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The great reopening: the 2021 London Concours

“If you build it” and all that... Over three days this week a capacity crowd, limited to 2,500 per day, came to the first big UK classic car event to be held after lockdown restrictions were partially lifted last month. The London Concours’ venue was the familiar Honourable Artillery C...
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Ferrari Dinos lead the way at Silverstone’s June Owners’ Club sale

Out of a small catalogue of 25 cars, Midlands specialist Silverstone sold 14 – a just about respectable sell-through-by-number percentage of 56%. Top of the charts was the Japanese-market 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO, unsold earlier this year, that...

Blazing Paddles: the 2021 Amelia Island sales

Fewer cars offered at No Reserve and catalogues dominated by old-school early Americana – this year’s Florida auctions could have flopped. Instead, the only two international players present at Amelia turned in solid figures right across the b...
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RM Sotheby’s to offer Gulf-Porsche 917K at Monterey

The Canadian auction house has revealed an early star lot of its August 2021 Monterey Week sale: the Porsche 917K raced once in Gulf colours at Le Mans in 1970 before enjoying a brief period as an open-bodied Interserie Spyder. Chassis 026, r...
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Amelia Island 2021: RM Sotheby’s $41.1m auction

Adding an additional $4m to their 2020 Florida total, the Canadians held a blockbuster sale at the Ritz Carlton yesterday, selling over 93% of the 99-car catalogue. The gross was the firm’s biggest in Florida since 2017 when it ran a two-da...
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Amelia Island 2021: Bonhams’ $20.7m auction

Bonhams proved that last year’s healthy result for predominately very early cars offered in Florida was no fluke. Over a 10-hour marathon yesterday, the Brits generated another $20m+ gross and this time the entries were older still. The ave...
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Private collection sells for £7.5m online with Collecting Cars

The 38 cars, motorbikes and, bizarrely, a light tank that formed the Leonard Collection were sold in an online auction that finished Sunday, 16 May. A significant number were modern Porsches, topped by a £765.5k 2006 Carrera GT. The timed in...
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