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In their words: market insiders predict the year ahead

We’ve spent time with leading dealers and auctioneers to get their take on 2021 and insider tips on what should be hot in 2022. Let’s see what they say. Kenneth Ahn, CEO of Broad Arrow Group | President of Hagerty Marketplace We observed two key trends in the collector car industry ...

2021: K500 end-of-year market report

Last year was a rip-roaring success for collectible car sales, right? We make sense of the market at the start of another 12 months when the pandemic once again made sure – Monterey Week apart – there were few comparable metrics of year-on yea...

Paris Rétromobile dates moved to 16-20 March 2022

The pandemic strikes again. Due to the highly contagious Omicron variant sweeping through Europe and mass cancellations of trade stands, the organisers of Rétromobile had little choice but to move the annual Paris show nearly six weeks to mid-Mar...
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Maserati joins the certification set

The house of the Trident announced just before Christmas that it, too, would offer official certification of its historic (generally over 20 years old) models via a new set-up, Maserati Classiche. The first road car to receive the Maserati ce...
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C’est Chic! Nile Rodgers’ Collection generates $1.64m for charity

Two cars and over 100 guitars from the collection of legendary guitarist, composer, producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers sold for a total of $1,640,500 at Christie’s New York on 16 December 2021. All proceeds will benefit the artist’s We Are F...
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£5.4m Christmas cheer for Bonhams in Bond St

The gross might be broadly in line with previous December motor car sales at Bonhams’ West End HQ, but the underlining numbers are the best for the event since the peak of 2014-2015. Plus, based on the results from last Saturday, the Aston Marti...
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Palace Revolt: RM defectors announce rival firm

For motoring historians, ‘Palace Revolt’; might bring back memories of Ferrari’s top executives leaving en masse in 1961. The surprise exodus of RM Sotheby’s top brass in the last six months set the rumour mill buzzing. With the launch tod...
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