£10.1m ‘2 VEV’ leads the pack at Bonhams’ £30.7m 2018 Festival sale

Didn’t they do well? Bonhams’ Goodwood Festival sales have been something of a mixed bag in recent years but 2018 was the exception. A sell-through rate of 63% was market-average for 2018, but 35% of cars sold above top estimate felt like a return to 1989. At a glance:   ...
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The longest day: 2018 Le Mans Classic

Did you go to last weekend’s Classic? Over 135,000 spectators did (a new record), to watch around 700 cars and 1,000 drivers battle it out over 22 individual races and demonstrations, all held in the space of 24 hours. To a backdrop of some stunning photography by Cathy Dubuisson, here&rsqu...
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Artcurial’s €12.2m 2018 Le Mans Classic sale

The figures are in. Despite the 1971 Le Mans Ferrari ‘Daytona’ failing once again to cross the finishing line, the Parisian house still posted some of its best-ever numbers at the biennial Le Mans Classic. As we reported live from...
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Artcurial’s 2018 Le Mans Classic sale – live from the saleroom

In a steamy atmosphere reminiscent of P.T. Barnum enjoying a run at the Comédie-Française, the Parisians conducted another charismatic sale this afternoon. Third time at auction did not prove lucky for the ex-NART 1971 Le Mans &lsquo...
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Le Mans Classic 2018: The story so far...

The races are running, the camping BBQs lit and it’s all the fun of the fair: the 2018 Le Mans Classic is go. We bring you a flavour of the action on and off the world-famous track. Weather-wise, it’s a scorcher – though not...
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The big guns are firing: Gooding reveals top Ferraris for Pebble sale

The recent sale of Ferrari 250 GTO 4153 GT for 70 million (pick your currency...) has sucked some of the air out of the very top end of the Ferrari market, but joining RM’s 250 GTO S2 at Monterey Week this year will be three significant raci...
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And the most valuable car ever offered at auction is…

Well here it is, the car to eclipse the current record for the most valuable car ever sold at auction, set back in 2014. At Monterey in August, RM Sotheby’s will offer the “highly original, numbers-matching 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO”,...
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Market latest: A sizzling summer is about to get hotter

The big talk recently has been the record private sale of a Ferrari 250 GTO, but that’s about to become old news. Expect an announcement any moment about the most valuable car ever to go to auction, and K500 is confident it will sell, blitzi...
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