Five things to take away from the 2019 Rétromobile sales

Rétromobile was good, wasn’t it? Everyone agrees the European season-opener sets the standard for shows, and despite worries about ‘gilets jaunes’ disruption (unfounded), this year’s was better than ever. The auctions, though, were a mixed bag. With Amelia Island in three weeks, what’s...

Fortune favours the brave – Artcurial sells the Alfa Romeo 8C 2.9 for €16.4m

An enlightened buyer bucked the trend for more modern cars when they won the star of this week’s auctions with a final bid of €14.6m. Add in Artcurial’s whopping premium and that’s €16,388,000 gross, around $18.6m.   Under low estimate, the final price would not buy any other 2.9 i...
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Bonhams’ €11m 2019 Paris sale

The catalogue might have been a little homely for some – “a sea of old stuff,” we overheard – but, during a six-hour marathon at the elegant and airy Grand Palais, the Bond St team still sold 93 cars at an acceptable sell-through of 66%. ...
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Post-sale deals boost RM's 2019 Paris sale to €30m+

In a flurry of after-sale activity, at least three cars unsold at RM’s Wednesday evening event now have new owners. They include the €1.7m 1996 Ferrari F50, the €2.275m 2018 Bugatti Chiron and the ex-Compiano 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C lon...
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€4.84m Ferrari F40 LM leads the way at RM’s 2019 Paris sale

Addressing a full and busy saleroom, earlier this evening regular RM auctioneer Maarten ten Holder sold 59 of the company’s 84-car Paris catalogue – that’s a sell-through by number of at least 70%. Top seller was the famous blue Pilot pens-l...
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Five things to take away from the 2019 Arizona sales

Which way runs the road ahead? The season-openers in Scottsdale have always provided a guide to the health of the market – we draw some conclusions from this year’s event. 1.    Scottsdale week is reverting to its blue-collar origins, ...
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Scottsdale 2019: All the numbers

As always, we give you a complete run-down of the figures per auction house, plus comparisons with 2018.   You can download a list of results for all three days, sorted by make and model. Combined figures, Bonhams, Gooding and RM 2019 (2...
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Gooding comes out top in Scottsdale

Carrying on where they left off yesterday afternoon, the Californians sold some 50 cars today. Working on provisional figures, that’s a gross of $21.5m. So Gooding has already won the battle of the Big Three, even before any post-sale deals. ...
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