Abandoned Car of the Week

The first generation of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville is remembered by its huge tailfins in 1959 and 1960. The second generation (1961-1964) was re-styled and re-engineered and had a more conservative fin treatment. It came in two-door (Coupe de Ville), four-door (Sedan de Ville) and convertible treatments. Engine choices were 6.4-liter and 7.0-liter V-8s. This 1963 Sedan de Ville was found in eastern North Carolina awaiting possible restoration in eastern North Carolina. (Photos by Jim Meachen)

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Barrett-Jackson Houston auction hits $37.5 million led by Cruise car


1979 Porsche 928 driven by Tom Cruise in "Risky Business"

(September 19, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  —  Barrett-Jackson continued at full throttle during the Inaugural Houston Auction at NRG Center in Houston, Texas, this past weekend, with $37.5 million in total sales. Strong prices for collectible vehicles combined with tremendous turnout led to many world auction records and a rising demand for American-made Resto-Mods, quality customs and vehicles with celebrity provenance.

Mecum Dallas Collector Car Auction achieves $36.8 million in overall sales


1968 Ford Mustang GT500CR

(September 16, 2021) Mecum Auctions achieved continued success in Dallas this past weekend, with the annual auction event at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas featuring 1,101 cars on offer throughout four days of heated auction action. The Sept. 8-11 event saw overall sales reach $36.8 million as 946 vehicles hammered sold for a strong 86% sell-through rate.

Mullin Automotive Museum’s 1934 Voisin C27 Aerosport Coupe wins award

(September 11, 2021) MOLESEY, United Kingdom — The 1934 Avions Voisin Type C27 Aerosport Coupe owned by Peter and Merle Mullin took home the prestigious “Best of Show” award at the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance, which was held at the Hampton Court Palace on Sept. 5.