Artcurial will hold its inaugural Hong Kong auction in collaboration with Spink, on October 5-6, 2015. The sale, entitled From Paris to Hong Kong aims to tell the story of works of art and objects of beauty spanning three centuries, from decorative arts to major international works of art. The auction will feature a Mercedes 300 SL roadster that is one of the last to be built and therefore benefits from all the technical developments. What makes this car exceptional is that it was owned and carefully maintained by the same family for nearly 50 years, from 1965 to 2013.
The 15th Salon de l’Auto et de la Moto de Collection will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the Automédon Show at Parc des Expositions at Paris-Le Bourget. This year, the Yves Levasseur-organized show is focusing on Competition and Heritage, concentrating not on cars from museums, but from private collectors. The event will feature nine displays tracing the history and heritage of automobile racing. Other features will include: Grand Prix cars, forerunners of the Formula One; The Simcas; The 60th anniversary of the Ford Thunderbird; and The Hot Rod Movement.
Barrett-Jackson’s 3rd Annual Hot August Nights Auction took place in Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, August 6-8, with the sale of 232 vehicles and more than 400 pieces of collectible automobilia totaling more than $9.5 million in sales at an astonishing 100 percent sell-through rate and a 36 percent increase in sales over 2014. The top five vehicles sold were: a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible for $214,5000; a 1932 Ford B-400 Custom Boyd Convertible for $181,500; a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback for $154,000; a 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Custom Wagon for $154,000; and a 1934 Ford Model A Custom Roadster for $148,500.
RM Sotheby’s generated nearly $7.5 million in sales with a 79 percent sell-through rate at its annual Motor City sale, July 25 in Plymouth, Michigan. Returning as the official auction of the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, RM’s 21st annual auction featured a 1935 Duesenberg Model SJ Dual-Cowl Phaeton, originally owned by Duesenberg Motors President Lucius B. Manning, which realized $852,500. The Motor City-made 1933 Packard Twelve Individual Custom Sport Phaeton achieved $583,000; while an award-winning 1934 Auburn Twelve Salon Speedster rounded out the top three by far exceeded pre-sale expectations at a final $506,000.
Desert Concorso has announced that Panoz will be the featured marque at this year’s event, scheduled for Sunday, November 15 at Palm Springs Stadium in Palm Springs, California. Panoz, an American brand founded by Italian-American, father-son duo Don and Dan Panoz, has built its 25-year reputation on close personal relationships with each customer. For decades the Panoz approach has been, “you dream it, we’ll create it.” Its Extreme Personalization program ensures every Panoz is a unique and exclusive high-performance creation. In addition to Panoz, Desert Concorso will feature race, sport and exotic cars from around the world.