The Classic Car Auction Yearbook celebrates the launch of its special 25th edition and reports that the 2019-2020 season surprisingly achieved ‘a good 71% sales rate’

October 21st, 2020

Total turnover from this past season was US $683 million, a 27% decrease from 2018-2019. A 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster sold by Bonhams steals the Classic Car Auction Yearbook’s Top Sale Award for 2019-2020, representing an increasing importance for contemporary collectible cars. PADUA, Italy (October 21, 2020) – Co-Authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi, are proud […]

Read More

The New Classic Car Auction Yearbook Launches from Padova with Analysis on $931 Million of Turnover from the 2018-2019 Season, Offering Collectors 26 Years of Integrity, Perspective and Statistics from its Database of 85,000 Cars

The new edition reports a 23% decrease in overall sales since last year, while values of certain models and wider analyses show strong long-term gains, even since 2011-2012. PADUA, Italy (October 24, 2019) – Co-Authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi, of Italian consulting firm Historia Selecta, are pleased to present the 24th edition of the Classic Car […]

Read More

Adolfo Orsi is Appointed Chief Judge of the 2019 Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance Following its Announcement to Collaborate with the International Chief Judge Advisory Group’s Judging Process

(MODENA, Italy) 20 March, 2019– A prolific historian and classic car expert, Co-author and President of Historica Selecta Adolfo Orsi, Jr. is honored to share his appointment as the new Chief Judge of the Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance, assisting Ed Gilbertson in his new role as President of the Jury along with Derek Bell MBE, who […]

Read More

Historica Selecta Releases First-ever Videos Sharing the Authors’ Invitation-Only Presentation of the New Classic Car Auction Yearbook and International Market Analysis

Modena, Italy (29 January, 2019)– On the tail-end of the Arizona auctions and just before Retromobile and the auctions in Paris early February, Historica Selecta announces its new YouTube channel and the release of several new videos recapping highlights of the expert firm’s profound analysis of the classic car market. For the first time in 25 […]

Read More

Celebrating 25 Years of Publication, the New Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition Provides an Insider’s Perspective on Last Season’s $1.2 billion of turnover

Authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi explain key factors behind today’s “buyer’s market”, such as how foreign currency, no-reserve cars, and blue chip examples have played a role. “The first 226 cars (5.65% of the total) are more valuable than the remaining 4,002 sold in the season.” (See page 18) Historica Selecta honors RM Sotheby’s […]

Read More

The New Edition of the Classic Car Auction Yearbook Reports on the 2016-2017 Season with Unprecedented Statistics Showing Long-term Gains and How to Interpret Today’s Buyer’s Market

Classic cars sold at auction exceed $1 billion in global turnover and the market continues to be led by the United States with 64% of the total With data going back 24 years, the Yearbook shows statistics on sales varying from marque to specific chassis numbers, countries of origin to countries of sale, period of […]

Read More