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Double-Click and Drive Away

In today’s world of car auctions, there’s no shortage of companies vying for a piece of the market - so much so that competition has carried over to the digital landscape.

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Bring a Trailer, Leave with a Gullwing

The kids don’t know how good they have it today. Prior to the boom in online auctions, if you wanted to search for the cool, the obscure or the forlorn, you’d need to sift through endless automotive listings. Gearheads spent long nights online traveling through Craigslist zones like automotive nomads, always searching for that one car, or maybe one more.

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Collector Cars Not to Buy in 2017

If you own or want one of these cars and pay a market-correct price for it, then by all means, enjoy your car -- just don’t expect any big gains in value.

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A Look Back with Leake President Richard Sevenoaks

With the auction year officially under wraps, Block Chaser chatted with Richard Sevenoaks, Leake Auction Company’s president since 1989 about the past year and what’s to come in 2017.

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A Look Back with RM Sotheby’s Alain Squindo

With the 2016 collector car auction season in the books, Block Chaser sat down with Alain Squindo, chief operating officer (COO) at RM Sotheby’s, to get his perspective on the year that was and his predictions for the year to come.

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Top 5 Mid-Market Buys for 2017

Looking to buy a car that is going to take off in value and popularity next year? These five cars are currently teetering in value but we are predicting a six-figure 2017.

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British Sports Cars Surge in 2016

While Brexit dominated the headlines this year, the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European community does not seem to have significantly affected values on either side of the Atlantic.

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Top 5 Affordable Buys for 2017

Here is my list of cars from the affordable market to watch and possibly buy in 2017.

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A Look Back with Motostalgia's Antonio Brunet

With the 2016 collector car auction season in the books, Block Chaser sat down with Antonio Brunet, chairman of Motostalgia, to get his perspective on the year that was and his predictions for the year to come.

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Shifting Gears: Is a Manual Gearbox Valuable?

As most sports car manufacturers move away from manual gearboxes, an important car-collecting question has been raised: What is a stick shift in a modern car actually worth?

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Another Strong Year for American Muscle

Don't be fooled. Car values across every segment of the collector car market dipped slightly compared to years past. But that doesn't mean American muscle cars aren't in high demand.

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Top 10 Classic Car Auction Sales of 2016

Let's take a look back and count down the top 10 classic car sales of 2016. 

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A Deep Dive Into RM Sotheby’s Italian Blue Chip Lots

The most valuable vehicles in the collection, which inherently yields the most seasoned bidding, told the most about the pulse of the market.

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Worldwide Announces New Location for Texas Auction

Due to a constantly growing docket and attendees, Worldwide Auctioneers has announced that it has moved its Texas auction.

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Worldwide Auctioneers Headed to Scottsdale

Worldwide Auctioneers is joining the Arizona party.

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Usability Up, Baby Boomer Icons Down

The current state of the market for classic cars has definitely leveled, and in some segments is still on what appears to be a serious growth trajectory.

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Young Buyers Fueling the Porsche Market

After looking through the sales from Silverstone Auction’s Porsche Sale on Oct. 15, it occurred to me that there are some noticeable Porsche-specific trends occurring in the market.

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Coys Sells First Classic Car on Social Media

It’s official: you can now buy anything and everything you could ever want on your phone.

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3 Trends to Watch Over the Weekend

We’ve broken down the data from the dockets made available to us as of Oct. 6. In doing so, we saw some pretty interesting trends on what will be rolling across the block.

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'Trump’s Lamborghini’ Sells on eBay

Is the Republican presidential nominee personally selling his car on eBay? Of course not. 

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Are Contemporary Sports Cars and Supercars On the Rise?

For more than a decade, Monterey Car Week in Monterey, Calif. has showcased postwar European sports cars and prewar classics. Because of this, these two genres of collectible cars—undeniably the market’s strongest two categories—have come to define the Monterey auctions. Yet, in the last two years, the auction catalogs for both RM Sotheby’s and Mecum Auctions have featured a slew of contemporary sports cars and supercars.

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2004 Ford GT Prototype Exceeds Estimate at Russo and Steele

At the Russo and Steele Monterey auction last Saturday, Aug. 20, a 2004 Ford GT PB2-1 prototype sold for a record $836,000, three to four times the value of a typical prototype. It’s the second of two 2004 Ford GT prototypes auctioned this year, though both are very different cars reaching appropriately different results.

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High Price Tags for Monterey Motorcycles

Increasingly, we hear that car enthusiasts are progressively more interested in motorcycles. Perhaps, but this year’s Monterey auctions didn’t necessarily feature a large number of motorcycle lots. However, Mecum and Gooding were two auction houses that offered motorcycles over the weekend.

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A View of the Top

As we roll into Monterey Auction Week, we have observed a reasonable uptick in the number of experts predicting a significant erosion of prices and sales throughout the market, including blue-chip ($1,000,000+) and super-blue-chip ($5,000,000+) vehicles.

 

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The Collector Car Year (So Far)

This year started out on a sour note for investors, as fears of the global repercussions of a Chinese economic slowdown and a freefall in oil prices affected the markets. The Dow retreated about 2,000 points in January, as concerns about a worldwide recession became widespread. It was in this atmosphere that we started the collector car auction year in Scottsdale.

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Change is Evident in Europe

It is far too early to determine the eventual impact Britain’s withdrawal from the European Community (Brexit) will have on the collector car market. But judging from the returns seen in the months leading up to the historic political and economic referendum, it seems clear some change is inevitable based on the sheer uncertainty that has enveloped the continent like a mourning shroud.

 

 

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America Rising: Off-the-Radar Muscle Car Buys

Do you love the sound of a roaring V-8? When you hear the word “donut,” do you think of empty parking lots? If so, you may be a fan of American cars. 

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Automobilia: The Psychology of Objects of Desire

I read a quote once stating that “the first race was born when the second car was built.” The same could be said for the birth of automobilia, when the first advertising campaign was spawned for the first vehicle.

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My Preview of Monterey

A question I’ve received via email, phone calls and at a recent event is what I think is going to happen in Monterey this year. This is a result of a softening market, Brexit and a strong dollar. While I am sadly unable to predict the future, I will say that if prices are a bit lower than last year at the Monterey auctions, I will not be surprised.

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Double-Click and Drive Away

In today’s world of car auctions, there’s no shortage of companies vying for a piece of the market - so much so that competition has carried over to the digital landscape.

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Bring a Trailer, Leave with a Gullwing

The kids don’t know how good they have it today. Prior to the boom in online auctions, if you wanted to search for the cool, the obscure or the forlorn, you’d need to sift through endless automotive listings. Gearheads spent long nights online traveling through Craigslist zones like automotive nomads, always searching for that one car, or maybe one more.

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