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Gooding to move online-only for its 2021 Arizona sale

West Coast saleroom Gooding & Co is the first of the Big Three to break cover on its intentions for Scottsdale Week next year. Instead of presenting some 130 cars over two days in a big white tent in Fashion Square, in 2021 its offering will be a digital one, with all cars available for inspectio...
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Rétromobile 2021 rescheduled for June next year

To no one’s great surprise, the organisers of the annual season-opener in Paris have moved the event from its traditional February slot to June. The new dates are 2-6 June 2021 at the usual Porte de Versailles venue in Paris. No news, ...
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£7.8m for Silverstone at its final 2020 sale

Despite the cancellation of the NEC Classic Motor Show, Silverstone went ahead with its associated auction, running it ‘live’ from another location with bidders online and on the telephones. At 77% sold by number, it proved another success for...

RM and Gooding in late October 2020: Has the gloss comes off online sales?

Low-key results posted in the US by Gooding and a mediocre sell-through of 54% for Canadian giant RM in London – is the market tiring of so many internet-only auctions? RM intended to run a ‘normal’ live event in London but that was pul...
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B.A.T. cars triptych sells for $14.8m

Starting at $10m, little more than a handful of further bids in New York last night secured the three ground-breaking Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica (B.A.T.) concepts for a new owner. The gavel at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auct...
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A year of two halves… Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2019-2020

Authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi have once again crunched the numbers to produce the ultimate ‘long read’ on movements in the classic car market over the last 12 months. From September 2019 to early March 2020, the trend was for healthy ...
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RM’s 2020 Elkhart sale brings in the money

Humiliated businessmen – don’t you just love them? The market certainly does when their assets are up for grabs at No Reserve. There was RM Compiano in Milan in November 2016 and Bonhams Obiang at Bonmont in September 2019. Now, after two days...
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