For the sixth consecutive year, committed historic car supporter, Credit Suisse, is sponsoring the annual edition of Historica Selecta’s acclaimed Classic Car Auction Yearbook.
Compiled by leading global classic car authorities – Adolfo Orsi Jr. and Raffaele Gazzi – the Classic Car Auction Yearbook remains 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. The percentage of cars sold reached the highest rate in the last 20 years of 76 percent, equaling the record of the 2006/2007 pre-crisis season. 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 season 2013/2014 has been outstanding.
“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., historian, specialist and president of Modena-based Historica Selecta. “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.
“We are happy and thankful that due to the long-term partnership with Credit Suisse we are able to have peace of mind throughout the year while producing the Yearbook to continue delivering this report to market insiders who rely on its analysis,” says Orsi.
The Classic Car Auction Yearbook is the only historical reference book in the collector car world that provides an in-depth analysis of top international auction sales with data going back 21 years, to follow how important marques and models and single cars have performed.
Chapters in this edition include the authors’ Introduction, Market Analysis with comments from principals of auction houses, Top 250 cars sold of the season, Top 100 graphs for make, country statistics and manufacturing period, “Top Ten”, Season Case Study, twenty years of “Top Five” and “Top Twenty,” as well as overall Auction Season Results with an extensive list of every car sold sorted by value, make, model, year, auction date and auction house. Extensive reporting on cars offered and sold in earlier days, graphs and visuals are also provided as valuable tools for analysis.