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The K500 insider’s guide to the 2022 Monterey auctions

At an average mid-estimate $961k per car, this year’s Monterey sales aren’t quite the most expensive ever. But factor in 579 entries from the Big Three plus new kids on the block Broad Arrow, and you can see 2016’s record average of $1m for just 358 cars in context. Big figures, punchy esti...
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Rare ex-Paul Newman Rolexes set to rocket at Sotheby’s this December

A pair of steel Rolex watches worn by stock car racer and Hollywood stuntman Stan Barrett when he set out to become the first person to break the speed of sound on land could realise more than $600,000 when they cross the block at Sotheby’s in D...
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Licence to bid: Christie’s all-Bond charity auction will raise £millions for good causes

In a 1965 issue of Playboy magazine, the late Sean Connery said: “Bond is the invincible figure every man would like to be.” If you’re such a man (or woman) you’ve probably left it too late to step into the Crockett & Jones chukka boo...
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Toyota triumphs at London Concours in 2022

A 1967 Toyota 2000GT was crowned Best of Show at the recent London Concours. The white car, delivered new to Mozambique, had been restored in 2012 and was one of several running in the Japanese Jewels class. Other class winners included a Fer...
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Heveningham Heaven: the 2022 concours

After a two year gap the Heveningham Hall concours was back on July 2-3 with its unique mix of automotive greats, flying legends and a country fair. Staged around the rolling grounds of the huge Palladian style mansion, the weekend had something f...
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Back to the Palace: Bonhams' CHF 7.5m Gstaad sale

Simon remembers selling a 250 LM at the very first Bonhams all-Ferrari event at the Palace Hotel 24 years ago for CHF 2.4m. This year a 1991 F40 road car topped the auction, achieving CHF 1.96m with premium. Back in 1998, an F40 LM bought new...
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Artcurial’s €12m+ 2022 Le Mans Classic sale

After a four-year gap due to Covid, the familiar trio of Maître Hervé Poulain, Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff once again took to the rostrum at an auction held in conjunction with the popular Le Mans Classic. Proceedings started with ...
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