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The rise of bedroom brokerage. Or, “Mum, not now, I’m sending an email!”

‘Ferrari 250 GTO, physical car, all informations.’ Who could resist such an offer? With $75m burning a hole in your pocket, how better to handle the transaction than leaving it to bradley1992 or schumi4ever mailing from a Hotmail account in deepest suburbia. Kidston SA’s newest recruit, car...
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RM’s $13.6m online-only Palm Beach sale: A turning point for the industry?

The Canadian giant’s recent Palm Beach sale – conducted completely over the internet due to the coronavirus pandemic – grossed $13,619,165 at a sell-through-by-number of 67%. It marks a significant point in the evolution of the industry.   ...

It’s gone viral... coronavirus-affected event update

With the news just out that this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has been postponed to 16-18 October 2020, here’s the latest state of play in what is normally a busy time for events pre-Monterey Week. As the global situation c...
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The historic racing market in 2020: K500 speaks to William I’Anson

“To buy a competition car, you’ve got to have a passion for motorsport. You want to know the history of the car and, especially as you get into Grand Prix cars and sports cars of the mid-1950s onwards, they’re driven by the appeal for compet...
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Making the most of K500: Chassis search

Just one of the many useful benefits of a K500 subscription is the ability to look up cars by their chassis number. ...
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RM's March 2020 Essen sale is cancelled

Due to current concerns over the coronavirus, Techno Classica has been postponed.  The Canadians’ scheduled two-day auction in Essen is therefore off until a new date is fixed in the “second half of June”. RM’s full press release rea...
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Five things to take away from the 2020 Amelia Island auctions

More cars offered, a better sell-through-by-number and an increased gross compared with 2019: plenty of business got done at this year’s Florida auctions. Here’s our take on the real trends behind the numbers.   1.    “Who buys this ...
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