Birmingham, Brooklands and Bond Street

Birmingham, Brooklands and Bond Street

“And the public gets what the public wants…”

“And the public gets what the public wants…”

Sales Settling into a Rhythm when Realistic Prices and Enthusiastic Buyers Restore Confidence

If there were a collective noun for auctions “an avalanche of auctions” would be an apt description of the first two weeks of September.

 

It is interesting to see that after the peaky 80% + sales rates of August, the market has settled into a slightly more gentle rhythm:

 

The Auction Markets June - August Buyers Looking for Value in a Busy Market

There will be many professionals in the market who will immediately ask “What busy market?”  Well you could start at Historics at Brooklands last month.  At 9.15 the persistent drizzle had turned into a downpour and with a mix of marquee and outside display, the outlook did not look good.  But by 10.00 the sun was shining, the displays were busy with prospective buyers and Edward Bridger-Stille…

Easter Outlook

Firstly, we are pleased to offer for sale a delightful Volante in time for the Spring sunshine:

For Sale

1992 Aston Martin Virage Volante Automatic – Rolls Royce Ming Blue Metallic with Black Leather. Low recorded mileage, great ownership history offered at £75,000  http://www.allastonmartin.com/cardetails.html?carid=927

 

In…

January / February Auctions Arizona Sunshine and Parisian Crowds

With news full of storms both political and meteorological, it is great to have our agenda focussed back into the business and January / February gets our marketplace moving with auctions on both sides of “The Pond”.

 And the sunshine of Arizona was a great way to see in the new season - Goodings had a slight edge in that they could focus on home ground while RM Sothebys and Bonhams had…

Winter Auction Season

Just a week of December gone and we are already more than half way through this year’s Winter Auction Season.

Historics didn’t wait for December to get the ball rolling and showed their usual mixture of bravery and hard graft as the market pathfinders.  With no Aston Martins on parade, we followed the sale online and spoke to a number of people who attended. 

Like many of the current…

Monterey 2015 – the Aston Martin Outlook

Each year the events surrounding the Monterey weekend appear to have increasing impact on the prices of what has become a global commodity.

The Press Offices of Bonhams, RM Sothebys and Goodings have been churning out news of world record prices and enormous inventory revenues but while many among you will be following Maranello’s finest or the Stuttgart flying machines, at Byron International,…

Coys Auction – Techno Classica Essen 18th April 2015

Since we came on our recce of Techno Classica in 2013, everything has got a lot bigger and that includes Coys auction that takes place here on the Saturday afternoon.  And for once, bigger seems to be better – certainly the auction experience.  In 2013, the venue was cramped, there weren’t enough chairs and the auctioneer’s assistant was making apologies for her poor German.

How different…

COYS Spring Classics London 10th March 2015.

Unlike their auction at the end of 2014 at the same venue, there was room to breathe at Lindley Hall last night, in fact the audience was positively sparse.  Whether it was the smaller crowd or a degree of familiarity with some of the inventory, there was a definite lack of energy in the room.

After a low key start with a Lamborghini marine engine, a Beetle Convertible, a Ferrari 400 and…

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