Since 1994, the Classic Car Auction Yearbook has been the ‘bible’ of the collector car market offering readers an unparalleled, in-depth analysis of top international auction sales data, following how important cars, marques and models have performed with respect to various time periods, countries of origin, and locations of sale.
Celebrating 25 years of publication, Co-Authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi presented the 2017-2018 edition of the Classic Car Auction Yearbook sponsored by Credit Suisse on October 25, 2018 at the ACI/ ACI Storico stand inside the Auto e Moto d’Epoca Fiera in Padova, Italy. Here is Adolfo Orsi’s presentation of this year’s unparalleled analysis, new graphs, and trends based on the Yearbook’s database of more than 80,000 different cars.
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