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Highest Priced Cars Sold During Arizona Auction Week

1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition Coupe is the highest priced car sold during Arizona Auctions Week

1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition Coupe is the highest priced car sold during Arizona Auctions Week. Hammer price $6,7 million. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

The highest priced cars sold during Arizona Auction Week were not at the 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction. In fact, the top sale of the week here in the Phoenix area was a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition Coupe which sold for $6.7 million at the Bonham Auction on Friday. The Bonham Auction also produced the third highest price sale on Friday,  a 1962 Ferrari 340 America Spider with a $5.8 million price tag.

Here are some of the highest priced cars sold during Arizona Auctions Week:

Cars On Line.com photo-journalists Bob and Donna Boberg of eClassicAutos.com were here during the high profile auctions in the Phoenix area to record all the action. They covered the top sales at the exclusive auctions that occur here during Arizona Auctions Week. Many high profile auctions are held here to absorb all the buyers that gather here for the Barrett-Jackson Auction each year. It is ironic that none of the top sales actually occured at the Barrett-Jackson itself this year.

While the auctions were well attended again this year, none of the auction houses this year were able to match last year’s total sales figures. Even the highest priced cars sold during Arizona Auction Week failed to match the numbers in last years’s sales.

Follow this link to review the big 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale.

 

2016 Amelia Island Concours Best Car Show on the East Coast

2016 Amelia Island Concours winners

The 2016 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance Best of Show and the Concours de Sport winners have been announced. Let the champagne fly! (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

 

2016 Amelia Island Concours on Sunday …

The finale of the 2016 Amelia Island Concours saw a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II win the Concours D’Elegance Best of Show and a rare 1952 Pegaso Z102 Cupula win the Concours de Sport. It was a fine conclusion to the whirlwind weekend of legacy antique, vintage and classic cars so rare that you would only see them here on Amelia Island.

To earn a Best of Show at Amelia Island is much like getting a Best of Show at the venerable Pebble Beach Concours in California. Each year the Amelia Island Concours awards a Best of Show in two categories.

The 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Brewster Town Sedan has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. It is believed to be from the Nethercutt Collection and also won a Palos Verdes Concours Best in Class in 2015. The Nethercutt Collection is owned by the Merle Norman Cosmetics family with Jack and Helen Nethercutt on the board of the Nethercutt Collection.

The 2016 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance goes to a vintage classic motorcar, while the Concours de Sport goes to a classic sports car.

The coachwork by the Empresa Nacional de Autocamiones SA in Spain, a Spanish bus and truck company, and the “bubble top” glass trunk by designer Wilfredo Ricart, mark the 1952 Pegaso Z102 Cupula as a unique classic exotic sports car, possibly the rarest of its era.  This particular Pegaso was built for a President of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo. After his assassination, the government sold the car to a New York businessman. It’s most comphrehensive restoration was done in 1987. It is an 8-cylinder coupe.

This year there was a special display for the Spanish made Pegaso sports cars. Of the 87 ever built 15 were present here at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours, quite a coup for this historic show.

“This show brings in cars from all over the world,” our photojournalist Bob Boberg told us. “In its 21st year, the concours is growing in prestige and excitement. You see cars here that you’ll never see anywhere else.” Boberg captured the show in photos and video for our Cars On Line.com readers. Here are some of the other cars from the showfield at the Gulf Course of Amelia Island.

Want to see some very special cars that showed up at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours? Click view window below:

On Saturday at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours we covered the RM/Sotheby’s Auction. What a blend of vintage motorcars, race cars and American classics. Here are some of the top sales for the RM/Sotheby’s sale.

The show which started on Friday ran through Sunday, March 13, 2016. For the main event, a world class exhibition of automotive history has convened here with 250 rare vehicles from collections from around the world. We’re at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and The Ritz-Carlton.

Photo journalist Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com has captured all the action this weekend for our readers, just as if you were here yourself. You can also follow our posts on Facebook and Twitter. The highlight of the show weekend was the announcement of the 2016 Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance Best of Show awards on Sunday afternoon.

In addition, there are four major auction houses setting up on Amelia Island to add some interesting vintage car sales to the event. Yesterday as the 2016 Amelia Island Concours was officially underway, the buzz was all about the sale of the Jerry Seinfeld Porsche collection. Seinfeld, comedian and star of the TV sitcom which bore his name,  took the stage at the Gooding & Company Auction here to introduce the high profile auction sale. He cheered from the sidelines as his rare Porsches were sold for big $$$.

Last night, on Thursday, the Bonhams Auction drew a packed crowd of bidders as their docket of fine motorcars set a new record for this sale. See the photos of the top sales in the slider below:

The top sale at the Bonhams Auction was a 1937 Bugatti 57SC Sports Tourer by Vanden Plas. Armed with a generous amount of international buzz from the preceding weeks, this very special pre-war car had the auction tent packed to capacity with bidders and spectators. With a starting bid of $6 million, the bidding quickly rose to $8 million. Then, followed by strong applause from the audience, the car sold to a private American collector for a total sum of $9,735,000, making it the most valuable 57S ever sold at auction and the most valuable pre-war car ever sold at Amelia Island.

A Connecticut-built 1896 Armstrong Phaeton Hybrid was also sold during the Bonhams Auction. As the oldest – and likely the very first – known modern hybrid-driven car in the world, this landmark automobile predates the Lohner-Porsche by four years and the Toyota Prius by 100 years. Amazing all in attendance as it drove around the grounds, the Armstrong was purchased for $483,400 by renowned Dutch collector Evert Louwman, who indicated it will be proudly displayed at his museum in The Hague, Netherlands for all to enjoy.

Be sure to stay tuned to this page for all the trending news from the 2016 Amelia Island Concours. Get the auction prices here and on our Twitter feed.

Follow this link to review our coverage of the 2015 Amelia Island Concours.

 

2015 Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance

Best of Show 2015 Pebble Beach Concours

They just announced the Best of Show winner at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours, a 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A owned by Jim Patterson of Louisville, KY. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

2015 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show  …

CARMEL, CA — The confetti has flown and this year’s Best of Show at the 2105 Pebble Beach Concours 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D'Eleganced’Elegance has been chosen. In the midst of the tension and excitement here at the Pebble Beach Golf Club, a 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet, an elegant gentleman’s sport touring car, has been chosen the Best of Show for this 65th Annual Grand Concours. The proud owners are Jim and Dot Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky.

Here are some of the photos captured at the event by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com for our Cars On Line readers. The Italian made 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet was coach built on a 145-in chassis for show competition in the early 1930’s in Europe. It was recently restored to this condition just in time to be shown here at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance.

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A wins Best of Show

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A wins Best of Show

Click here to read the full story on the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance as well as see photos of all the top awarded motorcars.

Well this is the day everybody had been waiting for here on the Monterey Peninsula where the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was held at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Here at the 18th fairway of the famous golf course on the Carmel Bay were gathered some of the finest vintage motorcars of all time. To be considered the Best of Show here at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours is the highest award you can achieve in the collector car hobby.

SOLD! The scoreboard behind the auctioneer shows this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider brought a final price of $15,300,000. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

SOLD! The scoreboard behind the auctioneer shows this 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider brought a final price of $15,300,000. (Photos by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com)

The afternoon judging at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours was hardly over when the Gooding & Company Auction got into full swing. And they did not disappoint. A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegancewas the top sale of the night crossing the block for a cool $15,300,000 price tag.

This was not the top sale of the week however. Click this link to view all of the auction action and see the prices as Bob Boberg and his wife Donna covered Concours Week here at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.

One of the pre-concours events is the Tour d’ Elegance. All of the judged cars that will compete in the concours are required to complete the Tour before they are judged. Click the video window below to see some of the cars coming into Carmel, California at the end of the Tour:

The world’s grandest car event is held here on the 18th hole at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. It is the culmination of a week-long festival of events and collector car auctions like you have never seen before in your life. We’ll attempt to give you a little taste of what this event is like. Follow this page all weekend as we update with photos and fast facts about the auctions and action from Monterey’s weeklong auto extravaganza.  

These cars make the difference when both black-tie bourgeoisie and baseball cap crowned gearheads stand shoulder to shoulder craining their necks to get a look. Click here to see photos from the Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance as historic cars arrived back at Pebble Beach after their tour.

There will be serious money here during Concours Week as four big name auction companies auction off  top tier collector cars in the shadow of the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Although the Concours is what brings most collectors to the peninsula on the Pacific Ocean this week, a number of top name auction companies are also here to ween buyers for their top collector car offerings.

Saturday night was the “big show” for the Pebble Beach Concours Week Auctions with both the RM/Sotheby’s and Mecum Auctions drawing a large number of buyers. The top sale was a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta which sold for $12,000,000 at the RM/Sotheby’s Auction Saturday evening. Click here to view the top cars and sales prices from the RM/Sotheby’s Auction.

On Friday evening a black 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible crossed the auction block at the Mecum Auction in Monterey. The official sales price was $2,250,000 before commission. It  was the top sale for Mecum tonight as the Monterey Auctions are underway here during Concours Week in the buildup to the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance on Sunday. Cars On Line will be on hand to bring you the action all weekend in photos and video from the Monterey Penninsula. Here is a link to the results of the Pebble Beach Concours Week Auctions.

Here are some highlights from the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours and the big sales here at Monterey’s Concours Week Auctions.

1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A wins Best of Show at 2015 Pebble Beach Concours A 1924 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Cabriolet wins 2015 Pebble Beach Concours Best of Show. Click here to see more photos and full story on the winner and runners up from this year’s show.
Biggest sale, 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti sold for $17,600,000 at RM/Sotheby's Auction at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours Highest sale of the week was at the RM/Sotheby’s Auction in Monterey, a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM by Scaglietti sold for $17,600,000 on Thursday. (Click here to see more cars and prices from the Pebble Beach Conours Week Auctions.
1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet sold at Bonhams Auction during 2015 Pebble Beach Concours Top car at the 2015 Bonhams Auction, a 1951 Ferrari 212 Inter Cabriolet sells for $2,000,000 on Friday. (Click here to see more cars and prices from the Pebble Beach Conours Week Auctions.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider brought a final price of $15,300,000 A 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider sold for $15,300,000 Sunday night at the Gooding & Company Auction. (Click here to see more cars and prices from the Pebble Beach Conours Week Auctions.
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible at Mecum Auction at 2015 Pebble Beach Concours 1970 Pymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible sold for $2,250,000 Friday night at the Mecum Auction during Pebble Beach Concours Week. (Click here to see more cars and prices from the Pebble Beach Conours Week Auctions.

An estimated 1,100 cars were sold here last year so you can bet there will be lots to see. Bob reported that prices at the Mecum Auction, RM Auction, Gooding & Company and Bonhams Auction were up markedly last year. We counted over 110 cars sold for over seven figures here last year.  It was after this show last year that we noticed the collector car market really took off. Prices were escalating on high end classic Ferraris and rare vintage cars and that trend has carried through to today. What will happen this year at Monterey? We’ll know very soon. Stay tuned to this page for all the relavant news.

2014 Gooding & Company Auction

2014 Gooding & Company Auction

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider (sold for $15,180,000, a new world auction record for a Ferrari 250 GT California Spider) Image copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Mike Maez.

Gooding Does $60.4 Million in Sales …

The 2014 Gooding & Company Auction realized $60.4 million in just two nights at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. Gooding & Company is the official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours. They had 17 1961 Ferrari California Spider sold at 2014 Gooding & Company Auctioncars sell for over $1 million. New record sales for a specific marque were set, including a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider which sold for $15,180,000, and  a 1955 Aston Martin DB3S selling for $5.5 million.

“We had one of the most successful one-day sales in our history and saw tremendous excitement surrounding the sale of the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, said David Gooding, President of Gooding & Company. “It’s incredible that Saturday’s results do not yet take into account many of our star attractions including the 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Tre Posti and the 1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet Sportivo, which will both be featured at our auction following the Concours on Sunday.”

1961 Ferrari California sells at the 2014 Gooding & Company Auction

The most spectacular lot of the evening was undoubtedly the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider. The Spider features the sought-after covered-headlight treatment, which Scaglietti applied to 37 of the scarce 56 examples built. In addition to this significant distinction, the 2903 GT is one of a limited number of SWB California Spiders factory equipped with an optional hardtop. This car has spent its life in the care of dedicated owners, including famed actress Barbara Hershey. Offered for sale for the first time in over 14 years, this stunning 250 GT sparked a round of excited bidding – resulting in a final sale of $15,180,000, a world record for a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider.

The 2014 Gooding & Company Auction is another high profile collector car event that is held each year during Concours Week as a warmup for the grand event, the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. Hundreds of well-healed West Coast collectors will be vying for some very choice pieces of automotive history here as thousands will flock to the Monterey Penninsula to partake in the pomp and ceremony of the Concours weekend.

2014 Gooding & Company Auction

Lot 32, 1955 Aston Martin DB3S, sold for $5,500,000 at the Gooding & Company Auction on Saturday.

 

Here are the top sales from the 2014 Gooding & Company Auction:

Lots over $1 million from the Saturday Sale

Lot 18, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, sold for $15,180,000

Lot 32, 1955 Aston Martin DB3S, sold for $5,500,000

Lot 58, 2001 Ferrari 333 SP, sold for $2,365,000

Lot 60, 1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, sold for $2,365,000

Lot 26, 1956 Ferrari 250 Europa GT, sold for $2,310,000

Lot 62, 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet, sold for $ 2,090,000

Lot 49, 1948 Tucker 48, sold for $2,035,000

Lot 38, 1958 BMW 507, sold for $1,925,000

Lot 11, 1974 Lamborghini Countach LP400 Periscopo, sold for $1,870,000

Lot 13, 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $1,705,000

Lot 35, Porsche 959 KOMFORT, sold for $1,485,000

Lot 24, 1990 Ferrari F40, sold for $1,320,000

Lot 36, 1967 Toyota 2000 GT, sold for $1,155,000

Lot 20, 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ, sold for $1,023,000

Lot 51, 1958 Aston Martin DB Mark III Drop Head Coupe, sold for $1,012,000

Lot 59, 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe, sold for $ 1,012,000

Lot 30, Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS, sold for $1,001,000 

 

Special cars we were watching from the 2014 Gooding & Company Auction.

1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider $13,000,000 – $15,000,000Lot 18 One of Only 37 Covered-Headlight ExamplesOffered with Rare and Desirable Hardtop
1955 Aston Martin DB3S $5,000,000 – $7,000,000Lot 32 One of Only 20 Customer DB3s Models BuiltAmong the Most Correct and Authentic Examples Surviving
1958 BMW 507 Series II $2,000,000 – $2,500,000Lot 38 BMW Group Archiv has indicated the engine fitted to this car is a replacement 160 HP unit Outfitted with Disc Brakes, Rudge Wheels, a Five-Speed
1995 McLaren F1 $12,000,000 – $14,000,000Lot 44 Highly Original, Three-Owner F1Originally Finished in Striking Marlboro White – the Sole Such Example
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing $3,500,000 – $4,500,000Lot 50
  • Delivered New to Automotive Legend Briggs S. Cunningham
  • The First Production Gullwing to Be First Delivered to a Private Customer
2001 Ferrari 333 SP $1,750,000 – $2,250,000Lot 58
  • An Important Ferrari Competition Car
  • The Last of Only 40 Examples Ever Built
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Estimate Upon RequestLot 60
  • Spectacular Black over Red Color Scheme
  • Highly Original, Low-Mileage Example
  • Never Before Restored, Shown, or Offered for Public Sale
1960 Ferrari 250 GT Series II Cabriolet $1,800,000 – $2,200,000Lot 62
  • One of Only 200 Series II Pinin Farina Cabriolets Built
  • Custom-Ordered with Superamerica Side Vents and Bumper-Mounted

 

1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Long Nose Alloy $3,750,000 – $4,250,000Lot 113
  • Quite Possibly the Ultimate Road-Going 275 GTB
  • Factory Equipped with Six-Carburetor Intake and SNAP Exhaust Extractors
  • Low-Mileage Example with a Fascinating, Well-Documented Provenance
1956 Maserati 250F $4,000,000 – $6,000,000Lot 115
  • One of Only Two Cars Built as “Offset” Models
  • Driven to Victory by Stirling Moss in Its Only Grand Prix Outing
  • Owned Its Entire Life by Noted and Caring Enthusiasts
  • A Legendary Grand Prix Maserati
1962 Shelby 260 Cobra $2,000,000 – $2,400,000Lot 117
  • The Fifth Production Cobra Ever Built
  • Featured in The Killers, 1964
  • Driven by Miss Universe, James Garner, and Steve McQueen
1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Estimate Upon RequestLot 120
  • An Exceptionally Original 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
  • Rich, Well-Documented History and Provenance
  • Less than 35,000 Miles from New
1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale Tre Posti Estimate Upon RequestLot 123
  • Ferrari’s Original, Mid-Engine Twelve-Cylinder Supercar
  • A Road-Going “P” Car with Sensational Three-Seater, Center-Drive Coachwork
  • Highly Original Condition with Only 7,965 KM (4,950 Miles) from New
1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competizione $5,500,000 – $7,000,000Lot 127
  • Prepared by Ferrari and Entered by NART in the 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • Successfully Campaigned by Baker Motors at Sebring, Daytona,
  • and Watkins Glen
  • Eligible for Numerous Events, Including Le Mans Classic and Tour Auto
1927 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix $2,800,000 – $3,500,000Lot 131
  • One of the Most Recognizable Type 35 Bugattis
  • Owned and Raced by “Bugatti Queen” Hellé Nice
1959 Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet $4,500,000 – $6,000,000Lot 133
  • The Last of Only 40 Series 1 Cabriolets Built
  • Distinctive Late-Production Coachwork and Mechanical Features
  • Proven Veteran of Numerous Long-Distance Tours
1965 Ferrari 275 GTS $1,750,000 – $2,000,000Lot 136
  • One of Only 200 Examples Produced
  • Wonderfully Preserved Condition
1967 Ford GT40 Mk 1 $3,500,000 – $4,000,000Lot 139
  • One of Only 31 GT40 Mk 1 Road Cars Built
  • Ford Motor Company Promotional Car 1967–1968
1964 Ferrari 250 GT Lusso $1,750,000 – $2,500,000Lot 141
  • One of Only 350 Lussos Built
  • Recent Cosmetic Restoration and Comprehensive Service

 

 

1939 Alfa Romeo Tipo 256 Cabriolet Sportivo $5,000,000 – $7,000,000Lot 144
  • A One-of-a-Kind Prewar Alfa Romeo Sports Car
  • One of Approximately 20 Examples of the High-Performance Tipo 256
1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Mille Miglia $2,000,000 – $3,000,000Lot 145
  • Long-Term Ownership by Famed Painter José Bascones
  • Late Production Example

 

2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe wins 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance

A 1954 Ferrari wins Best of Show at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. Streamers and confetti still fill the air as Jon Shirley (white short sleeve shirt) gets out of his award winning 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe to receive congratulations from Pebble Beach officials. The ceremony to announce the winner has just happened. More info and photos will follow soon. (Photo by Bob Boberg of eClassicAutos.com.)

 

2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’ Elegance Winner …

MONTEREY, CA, August 17, 2014 — The Best of Show winner at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance has just been 1954 Ferrari 375 MM wins Best of Show at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concourse D'Eleganceannounced. It is a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe owned by Jon Shirley of Medina, Washington. As more information becomes available we will have it for you here. Usually the winner of the Best of Show award is a vintage 1930’s motorcar. This is the first Ferrari ever to win the Best of Show at Pebble Beach, America’s most prestigious collector car event. In fact,  it  is the first post-World War II production car to win the Best of Show award at Pebble Beach since 1968. But as the collector car hobby evolves it is not surprising that the most valuable cars in the hobby, classic Ferraris, are being honored here at the “Super Bowl” of collector car shows. Click here for more information on the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegnance winner for Best of Show.

Participants garnered points toward the Best of Show award by participating in the Tour D’Elegance this week. We got some video of them coming back to Carmel, California. In reviewing this video we realized we had compiled footage of some very historically significant marques. Click the video window below to see for yourself:

These cars make the difference when both black-tie bourgeoisie and baseball cap crowned gearheads stand shoulder to shoulder craining their necks to get a look. Click here to see photos from the Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance as historic cars arrived back at Pebble Beach after their tour.

There was some serious money here during Concours Week as five big name auction companies sold top tier collector cars in the shadow of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance. Although the Concours is what brings most collectors to the peninsula on the Pacific Ocean this week, a number of top name auction companies are also here to ween buyers for their top 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegancecollector car offerings. We counted 105 Ferraris for sale in the auctions during Concours Week activities. Where else in America would you find such a representation of automotive excellence.

This week a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta sold here at the Bonhams Auction in Carmel, California for $38.1 million. The high profile auction was held here on the Monterey Penninsula at the Quail Lodge Hotel and Spa. Today we will be concentrating on other high profile auctions to see whether prices on collector car prices will continue to go up during Concours Week.

The world’s grandest car event is held here on the 18th hole at the Pebble Beach Golf Course. It is the culmination of a week-long festival of events and collector car auctions like you have never seen before in your life. We’ll attempt to give you a little taste of what this event is like. Follow this page all weekend as we update with photos and fast facts about the auctions and action from Monterey’s weeklong auto extravaganza.  

Photo-journalist Bob Boberg of eClassic Autos.com will be capturing the event in photographs for you. An estimated 1,100 cars were sold here last year so you can bet there will be lots to see. Bob reported that prices at the Mecum Auction, RM Auction, Gooding & Company and Bonhams Auction were up markedly last year. A record sale saw a 1967 Ferrari 275 NART Spider sell for $25 million (see story below.) The RM Auction where this sale took place records the sale as $27.5 million with their sales commission included. We counted over 110 cars sold for over seven figures here last year. 

It was after this show last year that we noticed the collector car market really took off. Prices were escalating on high end classic Ferraris and rare vintage cars and that trend has carried through to today. What will happen this year at Monterey. We’ll know very soon. Stay tuned to this page for all the relavant news.

Here are some highlights from the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and the big sales here at Monterey Auction week.

1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe wins 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance The 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance winner for Best of Show trophy is a 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Coupe owned by Jon Shirley, former Microsoft President. Click here to see more photos and full story on the winner and runners up.
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at 2014 Bonhams Auction The 2014 Bonhams Auction at the Quail Lodge set a new world record with the sale of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO for $38.1 million on Thursday night.
2014 Pebble Beach RM Auction Will the 2014 Pebble Beach RM Auction have an eight figure sale this year? Click here to find out what sold at the RM Auction.
2014 Gooding & Company Auction during the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours D"Elegance Here is an update on the exciting cars sold crossing the auction block at the 2014 Gooding & Company Auction during Concours Week.
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Convertible for sale at the 2014 Mecum Auction at Pebble Beach Click this link for a review of what sold at the Mecum Auction in Monterey.


 

2013 Gooding & Co Auction

Out of this world prices were bid for some of the world’s finest cars at the Gooding & Co Auction:

A 1997 McLaren F1 exotic sports car crossed the auction stage at the Gooding & Company Auction. The opening bid on this prestigious super car started at $5 million. The winning bid was for $7.7 million. It was one of the featured sales at the auction on Saturday.

A 1997 McLaren F1 exotic sports car crossed the auction stage at the Gooding & Company Auction. The opening bid on this prestigious super car started at $5 million. The winning bid was for $7.7 million. It was one of the featured sales at the auction on Saturday.

 

The Gooding & Co Auction had some thrilling moments, as when this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta took the stage. It sold for a handsome $8.6 million.

The Gooding & Co Auction had some thrilling moments, as when this 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta took the stage. It sold for a handsome $8.6 million.

 

A Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport crossed the auction block on Saturday. This one sold for $1,050,000.

A Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport crossed the auction block on Saturday. This one sold for $1,050,000.

 

A car that is said to have been owned by Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage was sold at the Gooding & Company Auction on Saturday for a cool $1 million.

A car that is said to have been owned by Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage was sold at the Gooding & Company Auction on Saturday for a cool $1 million.