Autumn Auctions Round-up 2013

We always look forward to the market’s energetic return after the Summer break and this year the first two weeks of September got everyone in the swing with major auctions from Bonhams and RM.

Bonhams got the ball rolling with their annual appearance at the Beaulieu Autojumble with a large and mixed inventory.  There were three Astons entered in the sale and, with its inventory targeted…

Bonhams Sale Festival of Speed July 2013.

The Festival of Speed at Goodwood just keeps growing – huge motor manufacturer presence both in the number represented and the scale of their display structures.  And for an event that plans for rain, the arrival of a heat wave just built attendance and the enjoyment.

The marquee behind Goodwood House that houses Bonhams sale reflected the main event – huge crowds and overwhelming heat. …

Techno Classica Essen 2013

2013 marked the 25th Anniversary of this fabulous celebration of classic cars.  Only a few short hours of motorway driving gets you up from Calais and while the unashamedly industrial city of Essen won’t be on anyone’s holiday itinerary, the great exhibition hall has become a real point of pilgrimage for classic enthusiasts.

Huge commitment is shown by Mercedes and BMW, seamlessly…

Mad March Spring Auctions Deliver Mixed Messages

It’s March and they’re off…..no, not the steeplechasers at Cheltenham, the auction houses round the country,  Bonhams, Historics and Coys, have all been in action in the past 10 days. Bonhams are clearly hoovering up Aston entries for Works Service in May, so Aston Martins were thin on the ground, so it is a good time to look at the general classic market both in terms of the auction houses and…

Winter Auction Season 2012 – A Strong Finish to the Year for Some

This time of year sees a final flourish from the main UK auction houses and never mind the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, these sales give some straightforward indicators of the strength of the market and the outlook for the New Year.

Historics kicked off with their sale at Brooklands last Saturday 1stDecember –well attended, it delivered some very good results and strong indicators…

RM Auctions – London 31st October 2012

At the Tuesday Preview evening, there was plenty of opportunity to see why RM are at the top of their game.  In one corner, the valeters had masked the chrome on a DB5 Convertible to ensure no blemishes from their efforts with the electric polishers.  All the cars were displayed with thought and at the best possible advantage and interestingly the layout had changed with the catering area now facing…

Coys Spirit of Motoring Ascot 13th October

After a very average sale at Historics followed by a reportedly mediocre effort by H & H at Newbury, we approached Coys annual Ascot offering with a sense that perhaps the classic car market was falling – it was a mood not helped by an apocalyptic hail storm as we arrived and the low numbers of people there an hour before the sale.

Fortunately a delay in the start of the sale, to allow a…

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