ARTICLES RELATING TO AUCTION

Most expensive Ferrari up for sale

2014-07-29 13:45

Could this be the most expensive Ferrari? A 50-year-old car that was one of only three made was set to sell for the equivalent of R356-million.

Most expensive Ferrari up for sale

2014-07-28 10:38

Could this be the most expensive Ferrari? A 50-year-old car that was one of only three made was set to sell for the equivalent of R356-million.

Sotheby's partners eBay for art auctions

2014-07-15 10:34

Highbrow art house Sotheby's is opening a door to the masses in an alliance with eBay to make sales more accessible to the broadest possible audience around the world.

Modigliani painting sells for €13.5m

2014-06-05 13:34

A painting by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani sold at an auction in Paris for €13.5m, a record for the artist's work in France, Sotheby's announced.

Iran's domestic art scene thrives

2014-06-02 11:10

Iran's smart set turned out in force for this year's Tehran Art Auction, spending a record amount as the country's modern and contemporary art scene thrives.

Japanese mangoes fetch $3 000 at auction

2014-04-10 09:22

A pair of mangoes grown in southern Japan has sold for a whopping $3 000, a record price for the fruit's first auction of the season, according to a report.

Ming-era cup breaks porcelain record

2014-04-08 12:27

A Ming-era wine cup described as an object bathed in mythology has broken the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain, selling in Hong Kong for $36m.

Sotheby's hits high

2014-02-09 09:30

Prices for sought-after art works are soaring as emerging-market buyers fuel demand.

Want to bid for first Camaros?

2014-01-18 10:00

Chevrolet will auction its first 2014 Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a race version with a serial number 1 of 69, to the public. Proceeds will be donated to charities.

Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run draft sells for $197k

2013-12-07 12:00

A handwritten, working lyric sheet for Bruce Springsteen's 1975 hit Born to Run has sold at Sotheby's for $197 000, well exceeding pre-sale estimates of between $70 000 and $100 000.

Record sale: Ferrari racer fetches R146m

2013-12-05 11:58

A classic 50-year-old Ferrari 250 LM racing car, one which inspired one of the world's best-selling model cars, has been sold at auction by Sotheby's New York for a record R146-million.

Mandela film producer buys peace icon's memorabilia

2013-11-28 14:58

Anant Singh has paid R950 000 for some of Nelson Mandela's personal belongings, including a famous photo.

Rare find: Hallway classic worth R534k

2013-11-05 10:27

A rare 1911 Vulcan is up for auction after being kept in a hallway for 28 years. The classic two-seat tourer could be sold for R534 000!

Bob Dylan guitar going under the hammer for $500k

2013-11-01 20:00

Bob Dylan's electric guitar, on which he performed a career-defining set at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, is going under the hammer in New York for $500 000.

Classic Chevs draw thousands

2013-09-30 13:31

Thousands of Chev fans hit Pierce in Nebraska, USA, in search of a share of more than 500 vintage Chevrolets on auction. Six classics were bought for the total equivalent of R5.5-million.

Nazi-beating Alfa sold for R93m

2013-09-16 11:48

An Alfa Romeo, which raced in South African grands prix, has become the world's most-expensive Alfa. The 8C-35, commissioned by Benito Mussolini to show up the Nazis, was knocked down for the equivalent of R93.5-million!

Nedbank buys Shabangu's building for R66m

2013-08-14 12:08

Roux Shabangu's building which he bought for R220m and valued at R850m has been sold to Nedbank for R66m at an auction.

Royal limo goes under the hammer

2013-07-31 10:23

Seeing the words "one lady owner" usually means you're in for a great deal when purchasing a used car. That phrase takes on a whole new meaning when that lady is the Queen of England.

King of Rock's Caddy for sale

2013-06-27 10:02

Blues crooner Elvis Presley's Cadillac and tough-guy Steve McQueen's old truck are scheduled to be auctioned in California.

Cavalli Mini gets money rolling

2013-05-29 07:22

Tens of thousands of spectators watched as the Life Ball Mini 2013 by Roberto Cavalli made its first public appearance. The one-of-a-kind Mini raised nearly R2-million for charity.

Beatles guitar auctioned for $408k in US

2013-05-20 18:07

A six-cord electric guitar that Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison played went under the hammer for $408 000, Julien's Auctions has said.

DiCaprio environmental auction tops $38m

2013-05-14 16:49

Leonardo DiCaprio has convinced wealthy art collectors to part with more than $38m by urging them to bid as if the planet's fate "depends on us".

Vintage cars go under hammer

2013-04-29 09:20

Old-school petrolheads are in for a treat come June 29 when the Sylviavale Heritage Museum in Vanderbiljpark, Gauteng, auctions some vintage goods.

Robert Redford slams tribal mask sale

2013-04-12 14:45

Robert Redford has weighed into a row about plans to auction off 70 ceremonial masks originating from the Hopi tribe of Arizona, calling the proposed sale "sacrilege".

 

Most expensive Ferrari up for sale

2014-07-28 13:41

Could this be the most expensive Ferrari? A 50-year-old car, one of only three made, is set to sell for the equivalent of R356-million.

Kyalami update: Toby tells his story

2014-07-24 13:46

South Africa's world-famous Kyalami race track is safe in the hands of motorsport's new hero. The racetrack has been sold at auction for R205-million to Porsche South Africa MD Toby Venter.

Wartime dictator Mussolini's Alfa sold

2014-06-16 08:48

An Alfa Romeo convertible, commandeered from the former Italian king by wartime dictator Benito Mussolini, has been auctioned in France for the equivalent of R2.16-million,

Kyalami track for no-reserve auction

2014-06-04 13:53

One of the world's most famous racetracks, Kyalami, will in July 2014 be sold at auction and without reserve.

Italy sells Venice island in online auction

2014-04-15 12:45

An island in the Venice lagoon, a former monastery on the southern coast are among prime properties Italy has put on an online auction

Knight Rider's Kitt up for sale

2014-04-09 11:35

Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff is selling off items from his career in a bid to raise money for a children's charity. Yep, cheeky ol' Kitt is going under the hammer too... along with sound bites!

Classic R1.7m Lagonda up for grabs

2014-03-25 13:05

The Silverstone Auction in the UK is known for classic finds and there's a rare gem up for sale at its first event of 2014 - an extremely rare 1939 Lagonda V12 Hooper two-door worth R1.7-million!

First Mustang GT fetches R3.2m

2014-01-23 11:57

Ahead of its South African launch in 2015, Ford auctioned the first retail unit of its new Mustang GT Fastback at a charity auction. The buyer splashed out R3.2-million.

Want to bid for first Camaros?

2014-01-17 10:52

Chevrolet will auction its first 2014 Camaro Z/28 and COPO Camaro, a race version with a serial number 1 of 69, to the public. Proceeds will be donated to charities.

Record sale: Ferrari racer fetches R146m

2013-12-07 09:48

A classic 50-year-old Ferrari 250 LM racing car, one which inspired one of the world's best-selling model cars, has been sold at auction by Sotheby's New York for a record R146-million.

You can have your own Batmobile for only £90K

2013-11-15 19:00

A Batmobile, inspired by the car used in Tim Burton's 1989 movie Batman, has gone up for sale for £90 000.

Famous movie props go on auction

2013-11-06 18:00

Props from movies like The Godfather, Transformers, Star Wars and Citizen Kane will go on auction on 23 November.

Superfan gets real Matchbox van

2013-11-05 10:25

The world’s largest Matchbox model car collector has added the crown jewel to his collection - a life-size Matchbox van. The owner paid the equivalent of R173 100 for the ability to haul his collection around!

Rare find: Barn Jag up for auction

2013-10-21 10:54

A classic Jaguar E-type and an XK120 will go under the hammer at a Coys Spirit of Motoring auction. Incredibly, the E-type was left in a barn in Le Mans, France for nearly 40 years. See our gallery!

Nazi-beating Alfa sold for R93m

2013-09-16 14:30

An Alfa Romeo, which raced in South African grands prix, has become the world's most-expensive Alfa. The 8C-35, commissioned by Benito Mussolini to show up the Nazis, was knocked down for the equivalent of R93.5-million!

Shabangu building gone for a song

2013-08-14 15:48

Roux Shabangu’s Sanlam Middestad building should have fetched something in the region of R150m to R200m, says an auctioneer.

ABBA items bring in money, money, money

2013-08-13 16:18

A fan of the Swedish pop group ABBA saw the money, money, money roll in as his collection of more than 25 000 ABBA albums, posters and other memorabilia was sold at an auction.

Bond's submarine car for sale

2013-07-25 12:35

A white Lotus Esprit driven underwater in the James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me' is to be auctioned in September.

Parking spot sold for R5.6m

2013-06-26 08:35

Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that a woman was willing to pay R5.6-million for two spots near her home. Wouldn't a parking meter be cheaper?

Big bucks for auction classics

2013-05-21 09:52

South Africa is treasure chest of rust-free classic cars; just know where to look. Maybe you should take some to the UK to make some serious cash?

Rare Beatles guitar goes to auction

2013-05-14 18:00

This guitar may not quite gently weep, but it could at least make a well-heeled Beatles fan cry with happiness.

'Lost' last Mini up for sale

2013-05-14 10:59

A salvaged Mini Clubman hidden in tunnels under the Longbridge factory in England for 30 years is to be auctioned.

Gemfields prices fall at Lusaka auction

2013-04-22 12:49

Emerald miner Gemfields has reported a 7% decline in average per-carat prices at its gemstone auction earlier this month.

Star Trek phaser fetches $231k

2013-04-08 14:44

Captain Kirk's Star Trek phaser gun from the 1960s TV series has sold for a hefty $231 000 in Los Angeles, more than four times its estimated worth.

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