French dejection: €1.8m for Artcurial in Paris ‘Sur les Champs’

They couldn’t pull it off twice. This June, Artcurial’s amiable automotive team led by Matthieu Lamoure just dragged a Ferrari 275 GTB over the line to give its summer sale some respectability. No such luck this time; after the headlining Fiat 8V and a tranche of Porsches failed to sell, the ...
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Ask the experts: Aston Service Dorset

“I don’t like saying no to people. I feel we’ve got a responsibility – with having the manufacturing rights and the drawings – to produce these parts. It’s too easy just to say, ‘No, we haven’t got it’. We might have it downstairs, and if we haven’t, we’ve got the drawing an...
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RM just makes the podium at London Olympia

Taking over Bonhams' traditional pre-Christmas West London slot, a few hours ago RM offered 85 cars and sold 58 – a sell-through by number of 68%. Earlier in the event, the saleroom broke into ecstatic applause as one lot was sold for £1.5m...
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Zoute 2019: Bonhams’ €10.5m seaside break

The elegant Flemish coastal resort of Knokke-Le-Zoute has been a happy hunting ground for Bonhams since it first ventured there in 2013. Today, the sale is a highlight of the Bond St house’s calendar and the 2019 41-car catalogue generated a gro...
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The 2019 US Fall Sales: Turning back the years

Like the chocolate bar that bears its name, Hershey might not appeal to all. Every October, though, devotees of ‘brass and bonnets’ descend in droves on that small community in Pennsylvania for the Antique Automobile Club of America’s Fall M...
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Out of Africa: Seized supercars surprise as part of CHF 36.7m Swiss auction

After RM’s sell-out sale in Portugal last weekend, it was Bonhams’ turn to shine at its auction near Geneva, headlined by 25 modern hyper and luxury cars confiscated by the Swiss authorities from the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea. ...
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Bonhams MPH: Zero to £1.2m for first Bicester sale

MPH, the new division of the Bond St house dedicated to “modern and affordable classics”, held its inaugural auction at Bicester Heritage earlier today. And after nine lots were withdrawn, 66 out of the remaining 111 sold on the day. That...
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RM’s €10.2m Sáragga Collection sale

Despite a countryside location some 100km from Lisbon, RM held a successful No Reserve sale of 124 cars from the varied and comprehensive collection of Portuguese enthusiast Ricardo Sáragga. Nearly 25% beat upper estimate, with the Vintage Bentle...
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