Prior Year Coverage
Phoenix, Arizona (January 22, 2014) – At Russo and Steele Collector Car Auctions, we are thrilled to announce the achievement of outstanding results and world-record sales at our January 15-19 Scottsdale, Arizona Sports and Muscle auction event. Throughout the event's five action-packed days, beautiful weather helped draw record attendance numbers, estimated at 35% higher than 2013 levels. At the time of writing, preliminary sale results exceeding $21 million were generated with a very strong preliminary sell-through rate approaching 70%. With our specialists continuing to work hard to complete a multitude of pending post-block sales, we expect those figures to increase. Representing classic European Sports and GT cars, the fastest-growing segment in today's market, we are thrilled to announce the world-record-setting sale of one of Lamborghini's very first road cars, the 350 GT, at $742,630 including commission. One of 120 mostly hand-built cars and boasting Giotto Bizzarrini's 35-liter DOHC V-12 engine, a race-bred chassis designed by Gian Paolo Dallara, and Touring's famous Superleggera bodywork penned by Franco Scaglione, 350 GT Chassis 211 was comprehensively restored to original standards with no detail overlooked, including an engine rebuild at Bob Wallace Cars, the shop of the late former Lamborghini chief test driver Bob Wallace. Another new world record was set with the highly anticipated sale of a legendary 1963 Pontiac Tempest Le Mans Super Duty drag racing car, 1 of 2 known examples remaining today of the original 6 Coupes built by Pontiac to contest the NHRA's wild A/Factory Experimental (A/FX) class. Raced by Detroit's Stan Long Pontiac and tweaked with a heavy-duty driveline to handle the 421 engine's massive power and torque, the car remains famous as 'The World's Fastest Tempest' after driver Stan Antlocer blasted to a brutal 11.93-second ET at 123.95 mph at Martin, Michigan's US 131 Dragway. After sending the Chevy, Ford, and Mopar contingents back to their respective trailers in 1963, the Tempest fell out of sight and in 2008, it was saved from the crusher and then expertly restored to its former glory by Scott Tiemann's Super Car Specialties. When the frenzied bidding finally ended, the Tempest garnered a world record-setting $335,630 including commission.
Barrett-Jackson, The World's Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today the strongest sales results in the 43 year history of the Scottsdale car auction. Over the course of six days, nearly 1,400 vehicles were sold at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event totaling more than $113 million in sales. Barrett-Jackson's auction week attracted numerous celebrities, top car aficionados and collectors alike with some of the world's most valuable collectible and coveted vehicles. Among other notable celebrities, Sir Stirling Moss made an appearance and rode across the block in the third highest selling car, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe. 'This was a huge year for Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale. We kicked it off with a great opening night gala, christening the new Westworld facility. The Scottsdale auction had the highest sales in the history of our company – exceeding $113 million,' said Craig Jackson, Chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. 'We sold some great cars for charity, attendance exceeded 300,000 and the celebrity turnout was great. Scottsdale 2014 witnessed an increase in the value of Americana cars as well as the general strengthening of the value of the cars we sold. We think that this trend will continue throughout 2014 and look forward to these increased numbers at our other 2014 auctions. As our brand becomes more global, as our reach enters new media markets and as consignors and bidders engage in our lifestyle events as well as our website, we anticipate strong participation at our upcoming auctions.' The lineup of notable celebrities included Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon, Rick Hendrick, Patrick Peterson, Bubba Watson, Mike Bibby, Pat Burrell, Justin Uptown, Billy Baldwin, Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, Don Prudhomme, Tom McEwen, Sir Stirling Moss, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Reggie Jackson, Linda Vaughn, Frankie Muniz, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Arie Luyendyk Sr.
• RM Auctions 15th annual Arizona sale generates more than $45.5 million in sales with 85 percent of all lots sold • Two-day sale features exceptional offering of 125 automobiles, one boat and one motorcycle • Ten automobiles achieve million-dollar plus results with multiple new auction records set • Top-seller: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider sells for an outstanding $8,800,000 • Full results are now available online at www.rmauctions.com • RM continues its 2014 auction calendar with its debut sale in Paris, France, February 5 during the world famous Retromobile week
• 11 new auction records set at Gooding & Company's two-day sale in 2014
• Six cars sell above the $2 million mark and 13 cars sell above $1 million
Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 19, 2014) – Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, realized more than $49.4 million during its Scottsdale Auctions. The auction house sold 110 of 117 lots, which resulted in a 94% sales rate and an impressive average price of $449,650 per car sold. Eleven new world auction records were established with six cars sold above the $2 million mark and 13 cars sold above the $1 million dollar mark during the well attended two-day auction at Scottsdale Fashion Square. These superb results demonstrate the ever-increasing demand for the rare, best-of-category collector cars that Gooding & Company specializes in bringing to market. David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company: '2014 looks brighter than ever for the high-end collector car market. Supporting this trend, Gooding & Company broke nine world records during Arizona Auction Week. Our team of Specialists is devoted to finding the most exceptional examples in the industry and we believe these results speak for themselves.'