Classic Car Auction Newsletter #36 – Mecum $7 million for GT40

The results are in, and Mecum Houston knocked it out with a $7 million GT40 sale.  Meanwhile, Barrett-Jackson did over $25 million in Palm Beach, with $2.35 for charity.  Get more info on the results in Classic Car Auction Newsletter #36.

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Auburn Spring Features 1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet

The Auctions America Auburn Spring Auction is just around the corner, May 8-10, 2014.  One of the feature cars is a rare 1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn.  As Auctions America explains, “The car shown here is body number one of a believed two Style 4086 closed-roof touring cabriolets built in 1939, the last year of V-12 production. This marked the end of the line for not only one of the Classic Era’s finest automobiles, but also one of its finest coachbuilders. At $8,355 each, these were also the most expensive factory-authorized Packard Twelves ever built.”

The auction takes place at Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, IN.  NBCSN will be televising the auction. 1939 Packard Twelve Touring Cabriolet by Brunn

(Photo via Auctions America)


Auburn Spring Digital Catalog Available Now

Going to Auction America’s Auburn Spring Auction?  Or do you just like to look at beautiful cars?  Either way, you’ll want to check out the Auburn Spring Digital Catalog.

This historic auction takes place on May 8-10, 2014, at Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, and will feature the John Scotti Collection – 450 cars to be sold no reserve.

(Photo via Auctions America)

Auburn Spring 2014


Mecum Houston Underway – April 10-12, 2014

Mecum expects over 1,000 cars for this year’s installment of its Houston Auction held at the Reliant Center.  Features include a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Styling Car - The Bunkie Knudsen Corvette, a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe – unrestored with 2,996 Miles, and a 1964 Ford GT40 Prototype - GT/104, Factory Team Car, Lightweight Chassis.  Check out the full photo gallery by lot.

Television coverage for Mecum Houston is as follows, all times Central:

Thursday April 10
Esquire: 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM Live
NBCSN: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM Live
MECUM.COM: 6:35 PM – 7:00 PM Live

Friday April 11
Esquire: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Live
NBCSN: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Live
MECUM.COM: 6:10 PM – 7:00 PM

Saturday April 12
MECUM.COM: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Live
NBCSN: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Live
MECUM.COM: 4:15 PM – 7:00 PM Live

(Photo via Mecum)

1964 Ford GT40 Prototype


Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach April 11-13, 2014

This auction takes place at the South Florida Fairgrounds.  A couple of the highlights at this Barrett-Jackson auction include a 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback and a 1965 Corvette Convertible, both to be sold no reserve.  Check out the online list of auction lots for more info.  TV coverage will be provided by Fox Sports 1 on April 11 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern, then on Fox Sports 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM Eastern, then back on Fox Sports 1 from 7:30 – 9:30 PM Eastern.  On April 12, the National Geographic Channel will televise the auction from noon – 8:00 PM Eastern.  Sunday, April 13, coverage will be provided by Fox Sports 1 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern.  Some of these broadcasts are on tape delay.  (Photo via Barrett-Jackson)


1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback




Fort Lauderdale 2014 Features

Auctions America’s 2014 Ft. Lauderdale auction is set for March 14-16 at the Broward County Convention Center.  A few of the feature cars include a 2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider, a 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Sportsman Convertible, a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible, and a 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code Convertible.  (Photo via Auctions America)

2006 Ferrari F430 F1 Spider


450 Cars No Reserve at 2014 Auburn Spring

This year’s 2014 Auburn Spring by Auctions America will be held on May 8-10, 2014, in Auburn, Indiana.  The auction will feature the 450 car John Scotti collection.  Scotti grew up interested in drag racing, became a mechanic, and went on to own a group of car dealerships in Montreal.  Along the way, over 25 years, Scotti assembled his car collection, featuring 50′s-70′s American muscle cars and late-model exotics.  All of the cars in the Scotti Collection will be offered without reserve.  Auctions America anticipates over 900 vehicles total at this year’s Auburn Spring.

One of the featured Scotti cars is this 1987 Buick GNX with only 96 original miles.  (Photo via Auctions America.)