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Flattop Bruce
Today at 11:22:27 AM by Flattop Bruce
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Classic car auction sales hit $1.3B in 2014, Hagerty says

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the highest-selling auction car of all time at more than $38 million | Bob Golfen

Powered by a record $430 million in collector-car auction results during Monterey Classic Car Week in August, total auction sales in North America soared to $1.3 billion in 2014, compared with $1.2 billion in 2013, according to Hagerty classic-car insurance and valuations.

Vintage Ferraris led the charge in rising values, with high-end sports cars and historic race cars experiencing the most robust growth. There was a lesser relative increase for mid-range and affordable cars.  Read on...
Flattop Bruce
December 16, 2014, 09:31:25 AM by Flattop Bruce
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Driver Stirling Moss and navigator Denis Jenkinson during the 1955 Mille Miglia | Mercedes-Benz archive

he Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance celebrates the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest racing victories in history – the record-breaking 1955 Mille Miglia run by Stirling Moss driving a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR – by reuniting the world-champion driver with the winning sports car at its March 2015 event.

The 20th annual Amelia Island Concours will feature a special class of 20 race cars that Moss drove during his illustrious career. Moss, considered to be one of the greatest drivers of all time, will be the honored guest at the concours; he was the event’s first such honoree when the concours was launched in 1996.
The 300SLR has been fully restored | Amelia Island Concours

The 300SLR has been fully restored | Amelia Island Concours

The showing of the fully restored 300SLR, the No. 722 car that Moss drove throughout 1955 to clinch the World Sports Car Championship for Mercedes-Benz, will be highlighted in the class of his Grand Prix racers and sports cars. Moss is expected to drive the SLR roadster during the concours.  Read more...


Flattop Bruce
December 13, 2014, 08:22:48 AM by Flattop Bruce
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Car #4-1971, the last 1970 Mustang Boss 302 Trans-Am body-in-white delivered to Bud Moore Engineering. Photos by Patrick Ernzen, courtesy RM Auctions
Following its 1970 Trans-Am Manufacturer’s Championship, Ford made the corporate decision to withdraw from Trans-Am racing. A parting gift for racing partner Bud Moore Engineering was four Kar Kraft-built body-in-white Boss 302 Mustangs, for use during the 1971 season. Two of these cars were built into race cars by Bud Moore Engineering, a third was kept unfinished as a back-up car, and a fourth car, referred to as tag #4-1971, remained a body-in-white until 2011. Now completed in period-correct race trim, tag #4-1971, the last of the Kar Kraft bodies delivered to Bud Moore Engineering in 1970, will head to auction in Scottsdale next month. - See more at: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2014/12/12/unfinished-until-2011-the-last-bud-moore-trans-am-mustang-heads-to-auction/?refer=news#sthash.s5r4XUsm.dpuf
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