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.

Classic Car Shows to Visit In South Carolina

 

Mclassic car showsaybe you want to show off your ride. Maybe you love classic cars, but don’t own one yet. Maybe you just want to socialize with like-minded people. Either way, classic car shows are the place to be for drivers who love their classic cars. If you’re in the Lowcountry South Carolina area and don’t know where to start, check out one—or all!—of these three classic car shows.

Crowfieldfest

Coming up first on September 24th, this annual festival features a car show as well as Taste of Crowfield and other activities. Children’s events will be provided to keep them busy as you peruse the other cars and maybe even show off your own.

Summerville Dream Machines Open Auto Show

This October 1st show has a new location for the 2016 festivities. One of the most popular car shows in Lowcountry, you’re sure to see many beautiful machines. It’s family-friendly, too, so you can take the kids.

Knights of Columbus Annual Fall Car Show

On October 8th, the Knights of Columbus Show features a competition in which vehicles will be awarded trophies for the top 40. You must be pre-registered by October 1st to participate!

There are many other classic car shows, as well as more casual weekly cruise-ins for enthusiasts. Explore your options, and maybe you’ll even make some new friends.