First Ford Mustang Ever Sold!

Gail Wise Still Owns The First Mustang Ever Sold

She was 22 when she bought the ragtop in 1964

Ford Mustang History, Classic history



The first television commercial that introduced the Ford Mustang.


“Did you know the first-ever owner of a Ford Mustang was a 22-year-old Chicago schoolteacher who traded in a $400 Chevy and borrowed the rest of the money to cover the $3,419 MSRP on an egg-shell blue convertible? (Did you pick up on the fact that it was a woman?)


“I was the coolest teacher in the school that year,” said Gail Brown, who had been cruising around in her parents’ 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible before making the purchase. “Our custodian once told me if he had a nickel for every time those boys stared at my Mustang he could retire.”


The first Ford Mustang ever sold only a few months old!

According to Ford documents, Brown bought the car from Johnson Ford on April 15th, two days before it was set to go on sale nationwide. She said that when she balked at what the salesman offered from the showroom floor, he told her he had “something in the back that’s really new”–a new 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible in Skylight Blue with a 260-cubic inch V8, automatic transmission, power steering, power top, knock-off wheel covers, center console and Rally Pac instrumentation.”

Resource:  Forbes Magazine. (2015) Retrieved February 24, 2015 from

Roadside Relics – Nostalgic Book of Old Classic Beauties

Roadside Relics Old Cars

Roadside Relics: America’s Abandoned Automobiles Paperback – November 6, 2010

Abandoned junk to some, the rusty old steel shells of vehicles are treasures to others, holding memories of a bygone era, or the promise of a pristinely restored, radically customized automobile. Automotive photographer Will Shiers has captured these dreams on film for over ten years, and this volume collects his images between two covers for the first time. Here are the beautiful husks Shiers has found in the United States fields and barns, shops, and salvage yards across States. Divided into five categories—General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Independents, and Special Vehicles—these wrecks and relics from 1910 to the 1970s come equipped with all the relevant information: history, model, location. The most comprehensive and beautifully photographed collection of abandoned cars ever published, this volume preserves for all time the exquisite skeletons of American automotive might., Dec. 31, 2006

“It might be a bit difficult to believe that a book filled with photos of rusty old automobiles could be uplifting, enlightening and inspiring, but this book is all those things and more. In his beautiful hardcover opus Roadside Relics, Will Shiers has filled 200 pages with a treasure trove of rarely documented and surprisingly fascinating roadside Americana … It’s a book to be picked up and savored over and over again. Not only has it given me new appreciation for the forgotten skeletons of ancient cars, it has ignited my wanderlust. You really can’t ask for more in a road trip book.”

From the Inside Flap

Author and photographer Will Shiers is a treasure hunter. He can’t resist the lure of America’s lonely roads, forgotten fields, and off-the-beaten-path salvage yards that provide homes to the vehicles he loves to photograph—rusting, broken-down classic cars from a bygone era.

Roadside Relics: America’s Abandoned Automobiles features more than 250 photos of these abandoned and gracefully aging wrecks. Shiers spent 10 years and traveled across 49 states to capture images of these rusting beauties—preserving their fading glory for years to come.

From the Back Cover

“I’m jealous! Will Shiers went on a decade-long, nationwide automotive treasure hunt and has pictures to prove it. A car lover’s dream, Roadside Relics is well written, has interesting background information, and oh yeah, there’s also those fantastic photos.”

— Tom Cotter, author of MBI Publishing’s best-selling book The Cobra in the Barn

With more than 250 photos of long-forgotten wrecks that can still be found in fields, salvage yards, and along roadsides across the United States, Roadside Relics: America’s Abandoned Automobiles proves that one man’s junk car truly is another’s treasure.

Author and photographer Will Shiers spent 10 years and traveled through 49 states to find these relics that date from the 1920s to the 1970s. In all, his collection—featuring classic vehicles from General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and numerous defunct manufacturers—is the most comprehensive one ever published, preserving exquisite skeletons of America’s automotive might and beauty.

About the Author

Will Shiers is an automotive photojournalist residing in the United Kingdom. Shiers has had several thousand articles and photographs published in automotive magazines, and he has supplied images of abandoned American cars to Classic American magazine for the last decade. He is currently the technical editor at Motor Transport newspaper.

Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Auction – Las Vegas Feb 27 -28, 2015

News Release:  Mecum Car Auctions 2015 – Las Vegas – Rogers’ Classic Car Museum

1480 Gragson Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89102
February 27-28, 2015


Featured Classic Cars

1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible



Media mogul, former chancellor and lover of all things automotive, Jim Rogers was one of this era’s most passionate activists and most generous philanthropists – and in addition, he was a prolific collector of classic automobiles. His $130-million gift to his alma mater, the University of Arizona College of Law, stands as the largest single donation ever made to an American law school, and he was named by Time Magazine as one of the top 12 philanthropists in the nation after his donations to institutions of higher education reached $275 million.

Rogers passed away in June at age 75, but his passions did not die with him, and he left behind a legacy larger than life, as well as his 230-plus-car collection. Rogers committed himself fully to everything he did and believed in, and his collection of classic cars grew just as quickly as his generous contributions to education and the arts.

Rogers truly represented the quintessential classic car enthusiast. He was more than just a collector; he had extensive knowledge about the cars and the details of their existence. “He didn’t just buy the cars – he knew every little detail about their production,” says his widow Beverly. “He knew how many Oldsmobiles, Buicks, and Cadillacs that had been made from the end of World War II through the ’70s, and he could rattle off the particulars of each model.”

After Rogers’ passing last year, it was decided that the collection should be used to pay it forward, the way Rogers had always lived his own life. That is why it was decided to offer the entire collection at auction with all proceeds to benefit The Rogers Foundation – dedicated to transforming the lives of K-12 students and artists in Southern Nevada through arts and education grants and scholarships. The auction will be held right from the collection’s museum display space in Las Vegas this February 27-28.

“When you buy a car from Jim Rogers’ collection, you’re not just buying a well-made or refurbished automobile,” Beverly says, “you’re buying a piece of American history. Take it to heart – enjoy it – and my heartfelt request is that someday you pass it on, and let the next generation understand and appreciate the place of the automobile in American history. That, my friends, will do Jim proud.”

Artcurial Retromobile Paris Classic Auction Results – Total: 61,872,610 US Dollars

Newsrelease: Artcurial Retromobile Paris Classic Auction Results

Classic, Rare Unique Car Auction

On Friday 6 February 2015, the collectors’ car department at Artcurial once again caused a stir amongst international collectors who came in huge numbers to the Salon Retromobile. The sale realised 46 165 983 € / 34 260 292 £ / 52 236 667 $, following a marathon two-part auction lasting over 11 hours.

The indefatigable Maître Hervé Poulain brought the hammer downon 89% of the lots. Starting at 14.00, over 3,500 people crammed into the saleroom to take part in this historic auction that began with the 59 automobiles in the extraordinary Baillon Collection. Almost 1600 people registered to bid in the sale, with another 1000 connected to the Artcurial Live Bid platform to bid online.

Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director of Artcurial Motorcars declared: “These exceptional results spring from work that has taken six months. News of the Baillon Collection has travelled around the world. International buyers came together in one room to pay homage to Roger Baillon. This triumph demonstrates the universal passsion for the automobile. This is a significant collection that has enjoyed a significant success.”

“The triumph of the Baillon Collection sale is just reward for the experience of a 40-year career. All eyes have been on Paris and Artcurial, the leading French auction house, that has had the privilege of offering this group of cars. We have been amazed by the response around the world to the announcement of the discovery of the Baillon Collection. These beautiful vehicles have become works of art in their own right. They now go to join private collections and museums around the world, to have another life.” added Hervé Poulain, co-chairman of the Artcurial Group.

Once again, Artcurial Motorcars confirmed its position as leader for Collectors’ Car sales in Continental Europe. Enthusiasts from around the world made their way to Paris, with close to 30 nationalities represented, to celebrate the history of the automobile, in the largest ever collectors’ car sale held in France. During the course of the sale, the auction house set 10 world record auction prices:
Without a doubt the most exciting moment of the afternoon was the appearance of the uncontested star of the sale, the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, arriving on the stand as the room plunged into darkness. The saleroom held its breath as the bids rose, before bursting into applause as Maître Hervé Poulain’s hammer fell at 16.3M € / 12.1M£ / 18,5M$ including premium. This is the highest bid in Artcurial’s history.

Pierre Novikoff, specialist in the Artcurial Motorcars department said: “This will go down in history as an extraordinary sale! The Baillon discovery has been an incredible adventure. In addition to the passion it has aroused in enthusiasts, it is the unique story of one man’s dream, carried on by an entire family. The successful sale of the 59 cars in the Baillon Collection reflects the international response by collectors who have been touched by these phantom-like automobiles.”
The collection of Roger Baillon, the inspired industrialist from the west of France who saved a great number of cars from beingscrapped between 1950 and 1970, realised 25,15 M€ / 18,7 M£ / 28,5 M$. The 59 « barnfind » lots were all sold, achieving 2,4,6 and sometimes 10 times their estimates, including two world record prices.

Download the results of the Artcurial Record Breaking Auction Results here: 
ARTCURIAL PARIS 2015 AUCTION PRICE RESULTS – r2651-retromobile-2015-en

Results for Sale 2651, Rétromobile 2015 by Artcurial Motorcars.

Generated at 5:29:09 PM on the Monday, February 09, 2015,

The following prices includes the buyer’s premium and taxes.

Prices shown in USA Dollars converted from EUR Euro at 1.3495, Exchange rates provided for approximation only.

Lot Description Price Result
1 Singer roadster 1500 No reserve $14,477 Sold
2 Delahaye Type 43 camion-plateau – 1911 No reserve $33,781 Sold
3 Talbot Lago T11 Cadette berline – ca 1936 No reserve $26,542 Sold
4 Talbot Lago T120 coach – ca 1936 No reserve $32,172 Sold
5 Voisin Type C3 – 1923 No reserve $70,779 Sold
6 Voisin Type C7 berline de voyage Louis Gallé – 1925 No reserve $99,733 Sold
7 Voisin Type C24 limousine – 1933/1934 No reserve $154,426 Sold
8 Talbot Lago T26 coach surprofilé – ca 1948 No reserve $115,819 Sold
9 Lorraine-Dietrich Type A4 torpédo Grummer No reserve $64,344 Sold
10 Barré torpédo No reserve $25,738 Sold
11 Delahaye 135 M cabriolet Faget-Varnet – 1948 $579,097 Sold
12 Delahaye 235 coach Chapron No reserve Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° 818080Chapron n° 704- Modèle très rare- Voiture saine, intérieur $160,860 Sold
13 Delahaye Type 43 coupé-chauffeur Audineau et Cie – 1914 No reserve $88,473 Sold
14 Citroën Type C 5 HP torpédo trèfle – 1924 No reserve $32,172 Sold
15 Facel Excellence – 1960 No reserve $193,032 Sold
16 Porsche 356 SC coupé – 1963 No reserve $120,645 Sold
17 Hispano Suiza H6B Cabriolet par Million Guiet – 1925 $772,130 Sold
18 Ballot berline de voyage Chapron No reserve $40,215 Sold
19 Berliet VIGB 10 HP Taxi coupé-chauffeur landaulet – 1926/1927 No reserve $32,172 Sold
20 Berliet VRC 12 HP limousine avec séparation chauffeur – c. 1930 No reserve $32,172 Sold
21 La Buire 12A torpédo 12 HP – ca 1928 No reserve $33,781 Sold
22 Audi Front 225 cabriolet – ca 1936 No reserve $77,213 Sold
23 Delaunay Belleville Type VL8 limousine – ca 1932 No reserve $67,561 Sold
24 Ariès Type CC4S coach – ca 1930 No reserve $24,129 Sold
25 Amilcar C8 berline – ca 1930 No reserve $40,701 Sold
26 Amilcar CGSS biplace sport – ca 1927 No reserve $73,996 Sold
27 Sandford Type S cyclecar No reserve $80,430 Sold
28 Talbot M67 11 Six cabriolet – ca 1928 No reserve $49,867 Sold
29 Talbot Lago Baby T15 LB cabriolet Guilloré – ca 1950 No reserve $57,910 Sold
30 Renault 12 CV Type EU torpédo – ca 1918 No reserve $20,912 Sold
31 Mathis Emysix Type SMO faux-cabriolet – ca 1930 No reserve $45,041 Sold
32 Renault Viva Grand Sport type ACX2 cabriolet – 1936 No reserve $48,258 Sold
33 Panhard et Levassor Dynamic X76 Coupé Junior – ca 1936 No reserve $75,604 Sold
34 Panhard-Levassor 6CS (Type X72) limousine No reserve $51,475 Sold
35 Panhard et Levassor Dynamic X77 (140) berline – ca 1936 No reserve Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° 221182- Modèle original et rare- Pos $49,867 Sold
36 Lagonda LG 45 cabriolet quatre places – ca 1936 No reserve $131,906 Sold
37 Delahaye 235 coach Chapron usine – ca 1952 No reserve $93,299 Sold
38 Delage D6-11 S coach – ca 1934 No reserve $115,819 Sold
39 Delage D8 – 15 S coach Autobineau – ca 1930 No reserve Vendue sans carte grise Châssis n° 39089 Série SMoteur n° 47 S- Carrosserie très $168,903 Sold
40 Bugatti Type 57 – 1937 $402,151 Sold
41 Delahaye 135 coach Chapron – ca 1948 No reserve $107,776 Sold
42 Talbot Lago Baby T15 LB cabriolet Guilloré – ca 1951 No reserve $96,516 Sold
43 Talbot Lago T26 Record Cabriolet par Saoutchik – 1948 $1,005,378 Sold
44 Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 No reserve $176,946 Sold
45 Lorraine B3-6 torpédo Grummer No reserve $72,387 Sold
46 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport SWB par Saoutchik – 1949 $2,296,849 Sold
47 Talbot Lago T26 Record Fastback Coupé par Saoutchik $563,011 Sold
48 Delahaye 235 coach Chapron – ca 1952 No reserve $144,774 Sold
49 Delahaye GFA 148 L limousine Guilloré – ca 1949 No reserve $41,824 Sold
50 Hotchkiss 686 Paris-Nice cabriolet – ca 1939 No reserve $41,824 Sold
51 Packard Eight cabriolet – ca 1938 No reserve Vendue sans carte grise Carrosserie n° 4443I6- Modèle de grand luxe- Carrosserie rare et d $40,215 Sold
52 Jaguar Type S 3,4 L No reserve $33,781 Sold
53 Innocenti S cabriolet No reserve $24,129 Sold
54 Lancia Thema 8.32 berline – 1987 No reserve $11,260 Sold
55 Ferrari 308 GTSi – 1982 No reserve Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° ZFFHA02B000042679- Intéressant projet de remontage – Version Quattro $45,041 Sold
56 Ferrari Mondial 3,2 L cabriolet – 1988 No reserve $48,258 Sold
57 Ferrari 400 GT – 1978 No reserve $72,387 Sold
58 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua – 1956 $2,713,683 Sold
59 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider – 1961 $21,980,656 Sold
101 1968 Porsche 911 2L T Targa châssis court No reserve $67,561 Sold
102 1966 Renault 4 de Plage – Modification dépoque No reserve $21,716 Sold
103 1969 Fiat 500 F No reserve $33,781 Sold
104 1956 Triumph TR 3 No reserve $40,215 Sold
105 1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto No reserve $73,996 Sold
106 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB polyester No reserve $209,119 Sold
107 1978 Ferrari 512 BB No reserve $450,409 Sold
108 1983 Maserati Quattroporte No reserve $30,563 Sold
109 1965 Ford Cortina Lotus Mk1 No reserve $45,041 Sold
110 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale No reserve Attestation FFVE Certificat de dédouanement 846AChâssis n° AR 101.20.00605Moteur n $112,602 Sold
111 1968 Ford Mustang 289 Fastback No reserve $51,475 Sold
112 1972 Fiat Dino Spider 2,4L $205,901 Sold
113 1968 Fiat Dino Coupé 2L No reserve $80,430 Sold
114 1969 Maserati Indy 4,2L No reserve $45,041 Sold
115 1970 Dino 246 GT L $458,452 Sold
116 1986 Ferrari Testarossa $265,420 Sold
117 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB berlinetta Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° 8407Moteur n° 8407- Vendue neuve en France- Version nez long et torq $2,682,806 Sold
118 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta $369,979 Sold
119 1956 Fiat Multipla taxi No reserve $51,475 Sold
120 1961 Moretti Multipla 750 Mare No reserve $51,475 Sold
121 1958 Facel Vega FV3B Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° FV3B-58-357Moteur n° TY4 -317 163- Ex – Maurice Trintignant !- Superbe état dorig $266,121 Sold
122 1959 Facel Vega Excellence $250,467 Sold
123 1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport   — Unsold
124 1932 Bugatti Type 55 cabriolet Carte grise française de collectionChâssis n° 55204- Historique exceptionnel- Refaite dans sa configurat   — Unsold
125 1958 Tracta Grégoire Sport cabriolet par Chapron $152,817 Sold
126 1999 Pur Sang Bugatti 35B réplique $337,807 Sold
127 1953 Peugeot 203 bâchée No reserve $20,912 Sold
128 1980 Renault 5 Turbo No reserve $139,949 Sold
129 1975 Alpine Renault Berlinette 1600 SC Ex Salon de Paris 1974 No reserve $173,729 Sold
130 1913 Renault Type DP 22/24 HP coupé-chauffeur par Renaudin et Besson Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° 37217Moteur n° 37344- Dans la même   — Unsold
131 1937 Citroën Traction 11B Cabriolet No reserve $144,774 Sold
132 1936 Horch 853 cabriolet   — Unsold
133 1937 Peugeot 402 Éclipse $160,860 Sold
134 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Berlinetta Boxer $651,485 Sold
135 1955 Moretti 1200 Spider Michelotti Titre de circulation hollandaisChâssis n° 5007- Modèle rare, trois propriétaires depuis lorigine-   — Unsold
136 1962 Jaguar Type E 3,8L coupé Série 1 modifié compétition   — Unsold
137 1976 Alfa Romeo Montreal No reserve $144,774 Sold
138 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2 No reserve $112,602 Sold
139 1968 Lancia Flaminia Super Sport Zagato 2.8 3C $297,592 Sold
140 1972 Lamborghini 400 GT Jarama $152,817 Sold
141 1969 Lamborghini 400 GT Islero S $391,355 Sold
141A No Description Provided   — Withdrawn
142 1973 Lamborghini Espada 400 GT Série III Carte grise françaiseChâssis n°9110Moteur n° 41116- Un seul propriétaire jusquen 2013- Mécani $247,725 Sold
143 1975 Maserati Khamsin Certificat provisoire de circulationA immatriculer en collectionChâssis n° AM120190- Remisée depuis 1981- Très or $225,205 Sold
144 1961 Maserati 3500 GT Spider Vignale avec Hard Top Carte grise françaiseChâssis n°101.1221Moteur n° 101.1221- Vendue neuve à Paris- Mat $1,126,023 Sold
145 1965 Maserati Mistral 3.7L Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° AM109608- Histoire limpide- Ex-Collection Slavic, Genève- Restaurée en 2007- $244,508 Sold
146 1988 Lamborghini LM002 $193,032 Sold
147 1968 Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada $1,679,318 Sold
148 1973 Porsche 911 2,4L S $281,506 Sold
149 1957 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster avec hard-top $1,254,711 Sold
150 1968 Maserati Mistral 4,0 L Spider $643,442 Sold
151 1972 Maserati Ghibli Spider 4.9 L Titre de circulation USDédouané en UE Châssis n° AM115/49S/1241Moteur n° AM115/49/1241- Restauration   — Withdrawn
152 1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL papillon   — Unsold
153 1958 Porsche 356 A Speedster $402,151 Sold
154 1961 Porsche 356 B Super 1600 T5 Cabriolet Wiener Gendarmerie Titre de circulation allemandChâssis n° 154 686Moteur de remplacement de   — Unsold
155 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL No reserve $172,121 Sold
156 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE cabriolet $160,860 Sold
157 1937 Delage D8-100 cabriolet quatre portes par Labourdette No reserve $386,065 Sold
158 1939 Imperial Chrysler C 23 Roadster par Marcel Pourtout   — Unsold
159 1956 Ford Crown Victoria   — Unsold
160 1934 Packard coupé série 1101 / 718 $125,234 Sold
161 1957 Aston Martin DB Mk III coupé $397,325 Sold
162 1932 MG F Magna F2 Foursome Coupé $112,602 Sold
163 1934 Bentley Derby 3,5 L berline par Mann Egerton No reserve Carte grise française Châssis n° B151 BLMoteur n° R4 BJ- Remarquable éta $72,387 Sold
164 1928 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport 3/4 places   — Unsold
165 1992 Jaguar XJ 220 Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° SAJJEAEX8AX220875- Faible kilométrage, état proche du neuf- Emblématique des surpuis $347,523 Sold
166 1990 Ferrari Mondial T cabriolet No reserve $56,301 Sold
167 1987 Ferrari 328 GTS No reserve $93,299 Sold
168 2002 Aston Martin DB7 coupé Zagato $369,979 Sold
169 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO berlinette Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° 179433- Performances sans équivalent- Voiture comme neuve- Modèle rar $595,183 Sold
170 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster Turbo Look $193,032 Sold
171 1971 Porsche 911 2,2L S $193,032 Sold
172 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2,7L RS Touring   — Unsold
173 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/2 nez long   — Unsold
174 1973 De Tomaso Pantera GTS $180,164 Sold
175 1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith par Hooper Carte grise française collectionChâssis n° WSG 22Moteur n° W21G- Belle présentation- Modèle d $75,604 Sold
176 1971 Rolls Royce Corniche cabriolet No reserve $48,258 Sold
177 1977 Rolls Royce Corniche coupé No reserve $50,093 Sold
178 1949 Cadillac Series 62 cabriolet No reserve $64,344 Sold
179 1959 Jaguar XK 150 3,4L S Roadster $152,817 Sold
180 1957 Ford Taunus 15M break Weltkugel No reserve $33,781 Sold
181 1934 Ford V8-40 Torpédo Le Baron No reserve $77,213 Sold
182 1950 Peugeot 203 Berline Découvrable No reserve $28,955 Sold
183 1934 Renault Vivastella Limousine (PG9) No reserve Carte grise française de collectionChâssis n°619646Moteur n° E60103227Carrosserie n° $36,005 Sold
184 1936 Peugeot 402 Eclipse $260,594 Sold
185 1923 Peugeot 156 25 HP Torpedo Carte grise française de collectionChâssis n° 31128Moteur n° MZ 134- Exemplaire rarissime- Mécanique com $160,860 Sold
186 1901 Croizemarie type AC voiturette No reserve Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° 4245Moteur n° 3959- Modèle rare- Belle présentation- Mon   — Unsold
187 1955 Jaguar XK 140 SE Roadster $112,602 Sold
188 1964 Amphicar DWM cabriolet No reserve $59,518 Sold
189 1961 MGA Mk II Roadster No reserve $40,215 Sold
190 1989 Citroën CX Honecker rallongée par Nilsson No reserve Carte grise françaiseChâssis n° VF7MANH0000NH2673- Seulement deux exempla $128,688 Sold
191 1934 Darmont type V Junior roadster No reserve $29,743 Sold
192 1928 Bugatti Type 44 Profilé Aérodynamique par Gangloff Titre de circulation espagnol- Carrosserie profilée dorigine par Gangloff- P $450,409 Sold
193 1934 Mercedes-Benz 380 K Cabriolet A $1,910,892 Sold
194 1938 Mercede-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster long tail   — Unsold
195 1976 Jaguar XJC V12 No reserve $48,258 Sold
196 1966 Jaguar Type E 4,2L coupé Série 1 $203,505 Sold
197 1992 Jaguar XJ 220 $391,355 Sold
198 1958 Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward Two doors Saloon   — Unsold
199 1965 Aston Martin DB5 $965,162 Sold
200 1968 Aston Martin DB6 $405,368 Sold
201 1973 Dino 246 GTS $498,667 Sold
202 1962 Maserati 3500 GT Spider Vignale avec Hard-Top $1,158,195 Sold
203 1969 Iso Grifo 7 L Titre de circulation allemandChâssis n° 7L920241- 185 000€ de restauration !- Performances hors du commun- Une des 1 $546,925 Sold
204 1957 Abarth 750 Zagato $217,162 Sold
205 1992 Porsche 911 964 RS $305,635 Sold
206 1995 Porsche 993 Cup GT2 Véhicule de compétitionChâssis n° 99362803500- Une des 993 Cup les plus désirables – Passé sportif fourni- $164,369 Sold
207 1973 BMW 3.0 L CSL $176,946 Sold
208 1979 BMW M1 Groupe 5 Le Mans Voiture de compétitionChâssis n° n°94301059- Prestigieux historique des 24 Heures du Mans- Célèbre M1 aux   — Unsold
209 1974 Lola T294 / BMW barquette compétition   — Unsold
210 1994 Arrows FA 15 $209,119 Sold
211 1955 Chrysler Windsor DeLuxe Cabriolet   — Unsold
212 1937 Cord Beverly Sedan SC Compresseur   — Unsold
213 1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 No reserve $48,258 Sold
214 1935 Talbot T120 Baby Sport cabriolet $173,729 Sold
215 C. 1904 Fouillaron Type G 6 HP tonneau No reserve $120,645 Sold
216 1923 Rochet-Schneider Type 15000 torpédo No reserve $35,389 Sold
217 1921 Cadillac Série 61 torpédo double pare-brise No reserve $70,779 Sold

Total shown in USA Dollars converted from EUR Euro at 1.3495, Exchange rates provided for approximation only.

Total: $61,872,610

RM Auctions Shines in Paris with an outstanding 19M Euro Sale

News Release:  RM Auctions

PARIS (5 February, 2015) – RM Auctions returned to Paris last night to stage its second sale in the French capital, selling €19.353.750 worth of automobiles to a packed room of eager enthusiasts. With bids also coming in strongly via the phone desk and on the Internet from 34 countries, 82 percent of all lots were sold on the night with no less than five achieving sums in excess of €1.0 million.

The gorgeous 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta, chassis no. 5085 GT, was the night’s top seller, garnering a very strong €1.624.000. The 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ is considered by many to be the most stylish of all front-engined V12 Ferraris, a view that was supported by the vigorous bidding witnessed in the auction room.
Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Europe, said: “It’s fantastic to return to Paris and post an even better result than we did in 2014. We are delighted that the sale is now well-established on the European calendar. The auction room was absolutely packed and the atmosphere was terrific, so it’s no surprise that we are able to achieve such a strong result. It is always our objective to concentrate on quality rather than quantity and the average lot price of €333.000 is testament to that.”


Paris Car Auction - RM Auctions

The second biggest seller of the night was the simply lovely 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, chassis no. 904-026, freshly restored and with documented ownership and extensive successful competition history. This delightful sports racing Porsche is eligible for many of the world’s great events, and the €1.428.000 that car achieved was a reflection of the market’s strong appreciation. Rounding out the top three sales was the much in demand 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. One of the most iconic of all post-war sports cars, 300 SLs are coveted by collectors all around the world, and the ultra-desirable alloy-block model offered fully deserved its €1.232.000 selling price.

Proving that it isn’t just the Ferraris of the 1960s that are in high demand, the low-mileage 1990 Ferrari F40 presented in Paris attracted enormous interest. Regarded as one the greatest supercars of the modern era, the beautiful example on offer achieved an exceptional €1.176.000. The list of million-euro-plus sales also included the visually imposing, bright green 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Stradale. Appropriately dubbed the ‘Green Apple’, the car is a desirable early rivet-body example and was offered in perfect, fully restored condition, bringing a strong €1.036.000.

RM Auctions Paris – Top 10 Sales
Lot 135 – 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ Berlinetta €1.624.000
Lot 144 – 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS €1.428.000
Lot 150 – 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster €1.232.000
Lot 146 – 1990 Ferrari F40 €1.176.000
Lot 157 – 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C Stradale €1.036.000
Lot 139 – 1964 Aston Martin DB5 €840.000
Lot 152 – 1969 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta €705.600
Lot 141 – 1939 Bentley 4¼-Litre “Honeymoon Express” €672.000
Lot 130 – 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Coupé €580.000
Lot 129 – 1970 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Spyder €550.000

RM Auctions continues its 2015 auction calendar with its well-established Amelia Island sale – the official auction of the esteemed Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance – March 14 in Florida, closely followed by its presentation of the prized Andrews Collection, May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas.

The company’s next European sale, Villa Erba, will be held May 23 on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, during the celebrated Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este weekend.

For complete results from RM’s Paris sale and information on upcoming events, please visit
*Results are listed in Euros and include 12 percent buyer’s premium for automobiles and 17 percent on all other lots.
Exchange rate used: €1 = $1.145 USD, £0.76 GBP
*Both images courtesy RM Auctions/Tim Scott

About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With 35 years’ experience in the collector car hobby, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning, and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top ten all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction, and their restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades, earning Best of Show honours at the world’s top concours events. For further information, please visit, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @rmauctions.


What’s My Car Worth? Recent Car Values & Sales

Want to now how much your car is worth?
Curious as to the value of one that you are potentially considering buying?




Are you interested in the value of your collector car in today’s market? Take a look at the current January 2015, Mecum Car Auction Results.

Here we have compiled them for you in PDF format with clickable pictures at Mecum’s Auction Site. The Auction continues on until this Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Classic Collector Car Values/Sales

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230 Collector Cars Selling at No Reserve – February 27-28 Las Vegas

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230 Collector Cars Selling At No Reserve Feb. 27-28 In Las Vegas
Mecum Auctions to Sell Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Collection to Benefit Arts and Education

Walworth, Wis. – Feb. 3, 2015 – Mecum Auctions will have the exclusive opportunity to offer the Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Collection of more than 230 classic cars at auction this Feb. 27-28, at no reserve. Mecum will take the auction stage directly to the cars and the auction will be held right from the collection’s museum display space in Las Vegas. All proceeds from both the vehicles and collected gate admission will benefit The Rogers Foundation – dedicated to transforming lives through arts and education.

Media mogul, former chancellor and lover of all things automotive, Jim Rogers was one of this era’s most passionate activists and most generous philanthropists – and in addition, he was a prolific collector of classic automobiles.

Rogers passed away in June 2014 at age 75, but his passions did not die with him, and he left behind a legacy larger than life, as well as his massive car collection. Named by Time magazine as one of the top 12 philanthropists in the nation, after his donations to institutions of higher education reached $275 million, Rogers gave more than just money – he also devoted his time and his voice. Owner of the NBC affiliate station for Southern Nevada and also the chancellor of the Nevada System of Higher Education, he had strong beliefs on both media operation as well as secondary education. In Rogers’ five years as chancellor, he accepted a salary of only one dollar per year, believing that the position was not about making money, but rather an opportunity to give back to an institution he believed in with such conviction.

Rogers was also passionate in his personal life, and classic cars were closest to his heart. Along with the help of his friend, museum curator Mike Pratt, Rogers assembled a grand collection. “In our 16, almost 17-years working together, we grew the collection from about 20 cars to nearly 300 at its peak,” says Pratt. “We went after mostly American cars, and we went after the rare cars that not many people had.”

“Jim’s desire was to create a collection that represented the American working man’s climb to success,” explains his widow Beverly Rogers.

Rogers’ resulting 230-plus-car assemblage is a well-thought-out grouping of primarily American classics sprinkled with European luxury rides including everything from a 1915 Ford Model T (Lot S221) through not one, but two 2012 Fisker Karma Sedans (Lot S50 and Lot S86). Some of the auction headliners include a 1953 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible (Lot S125), a 1962 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Drophead Coupe (Lot S120), a 1956 Dual-Ghia Convertible (Lot S127) and a 1939 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Imperial Touring Sedan (Lot S75), to name a few.

“When you buy a car from Jim Rogers’ collection, you’re not just buying a well-made or refurbished automobile,” Beverly says, “you’re buying a piece of American history. Take it to heart – enjoy it – and my heartfelt request is that someday you pass it on, and let the next generation understand and appreciate the place of the automobile in American history. That, my friends, will do Jim proud.”

Rogers’ legacy will live on through his cars as well as through the work of The Rogers Foundation, the namesake nonprofit, established with a mission to provide and enhance arts and education opportunities for students in Southern Nevada. The Foundation seeks to ensure that students have access and support for academic achievement and artistic development through scholarships, grants, and other initiatives. This auction will serve as the inaugural major gift to the foundation, a giant first step to the long-lasting and meaningful mark The Rogers Foundation seeks to leave on Southern Nevada and a perfect way to pay homage to a remarkable man.

For more details on the Rogers’ Classic Car Museum auction, the individual consignments or to register as a bidder, visit or call (262) 275-5050.

About Mecum Auctions
Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 28 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

About The Rogers Foundation
The Rogers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas. Founded in 2013 by Jim and Beverly Rogers, The Rogers Foundation awards scholarships to individual students in Southern Nevada, grants to educational institutions in Southern Nevada, and support for artists and organizations that support the arts in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit the website at TheRogers.Foundation.

Rogers’ Classic Car Museum Auction
Feb. 27-28, 2015
1480 Gragson Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Preview: Friday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Auction: Gates open Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. with auction start at 10 a.m.
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International and American Cadillac Car Clubs

Do you love Cadillacs?  Share your barn find stories,  restoration tips, and your love for the Cadillac with fellow enthusiasts in your area?  There are a lot of car clubs for Caddy owners and aficionados in the U.S. and internationally.

Here is a list of clubs thanks to Hemmings (2015). Join a local club near you to expand your knowledge and share your interest in Cadillacs.

List of National and International Cadillac Clubs