Since their firm was founded in 1979 (their first auction had 120 cars), Silver Auctions has had one simple goal: to be the best collector car auction company in the business. From that modest beginning, they now produce 12-14 auctions a year in 10 Western States and Canada. Some are small, some are big, and some are even enormous. No matter the size, they’re proud of their track record.
From its home office in Harvey, LA, Vicari Auction Company conducts classic & muscle car auctions across the southern United States including venues in New Orleans, LA; Biloxi, MS and Nocona, TX. Pete Vicari’s passion for muscle cars, specifically Corvette’s, inspired him to enter the classic & muscle car auction arena in Biloxi, MS over 17 years ago. His pastime hobby has grown into a successful auction business that attracts hundreds of cars to each event with sales reaching into the millions of dollars.
Vicari’s success in collector car auctions is now featured on the your home television screen with the new NBC Sports Series “Bidding Wars.” Heated bidding action gives the viewer a front row seat to the inner workings of the auction ring with lively interaction between the auctioneers, ringmen, buyers and sellers.
Since 1981, Shannons has been Australia’s leading auction house for veteran, vintage, classic, sports and modified vehicles, as well as classic motorcycles and automotive memorabilia. They produce around 9 classic car auctions per year, and proudly proclaim to have the biggest auctions in Australia.
They have truly re-shaped the classic vehicle market in Australia, setting the reference point for Australian values and becoming the first choice for both private individuals and government departments, including numerical and special number plate sales. They also have two showrooms (Sydney & Melbourne), which have become destinations for motoring enthusiasts. They are open Monday through Saturday, and see an average of 500 people per week.
Russo & Steele
Russo and Steele was created to provide a highly targeted alternative to the world of collector car auctions. Specializing in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs, Chief Executive Officer Drew Alcazar, along with his wife and partner Josephine had a very clear vision of what they wanted to deliver – a unique, highly personal and visceral experience in an intimate environment. The objective was an auction that focused on the specific needs of primarily the buyers and sellers of high quality collector automobiles.
RM Sotheby’s is the global leader in the collector car auction industry. Our specialized services include auctions, restoration, appraisals, collection advice, private treaties, and estate sales. We offer the world´s finest cars to the most discerning collectors from around the globe.
We are a family owned and operated classic car auction house based in Palm Springs, California. We produce 2 large classic car auctions per year here in Palm Springs. The auctions are open to the general public and dealers are also welcome. Each event features over 500 classic & exotic cars. The events are held in February & November each year.
Leake Auction Company
Before car collecting was a business, before collector cars became a hobby, back when ‘old’ cars were considered junk – that is when the passion for the ‘old junkers’ took hold of Jim Leake, Sr. Finding these old cars and stockpiling them brought about one important stage in the evolution of collector cars – one of the first collector car auctions in the United States! In 1964 the Leake family conducted a 1-day auction in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which was considered such a smashing success, it set the stage for a museum and the annual Leake Auction Company collector car auction based in Tulsa, OK. The Antiques, Inc. Car Museum in Muskogee showcased the largest private collection of Rolls-Royces in the world.
Today Leake Auction Company conducts several collector car auctions a year.
Brightwells is an auction company that hosts auctions for property, antiques, machinery, and of course, classic cars. They are based in the United Kingdom, and offer around 7 classic vehicle auctions per year – all in the UK. They do offer online bidding, as well as online viewing via live streaming video.
Founded in 1793, Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The Bonhams name is recognized worldwide throughout all sectors of the fine art, antiques and collectors market, with several of its departments established world leaders within their specialist category.
Today, operating out of its major salerooms in London, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Los Angeles, Bonhams conducts some 400 annual sales through its sixty specialist departments. Their highest priced motorcar sale in 2013 was the ex-Juan Manuel Fangio, Hans Herrmann, Karl Kling, German and Swiss Grand Prix Winning 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater, which sold for £19.6m.
Auctions America was established in July 2010, following the purchase of the Auburn Auction Park in Auburn, Indiana, by RM Auctions. Backed by RM, the world’s largest collector car auction house, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods, and customs at auction. Each year, the company hosts an established calendar of events in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations, including Auburn, Indiana, the Classic Car Capital of America; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Southern California.