Artcurial’s €4.4m pre-Christmas 2018 Paris sale

The engaging trio of Maître Hervé Poulain, Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff once again took to the elegant boulevards of Paris to conduct another ‘Automobiles sur les Champs’ auction. The result last Sunday was an acceptable 66% sell-through by number and a healthy gr...

The Men Who Made The Market – Adrian Hamilton

“There have been so many,” says Adrian Hamilton with a rueful smile, remembering the cars that got away – the ones he wishes he hadn’t sold. “I totted it up the other day – I’ve sold nine GTOs and 24 GT40s, plus countless C-types and D-types. If I’d...
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RM goes for gold in Atlanta: 2018 all-Porsche sale

Dubbed ‘The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction’, the Canadians’ debut event held at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta was – bar the odd high-profile miss – a success: 53 cars sold on the day; a gross of $25.2m. ...
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Bonhams’ 2018 Italian Job: No doors blown off in Padua

Easing the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Pininfarina Coupé over the line in a post-sale deal for €508,196 saved the Brits in another subdued Padua sale. Without that, the gross of €2.23m – €1m off last year’s result –...
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A year in retrospect: Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2017-2018

We always look forward to the arrival of the annual Classic Car Auction Yearbook by Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi, an excellent addition to the real-time data available online – for those who like to refer to the printed word as well. ...
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Bonhams and RM: 2018 US Vintage Fall sales

There’s life left in the market for American pre-War cars, though the days of Packards, Duesenbergs and Cadillacs lining up at a Monterey sale like a still from a Scorsese Mob movie are long gone. The US East Coast in the Fall is now one of ...
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It’s a Knokke-out: Bonhams’ €8.1m 2018 Zoute sale

It must be the sea air. Once again, the Bonhams Motoring Department held a successful auction at the smart and affluent Belgian coastal resort of Knokke-Heist. Among the cars sold was a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Convertible ordered new by boxing l...
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Bonhams’ £13.8m Revival sale: Robert Brooks’ last hurrah

It might not have been a Ferrari GTO or Mercedes W196, but it was still something of an emotional moment when Robert Brooks hammered away Lot 210, a humble Mk 2 Jaguar, earlier today. Following the recent sale of the company, it was his very last ...
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