Top Collector Cars Sold at Auction in 2018

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Strong Auction Sales
Sales at key collector auctions worldwide remained strong in 2018, with total sales coming in at $1.32 billion — yes, that’s billions with a “b” — an increase from $1.28 billion in 2017. “That growth came from a broad base in the middle of the market, rather than for big seven- and eight-figure consignments,” said Jonathan Klinger, vice president of public relations at Hagerty, publisher of the Hagerty Price Guide and the world’s largest insurer of collector vehicles. “Sell-through rates for $1 million-plus vehicles was 60 percent and for $10 million-plus vehicles just 45 percent, the lowest since 2013 for both categories. Looking ahead to 2019, it seems reasonable to expect current trends to continue with the middle of the market being the most active,” noted Klinger.

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