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Stop press from Paris 2023: Artcurial’s Saturday sale

The home team wrapped up this year’s Rétromobile week classic car auctions today with a €14.1m+ one-day event. Percentage sold by number was a solid 82%. When the final results come in early next week, expect a ca. €34m+ gross for both days at around 72%. Sunday at Artcurial is solely...

Stop press from Paris 2023: Artcurial’s Friday sale

It was the home firm’s turn to take centre stage at Rétromobile this afternoon. As usual, a packed saleroom lapped up the circus atmosphere generated by the animated rostrum triumvirate of veteran Hervé Poulain, Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Nov...

Stop press from Paris 2023: Bonhams

The Le Mans 24 Hours celebrates it 100th anniversary in four months’ time. Today, the Bond St firm carried out a dry run of the ‘ultimate test of endurance’ by offering 145 lots in the elegant surroundings of the Grand Palais Éphémère in ...

Stop press from Paris 2023: RM Sotheby’s

The Canadians kicked off this year’s Rétromobile-week sales with an 86-car catalogue highlighted by a one-of-one €4.2m to €5.5m Bugatti Chiron Profilée. With post-sales deals still being negotiated, the gross has already topped €46m – ...
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2023 Scottsdale sales: The K500 takeaway

“You’ve come for the car sales. You’ve gone to Barrett-Jackson, right?” Three years since I was last in Arizona for the auctions, go into any bar or hotel and people still say this. Local outfit B-J looms large during Scottsdale week, but ...
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2023 Scottsdale sales snapshot: Bonhams at the Westin Kierland

Bonhams conducted a marathon 125-car sale today. With a gross exceeding $29m the event was the best for the Brits since 2017. Although a Brass Era car took top spot, the biggest surprise was that the 2006 Maserati MC12 Corse found a new owner, and...
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2023 Scottsdale sales snapshot: RM at the Arizona Biltmore

Proceedings at the Biltmore might have been cut back to just one session since 2020, but RM enjoyed a busy sale earlier today. Working from provisional figures, we predict the Canadians to gross in excess of $44m at a sold-by-number figure of 90%....
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