Abandoned Car of the Week


Dodge was all-new in 1955 with a 120-inch wheelbase and 212.1-inch overall length — huge by today's standards — longer than the 1954 cars. The Dodge shared its basic mechanicals with the DeSoto Custom, but had distinct styling. This style lasted just two years (1955-1956) before being replaced by an all-new 1957 car. This 1956 station wagon was found in Arizona. (Photos by Jim Prueter)

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Barrett-Jackson has highest-grossing auction ever — $141 million in sales


2017 Ford GT sells for $1.485 million

(January 21, 2020) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson kicked off its “Road to 50” — a year-long celebration toward the company’s 50th Anniversary — with its largest and most successful auction in its 49-year history. The celebrity-filled Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Jan. 11-19 boasted its largest docket ever, with a record number of bidders vying for over 1,900 vehicles that sold for more than $129.7 million.

Petersen Museum will open display of custom cars from James Hetfield


1948 "Black Pearl" Jaguar

(January 15, 2020) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut a new exhibit featuring 10 custom vehicles, donated from James Hetfield’s personal collection. Opening Feb. 1 in the Bruce Meyer Family Gallery, “Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection” will celebrate Hetfield’s creativity as a world-renowned artist through his built-from-scratch custom car collection, guitars, photos and memorabilia.

Famous Bullitt Mustang driven by Steve McQueen sells for $3.4 million

(January 12, 2020) KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The 1968 Ford Mustang GT that Steve McQueen drove in the classic car chase in the movie Bullitt, one of the most famed cars from American cinema, sold for $3.4 million at auction in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday, according to Mecum Auctions.