The 2019 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

The racing cars of the great Belgian ace Jacky Ickx, remembering two decades of dominance of the Porsche 962, applauding the immortal 250 GT SWB, Jaguar XK 120 and many more: varied and interesting cars once again on the fairways of another brilliant Amelia Island concours. Few do it better....
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Five things to take away from the 2019 Amelia Island sales

The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance: run so well and with such passion by Bill Warner, it’s everyone’s favourite. The Amelia auctions, meanwhile, have always been one step below Monterey Week in importance but in 2019, a year when we saw Scottsdale return to its blue-collar roots, the Flo...
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RM at Amelia Island 2019: Two-day sale set to gross $37m+

Running at quite a clip – 20 lots per hour at times – regular RM auctioneer Maarten ten Holder conducted a lively two-day sale for the official partner of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. As we have already seen at Bonhams, pre-Wa...
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Business as usual: Gooding’s $21m+ Amelia Island sale

From horseless carriages to horsepower: the auction circus moves on. Yesterday, Bonhams opened the 2019 Amelia Island sales with a stack of Earlies, today it was David Gooding’s turn. Ironically, in a catalogue geared to the more modern collecto...
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Top Brass: Bonhams’ $15.7m Amelia Island sale

The Bond St team confounded the sceptics today with a barnstorming sale of cars from the very early days of motoring. Any serious Brass Era enthusiast was either in the room, on the telephone or – and this might surprise some – bidding online....
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Something different: The 2019 Amelia Island sales

Amelia Island is never dull nor predictable. The concours field divides into two: one side has the Brumos Porsches, NART Ferraris and Trans-Am saloons, the other is all brass cars and lace bonnets. This year’s auction catalogues veer towards the...
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Five things to take away from the 2019 Rétromobile sales

Rétromobile was good, wasn’t it? Everyone agrees the European season-opener sets the standard for shows, and despite worries about ‘gilets jaunes’ disruption (unfounded), this year’s was better than ever. The auctions, though, were a mixe...
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Fortune favours the brave – Artcurial sells the Alfa Romeo 8C 2.9 for €16.4m

An enlightened buyer bucked the trend for more modern cars when they won the star of this week’s auctions with a final bid of €14.6m. Add in Artcurial’s whopping premium and that’s €16,388,000 gross, around $18.6m.   Under low estim...
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