West Coast Classic Car Auction Sales Higher Than Ever, Breaking Records

West Coast Classic Car Auction

Love for classic cars is stronger than ever, with a long list of gorgeous, classic models selling for record amounts at West Coast classic car auctions, particularly in Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel. In fact, about $340 million was spent at these auctions in August alone.

Gooding & Company, one of the nation’s leading car auction companies, reportedly sold up to $129,789,000 in luxury, classic cars, with a variety of model types driving up that number. Specifically, Ferrari vehicles were a huge seller.

A 1959 250 GT Competizione was purchased for just over $18 million, a 1960 250 GT short wheel base Berlinetta was purchased for $13.5 million, and a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM was purchased for about $5 and a half million.

Additionally, Bonhams sold more than $33 million in classic cars, with a 1931 Bugatti Type 51 Gran Prix Racer model selling for $4 million; and RM-Sotheby’s made $117.9 million, selling more than 80 percent of their cars.

In fact, RM-Sotheby’s was proud to announce a new record: a 1955 Jaguar D-Type that won the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans was sold for nearly $22 million, the highest auction record ever for a British automobile.

Lastly, more auction companies, such as Mecum and Russo and Steele, reported more impressive classic car auction sales – $50 million and $10 million, respectively.

Here at Mama’s Used Cars, we may not have that award-winning Jaguar, but we our large selection of models is sure to include a vehicle that you will love! Contact us or visit us anytime for more information.

Check Out the Hottest Event in Town, the Fall Y’all Country Concert

Fall Y'all Country Concert

If you are a fan of country music, then you absolutely must check out the upcoming Fall Y’all Country Concert, an event that will be remembered for years to come. With a stellar lineup and benefiting a good cause, it’s on track to be the festival of the year.

Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, Trent Harmon, Lanco, and Runaway June will be performing, providing a diverse mix of the some of the latest and greatest country music stars, sure to please.

The Fall Y’all Country Concert is being presented by New Country Kickin’ 92.5, the area’s top choice for the latest country music. Plus, proceeds from the event will benefit the Palmetto Goodwill, so you know that your money will be going to a good cause.

The show itself will begin Wednesday October 12th, at 7:30 p.m., but you will want to get there early for a good seat and to buy any snacks and merchandise before the lines get too long. You won’t want to miss a single artist from the excellent line-up.

For more information or to buy tickets, head to the official website. And while you are in the area, consider stopping by to visit us, here at Mama’s Used Cars, where we’ll keep you posted on all the area’s best events and opportunities.