Category Archives: Classic Car Auctions

Rare Toy Ferrari Sells for Thousands

Rare Toy Ferrari Sells for Thousands

'98 Ferrari F355If you have always dreamed of owning a Ferrari, but could never afford one, consider buying a toy version of your favorite Italian classic. On the other hand, that option might be too pricey as well. A rare toy recently sold for well over $100,000 at auction, according to a story in the Globe and Mail.

Chevy Biscayne & the Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction

Chevy Biscayne & the Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction

'62 Chevy BiscayneIn 1996, the Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealership in Pierce, Nebraska, closed after being in business since 1946. Even though the dealership closed in the 20th century, almost 500 cars that had been sitting in the dealership, untouched and undriven, went up for auction in September of 2013.

Sitting inside the shuttered building sat Chevys from decades long past. Some of the more memorable cars included a 1959 Chevy Biscayne, a 1964 Chevy Corvair, and a 1958 Chevy Cameo Pickup. Most of the cars in this auction had never been titled to anyone, while a few were trade-ins

Add a Celebrity Car to Your Collection

Add a Celebrity Car to Your Collection

1951 Chevrolet StylelineEvery year, classic cars owned by celebrities come up for auction. For the right dollar amount, anyone can own a car driven by a favorite celebrity.

1951 Chevy StylelineOne of the coolest cars that recently hit the auction block was the 1951 Chevy Styleline that was owned by Steve McQueen. The car was sold in Fort Lauderdale in March 2013 for $88,000. The winner of the Chevy Styleline was also able to say that Rick Harrison owned the car from Pawn Stars fame – making the pretty yellow convertible a double-celebrity deal.

Tips for Buying a Classic Car at Auction

Tips for Buying a Classic Car at Auction

Classic Car AuctionBuying a classic car at an auction can be exciting, but if you’re not careful you can get caught up in the fast-paced atmosphere and end up paying a lot more than you originally wanted to. What’s more, once you’ve brought it, there’s no going back, and your left with a car you can’t afford. Consider these simple tips to ensure that you get the ideal classic car for you, at the best possible deal.

Inspect the car as much as you can before auction

RKMCCA

RKMCCA

RKMCCA AuctionRK Motors, the classic and collectible car dealership in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently launched its latest venture, The RK Motors Collector Car Auctions (RKMCCA). With success as a business that deals in classic and collectible automobiles, RK Motors decided to open a door on a new opportunity for enthusiasts to buy and sell. The exciting world of auto auctions gives sellers a chance to reach motivated buyers, and for buyers to get access to rare and collectible cars.

2012 Russo & Steele Monterey Auction

Russo & Steele: It has been a long winter for classic car fans, but spring has finally sprung and as the weather warms up and the foliage comes into bloom a lot of classic car events will blossom as well.

Early in the spring is the time to scour the calendar and decide which collector car auctions, cruises, and shows you will attend during the summer months. A lot of these events are very much in demand so you have to make plans early to be sure that you are well accommodated, and it is actually a lot of fun to make arrangements and count down the days until the big road trip.

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este by RM Auctions on May 21st, 2011

RM Auctions is holding its award-winning Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este auction off the shores of Lake Como in Italy on May 21, 2011.  RM Auctions, founded by Rob Myers in 1976 and headquartered in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada, opened its own auction house in 1991 with partners Dan Warrener and Mike Fairbairn, which has now gone world-wide.  RM Auctions holds 4 of the 5 all-time records for the highest sale of a motor car sold at auction.  In May 2010, it matched its own record (May 2007 – Italy) for the highest single-day auction sales with $45 million at its Monaco auction.

2011 Shelby GT350 Up For Auction

Shelby Mustang GTThe team at Shelby decided to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the very first Shelby GT350 in January at the Barrett-Jackson Auction with the release of a supercharged concept model. Needless to say, the car made quite  a splash.

“There was a great deal of pent up demand for the first GT350 since the 1970 model year. We chose to introduce the car at Barrett-Jackson because the people who attend their events are among the most passionate car enthusiasts in the world. Thus, we will reward that loyalty by offering a very special serial number to their bidders,” said Shelby American president Amy Boylan.