Auction Yearbook Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2013-2014
Compiled by leading global classic car authorities – Adolfo Orsi Jr. and Raffaele Gazzi – the Classic Car Auction Yearbook is the leading and only combined source of annual international collector car market sales, with the latest release being published now in its 19th edition.
The new 2013-2014 yearbook reports on the remarkable preceding season of collector car auctions, which reached new levels with the highest sales rate in the last 21 seasons of 76 percent, with nearly twice the number (245) of cars sold above a million dollars compared to the previous year and, for the very first time, more than USD 1 billion in overall sales.
“The Classic Car Auction Yearbook 2013-2014 reports on an incredible season that exceeded even the most seasoned experts’ expectations with a dollar increase of 42 percent over last year, and a USD 38 million record sale in California this August of the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO presented by Bonhams,” says Adolfo Orsi Jr. “After more than 20 years of market analysis, we are seeing the bigger picture of generational evolution among collectors, with more interest among younger ages, and a shift in what is considered blue chip, which leaves us with the continuing need to better understand the data of what is selling and why. Also, the market was more ‘Ferrari-centric’ than ever before, with the marque taking 48 of the top 100 sales. Overall, Ferrari sales made up 33.36% of the total turnover for the 2013-2014 season,” adds Orsi.