$22m Ferrari 290 MM tops RM’s $39m+ Petersen Museum sale

Playing to a select audience of die-hards, regular RM auctioneer Maarten ten Holder dropped the hammer on what RM billed as The Grand Finale – Phil Hill’s 1957 Sebring 12 Hours Ferrari 290 MM – at a round $20m. The with-premium price of $22,005,000 pushed the likely gross to ove...

Bonhams’ £3m 2018 London Olympia sale: Pre-War cars to the fore

Collectors looking to the Bond St team’s final auction of the year for some sense of direction for the market in 2019 will be scratching their heads. Despite a general trend towards younger models, the average year of cars offered at Olympia was 1962. Of the seven lots that breached £...

£2.37m BMW 507 keeps Bonhams’ Christmas spirits alive at annual Bond St sale

There wasn’t much in the nature of festive cheer at the Bond St team’s home gig at company HQ. Only the 1958 BMW 507 broke £1m on the day. Without that, the eventual gross would have been weaker still. A combination of a sli...
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Shooting Stars: The No Reserve Wiesenthal Collection sale

In contrast to the subdued proceedings in London, over in Vienna, local house Dorotheum offered 13 classic Mercedes – all without reserve – from a family collection founded by Günther Wiesenthal, one of the world’s earliest ...
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The Front Line: Market opinion from Giles Crickmay

“The real strength in the market that we deal in is definitely in the immediate post-War period – the 1950s up to about the mid-1960s, prior to the Silver Shadow. Looking at our sales this year, it’s mostly been S1s, S2s, S3s and...
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Au revoir Jess Pourret

Many may lay claim to be a ‘father of the GTO’, but one man more than any other helped to accurately record the history of the Ferrari 250 GT competition cars in general, and the immortal GTO in particular: Jess G Pourret, who died tod...
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The Front Line: Market opinion from Gregor Fisken

“From the results we saw in Monterey, it’s clear there are still buyers making considered, well-thought-out purchases of great cars such as the Aston Martin DP215. When special opportunities come up, they will buy – I take great ...
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Ask the experts: Aston Engineering

Few people know Aston Martins better than David Jack. During the 1970s, the former Rolls-Royce apprentice worked with Robin Hamilton to help build up his business, and was involved in both the RHAM/1 and Nimrod racing projects. In 1983, he branche...
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