early days.

The “Ferrari Grand Tour, a journey through passion and beauty” exhibition at the MEF in Modena

As the official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the sale will see a diverse assortment of 145 motor cars cross the auction podium over two days, with entries spanning the market from pre-war classics and important grand touring cars through to contemporary supercars and modern classics. Leading the Classic Era offering is an extremely rare, highly original, exquisitely finished, and mechanically prepared 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Cabriolet by D’Ieteren, chassis no. 57589, originally delivered as a rolling chassis to Belgian coachbuilder Albert D'Ieteren and presented to its first owner clad in an entirely unique three-seat convertible body.

RM Sotheby’s Brings Best-Of-Category Cars to Amelia Island

The third annual Miami Concours took place February 14-16 in the beautiful Miami Design District which reported record crowds of over 20,000 in attendance, up 29% from 2019.  Design District tenants reported full shops, restaurants, galleries and bars throughout the day despite occasional passing rain showers which dampened the red carpet and cars on display but never detoured the enthusiasm of attending spectators.

Crowds of 20,000 at  3rd Miami Concours Help Raise $50,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, is pleased to reveal an outstanding array of low-mileage supercars from Lamborghini, McLaren, RUF, Ford, Ferrari, and Porsche that will be crossing the auction block at its 11th annual Amelia Island Auction on March 6. These top-of-the-line, modern marvels represent the pinnacle of design, engineering, and performance from the automotive world’s most legendary marques.

Gooding & Company’s Amelia Island Auction ... A Selection of Rare Supercars are Announced for Amelia Islandd

Olympia London is a fitting venue for a classic car show, as it played host to the British International Motor Show in its formative years between 1905 and 1936, apart from the First World War years. It was the subject of a sympathetic £40 million refurbishment programme to celebrate its 125th anniversary, which was completed in 2013. The large domed glass roof of the Grand Hall bathes the exhibition space in natural light, whilst the ornate balustrades just below, running around the perimeter balcony provide a nice classic period feeling.

The 6th edition the London Classic Car show moved to the historic Olympia exhibition centre

The 18th edition of the Race Retro show, now with the support of title sponsor Reis Motorsport Insurance, was held at its regular venue, Stoneleigh Park, the 1000 acre estate, formerly the National Agricultural Centre, which is still home to many agricultural associations, over the weekend of 21–23 February. It is billed as Europe’s premier historic motorsport show, and covers virtually every facet of this important element in showcasing and preserving the motor sport history.

Race Retro Show ... now with title sponsor Reis Motorsport Insurance

RM Sotheby’s shifts its live South Florida auction at Palm Beach International Raceway online in light of the global COVID-19 outbreak. "Online Only: The Palm Beach Auction", a time-based online auction, is set to open for bidding at 11:00 am EDT on Friday, 20 March with staggered closure on lots to begin at 11:00 am EDT on 25 March, running through 28 March. The sale will offer more than 250 diverse collector cars, as well as a selection of memorabilia, with entries led by a magnificent, 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta.

Spectacular Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Leads RM Sotheby's "Online Only" Auction

It has been a while since we last reported on an international event, more precisely it was March with the Amelia Island Concours. Since then a lot of events had to be cancelled or postponed to next year due to the current situation. Many organizers took the decision early on, others tried to get through until the last possible moment in order to make all the efforts worth spent over the last 12 months. Daily new cancellations were reported making planning not only for the entrants and organizers, but also for the visitors very difficult. And even if an event happens these days travel restrictions might lead to a late change in plans.

Concours of Elegance 2020 ... giving the classic car world the first show open to public

Bonhams Motoring calendar re-starts on 30 May with a traditional auction encompassing motorcars, motorcycles and cherished registrations, in a revised format to reflect the current climate. The sale will be a live 'behind-closed-doors' auction. The auctioneer will be present on the rostrum as normal, and bids will be accepted in the following formats: online, on the phone, or by leaving an absentee bid. All bidding will be conducted remotely via a live stream online and in accordance with the latest government guidelines.

Rare Aston Martin DB7 Zagato Leads Bonhams Motoring Sale on 30 May

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the latest highlights for its upcoming Online Only: Driving into Summer auction, the company’s first car auction specifically curated by its team of specialists for the Online Only platform. The time-based online auction will open for bidding on rmsothebys.com at 1:00 pm ET on Thursday, 21 May with staggered lot closure beginning at 11:00 am ET on 28 and 29 May.

RM’s “Driving into Summer” 200+ Car Online Auction Headlined by Ferrari Trio

RM Sotheby’s has announced a limited edition, delivery miles Porsche 935 presented in the highly evocative Martini livery for its forthcoming “Online Only: The European Sale”, open for bidding between 3–11 June 2020. The addition of the extremely rare Porsche model comes alongside the listing of more than 180 collector cars and a selection of memorabilia already consigned for the online auction, featuring nearly 100 lots from the Petitjean Collection, a single-owner group of desirable European models offered from a single collector, entirely without reserve.

Limited Edition Porsche 935 ‘Martini’ with Only Delivery Miles Included in RM Sotheby's European Sale From 3–11 June

RM Sotheby’s hosted its first car auction specifically curated for the Online Only platform—Driving into Summer—with 193 motor cars and 24 lots of memorabilia totaled an impressive $16,385,738 in sales. More than 550 bidders participated from no less than 35 countries, with 24 percent bidding with RM Sotheby’s for the first time.

2003 Ferrari Enzo at $2.64 Mio Leads Results of RM's "Driving into Summer"

RM Sotheby’s has closed yet another record auction with Online Only: The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection, which opened for bidding on 3 June and closed this week across 10-11 June. Overall, the sale amassed €19,246,540, making it RM Sotheby’s highest grossing online collector car auction thus far. Headlining the results was a stunning Limited Edition 2020 Porsche 935 ‘Martini’ which sold for a final €1.32 million after a flurry of late bidding before the lot closed.

RM Sotheby’s "European Sale" Totalled €19.2 Million Online with 91% of Lots Sold

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to present The Richoz Collection; a diverse single-owner group of eight highly-desirable road and track cars, as well as a broad selection of spares and memorabilia, all offered in its Online Only: Open Roads, The European Summer Auction. Taking place on RM Sotheby’s proprietary online auction platform, which has produced remarkable sale results over the past few weeks, bidding will open on the RM Sotheby’s website on 14 July for one week, concluding on 21 July. Each car comprising The Richoz Collection is offered for sale individually and will sit alongside more than 80 fine collector cars formerly consigned.

RM Sotheby’s offers the Richoz Collection ... At Online Only: Open Roads, the European Summer Auction

The Principality of Monaco is one of the most glamorous places in the world with an important motoring heritage, hosting two legendary races on its streets: the Monte-Carlo Rally and the Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was a natural choice for Artcurial Motorcars to return to Le Rocher following successful sales in 2012 (the reserves of HSH the Prince of Monaco), 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Artcurial Motorcars returns to Monte-Carlo for Exceptional Auction

Over the last week, life in the Principality has run to the rhythm of sales held by Artcurial at the legendary Hotel Hermitage.

Dedicated to the most luxurious items: Jewellery, Watches, Hermès Summer Collection and Artcurial Motorcars, the series of sales totalled €14,143,974 including premium, with 10 lots selling above €100K in the prestige sales and one lot above 1M€ in the Artcurial Motorcars sale. This result confirms Artcurial’s leading position in the different specialities.

$16,1 Mio Sold in Monaco by Artcurial: Motorcars, Jewellery, Watches, Hermès Vintage

The latest European auction from RM Sotheby’s—Online Only: Open Roads, The European Summer Auction—closed for bidding yesterday, generating €8.23 million in total sales with bidders hailing from no less than 41 countries. This is the second European-based sale to be held via RM Sotheby’s’ proprietary Online Only platform and yet again proved the auction house’s expertise in attracting potential buyers from all around the world to bid on the world’s rarest and most collectable cars and in this instance, boats too.

Open Roads, RM Sotheby’s European Summer Auction Grosses in Excess of €8M

On August 14, Bonhams 23rd Quail Auction will take place at its Los Angeles saleroom offering blockbuster cars ranging from important classics to several modern high-performance cars of distinction. Highlights include the most important pre- and post-war Aston Martins models, exceptional Mercedes-Benz SL models, the impressive Porsche 718 RSK Spyder, a collection of modern Hypercars, and many more being offered without reserve

Exceptional Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche Motorcars at Bonhams 23rd Quail Auction

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the latest highlights for its upcoming Online Only: Open Roads, North America auction, a time-based online auction set to open for bidding at 1:00pm EDT on 23 July with staggered closure on lots to begin at 11:00am EDT on 30 July. Running as a pre-cursor to RM Sotheby’s highly anticipated Online Only: Shift/Monterey sale, the North American-based auction will offer 92 motor cars, one motorcycle and 11 lots of memorabilia curated by RM Sotheby’s specialists specifically for the online auction platform.

Shelby 427 S/C Cobra ‘Sanction II’ Headlining RM's "Open Roads, North America" Online Auction

RM Sotheby’s is pleased to announce the latest highlights for its upcoming Online Only: Open Roads, North America auction, a time-based online auction set to open for bidding at 1:00pm EDT on 23 July with staggered closure on lots to begin at 11:00am EDT on 30 July. Running as a pre-cursor to RM Sotheby’s highly anticipated Online Only: Shift/Monterey sale, the North American-based auction will offer 92 motor cars, one motorcycle and 11 lots of memorabilia curated by RM Sotheby’s specialists specifically for the online auction platform.

‘Picture Perfect’ Legendary Alfa Romeo Leads Bonhams Quail Motorcar Auction

This past week, RM Sotheby’s further reinforced its position as the world’s leading auction house of fine collector cars, as it grossed $30,412,810 in its Online Only: SHIFT/MONTEREY sale and established the highest price ever achieved for a car sold in a dedicated Online Only collector car auction. The incredible 2001 Ferrari 550 GT1 Prodrive, an icon of modern era sports car racing, achieved $4,290,000 in a hard-fought bidding war on the final day of the sale.

RM Sotheby's ‘Monterey Week’ Online Auction Produces $30.4 Million in Total Sales

Ferrari 550 GTO Prodrive, s/n 550 GTO 02

An ultra-rare and champion racer 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder took the chequered flag at Friday’s (August 14) Bonhams Quail Motorcar Auction, selling for $2,232,500, the top lot in the auction house’s live and online sale hosted in its Los Angeles saleroom. One of only 34 built, this rarity was ordered new by noted New Jersey motorsport enthusiast, Bernie Vihl. It was extensively campaigned by legendary Porsche driver Bob Holbert at numerous SCCA and international events, securing multiple wins, including the 1959 Bahamas Speed Week, where the ‘Giant Killer’ – as it was known – stormed to first place in the debut Governors Trophy race.

Porsche Triumphs at Bonhams Quail Motorcar Auction ... Ultra-rare 718 RSK Spyder Top Lot in L.A.

The classic car calendar may be on hold, but Bonhams is looking ahead to 2021 with a tempting selection of classic and vintage racing and rally cars on offer at the forthcoming Autoworld Autumn Sale in Brussels on Sunday 6 September. This is the first time Bonhams has held a sale at this venue. Leading the pack is a 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model 630K Sports Tourer, estimate €600,000 – 900,000, one of the finest sports cars of the vintage era which is eligible for the ‘most beautiful race in the world’, the Mille Miglia Storica.

Start Your Engines - Rally and Race Cars Offered at Bonhams Autoworld Sale for 2021

Gooding & Company, the internationally recognized auction house, realized £34,048,900 in total sales at its highly anticipated Passion of a Lifetime auction. The company’s first-ever UK sale, conducted at the historic Hampton Court Palace during the esteemed Concours of Elegance, saw 14 of the collection’s 15 lots sold, achieving an impressive 93% sell-through rate with eight cars realizing over £1 million. The company also set a world auction record for the highest average price per car at an auction at £2,432,064,

Gooding & Company’s Passion of a Lifetime Achieves Over £34 Million; Sets All-Time Auction Record for a Bugatti

On Sunday, 13 September 2020, in Gibel (Haute-Garonne), Artcurial Motorcars celebrated a "white glove" result, after selling 100% of the automobiles in the André Trigano collection. The auction totalled €4 Mio including premium, with world record prices achieved for several models. Conducted in a convivial atmosphere, while adhering to current public health regulations, the sale was broadcast across two interconnecting rooms and via the internet, allowing over 11,000 people to watch. An opportunity for Artcurial to pay tribute to the 60-  year old collection of a well-respected public figure in France.

The André Trigano Collection 100% Sold - ‘White Glove’ result for Artcurial Motorcars

A 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Coupé – arguably the car which set a new benchmark for the supercar category – was the top lot, selling for CHF 1,840,000, in The Bonmont Sale, the first traditional live auction staged by Bonhams European Motor Car Department since the Grand Palais sale in Paris in February.

Bonhams’ Bugatti Queen at Bonmont ... Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Top Lot in Bonmont Live Sale

A 1959 BMW 507, first owned by King Constantine II of Greece, will grace the elegant seaside resort of Knokke-le-Zoute as the top lot, with an estimate of €1,900,000 – 2,300,000, in the Bonhams Zoute Sale on Sunday 11 October 2020. King Constantine’s BMW 507
The 507 was one of the most sought-after, and indeed expensive, convertibles of the 1950s, rivalled only by the far larger production Mercedes 300SL, beloved by celebrities and car aficionados. Alain Delon, Ursula Andress, Elvis Presley, John Surtees and the Aga Khan were among the most notable of the exclusive group of 252 owners.

Bonhams’ Kings of the Road ... European Monarchs’ Motor Cars at The Zoute Sale

With a long waitlist already established for the newest entry in the legendary lineup of Ferrari GT cars, the only way to get a new Ferrari Roma is with a celebrity connection! International pop sensation Adam Levine is known nearly as well for his smooth vocal delivery as he is a discerning critic of upcoming talent. Levine’s role as a judge on The Voice showed his leadership skills over sixteen seasons; in 2013, People labeled Levine the “Sexiest Man Alive,” and after that, Levine could have easily cashed in his celebrity chips, filled a garage full of supercars, and lead a life of leisure.

RM Sotheby's to Skip Waiting-List for the Most Advanced Ferrari GT to "Save the Children"

Jean-Luc Lagardère asserted that within 10 years, Matra would win the Formula 1 World Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours, the two most prestigious titles in motor racing. Not only would his prediction prove to be correct, but he went further by also winning the Constructors’ World Championship. It didn’t take long for people to start talking about Matra single seaters. The constructor’s rise through the ranks was relentless and Matra went on to win the famous 24-Hour race twice more, in 1973 and 1974, before Jean-Luc Lagardère decided to give up motor racing.

Artcurial to Sell Le Mans Winning "Matra MS 670" at Salon Rétromobile

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized Ferraris, is proud to reveal a striking roster of significant and highly original Italian-designed sports cars at the company’s Geared Online auction to be held October 26-30. The auction house’s online only auction series will complement the company’s live auction events and offer a selection of reserve and no reserve lots, providing a superb array of automotive brilliance for every level of collector.

Iconic Ferraris Announced for Gooding & Company’s Geared Online – October 2020

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized Ferraris, is proud to reveal a striking roster of significant and highly original Italian-designed sports cars at the company’s Geared Online auction to be held October 26-30. The auction house’s online only auction series will complement the company’s live auction events and offer a selection of reserve and no reserve lots, providing a superb array of automotive brilliance for every level of collector.

Exceptional Motor Cars at Bonhams Goodwood Speedweek Sale

The 2020 edition of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by AXA, was probably the largest and lengthiest motoring gathering in the United Kingdom since the introduction of the various, and constantly changing, social distancing regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As with many events, travel restrictions from a number of countries resulted in some cancellation of entries, but despite this the organisers still put together a broad ranging field of cars and motorcycles.

Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance presented by AXA

A unique Ferrari has been seen lapping Fiorano today during a brief yet intense shakedown. While the V12 engine note reverberating around the track may have sounded familiar, the car’s arresting looks are unique although guaranteed to strike a chord with the marque’s aficionados. With its Rosso Magma finish and sophisticated racing livery, the new Ferrari Omologata is a clear descendent of Ferrari’s great GT tradition spanning seven decades of history.

Ferrari Omologata … A New One-Off Creation

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 621 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm (538 lb-ft) that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds (0 – 60 miles in under 2.9 seconds) and a top speed over 325 km an hour (202 miles per hour).  An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

MC20 marks the beginning of Maserati’s new Era

The Ferrari Portofino M, the evolution of the Prancing Horse’s 2+ GT spider, the Ferrari Portofino, was unveiled today. In a move unprecedented in the Maranello marque’s 70-year-plus history, the new car’s premiere took place entirely online. The build-up to the unveiling included the sending out of a series of newsletters to clients over recent weeks at the end of which they were given access to a platform containing exclusive videos illustrating the concept behind the car, its restyling and main technical contents.

The Ferrari Portofino M ... the evolution of the Prancing Horse’s 2+ GT spider

All or nothing....Usually the Goodwood main events, namely the Festival of Speed at Goodwood House and the Revival on the racing circuit, are known to be the biggest crowd pullers of the entire classic car season with well over 150000 visitors attending. Numbers that seem to be from a different era when looking at the events in the times of Covid-19. This year most of the events had to be cancelled, be it concours events or trade shows whereas some race meetings happened with exclusion of the public.

Goodwood SpeedWeek  ... The Goodwood team came up with an idea to keep Goodwood in this year’s calendar

The second annual Classic Car Drive In Show was held at the Bicester Heritage Centre over the weekend of 18-20 September, drawing a wide variety of vehicles to the historic airfield venue. Many of the classic vehicle workshops that form part of the site were also open to give visitors another perspective on the classic car scene, that they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity of seeing at a regular show.

Classic Car Drive in Show

A 1959 BMW 507, first owned by King Constantine II of Greece, will grace the elegant seaside resort of Knokke-le-Zoute as the top lot, with an estimate of €1,900,000 – 2,300,000, in the Bonhams Zoute Sale on Sunday 11 October 2020. King Constantine’s BMW 507
The 507 was one of the most sought-after, and indeed expensive, convertibles of the 1950s, rivalled only by the far larger production Mercedes 300SL, beloved by celebrities and car aficionados. Alain Delon, Ursula Andress, Elvis Presley, John Surtees and the Aga Khan were among the most notable of the exclusive group of 252 owners.

Bonhams’ Kings of the Road ... European Monarchs’ Motor Cars at The Zoute Sale

A 1930 Bentley 8-Liter Tourer, W.O. Bentley’s final creation and one of 100 examples built, sold for $885,000, the top of its pre-sale estimate, leading the Bonhams Collectors’ Motor Cars and Automobilia Auction on Sunday October 11 at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia.

The second star of the sale was of the three-pointed variety. A rare 1935 Mercedes-Benz 290 Cabriolet A, the most desirable version of the 290 with coachwork by Sindelfingen, Mercedes-Benz’s in-house coachbuilder, was presented in enticing ‘barn-find’ condition. Offered from the famous Petersen Automotive Museum Vault Collection, the 290 caused a bidding frenzy, finally selling for $362,500, twice its pre-sale estimate.

Bentley and Barn-Find Mercedes Star at Bonhams Simeone Sale

Yesterday we reported on the Goodwood SpeedWeek taking place without the usual 150 thousand visitors and we see something missing, today we have to face the most unusual Mille Miglia in modern times. Being in the centre of the latest raise in numbers of infection of the recent pandemic a nightly curfew is contrasting the trade show in Padua as well as the most famous race in the world, the Mille Miglia. What normally happens in the Whitsun holiday season in May and attracts masses of cabriolet and classic car drivers from all over Europe with the additional enthusiastic local visitors now faces the most difficult situation of a second wave coming over the continent.

Mille Miglia 2020 - Scruteneering

This past weekend, 23-24 October, RM Sotheby’s presented the exceptional Elkhart Collection in a live auction held in Elkhart, Indiana, grossing a total of $44,385,420 in sales. Featuring over 240 highly collectable cars and a wide selection of memorabilia offered almost entirely without reserve, the two-day auction executed on behalf of trustees of U.S. Bankruptcy Court saw spirited bidding activity both in the auction room and remotely from no less than 2,500 bidders from 53 countries, with 55 percent of bidders representing first-time RM Sotheby’s clientele.

RM Sotheby’s Presents 230-Car Private Collection Offered Almost Entirely Without Reserve

Last night in New York, RM Sotheby’s celebrated a historic evening with the sale of the renowned trio of Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica concept cars, B.A.T. 5, 7 and 9, for $14,840,000 during Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction, achieving the top sale slot and setting a new record for the most valuable post-war Alfa Romeo sold as a single lot at auction and one of the most valuable of any Alfa Romeo ever sold.

Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5, 7 & 9 concept cars Sell for $14.8m to Lead Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction as Top Selling Lot

93 years ago the first of the original thousand miles through Italy was held and within the 30 years of existence the endurance race on open roads became an institution in the sports car championship contrasting circuit racing as the Nuerburgring or Spa 1000 km. Maybe the older Targa Florio had a similar character with its 148 km lap but it was the MM that created legends like Nuvolari, Caracciola or Stirling Moss, the last of the winners that left us earlier this year.

Mille Miglia 2020 ... Back to the roots or less can be more

Gooding & Company, the auction house revered for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, achieved $9,284,031 at its October 2020 Geared Online auction. The company achieved an overall 77% sales rate from 51 of 66 lots sold, with three vehicles selling over $1 million.

Gooding & Company Totals $9 Million in Sales at Its October 2020 Geared Online Auction

Weighing in at around 4.5kgs this large (31cms x 31cms) volume is a predominantly photographic essay of one man’s quest for hidden automobile treasures in all corners of the world. It charts the travels of renowned Italian collector Corrado Cupellini through his voluminous photo archive, which he generously provided to the author, to illustrate a wonderful journey unearthing automobile jewels all over the planet.

Book Review – SuperFinds by Michael Kliebenstein

The Ferrari 250 GTE model could be classified as Ferrari’s first “mass production” model, that was introduced to the public as the pace car for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hour Race. It was produced in a total of 954 examples between 1960 and 1963, together with 50 examples of the similarly bodied 330 America model featuring a 4 litre engine for the US market. It was also Ferrari’s first true 2+2 model, as although there had been earlier examples with a 2+2 seating arrangement, they were what might be described as rudimentary.

Book Review – Ferrari 250 GTE by David Wheeler

The spider version of the SF90 Stradale, the SF90 Spider, was unveiled today during a dedicated digital event. This special online event provided Ferraristi from all over the world with an exclusive introduction to the car’s innovative features and in-depth information on its development. As the Prancing Horse’s first production plug-in hybrid spider, the SF90 Spider sets new performance and innovation benchmarks not only for the marque’s range, but for the entire sports car sector.

Ferrari SF90 Spider .. Lifting the Roof on Ferrari’s Most Powerful Series-Production Supercar

Following the cancellation of the Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Annual Fall Meet earlier this summer, RM Sotheby’s has decided to postpone and transition its 14th annual live Hershey auction into an Online Only auction, dubbed Online Only: Open Roads, Fall. The auction house came to the decision to cancel its live auction as a precautionary step to safeguard the health and well-being of its clients, auction visitors, and staff.

RM Sotheby’s Hershey auction be held on its proprietary Online Only sale platform

Ferrari presents the new 488 GT Modificata, a limited edition car that incorporates the technology developed for the 488 GT3 and 488 GTE, transcending the limits imposed by technical and sporting regulations to exploit its full potential. The 488 GT Modificata is exclusively for use during track days and at Ferrari Club Competizioni GT events.

Ferrari 488 GT Modificata – Greater Power for a Track Icon

RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce the addition of a 2003 Ferrari Enzo to its early feature entries for its 22nd annual Arizona sale. Kicking off the company’s 2021 auction calendar, the Arizona sale will take place at OTTO Car Club for 2021, on Friday, 22 January. The auction will be a live event, with limited attendance for registered bidders only in accordance with City and State guidelines while also allowing clients the opportunity to bid online, via telephone or absentee.

Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari 250 GT Alloy Coupe Lead Early Entries for RM Sotheby’s Arizona Sale

Gooding & Company, the auction house celebrated for selling the world’s most desirable and prized collector cars, is pleased to reveal a duo of European sports cars for the company's first sale of 2021. From Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22, 2021, the auction will continue the company’s online only Geared Online series with this special sale transpiring during the Scottsdale automotive week.

Significant European Exotics Headline Gooding & Company Geared Online Scottsdale 2021