Paris February 2017

Paris, so often the capital of style and arbiter of trends, let the classic car business down last week at Rétromobile with huge positivity, great crowds but mixed results.  Sales rates were down on Arizona with 77.92%, 71.53% and 76.76% for RM, Bonhams and Artcurial respectively

First out of the blocks were RM Sothebys with what was the smallest inventory of the three big guns in town. …

Olympia Historic Automobile Fair

As an excited schoolboy I remember climbing the Monument in London to see the view from the top and feeling giddy from the experience then last summer, I visited the Shard and looked down trying to make out that original high point in the jungle of skyscrapers that makes up modern London’s skyline.

The reverse sensation hit me on Saturday when I visited the latest addition to the London…

An Aston Martin to really take a shine to!

An Aston Martin to really take a shine to! Aston Martin V8 Volante

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…

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