Record Breaking $70.9M in Sales for RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction

[caption id="attachment_10174" align="alignnone" width="640"] The sale-topping 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Cabriolet (credit – Darin Schnabel © 2016 courtesy RM Sotheby’s)[/caption] RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction Sets Records RM Sotheby’s, cemented its standing in the car market by generating an incredible $70.9 million in sales with 90 percent of all lots sold at its 19th annual Amelia... Read More

What Will Happen with Car Auctions in 2017?

[caption id="attachment_10100" align="alignnone" width="640"] Lamborghini Espada at Tonini Classics[/caption] The auction season has kicked off and we take a quick look at 2016 to try to understand what will happen in 2017! 2016 Car Auction Review I think it would be fair to say that 2016 was a year of bewildered wonderment, not just in... Read More

Rétromobile 2017 Auction Results

Last week saw the European auction season start with the hotly anticipated Rétromobile in Paris. There are always some stunning cars passing through and with no Monaco Historique this year, this is the important European auction ahead of Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is also notable by the fact that RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Artcurial... Read More

How Hot Was RM Sotheby’s Arizona Auction?

2017 has finally kicked off with the annual RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale. We scoured the predictions and results and first signs are that 2017 will be another interesting year of no sales and strange prices! Hilfiger Hype Pre-sale hype was over Tommy Hilfiger’s immaculate 2003 Ferrari Enzo, speculators expected it to sell for over $3m... Read More

2016 Car Market Q&A with Bryan McMorran

2016 has been a fascinating year for the car auction world. We caught up with industry specialist Bryan McMorran from Abbeyfield Sports & Classics to understand what it all meant. Bryan has been in the industry for longer than he will care for me to mention and alongside his specialist knowledge in Aston Martin, he... Read More

World’s First Sports Car Headlines Bonhams’ Bond Street Sale

1914 Vauxhall ‘Prince Henry’ Torpedo After the madness of the Duemila route in Milan things settle back down with the traditional December Bond Street sale from Bonhams. One lot gathering generous interest is a 1914 Vauxhall 25hp ‘Prince Henry’ Sports Torpedo, regarded as the world’s first sports car. Remarkably the first owner T. W. Badgery... Read More

McLaren 570GT Review

Last week Borro drove the new McLaren 570GT, a supercar with added grand touring qualities. What does that mean? Well, McLaren have taken the highly praised 570S and tweaked it to make it a more useable car over a long distance. Changes over the 570S include: Recalibrated steering to make turning more gentle, a softer... Read More

Grand Prix Fever in Austin

Last weekend saw the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. Borro headed out to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the action on and off track. Our weekend started with a drive on the local roads, determined to find some great roads we discovered Highway 16 and what a... Read More

$32.5M in Sales at Barrett-Jackson 2016

Auctions don’t get much glitzier than the Barrett-Jackson sale at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. This year was the 9th annual sale and in contrast to Europe’s slightly up and down results, Barrett Jackson saw a 99.2% sell-through rate which totalled more than $32.5 million. "This Las Vegas auction proved that Barrett-Jackson continues... Read More