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Bonhams' inaugural 2021 ‘Supercars on Sunset’ sale grosses $2.3m

Take your pick of Hollywood metaphors, but Bonhams’ latest initiative, offering more recent supercars in a ritzy venue in Los Angeles, should be applauded. The box office takings, though, $2,266,380 gross at 39% sold by number, were not great. The conclusion to be drawn is that perhaps ‘...

£500k Ferrari 599 GTO tops Silverstone’s £8.7m March 2021 sale

A 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO – one of two offered – took top spot at Silverstone’s first auction of 2021. As usual, a combination of accurate estimates and an extensive catalogue of appeal to today’s sub-£125k buyer produced the goods: a sell-t...
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RM’s March 2021 online sale grosses $5.4m

The Canadians held another online sale over eight days and once again offered cars in different locations and currencies. Based on on-the-day conversion, the sale grossed ca. $5.4m with 60 per cent of the catalogue finding new owners. The 94 ...
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Le Mans Classic postponed to 2022

The organisers of the popular biennial at the famous part-road circuit used by the main 24 Hours have announced that the 2021 event, scheduled for July, will be postponed to 2022. Blaming “capricious changes in the constraints applied to la...
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A fresh start. K500 speaks to the new owners of Coys

Ten months on from London auction house and dealership Coys’ final descent into administration and subsequent dissolution with debts of millions, new owner the Calleri family has a mountain to climb to regain the trust of the market. Richard Cal...
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Working (at the wheel) from home: The Curv AMR-C01 simulator

“Supercars making tyre-smoking laps of race circuits accompanied by gushing commentaries from wide-eyed drivers are ten-a-penny on YouTube,” writes Simon de Burton, who last week sampled a new racing simulator promising that same in-car experi...
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560 SEC AMG Wide Body Mercedes stars at Bonhams' March 2021 MPH sale

With RM’s Youngtimer catalogues but a happy memory, Bonhams proved last weekend that the market still has an appetite for limited-edition, OTT machinery from the 1980s. Top-selling car at the Bond St firm’s MPH-branded live sale at Bicest...
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