Five things to take away from the 2019 Arizona sales

Which way runs the road ahead? The season-openers in Scottsdale have always provided a guide to the health of the market – we draw some conclusions from this year’s event. 1.    Scottsdale week is reverting to its blue-collar origins, from the man checking your passport to the server ...

Scottsdale 2019: All the numbers

As always, we give you a complete run-down of the figures per auction house, plus comparisons with 2018.   You can download a list of results for all three days, sorted by make and model. Combined figures, Bonhams, Gooding and RM 2019 (2018) Gross: $101,291,210 ($110,809,430) Num...

Gooding comes out top in Scottsdale

Carrying on where they left off yesterday afternoon, the Californians sold some 50 cars today. Working on provisional figures, that’s a gross of $21.5m. So Gooding has already won the battle of the Big Three, even before any post-sale deals. ...

RM at the Arizona Biltmore 2019: Day two

Helped by two one-make collections offered at No Reserve, lively proceedings at the second part of RM’s 155-car marathon resulted in a c.$16m one-day gross. The headlining special-bodied Ferrari 250 GT by Pinin Farina failed to sell on the night...

Gooding sets the standard with $26m Scottsdale opener

A quality catalogue, ferocious adjustment of reserves and another bravura performance by auctioneer Charlie Ross helped Gooding to a $26m+ gross for day one of its two-day Arizona event. Six cars broke $1m and the results were topped by the F...

RM at the Arizona Biltmore 2019: Day one

The Canadians maintained the trend set by Bonhams earlier in the day of cars selling mostly below low estimate. Some bright spots – such as the $2m Ferrari 330 GTS – helped push the likely gross over the $17m mark. Decamped to a big white...

Bonhams’ $14.3m 2019 Scottsdale sale

Playing to a select but discerning audience, auctioneers James Knight and Rupert Banner sold 109 cars to produce an on-the-day gross of $14,295,560. Top seller was the elegant and stylish 1951 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder, well bought (and sold) for $...

Let battle commence: The 2019 Arizona auctions

‘Subdued but purposeful’ sums up the final preview day of the Big Three’s Scottsdale sales before proceedings start in earnest at 11:00 on Thursday, when Bonhams fires the opening salvo of a three-day, 404-car selling frenzy. We spent a...
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