The 2019 Arizona Auction “Week” – which now totals ten days – has concluded. Our team of analysts tracked every auction in Scottsdale and the surrounding Phoenix area to catalog the results and determine what trends may be in place for the rest of the year.

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Masterpieces Of German Engineering Star At Bonhams Paris Auction

Masterpieces Of German Engineering Star At Bonhams Paris Auction

On 7 February, Bonhams will hold its annual Paris auction, Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais under the imposing wrought-iron domes of the Grand Palais. The 2019 sale marks Bonhams 8th sale at the landmark Parisian building, and will feature some of the most sought-after classic, collectors', and competition motor cars in the world. The last word in …

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1965 Shelby GT350 “OVC Competition Model” Sports Car

1965 Shelby GT350 “OVC Competition Model” Sports Car

In the 1960s, Shelby American started with a ‘65 Ford Mustang fastback and proceeded to convert Ford Motor Company's pony car into a heart pounding, fire breathing racer that dominated road race circuits across America. Original Venice Crew begins with the same 1965 Mustang Fastback, equipped with a competition prepared engine and Borg Warner 4-speed for their limited edition cars. …

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1959 Bonneville Streamliner Super Shaker At Mecum’s Phoenix Auction

1959 Bonneville Streamliner Super Shaker At Mecum’s Phoenix Auction

Built and raced by Hot Rodding pioneer Bill Burke of San Gabriel, California, the Harley-Davidson-powered Bonneville Streamliner Super Shaker made its one and only appearance at the Bonneville Speed Trials in August 1959 with Burke at the controls. This was the second time the inventive Burke, long an advocate of “Ford 60” flathead V-8 engines in various states of tune, …

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Build 77 - Art Defender By Cool & Vintage

Build 77 - Art Defender By Cool & Vintage

"What do legendary artists Alexander Calder and Keith Haring have in common with a young, up-and-coming Lisbon artist named Vasco Costa? We won’t keep you in suspense: each applied his talent and skill to rolling, automotive art. Calder was the artist responsible for what is arguably the most recognizable example of this genre, the very first BMW Art Car: a …

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Esquire’s 1972 Predictions For “Instant Classics” Was Right On The Money

Esquire’s 1972 Predictions For “Instant Classics” Was Right On The Money

The carefree, prerecycling days of the 1970s provided curbside nirvana for a young garbage picker such as myself. On a weekly basis, any number of perfectly good things were available if you could manage to beat your nemesis, the garbage man. The primary focus of my foraging was always old car magazines. At a time of malaise in the auto …

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The Fetzenflieger

The Fetzenflieger

An extraordinary nickname for an exceptional vehicle: Despite his physical disability, Austrian driver Otto Mathé celebrated many successes at the wheel of his self-built car that has a Porsche factory racing engine. Otto Mathé, Fetzenflieger, Porsche AG Otto Mathé in the cockpit of the 1952 Fetzenflieger. The Austrian used the bizarre Monoposto in sand track and ice races. Volkswagen components …

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FEATURED CLASSICS

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster by HK-Engineering

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster by HK-Engineering

This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster was originally delivered in whitegrey (158) combined with red leather (1079) to Bochum, Germany in 1959. Currently it is painted in silver and the original red interior is still obtained. Later in 1964 the vehicle was sold to a museum in the Netherlands before in 2005 it was aquired by Mr. Brazzo from Great Britain. …

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1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur “Four Light” by Copley Motorcars

1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur “Four Light” by Copley Motorcars

Copley Motorcars offers this stunning 1959 Bentley S1 Continental Flying Spur “Four Light” 4 door saloon. Serial Number BC41LFM, Engine Number BC40F, 4.9 litre in-line 6 cylinder engine with two S.U. carburetors, 4 speed automatic transmission, power assisted steering, all alloy Continental coachwork by H. J. Mulliner, completed at the Factory in March of 1959 and sailed to New York …

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Splendida 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce By Cristiano Luzzago

Splendida 1974 Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce By Cristiano Luzzago

Cristiano Luzzago offers this very nice and original car, always perfectly cared and preserved, regularly serviced and maintained. Water pump and battery are new, tires very good, new brake hoses.Engine, gearbox and differential are smooth. Paintwork was totally made few years ago and it is still in perfect condition. All the original interior ( visible in the photos) were in …

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1985 March Porsche 85 G IMSA GTP - C1B By Ascott Collection

1985 March Porsche 85 G IMSA GTP - C1B By Ascott Collection

The MARCH 85 G was developed by the celebrated British engineer Adrian Newey, whose cars have clocked up an impressive number of victories over the years. After designing the famous MARCH racing cars for endurance racing, he enabled the Williams, McLaren and, more recently, Red Bull teams to win numerous World Championship titles in Formula 1. To date, his Formula …

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Bizzarrini P538 By Speed 8 Classics

Bizzarrini P538 By Speed 8 Classics

Speed 8 Classics offers this stunning Bizzarrini P538. The car was built in the seventies by Giotto Bizzarrini, this is the only P538 with rear side radiators. All history available! Unique car, top collectors item!!

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UPCOMING EVENTS & AUCTIONS

ClassicAuto Madrid

ClassicAuto Madrid

ClassicAuto Madrid, International Event of Classic Vehicle, is a fairground initiative of commercial nature, dedicated to classic motor that takes place, every year, in Madrid. www.classicautomadrid.com

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Bonhams: Grand Palais
Artcurial: Rétromobile
Gooding & Company: The Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company: The Amelia Island Auction

Gooding & Company’s annual Amelia Island Auction is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for automotive enthusiasts. Held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation, a classic Floridian beachfront resort, this venue caters to the enthusiast looking for a beautiful and inviting winter getaway. www.goodingco.com

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Techno Classica

Techno Classica

World Show for Vintage, Classic and Prestige Automobiles, Motorsport, Motorcycles, Spare Parts, Restauration and World Club Meeting. www.siha.de

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PROFILE

McLaren 600LT Spider - Sky's The Limit For New Longtail Convertible

McLaren Automotive today releases first images and details of the third new model in its £1.2bn Track25 business plan - the McLaren 600LT Spider. The fifth car to carry the Longtail name, the new convertible fully embodies the McLaren Longtail philosophy of increased power, reduced weight, optimised aerodynamics, track-focused dynamics and limited availability. In addition, it brings a new dimension …

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