The 2020-2021 Classic Car Auction Yearbook presents positive figures across the board: more turnover, higher average prices and a higher overall sales percentage

October 21st, 2021

Online auction turnover tripled this past season, as recorded across 124 international auctions, yet California continues to attract the most important cars and bids with traditional August auctions  Authors honor the late auctioneer Robert Brooks (1956-2021) on the front cover of the new 26th edition Padua, ITALY (October 21, 2021) – Italian consulting specialists Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele […]

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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’

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 20, 2020) – Co-Authors Adolfo Orsi and Raffaele Gazzi, are proud […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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