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The big time: Phillips posts 30m CHF at its latest Geneva watch sale

While the classic car market has taken a short break before the next tranche of online sales and ‘virtual Monterey Week’, activity continues on other fronts. Rare classic cars and collectable watches have many synergies – we take a look at Phillips’ recent Swiss sale. The evening eve...
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Style guru Stephen Bayley talks about... colour

Martin Luther King said it’s not colour that’s important, but character. And of course, he was correct. But in the matter of cars, colour is character. In interior decoration, too. Here, it’s a generally held belief that yellow is to be...

Another big total for RM Sotheby’s online: European sale grosses €18.9m

RM’s first ‘European’ – in the sense that the cars were located there – online event closed last night. It was the Canadians’ cancelled April Essen catalogue uploaded to the cloud and it proved a great success: 91% of cars sold by numb...
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Gooding to run online sale in August 2020

Santa Monica-based saleroom Gooding & Company has followed the internet-only trend. It will hold an online sale this August. The event will be conducted over five days, from 3 August to 7 August. Buyer’s premium, like at arch-rival RM, has ...
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Test Drive: Mel Nichols on the VW Golf GTI Mk1

What an impact the Volkswagen Golf GTI had! Writes legendary road tester Mel Nichols. Just as the Mini-Cooper S upset the applecart in the 1960s, so did the GTI in the ’70s. But by delivering feisty performance in a utilitarian body it push...
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RM’s May 2020 online sale grosses $16m+

Selling two out of the Holy Trinity of Ferrari supercars wasn’t bad, and no one could argue with a fine total of over $16m – we crunch the numbers behind RM’s latest internet-only event. We’re in uncharted territory; it’s early days...
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Bonhams’ and Silverstone Auctions’ live online May 2020 sales

While Canadian giant RM conducted a 200-car auction in late May purely via the internet, British companies Bonhams and Silverstone held ‘virtual’ sales. In the latter cases, socially distanced pre-event viewing was combined with an auctioneer ...
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