The Saturday sale here at the Raleigh Classic Fall Auction started off with a monster record breaking sale early on Saturday morning. The heavily anticipated Boyd Collection of quality classic Cadillacs crossed the auction block. With a flurry of excitement the top car in the collection, a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible sold for $285,000. That is an auction record, highest priced car ever sold here. The auctioneers were flush with the momentum of that high profile sale. It was an exciting way to start off the early part of the Saturday sale here in Youngsville, North Carolina.
These are some of the cars we were watching on Saturday. Click through the slider below to look for view the cars and their sales prices.
With a larger than usual turnout of bidders registered here for the weekend auction sale at the Capitol Auto Auction facility in Youngsville, North Carolina, it was anticipated that some pretty high auction prices would result. We were not disappointed. The sell through rate was about 85 percent by our numbers. That is significant because this auction allows consignors to set reserves.
The Raleigh Classic Fall Auction in Youngsville this weekend was the last big collector car auction we would be covering in 2021. It is the last big classic car auction for the year. And it was the best we’ve seen in a long time. More bidders, more cars, more action.
“They’ve registered more bidders here than they ever did before,” Bob Boberg told us. He is our photo journalist covering the sale for Cars-On-Line.com. “Proxibid told me they have the highest number of online bidders that they’ve ever had here.” Proxibid is an auction software company that allows auctions to be conducted online. At a live in-person auction such as this one, they integrate the bidding so that online buyers can place their bids in real time.
The top sale of the day on Friday was a 1961 Jaguar XK120 Roadster which sold for $117,500. Here are some of the results we noticed on Friday with a packed house of bidders for most of the afternoon.
The Raleigh Classic staff was surprised to discover that more than 340 vehicles have been consigned for the Raleigh Classic Fall Auction 2021. That is an all time record. Our readers can click this link to review more of the top cars in the auction inventory. Click each link in the list to read the sales description and view photos.
As always, our readers were invited to stay tuned to this page to be aware of the top sales and the prices those cars sell for. You can also follow our commentary on our Facebook page where you are welcome to join in the conversation. We always have a lively discussion about collector car values. Cars-On-Line readers could watch the Live video of the auction with us.
Click here to follow the auction on Proxibid (the online bidding interface for the Raleigh Classic).