Issue 34 of the Classic Car Auction Newsletter looks ahead to Leake’s Oklahoma City auction on February 21-22, 2014, Mecum’s Prime TV Show debuting on February 20, 2014, and Classic Car Auction Show’s interview with Mitch Silver of Silver Auctions. Get the newsletter here, and use the form on the right sidebar to subscribe now!
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)
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.)
Get the latest scoop on the GAA Classic Car Auction in Greensboro, NC, RM Paris results, and more in the Classic Car Auction Newsletter 33. If you’d like to subscribe to the Classic Car Auction Newsletter, use the form in the right sidebar of the website. Thanks!
Episode 1 of the Classic Car Auction Show features an interview with Johnny Ransom of GAA Classic Cars about the March 6-8, 2014, Greensboro Classic Car Auction. We also report on results from RM Paris, the upcoming auction calendar, and Mecum’s infoNet service and the Mecum Monthly. Thanks to Johnny for a great interview. We hope our friends in NC are getting through the snow and cold.
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We’re sorry to report that the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, has suffered a sinkhole in the famous Sky Dome room, some 40′ wide and 30′ deep, that swallowed up 8 Corvettes. The Museum sits atop a network of underground caves. As USA Today reports, the cars that were damaged by falling into the sinkhole include, “a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil…on loan from General Motors,” and the Museum’s own, “1962 black Corvette1984 PPG pace car for the Indy 500, 1992 white 1 millionth-built Corvette, 1993 ruby red 40th anniversary Corvette, 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette, a one-off tuner model, [and] 2009 white 1.5 millionth-built Corvette.” The video at USA Today shows the magnitude of this sinkhole.
Best wishes to the good folks at the National Corvette Museum for a speedy recovery for the Sky Dome facility and those Corvettes. They’ve been long-time advertisers at our sister site, CarShowsUSA.com and we think of them as friends to the classic car community.
(Photo courtesy National Corvette Museum)
Do you have a Mecum infoNet subscription? If you don’t, it’s free at Mecum’s website and gives you access to auction results and a few other things. Those “other things” include Mecum’s monthly magazine. Of course, Mecum Monthly gives you the skinny on Mecum’s auctions. It’s beautifully assembled as an online publication, and it includes some well done articles.
This month’s issue has a great article by John Kraman on the Ford GT. (For some reason, I’m surprisingly digging the yellow one even more than the Heritage Blue one.) Must read! So, get your free infoNet subscription and then read the February 2014 Mecum Monthly.
We aren’t exactly sure of the details, but Leake sent us an email with the header below. Sounds good, right? Call Leake for more info.
Well, the post title mostly covers this, but we’d add a couple of notes:
1. The brochure is beautifully assembled.
2. Is that Richard Sevenooaks rockin’ the cowboy hat on the cover? Awesome!
As we’ve reported, this year’s Auctions America Ft. Lauderdale Auction will be held on March 14-16, 2014, at the Broward County Convention Center. AA has recently announced a few more rare highlights for the auction. Specifically, they’ve added a 1974 Plymouth Superbird in Blue Fire Metallic with 33,000 actual miles. This is just one of 74 Superbirds built that year with the 425hp Hemi V8 and the TorqueFlite auto transmission.
And if you want a little less spoiler and a little more speed, check out one of the two low-mile Ford GT’s. Auctions America has a 2005 Ford GT Mark IV in red with black leather, and only 346 miles! The second Ford GT is a 2006 in Heritage Blue and Epic Orange, with a supercharged 5.4L V8. This is your chance to own one of only 343 Heritage GT’s produced that year. (Photos via Auctions America.)