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Iconic Bentley Speed Six to be born again with 12 new copies

(June 27, 2022) CREWE, England — Bentley Mulliner is to bring the iconic Speed Six back to life with a new and highly exclusive Continuation Series of 12 cars, each mechanically and aesthetically authentic to the Bentley racers that won Le Mans in 1929 and 1930. Created to honor the achievements of the original cars and while continuing to develop and preserve Mulliner’s heritage skills, the new Speed Sixes will become the second pre-war continuation project in the world after the Blower — both created by Bentley Mulliner.

Aston Martin DB5 convertible owned by ‘DB’ himself up for sale

(June 21, 2022) LONDON — An Aston Martin DB5 Convertible, ordered and owned by the man who gave his initials to the legendary DB-series of cars — one-time Aston Martin chairman Sir David Brown — is now offered for sale by Aston Martin Specialists, Nicholas Mee & Co. The importance of the Aston Martin DB5 Convertible in automotive history cannot be overstated — with just 123 models ever built it’s one of the most highly sought-after cars for collectors across the globe. 

Mecum to auction large portion of Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum collection

(June 17, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — On the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in the small community of Fountain City, Wis., lies a 90-acre parcel with five buildings that are stocked to the hilt with more than 100 collector cars, over 700 pedal cars, hundreds of bicycles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, thousands of vintage toys and more. Long known worldwide as Elmer’s Auto and Toy Museum, a large portion of the collection will soon be offered at auction by Mecum Auctions at an on-site auction event in Fountain City Sept. 14-17.

Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas to offer muscle car collection


1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird

(June 13, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson will off the Lindley Collection, including eight highly desirable and well-preserved American cars all with No Reserve during this year’s Las Vegas Auction, June 30-July 2. Headlining this collection is a pair of iconic Mopar muscle cars — a rare 1970 Plymouth HEMI Superbird and a matching-numbers 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda.

11 concept cars from the decade of the '60s

Richard Heseltine
Hagerty   

(June 5, 2022) Concept cars tend to live ephemeral lives. They appear at an event or two, create headlines if they’re lucky, and then disappear into the ether once they’re no longer of use. Some, however, attain legendary status. The 1960s in particular witnessed the emergence of the show-stopper as we know it, car manufacturers seeing the value of creating a one-off purely to foretell what’s coming down the road and broadcast styling trends and create a little excitement ahead of launching a new model.

Record-Setting $126.5 million auction at Mecum’s 35th Indy event


1969 Dodge Hemi Daytona  is most valuable ever selling for $1,320,000

(May 27, 2022)  Mecum collector car auction company has been crushing its own auction sales records for years, and Indy 2022 continued the noteworthy trend with $126.5 million total overall sales achieved May 13-21—an 18% increase over the past Indy auction record of $107 million achieved at last year’s event.

Petersen Automotive Museum marks 90th anniversary of iconic 1932 Ford


1932 Ford McGee Roadster

(May 24, 2022) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will honor the 90th anniversary of the 1932 Ford with a new national holiday, Hot Rod Day on June 11, and celebrate the special day with its new “Ford Fever: The Deuce Turns 90” exhibit in the Ross and Beth Myers Gallery. Opening to the public on June 11, the new exhibit includes a definitive collection of groundbreaking 1932 Fords such as Doane Spencer’s historic Highboy and the influential McGee Roadster.

Mecum Tulsa to feature 1,000 classic and collector cars June 9-11


1965 Mercury Comet A/FX Leightweight 427

(May 23, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to SageNet Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., with 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, Hot Rods, customs and more this June 9-11. The first-ever Mecum Tulsa auction, held in June of last year, resulted in $22.1 million overall with a trio of Ford GTs achieving placement as the top three highest-dollar sales, led by a 2006 model that brought $330,000.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sells for $143.1 million

(May 20, 2022) STUTTGART, Germany — A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe from 1955 has been sold at auction for a record price of 135 million EUR ($143.1 million) to a private collector. This icon of automotive history is an absolute rarity – one of just two prototypes built at the time. Named after its creator and chief engineer, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of automotive engineering and design by automotive experts and enthusiasts worldwide.

Gas prices weren't always at painful levels

(May 16, 2022) Gas prices got you shaking you head and emptying your wallet? You are not alone because gas prices are now at all-time record highs. But there was a time when gas prices were reasonable. Check out this photograph taken on Sept. 24, 1945, in Detroit. Motorists are lined up for 16-cent regular and 17-cent Ethyl (premium in today's parlance). Photo from The Old Motor.

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